Movie Review: "Captain America: Civil War" - Marvel's Marvel

May 11, 2016

Admission: I haven’t seen ALL the Marvel movies. Once a comic book company, now a major media conglomerate, Marvel makes so many movies these days that it’s almost impossible to keep up with them all.  How many are there now? Like 20+?

 

I was a little hesitant to attend Captain America: Civil War with my husband and his friend yesterday because I haven’t seen the second Captain America movie, OR the latest Avengers film. I didn’t think I would be able to follow the storyline…BUT I decided to go along and see the film in 3D.

 

AND I AM SO HAPPY THAT I DID!

 

Sure, a few elements were definitely confusing (like the background of the Winter Solider), but all in all Captain America: Civil War was an EXCELLENT film.

 

Even though it was over 2 hours long, the entire movie was exciting and entertaining from start to finish. The pacing of the film was superb…I only checked my watch once towards the end, and that was mostly because I needed to use the restroom and wanted to know how much longer I would need to wait. I didn’t want to miss anything!

 

Yes. The movie was THAT good.

 

The best scene in the entire film was a chase scene through the freeway systems and tunnels of Berlin. At one point, the Winter Soldier, kicks a guy off his motorcycle, flips it around, and hops onboard in one fluid motion. It was so beautiful to watch – I’m still thinking about it.

 

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow kicks butt…well, her stunt double does, at least. Her fight sequences were incredible – graceful, believable, and aerobatic. I was entranced watching her in combat/wishing I had moves like that. Who DOESN’T dream of having super powers?? My other favorite hero to watch fight was Falcon. I WANT THOSE WINGS. Plus, I think Anthony Mackie (the actor who played Falcon/Sam Wilson) is SUPER CUTE, so there’s that.

 

The film’s 3D technology was very well produced. You know the 3D is good when you forget the movie is in 3D (until something digitally pops out at you, of course). My husband pretty much ONLY goes to the theater for 3D movies these days, so we’re a pretty good judge of good 3D tech versus bad 3D tech. And this was VERY GOOD 3D TECH.

 

The storyline was better than I expected. Without giving too much away, the Avengers are held accountable for their actions by the governments of the world. While defending the planet, there have been too many accidental civilian deaths and too much physical damage to go ignored. Half of the Avengers agree to supervisory terms deemed by the United Nations, while the other half, don’t. Avengers battle Avengers in the quest to capture (or protect) Captain America’s childhood friend, Bucky, also known as the Winter Solider, who has been accused of terrorism. Captain America: Civil War also introduces Black Panther and Spider-Man, two new Avengers’ characters (look for their solo movies in the upcoming years).

 

The action was fantastic, the 3D superb, and the storyline, interesting. If this is a sneak peak into this summer’s BIG BLOCKBUSTERS, I’m STOKED. Captain America: Civil War, has set the bar high, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of Hollywood delivers.

 

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