Captain America: Civil War Review


     It’s May, that means a new Marvel movie is out. Yay. This film has been eagerly anticipated by both sides of the fence (Film and comic fans), and it’s finally here.
     After dealing with the fallout from previous Marvel films, namely The Winter Soldier, things finally come to a head. Captain America (Chris Evans) is handling the deaths of hundreds of people caused accidentally by The Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). To add to that shit pile, Bucky (Sebastian Stan) is implicated in the attack as well. Secretary of State Ross (William Hurt) wants the heroes to be regulated, which Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) is all for.
     That’s when shits about to go down.
     Now, this is a busy little movie. A lot of shit happens in it. That summary? First 20 minutes of movie. Almost everyone from the other movies is in it, or referred to in someway. But does the movie work though?
     The good stuff is seeing the characters together; no secret that I always enjoy that. The political stuff is what truly fascinated me, especially the stuff with Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). That guy steals the fucking show, and I’ve never wanted to see a character get his own movie so much.
     But the movie does have rushed elements that I wished would have been expanded upon, like the moral dilemma of having themselves be regulated, which could endanger lives more than it’ll save, or how even deep bonds among colleagues can shatter. The action stuff I’m good on; I just like characterization more.
     The film works, don’t get me wrong. But this is Avengers 3, not strictly a Captain America flick. It’s entertaining, and even fun. Like the Spiderman stuff, even if that was totally shoehorned in at the last second. Civil War accomplishes its task very well, even if its getting to be a bit old hat now.


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