Thursday, May 12, 2016

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

The other day on Twitter, critic Scott Weinberg asked for people's opinion of "...the #1 BEST feature film based on a Marvel superhero". I replied, "Iron Man 3 because it's about consequences and is amplified by Downey's personal history. Also it has an auteur's stamp." While the Russo Brothers are far too early in their collective career to have a discernible "stamp", they sure as hell understand consequences and how to wring every possible emotion out of them. It makes sense that they began in television where it's all about the actions of one week having ramifications in the next. Lots of people are saying that TV is becoming more and more like film, but the door swings the other way as well. I can certainly foresee a day where this interconnectivity becomes impenetrable and annoying, but right now we are in an amazingly sweet spot and I can't wait to see where it goes next. Also, Robert Downey Jr.'s  checkered past helps a lot.

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