Captain America: Civil War – Film Review

Captain America: Civil War – Film Review

The character of Captain America does shine through in this film. The relationship with Bucky Barnes is a prominent subject in the film. Each character has their own moment to shine in the film, without it compromising the integrity of the whole picture being about Captain America. The whole story flows pretty well and theres a great mix of action, serious moments and levity to keep the film balanced throughout. Nothing drags to long or becomes to serious where it loses its focus.

For the characters, the ones that stood out the most were Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Winter Solider, Scarlet Witch and Falcon. Vision, General Ross, War Machine, Everett Ross, Thunderbolt Ross, Sharon Carter, Black Widow and Hawkeye don’t have much development but round out the supporting cast. Black Panther and Spider-Man’s introductions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe are perfectly done. The Wakandan culture is excellently set up as well as the accent created in the film.

One of the best action sequences of the film is the Airport sequence which you see in the trailers. The amount of characters and interactions of the fights are so well choreographed that it is easier to follow then all the close ups that were in “Age of Ultron.” The tone of the film is vastly more serious than “Age of Ultron.” It was a great balance after the ride of that movie to showcase the costs of conflict.

Sorry, Tony. You know I wouldn’t do this if I had any another choice. But he’s my friend. – Steve Rogers

So was I. – Tony Stark

With the focus on Captain America the relationship with Tony Stark is further explored as their conflict finally comes to blows with this film. The pain between the two felt real on both sides. You could say that either one of them is right and neither one of them is wrong. The only negatives with the film I had were with Helmut Zemo which he was mainly used to kickstart the plot at points and didn’t have enough development to show his reasons of villainy.

9/10

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