Movies: Y’s weekly guide to what’s on

12 May 2016
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Movies reviewed this week: Captain America: Civil War, I Am Wrath, Bastille Day, 24 and Angry birds Movie.



Captain America: Civil War

As a sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Films fans will have high expectations of this offering. They needn’t worry though as this is an emotionally charged blockbuster as you’d expect from Earth’s mightiest heroes.

The warriors are put to the test by Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) as he pushes for the Sokovia Accords: a document named after the destroyed city from The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Signing it would force The Avengers to work under a United Nations panel that would decide when and where the team would go into battle. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) is up for it, believing that unchecked action results in the wanton destruction of cities. However, Captain America (Chris Evans) disagrees, feeling the world cannot be left to the protection of politicians. This leads to all-out war among The Avengers as they form two teams: one led by Captain America; the other by Iron Man. To add insult to injury, a further wedge is driven between them when a heart-shattering secret is revealed.

When it comes to action, directors the Russo brothers deliver some of the most impressive superhero-based fight scenes ever seen on celluloid. Action sequences are so precisely choreographed, and the heroes’ individual unique powers so well handled, that it’s an outstanding treat for action fans. And while keeping the fun element, the movie has a more mature feel than any of the previous Marvel Films releases. 

Review by Nikita Lobo

I Am Wrath

I am wrath

An action-thriller starring John Travolta as he plays the role of Stanley Hill, an unemployed engineer seeking justice after a group of corrupt officers are unable to catch his wife’s killers. He decides to take the law into his own hands and is joined by an old friend, Dennis (Christopher Meloni). They share a mysterious past, which they had kept hidden through the years. The action in the film isn’t that great and is, in fact, quite funny even though it’s intended to be serious.


Bastille Day

Bastille Day

An action-packed film directed by James Watkins in which Richard Madden plays a hapless pickpocket and Idris Elba a macho CIA agent. These two together are on an anti-terrorist mission in France. The unlikely duo discover that they are both targets and must rely upon each other as they plot against a common enemy. The movie starts out relatively better than how it ends. It rarely makes sense but is should still keep you entertained.

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24

24

In this Indian Tamil-language sci-fi thriller film, written and directed by Vikram Kumar, Actor Suriya has played triple roles as the twin brothers and the son of the elder brother. One of the twin brothers is Athreya, who will go to any extent to fulfill his needs. This is the first negative character played by Suriya in his career which adds to the excitement. The other cast members include Samantha, Sathyan, Saranya Ponvannan, Mohan Raman and Nithya Menen among others who all play their parts quite well.  This movie revolves around the concept of time. Each frame of the film is visually pleasing to the eye and the colours used simply stand out. This movie has been long awaited and is worth watching.

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Angry birds Movie

Angry Birds Movie

This film based on the video game series of the same name finally tells us why the birds are so angry. In this 3D animated comedy, the life of happy, flightless birds on an island visited by mysterious green piggies is depicted. It is then up to three unlikely outcasts among the birds – Red, Chuck and Bomb – to figure out what the pigs are up to.


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