Whose side are you on?

Captian America Civil War
2016 | Color | 2 Hour 45 Min | Action | PG-13 | Marvel Studios

Directors: 
Anthony Russo
Joe Russo

Writers: 
Christopher Markus (screenplay)
Stephen McFeely (screenplay)

Stars: 
Chris Evans
Robert Downey Jr.
Scarlett Johansson

With many people fearing the actions of superheroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.


I'm going to admit it I was very skeptic on watching this one. The Marvel Universe has jumped leaps and bounds ahead of me in the past few years or is it decades? The last Avengers movie left me feeling lost not knowing enough about the enemy and Thor well forget it I can not keep up with his story arch at all. But Captian America was my first hero growing up so I knew at some point I would have to tackle this one too. But for them to jump from Winter Soldier to Civil War which I did not read I was nervous of being lost once again. Pleasantly I was wrong! Sure I still have no real clue who the teenage chick is (Scarlet Witch) or what her powers are and this Vision guy I guess I know of him but I really don't care for him. 


Like all the other Marvel Movies it looks great drawing you into its world effortlessly, blending the CG into the real world so well you forget that people really can not do that kind of stuff, or fly like that and so on. Usually, the fight scenes come off like a video game but this time everything was very smooth. The story is actually easy to follow and not getting too wonky on us. You settle into the atmosphere quickly and for once when new characters fill the screen I was not to lost. Of course, I read Ant-Man and could not wait to see him show up and Paul Rudd really nailed the part. I'm now hoping to sneak in the Ant-Man movie really soon. I was not so sure about the Black Panther but in the end, he really kicked ass. So much so I wonder why I have never read any of his books. Just might have to go bak and check some of those out. 


Of course, the big news coming out of this movie was the introduction to Spider-Man finally joining the Avengers. Who does not love Spider-Man? And I will say, Tom Holland nailed it! I can not wait to see the new movie later next year. Sure Tobey Maguire was awesome but this kid really fits the bill. His animation was flawless his humor spot on this kid must have spent hours in the mirror and in front of the old 60's Spider-Man cartoon to learn his part. And a quick nod to Elizabeth Olsen sure I have no real clue who the Scarlet Witch is but she is fantastic its good to see her break away from her older siblings and make a name for herself.  



In conclusion, this movie's long run time flew by and the story really drew me in I never got bored never had to figure out any of the new characters I just sat and enjoyed this movie immensely! Being on the side of Team Cap his story arch has been some of my favoriets of the Advenger sereis. My only regert would be not seening this on the big screen! If your not a fan of the Super Hero movies but are curious this is a good movie to watch!

Cap I give you...

4 Ninja Santa's out of 5



Comments

  1. Scarlet Witch is one of my favorite Marvel characters! Her powers are a little different in the comics but I like what they did with her in the movies.

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  2. Personally, I think the 3 Captain America movies are the best ones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I went to saw Civil War 6 times, lol! I'm nuts for Steve 'n Bucky.

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    1. "went to see" . . . clearly, I am so nuts that I no longer speak good English.

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    2. I think the last time I saw a movie that many times in a theater was Ghostbusters Lol!

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