I am slowly trying to calm myself after watching this movie. (inserts standing ovation and Shia LeBouf clap) Marvel shocked us all when they announced a special fan screening of Captain America:Civil War three weeks prior to the movie coming out. Normally most studios only show high profile screenings a few days before the movie launches. I have to say this is probably one of the best films in the Marvel Universe if not the best one yet which makes sense as to why they decided to screen the movie so early. CA:CW is also trending high on Rotten Tomatoes with a 100% score pre release (Now 92%). This movie gives you more of what you were missing from Avengers: Age of Ultron in the sequel to the last Captain America: Winter Soldier.
In CA:CW we are starting to see the destruction the Avengers have left behind in their plan to keep the world safe. Though their intentions are good many innocent people have died from the many battles of the Avengers. In this movie, you see the toil this has taken on characters like Wanda Maximoff, Tony Stark, and Bucky Barnes to name a few. This movie has a different feel from the others since despite the amazing action sequences (we will talk about this later) it really relied on the characters to showcase their amazing acting capabilities. You see a reversal of characters between Stark and Rogers. Stark who is atoning for the wrong his weapons and his role in the Avengers has made to Rogers who is taking a stand for what he truly believes in and allowing himself to break the law and stand against the United Nations. We also see Bucky who is not the evil Winter Soldier we saw in the first Captain America movie to now a tortured sole who is remembering all of the terrible acts he has committed.
We finally see the once tight knit Avengers take sides in who they believe is right. Should they stand with Iron Man who believes that they should be in check by the United Nations or Captain America who feels that the United Nations serves their own agenda which might not align with saving the world for the right reasons. This puts many of the Avengers on opposing sides which leads to an epic showdown of our beloved heroes at an airport. One of the great things about CA:CW is that they truly paired each opposing hero up very well which led to a realistic and glorious fight sequence.
In addition to our normal heroes we are introduced to two exciting new additions into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther and Spider-Man. I believe that these two characters truly stole the show. Chadwick Boseman did a superb job as portraying Black Panther and does not disappoint in his action scenes. The 19 year old newcomer Tom Holland left the audience in laughter and excitement as he did a great job of holding his own in the movie and keeping Marvel fans excited for the new Spider-Man returning home to Marvel.
With a great storyline and amazing special effects and actions scenes many fans will forget about the bad taste Batman vs Superman left in their mouths and will be excited for the new installments of Marvel movies to come. DC Comics should be worried because Civil War has definitely set the bar high and comic book fans across the world will not be disappointed.
Are you ready for Civil War? Comment below which side you’re on!