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Captain America: Civil War(2016) Mini-Review

Long story short –  I absolutely loved it, both as a general movie goer and a long time Marvel comics fan.

Short story long  – Captain America: Civil War is the third outing in the Marvel Studios’ Captain America series, some people are a bit worried about the amount of characters in the movie and thinking Cap might be overshadowed by them but I’m happy to report that this is not the case at all. The story is very much a Captain America story, the supporting characters…Are really supporting characters, but they’re not just there for show, each one is given enough time to shine and enough motivation to choose either Team Cap or Team Iron Man, this includes new characters like Black Panther and yes the spectacular Spider-Man.

Chadwick Boseman just owns it as Black Panther, every time he shows up on screen he’s a boss and effectively lifts the character off of the comic page to physical form on film.

Tom Holland’s portrayal of Peter Parker/Spider-Man is probably the best live-action version of the character I’ve seen to date. Though his part isn’t too big Holland creates a likeable, funny, and caring iteration of everyone’s favorite web crawler who I can only compare to the source material and not strictly to prior non-comic related media adaptations.

Both Boseman and Holland are real scene stealers and my interest in their solo outings has skyrocketed after seeing them in action. Both fit their characters as well as Chris Evans does with Cap and RDJ as Tony Stark.

Daniel Bruhl‘s Zemo was a great bad guy, and has a very sad back-story that makes you feel sorry for him. Dude just nailed each scene.

Of all the characters that got their time to shine in Civil War I’m happy we also got to see more of Emily VanCamp‘s Sharon Carter and see her relationship with Steve take another step forward.

Not only is Civil War a solid popcorn movie it also thoroughly dives into the complex political philosophies and doesn’t sugar coat them, nor do they get lost in the VFX and impressive action scenes( Speaking of which that air port battle…Damn that was epic!)

Well worth the wait and well worth the hype,

9/10

Hobbyist out.

(Mini) Review: Zootopia(2016)

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Welcome to The Imaginative Hobbyist’s (Mini) Reviews, first up is Disney’s Zootopia (2016).

 

Zootopia is the latest film produced by Disney Animation Studios, who has been on fire as of late with major successes like Wreck-It-Ralph, Frozen, and Big Hero 6. Set in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals a young, determined female bunny cop must join forces with a sly fox to uncover a conspiracy in their city of Zootopia.

With a well-crafted script Zootopia offered a cast of likeable characters, slick animation, creative and intelligent humor, an exciting mystery, and social commentary that kept my engaged from beginning to end. Not only is the movie a ball of laughs at times but it also very touching and emotional.

Both Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman do solid voice work as their characters Officer Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde, making them feel very three dimensional.

A new Disney classic is born,

The Hobbyist gives it…9.0/10.

Highly recommended,

Hobbyist out.