Hello! I’m your barely breathing reviewer Jada and this is Sprom’s review of Captain America: Civil War. I don’t do a lot of reviews so the fact that this is coming out within hours of me seeing the movie should give you some hope. If you didn’t read the title you just got lucky. This isn’t my spoilers review so all you people who skipped the opening weekend buzz are in the clear. On that note, let’s get to the fun stuff.
Background: Captain America: Civil War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Community) and stars too many people to list If I’m being honest. Just think of all the people in a usual Avengers movie and add Tom Holland (In the Heart of the Sea, The Impossible) as Peter Parker/Spiderman and Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up) as T’Challa/Black Panther. Captain America: Civil War chronicles the struggles of the Avengers as they fight for what they believe, even if their beliefs divide their team forever. This film is the third Captain America movie and the 13th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This movie is everything I thought it would be and then some. Lines were drawn, lines were crossed, and words were said that will change the dynamic of the Avengers forever. I stand (well, sit) in awe of the masterpiece that these two directors have created. This movie is my definition of beauty. The tiny fissures in this super friendship have now turned to large cracks and throughout this movie you see the team slowly drift apart. This movie was more than just an entertaining superhero film, it was a film that made its audience think. We were forced to choose sides just like the Avengers did. And now I have reached the end, and I don’t know whose side I’m on. All I know is that nothing will ever be the same again.
First, let’s discuss the overall tone of the film. Kiddies don’t be fooled by the Marvel logo, this movie isn’t as light as Ant-Man or some of Marvel’s other films. This film did what Batman vs Superman couldn’t do, it was serious but in such a way that you were entertained. You were enthralled by the politics because it was backed by a bunch of action and characters we know and love. This movie will go from serious to just a random little thing that has the whole theater laughing. Civil War has the perfect balance, but madres be warned. There’s some swearing and action that would be questionable for the little ones. Viewer discretion is advised.
Now let us take a minute to talk about some of our newer members. First off, Spidey. I love this new iteration. No spoilers, but he’s a breath of fresh air in this movie. And to the character in general. And you really get the kid thing. Some could say that fact is kind of overstated, but I found every part of him lovely. Except for one part, but that’d be a spoiler. But those of you who’ve seen it know which part I mean. Now on to our other new member, Black Panther. His storyline in this movie wasn’t the same as the others but instead, he had his own kind of path that just happened to intertwine with that of the Avengers. His story helps show the kind of person he is and leaves me interested in what more there is to T’Challa.
And of course, we have to talk about Cap and Tony. These boys have always had their differences and have picked their share of fights, but this is something so much deeper. Tony’s reasoning behind supporting the Sokovia Accords really do help show a side of him we don’t always get to see. While Cap seemed a bit black and white on the subject at hand, Tony had layers. In the end, however, no one wanted to hurt anyone. But as can be seen in the trailers things go down. Things that can never be taken back.
And lastly, we need to discuss the villains in this movie. First off, Crossbones. In this movie, he’s a useful tool that just fuels the fire of the Sokovia Accords, but not much more. The really big bad is Baron Zemo. Marvel didn’t skimp out on their villain this time. His reasoning for doing what he does makes him into a good villain. He may be one of the best, but the reason why is one I cannot share. For the moment just trust me.
This movie was a great time, as well as a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The aftermath of this movie is one that I am eagerly awaiting ,and when you see it you will be too. The future seems brighter than ever for the average moviegoer. Let us hope it doesn’t stop here.
Captain America: Civil War is open in theaters everywhere. So run out and see it now. Like right now. Then read my spoilers review so we can fangirl together.