Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (Screenplay) Mark Millar, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby (Characters)
Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Bruhl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt
Plot: Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: The Best So Far
Story: Captain America: Civil War starts as we see Captain America (Evans) and his team Black Widow (Johansson), Falcon (Mackie) and Scarlet Witch (Olsen) taking down a criminal unit with their own villain in Crossbones (Grillo). But this does lead to a mistake happening as the heroes cause more damage than they should.
With the government looking to close down the Avengers while Zemo (Bruhl) is making his moves against Hydra.
Tony Stark (Downey Jr) and Captain America both clashing on whether to sign the document that will put a limit on the Avengers action and with this the lines start getting drawn between the two men. Tension increases when the peace talks get attacked with all the fingers pointing at the Winter Soldier (Stan).
Captain America not accepting that Winter Soldier is behind the attacks goes against the new deal finding himself arrested and branded a criminal. Once free the sides are drawn and battle between the superheroes is about to be unleashed.
Captain America: Civil War is the best Avengers movie we have seen to date, this is a simple fact that we have nearly all of the Avengers bar Thor and Hulk in this one with addition too. We have the heroes dealing with the consequences of their actions in previous films. The best addition to this story I would say is that villain, now without giving too much away it is his motivation which is great but while this is great it is also a negative because we don’t get enough time to focus on his side of the story because we are dealing with the battle from within for too long. Fresh off the back of once of the most average superhero films in recent years Batman v Superman this uses the character battles better making each moment a potential end for anyone of the character which really adds the tension needed in this film and I can safely say this is the one that could be saving the Marvel Cinematic Universe from becoming average.
Chris Evans: Captain America is leading his own team of Avengers that ends with innocent people being killed. This brings in a new world agreement that the Avengers only worked when called upon but Captain isn’t playing by those rules as he wants to prove his old friend Bucky the Winter Soldier is innocent of attacks. He draws his lines against Tony Stark leading to battle between the Avengers themselves. Chris gives his best performance in this film franchise to date.
Robert Downey Jr: Tony Stark is willing to sign the agreement because he is feeling the effects of the innocent lives they have lost. He clashes with Captain making him the law in the battle for superhero supremacy. Robert is good in this role against Captain America which works very well.
Scarlett Johansson: Black Widow is one Captain America’s team but when the agreement is made she finds herself torn between the two men who are forcing fellow superheroes to pick sides. Scarlett does well with her performance but sadly she is very underused through the film.
Sebastian Stan: Winter Soldier is Captain America’s good friend that is being framed through the film, Steve stands by him through the battle making him the one that is causing the friction between the heroes. Sebastian is great in this supporting role being the middle man for the bigger picture.
Support Cast: Captain America: Civil War the biggest cast so far with each character getting their moment in the battle and the story, we also get new characters like Black Panther and Spiderman introduced like they have been part of this universe from the very start.
Director Review: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo – Anthony & Joe give us the best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date.
Action: Captain America: Civil War has brilliant action sequences going on from start to finish as we see the heroes fight each other.
Adventure: Captain America: Civil War puts our heroes on the adventure that will put their alliances to question.
Sci-Fi: Captain America: Civil War throws us into the middle of a sci-fi battle with superheroes.
Superhero: Captain America: Civil War could actually be the best use of superheroes we have seen in the Marvel world.
Settings: Captain America: Civil War uses the settings to make the action happen, but with most of the fighting only being between the heroes we end up in locations where innocent people can’t be hurt.
Special Effects: Captain America: Civil War has brilliant special effects to make all of the battle sequences look breath taking.
Suggestion: Captain America: Civil War is the Marvel film I think people should be going to watch first now. (Watch)
Best Part: Airport battle.
Worst Part: The villain is excellent but we don’t see enough of him.
Action Scene Of The Film: Airport Battle.
Funniest Scene: Airport Battle.
Chances of Tears: No
Chances of Sequel: Yes
Post Credits Scene: Yes
Oscar Chances: Special effects nomination should be heading this films way.
Runtime: 2 Hours 27 Minutes
Tagline: Whose side are you on?
Trivia: This is the live-action debut of T’Challa, the Black Panther, one of the first African superheroes.
Overall: This is the best film from the marvel cinematic universe to date.
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Brilliant review completely agree this the best marvel movie to date.
Great review. I really like how much detail you go into, and I agree ‘captain America: civil war’ is the best marvel film so far.
Thanks, this was the make or break one for me because the last few have felt very flat