'Captain America: Civil War' Review: Not so Basic and Here's Why ...
Clap, clap, clap … what more can I say about this movie besides it has to be one of the greatest Marvel Avengers that I ever seen. Yes, I said it! Sure, it's 146 minutes long, and has one or more climax than it needs, but you never felt fatigue and actually hungry for more. The combination of hero-to-hero violence and ideological exchange and of course SPIDERMAN – what more do you need. Ranking in at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, and bringing in $181.6 million dollars just in it’s opening weekend, the Russo brothers nailed it with this film making the audience “pick a side” whether Civil War makes you want to join #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan. I don’t want to give any spoilers, especially for those waiting for the crowd to die down, but if you were waiting for an epic fight scene, this is a movie you don’t want to miss. I am glad Captain America has finally arise as one of the most liked super heroes (not because Im obsessed with him) because he has always been an underdog and out shined by heroes like Iron Man or Thor.
#TEAMCAP all the way! From the introduction of Ant Man, who helped bring some fun comic relief to the film, and being able to see Scarlet Witch's powers more exposed in this movie and also how dedicated and loyal Captain is to his BFF Buckeye, everyone had an even amount of time in the spotlight to showcase their character. That is one great thing about this film, the audience got to see and can relate to a superhero more.
It's hard to choose a side, because on one side you can see why Iron Man chooses to sign an agreement with the government to introduce a system of accountability that aims to reduce collateral damage, but than you can see why Captain America decides against it and thinks more with his heart. But I have so much love for Tony Starks, a.k.a Iron Man, and he put a bad a** team together – especially recruiting Spiderman!
SPIDERMAN!! Finally after the contract from Sony was dismissed, Spiderman is back with Marvel and came in full swing (No pun intended). The young Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, couldn't have been introduced in a better way. Tony Starks trying to build up his team to go against Captain America, seeks out the young Peter Parker, and helps trains to help fight against the rest of Iron Man's team to take down Captain America. Bravo for the way he was brought in, the graphics and the sass from a young kid's mindset makes the audience wanting to see what's next for the new Spiderman movie coming soon.
Another great introduction into the Marvel world is the Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, was a great choice for Black Panther. Powerful, regal and highly intelligent, Black Panther was seeking revenge against the Winter Solider for the killing of his dad. I wasn't sure of what he was going to do in the Marvel Universe, but his presence can't be denied and I'm sure he will be having his own spinoff movie soon.
Overall, this movie is one of the best Super Hero movies I have seen thus far. Black Widow kick a** and I am happy they announced yesterday she will be having her own movie. Everyone had their own individual moment to shine. The fight scenes especially at the airport was insanely good. Winter Solider grabbing the motorcycle with one hand and going through the tunnel was another great scene. I can go on and on about reasons why I loved this movie, but the #1 reason why ... Captain America once again stole the show and my heart.