Marvel Melodrama not for the Uninitiated

Captain America: Civil War (2016). D: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo. DP: Trent Opaloch. W: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Starring: Chris Evans/Robert Downey Jr./Anthony Mackie/Scarlett Johansson/Sebastian Stan/Don Cheadle/Paul Bettany/Elizabeth Olsen/Chadwick Boseman/Emily VanCamp/Tom Holland/Daniel Bruhl/William Hurt/Martin Freeman/Marisa Tomei. I know you probably feel like you just sat down to watch a Marvel movie only a…

A Villian’s Movie

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). D: Anthony & Joe Russo. DP: Trent Opaloch. W: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. (Based on the Marvel comic books by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby.) Starring: Chris Evans/Samuel L. Jackson/ Scarlett Johansson/Robert Redford/Anthony Mackie/Sebastian Stan/Cobie Smulders/Emily VanCamp/Hayley Atwell/Toby Jones/Frank Grillo. This will be a season of sequels, now to…

A Heroic Attempt

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). D: Joe Johnston. DP: Shelly Johnson. W: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. (Based on the Marvel comic books by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby.) Starring: Chris Evans/Huge Weaving/Tommy Lee Jones/Stanley Tucci/Dominic Cooper/Hayley Atwell/Toby Jones/Sebastian Stan/Neal McDonough/Derek Luke/Kenneth Choi/JJ Field. As summer slowly winds down, the last of the comic…