With this being both a sequel to Age of Ultron and to Winter Soldier movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this film really had a lot of expectations to hold up by being better than both films. And you know what, its expectations were epic; today I review the film Captain America Civil War!
Based off the comic book by the same name, in the film we are brought back to the date that Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) parent’s death. When Hydra chose to have Bucky/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) ordered their top soldier to assassinate a couple where were delivering to safety four winter soldier serum packages. The Winter Soldier being the mindless zombie that he was back then agrees to do the assassination, once the assassination was complete he took the packages to his leader. It then goes back to present day with Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansen), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), and Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) where on a job tracking down Crossbones/Brock Rumlow (Frank Grillo) in Lagos, Nigeria. When Falcon spots suspicious activity with his robotic pet Red Wing, which spots someone about to use a trash vehicle as a battering ram to break into a Nigerian government science lab which contained a dangerous bio-weapon. When Crossbones steals the weapon the team acts in stopping the bad guys, then we finally get a fight between Crossbones and Captain America; only to get Crossbones doing a suicide bombing situation which forced Scarlet Witch to contain the explosion and get Crossbones away from any civilian life but couldn’t contain the explosion which killed many Wakandian’s in a business building. The team then have an option become registered to the United Nations or go into retirement. Team Iron Man (Iron Man, War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision (Paul Bettany), and Black Widow) chose the registered hero act; while Team Cap (Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Falcon) all choose to not become apart of the registration act, thinking that the registration act will be making them into weapons and no longer feel like humans; which is all what the super powered individuals want is to feel normal.
When there is a bombing at the United Nations killing King T`Chaka (John Kani) and blaming Bucky/The Winter Soldier for the bombing which forced Prince T`Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) to go after the Winter Soldier. Which then leads the the epic battle of Team Iron Man (Iron Man, War Machine, Black Widow, Black Panther, Vision, and The Amazing Spider-Man (Tom Holland)) versus Team Cap (Captain America, Bucky/Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and the smart Ant-Man/Giant-Man (Paul Rudd)) who will win this epic showdown? Theres only one way to find out, go see the movie!!
Honestly I have to say, this film was really, really good! I really did like seeing that all the characters who didn’t have enough air time in Age of Ultron movie made up for having their more screen time in this film. And I really like that Melissa Tomei made a guest appearance as her version of Aunt May for the Spider-Man films, which I have to say she seems like shes going to make the best Aunt May ever so far! And Tom Hollands Spider-Man totally hilarious, he really brings out the old 80’s & 90’s cartoon Spider-Man on screen. But the one thing that I truly loved was the outcome of the final fight between Iron Man and Captain America, which I wont spoil it because I don’t want to make the Team Iron Man fans cry. Otherwise this film was super-fantastic!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars giving this film an A+ for fantastic story, great story telling and such a phenomenal cast of awesomeness!
Captain America Civil War is now out in theaters…Go see it!