Captain America Civil War Review (Spoilers)



Last night I saw Captain America Civil War in theaters. Going in, I didn’t know what to expect, just Iron Man and Captain America fighting over the fate of the Winter Soldier aka Bucky Barnes, where everyone ends up getting involved.

Turns out, Tony was having issues… Lots of issues. He was missing his parents, and was confronted by a mother of a young man who had been killed in Sarcovia. She blamed Iron Man and the Avengers for the death of her son. Add that to the PTSD he had after the Avengers movie, and the failure of Ultron he was feeling pretty remorseful about everything.

captain-america-civil-war-iron-manYet, after a mission literally exploded in Captain America’s face when Crossbones blew himself up and the blame went on Scarlet Witch who tried to contain the explosion but ended up taking out the floor of a building, Tony decided to something needed to be done. That’s when Tony brought in the Secretary of State, Thaddeus Ross. He’s from The Incredible Hulk where he played the ever-annoying General Ross who was always after Bruce Banner. Probably still is looking for Bruce and to me it feels as though he has a vendetta against them.

Ross proposed a solution to Tony’s predicament by having the Avengers team under the complete control of the United Nations. Essentially with this new law he wanted to create, the Avengers would have to do whatever the UN says even if it was bad. Tony, feeling the weight of his failures was quick to sign while Natasha was weary, but signed anyways. Our ever Patriotic Steve Rogers refused to sign, since he wanted the ability to chose between right and wrong instead of becoming the UN’s lapdog.

Unfortunately the signing of this document came at the same time when Steve got the message that Agent Peggy Carter had passed away in her sleep. It’s there that we learn that Agent 13 who was introduced in Captain America Winter Soldier was Sharon Carter, aka Peggy’s niece. While Steve was mourning his first love, Natasha was at the UN for the signing of the document. Sadly though, the conference was blown up and the blame went to Bucky Barnes, which came from a recording.

Steve knew this couldn’t possibly be true, so he and Falcon went after Bucky. Of course, this created a rift between Cap and the police yet this is when Black Panther made his debut. Black Panther turns out to be the son of King T’Chaka, who was killed in the blast. He wanted Bucky dead since he blamed Bucky for his father’s death. Sadly though, Captain America, Falcon and Bucky were all captured and labeled as criminals.Marvel's Captain America: Civil War L to R: Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) Photo Credit: Film Frame © Marvel 2016

However there was more going on than what everyone was seeing. Turns out that the real terrorist, the person who actually set off the bomb was planning something devious and everyone ended up falling right into his trap.

I’m not going to go on, since that would ruin the entire movie. Yet this all happened, and the truth was still hidden. It’s absolutely insane what happens next. This is when the teams decide to assemble. You have team “control” with the unstable Tony as it’s head followed closely by his best friend, Rhody aka War Machine, Black Widow, Vision aka Tony’s creation, the vengeful Black Panther and young Peter Parker aka Spider-Man.

Okay, I have to admit. This is the best Spider-Man I have seen. This is the awkward kid with witty lines and the non-stop talking that I remember from the cartoons. I might actually go and see Spider-Man Homecoming that will be coming out next year. I mean, I’m actually impressed.

Anyways, then there’s team free-will headed by Captain America and followed by Falcon, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, the not-so-retired Hawkeye and Ant-Man. Ant-Man was also there for the comic relief and to make a giant distraction, literally. Naturally, Cap finds out what really is going on and he knows that he has to stop whatever the true villain is planning.

Captain-America-and-Iron-Man-face-off-in-Civil-WarIn the end though, I wanted to cry. I still want to cry from this movie. There are so many sad and upset feelings, just because of the whole misunderstandings between Tony and Steve. Everything is just so very painful when it comes to the conflict between these two and I want to put them on a couch and make them hug it out.

Either way, I enjoyed the movie immensely. MAJOR SPOILER, but one of my favorite parts is when Natasha and Bucky were fighting after Bucky had just been brainwashed again, and Natasha tried to see if he remembers her at all. I was super excited since this is pulling back from Natasha’s Soviet Spy days. We’ll see what happens with that story line.

Captain America Civil War is a movie I highly recommend especially to Marvel fans. Sure, I still want to cry but either way it was amazing. There were so many plot twists I wasn’t expecting. I’m super excited to see where the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes from there.



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