The long awaited Captain America film is now a reality for Marvel fans all across the country. Whether you’re a Marvel comics fan or simply a Marvel movie fan, you have already chosen a side. Even if only a little bit. Team Captain America or Team Iron Man, it won’t change how fantastic this movie actually is.
Marvel Studios has managed to hit a home run once again, which is the crazy kind of film science that shouldn’t be happening. They should be due for a flop. Oddly, I think Ant-Man or The Incredible Hulk is about the closest they have come to a flop, and those movies are actually pretty decent. I don’t know what magical formula Marvel Studios has come up with, but they need to keep it locked up tight.
Captain America: Civil War is a civil war between heroes and most importantly friends. I am sure you have seen the trailers by now and at least enough of the marketing hype to know that Steve Rodgers and Tony Stark have come to a disagreement. A disagreement over the most challenging concept for a superhero, doing the right thing. After a tragic event that shakes the world’s trust in not only the Avengers, but all superheroes, Captain America and his fellow teammates are forced to make a choice. This choice causes a ripple effect, and friend quickly turns into foe. It is never an easy fight when both sides believe they are fighting for the right purpose.
The Russo Brothers return to direct Captain America: Civil War, sparing no opportunity for the high adrenaline action that we enjoyed from Captain America: Winter Soldier. So much so, you might feel a bit winded by the end of the movie. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr reprise their roles as our beloved Avengers to bring, not only entertaining action and comedy, but intense drama as the feud between Iron Man and Cap heats up. The special effects are so ridiculous that during a Tony Stark scene I had trouble believing that the scene wasn’t in fact real.
Marvel still knows how to bring in the crowds for these films, and a lot of it has to do with the variety of characters it has to offer. While many fan favorite characters show up from past Marvel Studio films, Civil War offers a few new faces with Black Panther and Spider-Man. There was enough care to engage the audience with subtle characterization, that while we may not know everything about them, we will happily await their respective upcoming films to learn that much more. Black Panther and Spider-man looked good, really good. The costumes were just right and subtle with a dash of realism, following suit with the other Mavel Studios established characters. While these two characters have been pretty public knowledge for this movie, Civil War still has a couple of surprises up its sleeve that will excite both new and old audiences.
Comic fans do not distress. Outside of the most basic form of the plot line and catalysts of the comic counterpart, this movie is really not related to the comic storyline at all. It takes on its own fresh version of the famous superhero feud that fits well within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Being a comic fan myself, I had a lot of concerns when this was originally announced as a film plot, mostly due to the sheer vastness of superheroes that were involved in the comic story line. As with the MCU’s take on Ultron, these changes actually worked in the film’s favor.
Since many of these films are hopeful family events, my opinion for an age limit would be around 11 or 10. There is not gore in the movie, but the movie’s actions scenes are just so intense that I wouldn’t feel comfortable with a child younger than that. The general opinion of Captain America: Winter Soldier is that the fights scenes and action were top notch. This immediately changed the tone into something grittier compared to the first Captain America movie. Step that kind of action up about five more levels, and you will be about where Civil War is.
Captain America: Civil War has it all. Action, comedy, drama, and a colorful wardrobe. In the end you may not want to pick a side, but you should definitely pick a seat in your nearest theater to take in this summer blockbuster.
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is now playing in theatres everywhere!
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