The last two films I saw at the cinema have been Eye in the Sky (which was brilliant) and Captain America: Civil War (also very good). On the surface both films seem very different but they actually looked at similar issues, just in very different ways.Eye in the Sky looks at the politics and regulations of drone missions and the effects they cause on local populations and the people who fly them while Captain America: Civil War is about whether the Avengers should be following regulations in their own missions after civilians are killed during a failed mission. To say anything more will involve spoilers for both movies so click continue reading if you want to continue reading… Continue reading →
In the build up to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the cast and crew talked about how it was a 1970s style conspiracy thriller disguised as a superhero movie. For example President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige in a preview article for SFX Magazine said
we really want to make a ’70s political thriller masquerading as a big superhero movie
The film achieves this, especially with the casting of Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce the star of many 70s conspiracy movies. For me the issue is that the film never escapes the clichés of the comic book movie.
BELOW THE BREAK THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER AND THE DARK KNIGHT
This post contains spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World
Ever since The Avengers came out in 2012 ( I refuse to use the British title for the film because I can tell the difference between Hulk and Emma Peel!) Marvel have had a story telling problem. Now all the avengers are all friends why would they just call each other up if they ever found themselves in trouble. Until Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel had been dealing with this problem easily.