Captain America: Civil War Review

No other blockbuster can have two of the best Marvel’s heroes turn against each other making to look like a beautiful painting mounted on the wall. But no other movie can start the summer with a bang like Captain America: Civil War. Anthony and Joe Russo have an act for directing what a comic book movie should do and it’s to please its fans. It floored me on how incredible how each film in this franchise gets much better after each other because 2011’s The First Avenger was fine but 2014’s The Winter Soldier was amazing, and it’s equally one of the best in the MCU.

Unlike what we’ve seen out the disappointing Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, even though it faces two iconic superheroes, you understand why Steve Rogers aka Captain America and Tony Stark aka Iron Man stand for what they believe in for the  propose of what they have to do in order to keep the people safe and out of danger. This address the fact that many people have died during these situations the Avengers are pitted upon them. Choosing sides doesn’t matter if you’re right or wrong, it’s made to choose your belief in what you stand for and it’s the perfect way of feeling satisfied.

Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

A lot of the credit should be given towards The Russo brothers and writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. But this does give you the idea of changing sides about how one feels about the other. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. are at the peak with their characters showing how courageous and fearless they are. While this features many Marvel heroes from the previous Marvel entries, it might feel like Avengers 2.5, although this didn’t feel overcrowded. Every character shines in the best way possible and everybody on both sides sticks together in the best way possible. Nearly most of them are given more development that’s to be expected.

Team Cap includes Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Team Iron Man includes Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision (Paul Bettany), and Spider-Man (Tom Holland). The two characters stood out in this and impressed me a whole lot. The first being T’Challa/Black Panther- Boseman portrayed a great hero that hasn’t been shown on screen yet and now this is a hero who’s filled with vengeance and is fearsome and entertaining understanding why you’re behind him. Personally, I don’t know much about this character, but he’s an essential part of the film. Every line he’s spoken is poetry, and it’s quite beautiful. And of course, Spider-Man. He, no pun attended, was freakin’ amazing. Tom Holland was the biggest scene stealer as all of his scenes were perfect and it’s perhaps the best portrayal of Peter Parker/Spider-Man we’ve seen so far. Or until his standalone movie from Marvel next summer.

Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Gotta thank Marvel for finally getting one of the best superheroes right after the last three movies didn’t do him any favor. With the Marvel villains that been played out, not a lot of them really stood out when it ended up wasted or not useful. But Daniel Bruhl as the villain, Zemo, wasn’t a bad villain. Even though sometimes I still trying to understand why there needs to be a bad guy in this, it makes sense further along.

The action was pristine, and so well directed with brilliant stunt work that brought it all together. The biggest part of this movie that’s going to be remembered for a very long time was definitely the sequence of which takes place in an airport has some of the best stunts performed and the most unforgettable moments that are awe-inspiring and also funny in a Marvel movie yet especially as I saw in IMAX 3D as the aspect ratio changed so all the glory can unfold. But the many action sequences that take place were nail-biting exciting as it digs into the tension.

Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

The story is intriguing and it understands the conflict between the characters and actions when thinking about it more and more while also be fun entertainment. This film is the best MCU movie since The Avengers as this encapsulates what a superhero movie should be.

Captain America: Civil War was the most spectacular, ambitious, and legendary Marvel movie to come out in a long time. This is now fully an awesome addition to the MCU and the best way to start Phase 3.

Grade: A-

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