This review is a little overdue, because I did in fact watch Captain America: Civil War about a week ago, but seeing as I was still at university and was preparing for presentations and exams, I didn’t have time to write a review. So let’s stop wasting more time, and get into it!
I loved the fact that the film starts with so much action. There is nothing that drags out the opening scenes, we are just introduced to the protagonists and we instantly understand their mission. The story line is made out fairly early on as well, being that Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) believes, along with the government, that the Avengers should be controlled in which missions they take on, because he thinks it will save more lives rather than risking them. Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) on the other hand, thinks the opposite, and that there will always be risks when it comes to saving the planet.
I felt that this was a really good reason for the conflict between these two friends, and it was clever how the villain only gets involved by trying to tear the Avengers apart from the inside. Rather than trying to kill them all, like most villains we get nowadays, he successfully manages to make them turn on each other, to the point where no one can be trusted.
Although there are some very serious scenes, which are often full of action, there is still a lot of humour, which is a must have in any Marvel film. Scott Lang/Ant Man (Paul Rudd) and Peter Parker/Spiderman (Tom Holland), in my opinion, were the ones who brought the humour to the movie. As outside characters, we get to see things from their perspective, rather than having a biased opinion which we can see when Spiderman says that he is a fan of Captain America, even though he is supposed to be fighting with Iron Man.
The only thing which I didn’t like particularly about the film in general, was the ending. This does contain spoilers. If you’ve seen the film, you’ll know that Bucky says that when he was captured, there were five other super soldiers like himself, and the way in which these characters were hyped within the film made me feel like there was going to be a final battle which brings Iron Man and Captain America together. But there wasn’t. It was all part of Daniel Bruhl’s plan to tear apart the Avengers. Which, in fairness, was different, but it’s just because it wasn’t how I expected the film to end, I didn’t like it that much.
Overall, I would definitely watch this film again, and would recommend it to any action or superhero fan, especially if you like Marvel. But if you like Marvel, I would expect that you’ve already seen it, so why should I be telling you to do that?
Have you seen Civil War? What did you think about it?