Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Movie Review

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Recommended Audience: Fans of Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan , Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner , Don Cheadle , Elizabeth Olsen , Paul Rudd, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo and Marvel/ Adventure Action movie fans

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Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Movie Synopsis

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. Civil War MovieThe new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Movie Viewer Rating: 5/5 *****

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Movie Review:

If you’ve heard about the little news about the coincidental clash for the release date of Batman V Superman and Captain America: Civil War Movie, and how BvS shifted their release date forward, I can say, this is perhaps the smartest move. BvS would have look amateur and silly as compared to Captain America: Civil War. Yes, I’m referring to the reason for their fight and the reason for stopping the fight (cough Martha).
Civil War Movie Tony Stark and Steve RogersOK, I have to say, the two films has very similar base concept for their fights, the Russo directors seem to have taken everything wrong with BvS and made them right. If they hadn’t been screened just 1 month apart, we would have thought they have spied on the latter and right all the ridiculous mistakes and problems with Dawn of Justice.

Captain America and BuckyDarker than the previous instalments, including the Avengers, the script was almost flawless (amazingly), leaving no loose ends. Despite having taken my side on my Twitter several times (Yes, #TeamCap here), the film had successfully made it impossible for me to pick a side. The reasons for the Avengers to take each side were sound, valid and reasonable. Yes, there were both political and personal reasons, but it was all a matter of perspective. 

Captain America Civil War Team IronmanThere were several action sequences in the film, and each fight has a different purpose – be it introductory, blockbuster, personal or polictical. There wasn’t a single one which made you wonder “why are you fighting again?”. With the interpersonal relationships established, the actors had built up their chemistry over the years, each character had their own agenda and every hero cared about one another (except perhaps T’Challa’s Black Panther – initially). If you thought the epic showdown at the airport was crazy, wait till you see the final fight which was built upon Steve Rogers, Bucky and Tony Stark. What’s personal made the fight more emotionally painful that political reasons.


p style=”text-align: justify;”>Spider-Man-Captain-America-Civil-War-HQHeavy feelings aside, the humour within the family is still very much present sans Thor’s hammer and Hulk’s rage. While I don’t really want to watch Uncle Ben die the third time, I’m impressed how the directors made the introduction of each new character as memorable as possible (yeap, I’m not spoiling them for you. Go catch it yourself – homework is still important regardless what Tony Stark says). If you think The Avengers was good, wait till you watch the Civil War. It’s human, it’s moral and it’s personal. When faced with the reality of the consequences of their actions, the internal struggle made it such that there is no right or wrong standing on either side, to sign or not to sign the Accord.

With the movie exceeding most people’s expectations (mine included, though I’m not surprised), I wonder how they can continue to top it moving forward. So here’s the million dollar question, for those who have watched the movie, are you a #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan? #ChooseWisely. 🙂

Do You Know?

chadwick-boseman-black-pantherThis is the live-action debut of T’Challa, the Black Panther, one of the first African superheroes. Chadwick Boseman underwent a vigorous training program to get in fighting shape for the character. While admittedly not a big reader of comics as a kid, Boseman read as many comics as possible for anything Black Panther-related. He also visited South Africa to better incorporate cultural aspects of the country into his role.

Civil-war-falcon redwingIn the film, the Falcon (Sam Wilson) utilizes a falcon drone called Redwing. In the mainstream Marvel comics, Redwing was an actual falcon, which was Sam Wilson’s sidekick.

Tom Holland SpidermanTom Holland is the youngest person to portray Spider-Man/Peter Parker on screen at 19 years old. This marks Spider-Man/Peter Parker’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this film, Tom Holland’s portrayal Spiderman/Peter Parker will be just 15 years old and already have discovered his spider like powers, with Tom Holland being just 19 in real life.

captain-america-civil-warCo-director Joe Russo said that “the most powerful shot of the film” was Steve Rogers stopping a helicopter from taking off with his bare hands. The shot was even featured in the first teaser trailer for the film. Russo said Chris Evans worked very hard in the gym to physically embody the character because they wanted to test the limit’s of Steve’s physical strength. About the shot itself he noted, “On set we had Chris straining against a crane holding the helicopter to get this fantastic shot of his muscles bulging and you can feel the energy and determination as he tries to stop it.”

mark-ruffalo-expects-to-see-hulk-appearing-in-captain-america--civil-war-4455Mark Ruffalo was spotted on the set of the film, thus sparking rumors of a potential Hulk appearance in the film. But his role was ultimately cut from the final draft of the movie script

Avengers-223One scene shows Ant-Man being boosted by an arrow from Hawkeye. This is taken directly from the comics, specifically The Avengers #223.

captain-america-civil-war ironmanThis will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie where Robert Downey Jr. was credited but not top billed.

captain-america-crossbonesIn Civil War storyline, Captain America was killed by Crossbones (Brock Rumlow). In this film Crossbones is the one who dies. In the original Civil War storyline, Steve Rogers (Captain America) is killed and Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) and Sam Wilson (Falcon) become the new Captain America(s).

fantastic-four-2015In the comics the Fantastic 4 play a big role in the story. Due to Marvel not owning rights to them and the Fantastic 4 getting a reboot in 2015 this will not happen.

The trailer broke the record previously held by Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) for the most views in 24 hours with 64 million views.

Behind The Scenes and Interviews

Check out Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Movie Official Website and Facebook Page!
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Movie is out in cinemas on 28 April 2016.

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  8. violetaloredana

    Captain America is one of the movies that benefit from intense advertising. Famous actors, an already famous character… sounds like a recipe for success. In the end, it’s a matter of preferences 🙂

    1. Batman is famous, so is superman.
      The actors are pretty famous too.
      But does that means the film was good? Nope! So what you said might contribute to success but definitely not the only factor.

  9. Having only recently binged watched all the other films; Your review only makes me more excited to watch this latest installment. Excellent review, love all the little random facts.

  10. Fred Erick (FredExperience)

    Looks like a great movie. I am glad that Spiderman is now in the group as he is my favorite Marvel hero. I hope I don’t get slammed by haters for this comment but I am more of a DC fan.

  11. I watched it and I liked it. Robert Downey Junior is my favourite! This movie is much better than Batman vs Superman.

  12. What a great review, one of my best friends will love this. I will definitely be passing it onto her. x

  13. I did not know till now that the director considered that scene where Cap was holding a copter down with his brute strength was the “most powerful shot in the film”. I really noted that while I was watching the film. That scene really emanated power and strength of Cap America.

  14. firsttimetravel

    When I left the cinema after watching the movie, I exclaimed, “This is way better than BvS!” I was amused with the appearances of Ant Man and Spiderman. I like this movie. 🙂 -Claire Algarme

  15. I enjoyed the movie as well. It’s easy to understand and you can definitely relate to it especially if you’ve watched all the movies from the franchise. I love the story line. Although, from a comic book fan’s perspective, it was a little lacking, if you didn’t read the comics, you will love the movie regardless.

  16. PrayerFull Mum

    Honestly, I can’t decide between being in #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan, because I like both men! I am so looking forward to the day that I can watch this in the cinemas… I wonder when that would be, haha!

  17. I haven’t watched the movie but I hope to finally catch it this weekend. Funny how they let Cap take the side against the government and Ironman taking their side. It seems like Cap is a boy scout that’s all about establishing the rule of law and ironman/Tony Starks just not giving a damn.

  18. I haven’t watch this movie yet but I do follow Robert Downey Jr. on Facebook. Apparently the entire bunch of actors in this movie are actively leveraging on this movie for a collaborated charity effort. That, I like alot!!

  19. I am actually looking forward to seeing the movie and can’t wait. I’m a big Chris fan and have always preferred Captain America over Iron Man. He’s just a bit too cocky for me. Can’t wait to see how it all plays out.

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    1. Daniel Bruhl as Zemo is mysterious and you don’t really understand why he does certain thing right from the start. Unlike Lex Luthor in BvS whose reason was psychotically ridiculous, Zemo has a valid reason and motivation for creating the conflict and hating the heroes. Not that I will say he’s right, but definitely understandable.

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