Captain America: Civil War (2016) – Movie Review

The epic battle between two great heroes!

Ok, so I have been a huge fan of the MCU since the beginning… And well, technically before the MCU became the, ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’, what with Eric Bana (Star Trek) was the, ‘Hulk’ and when Fox was still the main front runner producing movies based on Marvel heroes! 

With that said though, I have to admit that I was pretty disappointed with, Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)… I saw it again recently and have to say that I am pretty pleased with it now, but back then it was pretty disappointing, but since, ‘Ultron’, I have to say that the movies just seem to be getting better and better again! 

This one does take some getting used to.

What I mean by this is that, Ant-Man (2015) was a return to classic form for the individual heroes, and besides being absolutely hilarious, is actually a pretty awesome film! And the next movie, and the reason for this review: Captain America: Civil War (2016) Is freaking amazing! 

Definitely ranks up there as one of the best of the MCU!

Written by: Christopher Markus (Captain America: The First Avenger), Stephen McFeely (Captain America: Winter Soldier) & Directed by: Anthony Russo (You, Me And Dupree), Joe Russo (Community). Starring: Chris Evans (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Lucy), Sebastian Stan (I’m Not Here), Anthony Mackie (Million Dollar Baby), Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanada) & Tom Holland (Locke). 

“Ok, Anybody on our side hiding any shocking, or fantastic abilities they’d like to disclose, I’m open to suggestions.” – Iron Man/Tony Stark (A quote from the movie: Captain America: Civil War.) 


Ok, so first off what I am going to say, that I really enjoyed about this movie is the acting in this movie… I mean at this point, all of these guys have been at one time or another working together for the last 4 years, and you could tell how hard it was for them to have to split down the middle! 

Iron Man, Cap… Say it ain’t so…

The next thing that I wanted to say that I really liked about this movie is the special FX, I mean it goes without saying that these movies have great special effects, but wholly cow! 

And then finally the story… This story is pretty awesome! What I mean by that is the fact that this story tells of how after a particularly disastrous mission, the worlds governments have decided to make the heroes register and come under the control of a world body (Basically like, ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ was before Hydra…) 

The disaster!

Anyway, this has the team divided on rather or not to actually sign them… 

At the signing accords, a ton of the worlds leaders are in attendance, when a bomb explodes disrupting the ceremony, and killing the Wakandan King!  It appears that the Winter Soldier (Played by: Sebastian Stan) came out of hiding, to do this… Or did he? 

Is Bucky still Bucky? Or is the, ‘Winter Soldier’ back?

And now with the world on his tail, and some of the Avengers going after him as well, Bucky Barnes/Winter Solider will rely more on his old friend Captain America (Played by: Chris Evans) to not just protect him, but to also help him uncover who actually did it! 

And in doing so, may tear the team apart forever! 

Is this the end?

Great story right? Well the one thing I am going to say that I don’t really like about this movie is that you can tell in the edges of the movie that the crew is starting to get a little lazy… (Watch Chris Evans closely and you will notice that at one point he has a slight gut, and is not muscular… And then it cuts immediately to him being ripped…) 

In the end though, this movie is pretty awesome and well worth watching! 

 

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