REVIEW: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

zyw7XWkTQUE-1.jpgCaptain America, along with the Marvel Avengers, brings you another fun comic book film. This time The Avengers are out for blood, but not from your average run-of-the-mill criminals. No, this time they are out to get each other in an all-out war. Civil War, to be exact.

First of all, I’m not really a Marvel fan. Never have been. I’m more of a DC fan, to be honest. But Marvel has released some exciting films over the past few years. I have never seen any Marvel movie in the theatre before Civil War. But Civil War jumped off the page starting from the premiere of the trailer. Ever since the trailer was released, I have been eager to see the next Captain America installment. And I have to say, it didn’t disappoint.

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Civil War begins as The Avengers must take responsibility for their actions in past battles. Though they admit that they do good, many lives are lost due to their carelessness. Team Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), begins to get The Avengers together to sign a document, saying that they will cease to act on any heroic activity. However, it is Team Captain America (Chris Evans) that sides against this document, believing that people are truly safer in their hands than in criminals. These both Captain America and Iron Man, who never got along to begin with, now clash in their different personalities.

I won’t spoil this, although I would love to speak more about the plot. I’m leaving it up for you to go and see the film. I will say that I adored Civil War. It is so much fun to watch, as you are enveloped in the Marvel world. I must admit, I am Team Captain America. However, as you watch the film, the trailer taglines of “who will you choose” becomes blurred. Both Iron Man and Captain America defend their morals that they hold dear. But along with the plot comes great characters. Each and every actor gave their all.  The new Avengers, especially. Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), who I barely knew much about, really got this movie going. Everything from his suit, to his fighting skills, to his personality, really went beyond what I was expecting. Tom Holland was great as Spiderman. A few days ago, I heard some of Holland’s lines in the trailer, and I was worried. I thought he was going to be an annoying kid, but he ended being rather terrific. But, and this is a big but, my favorite character might have to be Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). Man, did Rudd just nail his part. It was incredible to see Ant-Man on screen, fighting with the other Avengers. He was the perfect blend of funny and fierce.

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Captain America: Civil War is one of the best superhero films that we have gotten. It’s not the best, but it brushes elbows with films like The Dark Knight. One problem I had with Civil War was it’s slow beginning. The beginning was a little too slow for my taste, as the superheroes were constantly meeting. Meeting. Meeting. But once the action started, it really took off. This Captain America franchise just keeps getting better and better!

Captain America: Civil War 

Directed by: Russo Brothers

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson

Rating: A

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