Question: What can take your mind off an awful hero against hero movie?
Answer: An amazing hero against hero movie!
Marvel did it right again! The Russo brothers did an excellent job putting everything together considering the hero count in this film is higher than that of both Avengers movies. Sure, Hawkeye and War Machine seem underutilized but that is easily forgivable with how well the story remains true to what it wants to do. The narrative jumps from one part of the world to another but you wouldn’t get lost. Everything builds up to the final moments of the film which include the best comic book movie fight scene yet!
That being said, Spider-Man and Black Panther are welcome additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Both Tom Holland and Chadwick Boseman nailed their characters (except maybe for T’Challa’s accent). The new Peter Parker is hands-down my favorite iteration of Spidey. Sony should be proud of what they did because this movie made me (and a lot of moviegoers) especially thrilled for Spider-Man: Homecoming. I can’t hardly wait for 2017! On the other hand, the introduction of the Prince of Wakanda also paves the way for other heroes to be included in the MCU.
Now, most of you are probably thinking if it’s better than its predecessor, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As a critic, I will say no. But as a fan, it’s a resounding yes! The influx of comic book movies have started to take its toll even in the most devoted of fans. However, this set-up for Phase 3 has got me excited for what’s ahead.