Month: August 2016

Captain America:Civil War

Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, Paul Bettany, Daniel Bruhl, Martin Freeman, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Emily Van Campm, Paul Rudd, William Hurt Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller Released: 28th April 2016 Captain America 3, Avengers 2.5, Steve and Bucky’s grand road trip adventure…whatever you’d like to call it, Civil War, one of the biggest story lines in comic book history, is brought into fold of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Anthony and Joe Russo along with Chris Evans once again return to Captain America and this time it seems that they have brought everyone else along with them. Whilst out on a mission in Lagos, Cap (Chris Evans), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) run into some trouble with mercenaries and things go astray in a big way. The resulting casualties are the straw that breaks the UN’s back and they want to reign the Avengers in under some sort of control. This comes in the form of the registration act called the Sokovia Accord (the name of the country involved in final Age of Ultron battle). The situation and the right and wrong of it all draws lines in the sand with Cap on one side and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) on the...

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Suicide Squad (2016)

The DC Universe has only begun its unveiling. Do you think what lies ahead is promising if the 2016 releases are of any indication of what is in store for us? First it was “The Bat” taking on the “Son of Krypton” in a disputably excessive run time (Although the DC Universe has a lot of groundwork to set up for the 2017 line up). Second –  SUICIDE SQUAD! Deadshot (Will Smith) wants to be the only villain of Gotham City. Trapped between the greed of power to reign as the Alpha in Gotham, and the tears of his daughter, he is apprehended by Batman and is incarcerated. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) & Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) employed by a secret government agency are attempting to recruit Deadshot, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) to run secret black-ops missions as deniable assets for the agency. This team of supervillains are assembled sooner than foreseen when yet another asset escapes and goes rouge creating havoc across the city. The Irony of all this – the asset that goes rouge, is none other than June Moone (Cara Delevingne) the lover of team leader Rick Flag. In terms of a plot, there is absolutely too much going on already and The Joker (Jared Leto) is not even in...

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Suicide Squad (2016)

 Warner Bros. and DC Comics are on a rocky mountain top this year (2016). First, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, while successful, did not prove to be a hit for the two companies. Now, it seems like these two giants are coming off the slope with their latest effort “Suicide Squad”, a mash up of bad guys and gals trying to save the world. And how does the final product end up? Eh, it’s entertaining to say the least. While not as disappointing as “Batman v. Superman” was, “Suicide Squad” offers up some some unique promise, but falls short on a few things. The government is looking for some bad people, to do some good work; in turn, these bad guys, will get time off in prison. Led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), she plans on creating a suicide squad that will do this sort of thing. This team includes: Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), and Katana (Karen Fukuhara). Together, this team of bad guys, must take down a witch known as the Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) before she destroys the world. Also, Harley is in connections with the notorious villain The Joker (Jared Leto), who does everything in his power to win her heart back. There are numerous words to describe “Suicide Squad”, and good is...

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