Monday, May 9, 2016

Captain America: Civil War (2016) review

                                                                    (Walt Disney Pictures)

Heroes stand together to fight crime. However, now the heroes are against each other, trying to do what's right in their eyes. That's basically Captain America:Civil War in two sentences. Here's just one sentence that describe Civil War. Amazing in every way, and enjoyable in all the right places. Let's go further into the Captain America: Civil War review.

This latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe shows Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) wanting to work with the government now, instead of being vigilantes who work without supervision or support. Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) wants to continue working solo, without any governmental interference. So when things get messy, arguments happen. When things get messier, fights happen. Which is why this is a war.

Starting off, this movie has a lot of characters and plots to play with. Yet, it's done so well and smooth, it doesn't distract from being entertaining. The writing in this flick was also golden. The dialogue was snappy along with being believable. The side stories worked well with the main story, and the comedy was naturally funny instead of being forced.

The cast, well, was great as expected. Starring alongside Downey Jr. and Evans is Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Winter Solider/Bucky), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch). Even the new characters like Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) felt amazing and right at home. Spider-Man especially, truly is the one character that will get you hyped in ways unimaginable. As for the villain Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl), he's vengeful and a genius. Probably one of the best Marvel villains on film to date. Other cast members were also included in this too, which made this film feel like an Avengers film more than a Captain America one.

It's hard to put in words how jaw-dropping the action was. All in all, if there's one fight scene you want to get excited for, wait until they all meet at an airport. Once that happens, buckle up, because you're going to be on one heck of ride from there on out.

Overall, without making this review a trilogy novel, this film is arguably the best comic book movie ever created. If there was any doubt superhero films were going to stick around much longer, Civil War takes that doubt away without a sweat. This is something that needs to be watched more than once, because there's a lot to chew on in this film. Choose a side, and go watch Captain America: Civil War in theaters now.



Flick Stars: 4 out of 4