Captain America: Civil War Reviews
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the action, omg. it had every kind that you want. chase scenes, gun fights, hand to hand combat, super powers, everything. it was so exciting and intense. creative and ridiculously well done. so many stunning scenes and moments. like how did they do that, or make it look that real.
it's really amazing that we live in an age where we can have a movie with all these different superheroes in it, and not only does it look real but it's also really good (8 viewings)
this movie has three of my all time favorite action sequences: the apartment escape/street running, the airport scene, and the final battle. all jaw-dropping
and what a great completely unexpected twist-ish reveal at the end with tony's parents. such a great moment, an "omg it's about to go down" moment
I really liked how the movie went in directions that I wasn't expecting. After the big battle I thought they were going to make up and be friends again to team up against the other 5 Winter Soldiers. But the bad guy's plan was way better. Restarted the Civil War, and had the movie end with them still at odds, setting up future movie conflicts and resolutions
While I was watching it I was wondering who would be on which side, and the only ones I thought I knew were Iron Man and Captain America, but they ended up being on the opposite side of what I expected. But they both made perfect sense. Captain America went through the same stuff with Hydra and SHIELD. It makes sense that he doesn't trust bureaucrats and politicians to make decisions. And Iron Man's side makes sense given past movies and how he feels guilty and responsible for so much. It may not have been addressed a lot in this movie but it has been in previous movies.
So many good characters, and I don't just mean awesome superheroes. I mean the actual characters, and their development and arcs.
I really liked everything about the introduction of Spider-Man including the actor. I am now super excited to see the new movie. And it was reaffirmed to me that Spider-Man is my favorite superhero because I was just so excited to see him, even over all these other awesome superheroes. would have been amazing if I didn't know he was in it. But I didn't know about anyone other than Cap, Iron Man, Spider-Man. I was guessing it would have Falcon and War Machine, I didn't know it had everyone else, especially Black Panther and Ant-Man. Black panther is bad-ass and Ant-Man was hilarious.
This movie mixes the best aspects of a superhero movie.
Remember the Avengers fighting each other in the first Avengers movie? Hulk fought Thor. Black Widow fought Hawkeye. Thor and Iron Man fought until Captain America showed up and Thor brought the hammer down onto Cap's shield.
Remember Hulk vs Iron Man in the Hulkbuster armor in Age of Ultron? Remember Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver fighting the Avengers before joining the Avengers themselves?
Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, and Groot fight each other in Guardians of the Galaxy before they become friends.
Iron Man and War Machine fight in Iron Man 2.
Thor fights Hulk yet again in Thor: Ragnarok.
Daredevil fights Punisher in the Netflix Daredevil series. Jessica Jones fights Luke Cage in Jessica Jones. Iron Fist fights Luke Cage in the Defenders. And so on.
This movie continues Marvel's obsession with forcing the good guys to fight each other. Captain America, Iron Man, Bucky, Falcon, War Machine, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Vision, Scarlet Witch -- they all fight each other.
There are some lame, cringeworthy attempts at humor while the good guys fight each other, undermining the seriousness of the whole thing. The only casualty due to all this fighting is one of the black guys, War Machine. No one cared about him anyway and he doesn't even die. Robert Downey Jr. just phones it in these days because he knows no one who watches these comic book movies has a brain.
I think it has almost as many flaws as BvS, however it isn't laid bare by the dull, imploding storyline of BvS, and this movie has likable characters who can actually smile.