Captain America: Civil War
Release date: April 29, 2016
Directors: Russo Brothers
Collateral Damage when saving the world becomes an issue for the Avengers, as political pressure leads to the installation of a set of rules for the team. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without the government interference. Iron Man disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, characters are left to pick a side, Iron Man or Captain America?
Marvel have outdone themselves this time. Essentially the film was a sequel to both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Full of action and plot twists, the movie kept me in suspense and engages the audience, as we see different sides to Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. Captain America: Civil War picks up with its ostensible character (Chris Evans) working with his Avengers teammates – Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Vision (Paul Bettany), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and War Machine (Don Cheadle) – to stop terror around the globe. The Opposition consists of Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) as well as Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, and the long-awaited arrival of Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
You see a Rebellious side to Rogers in this movie. For once, this do-gooder breaks the rules and helps Bucky (The Winter Soldier) to escape after being wrongly accused of terrorism. On the flip side, we see a more conservative co-operative Stark, which is a massive contrast to the Tony Stark we have seen in the other movies. It’s a revitalising change.
The film has an immense fight scene and it will surprise you! For all you comic lovers out there, you will find an Ant Man surprise *no spoiler*. The conflict between Iron Man and Captain America builds up throughout the movie and the climax was … well it was brilliant. The introduction of Spider-Man was done in a different way to I imagined, but it was superb. Seriously, there is never a dull moment in this movie.
I do have to throw a shout out to Robert-Downey Jr. The acting was immense. The emotion that he portrayed when he fights Cap was Oscar Worthy. I will tell you though, this movie is an emotional roller coaster. From laughing to shock to sadness, we feel it all!