Loving superhero movies, especially The Avengers and Iron Man, I was super excited to go see Captain America: Civil War. I had never seen a Captain America movie before, because honestly Captain America did not sound too entertaining for me. Since this one featured Tony Stark and some other members of the Avengers crew I decided to watch it. Due to problems in one the Avengers missions, and because they're missions often result in more chaos and destruction, the United Nations, make a plan to control the team, by overseeing them and deciding what missions and problems the Avengers should go solve. Because of opposing views, the Avengers is divided into two groups. One of these groups is lead by Captain America who believes that the Avengers should remain free and defend humanity without government interference, and the other led by Tony Stark who surprisingly defends the decision to be under government oversight. Their opposing views lead to internal conflict, which eventually lead to the “civil war” between the team. Although filled with comedy and action, I thought the movie was too long and found myself bored at times. I did enjoy how Robert Downey Jr.’s character Tony Stark always brought comedic relief into the tense moments of the movie, and also liked the addition of new superheroes into the group. Captain America called Ant Man for help, who is also an amusing and goofy character and Tony Stark, recruited a young Spiderman. I liked how Marvel did a slight spin off of this young spider man, portraying him less experienced and serious than the one that Tobey Maguire has played. In my opinion, this movie is overrated and I think that people should just wait until it comes out in TV rather than waste $12 to watch it at the movies.
Monday, May 9, 2016
The other night while scrolling through my TV guide, I came across a movie called taxi. It caught my attention because on the movie poster I saw Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy Fallon is by far my favorite late night comedian. I even went through a time where I was kinda obsessed with him. I would record his show and watch the next day while eating his The Tonight Dough, Ben and jerry’s ice cream which is actually amazing and pretty addicting. The movie seemed pretty bad but I couldn't help it and decided to play it. A si predicted it was a bad movie. In the movie Jimmy is portrays a dumb cop who always messes up and does everything wrong. On one of his chases he jumps in queen layoffs taxi cab. Queen Latifah is an incredibly able driver who catches up with the thieves, until jimmy messes up and they loose them. At this point I decided that Jimmy does a much better job as a late night host than as an actor so I stopped watching the movie. A couple nights later, I was once again presented with a Jimmy Fallon movie. This one was called Fever Pitch and the co-star was Drew Barrymore. In this movie, Jimmy a teacher, begins dating a businesswoman played by Drew Barrymore. In the beginning they don't seem to have a lot of the same interest but eventually fall in love. Their relationship was well until the baseball season began, and Drew realizes that Jimmy is completely obsessed with the Red Soxs. This romantic comedy wasn't half as bad as Taxi, but I still think that Jimmy made the right decision in sticking to late night talk shows.