Captain America: Civil War

imageCaptain America: Civil War

147 Minutes

4.75/5

When the United Nations create a document that forces superheroes to obey laws made by the government, the Avengers are split. Work with the government and Iron Man? Or be free with Captain America. The ultimate showdown occurs when superheroes are fighting against each other, but when a threat surfaces, is it too late for the Avengers to settle their differences and defeat this evil?

I thought this film was wonderful! I really liked how suspenseful it was. I sat at the edge of my seat the entire time. It also made me laugh at times. Between Spider-Man, Ant-Man and Iron Man, there were plenty of funny one liners to go around. At the same time when I left the theater, I felt like my heart was broken.

My favourite character was Scarlet Witch. I really, really liked her. It seemed like she was growing not just as a butt-kicking superhero in front of us, but as a normal person as well. I thought it looked like she was learning just how much she could do with her amazing powers and how to use them for good and not evil. It looked like through every single Avenger, she could learn something new about how to be the best superhero she can be. The filmmakers really made it look like the Avengers are her family.
Now I know that in the comics Vision is supposed to marry Scarlet Witch but I’m not sure the Russo Brothers (the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War) are going to go that route considering the age difference between the Vision and Scarlet Witch actors. Nevertheless, I really liked the kind of relationship they made. Vision became almost like a father figure to Scarlet Witch.

hxkaomo8cihhzjtbq2zcThe one small thing I didn’t like about this film was the villain. I thought that he represented the underlying dilemma of the film which was how do you deal with people dying as collateral damage, but his plan seemed confusing to me and we don’t really see enough of it for it to make sense. I can’t really say any more than that or else I’d be spoiling
it and this blog is a spoiler free zone!

I know that everyone I know has been asking me who’s team I’m on, Team Cap or Team Iron Man but to tell you the truth, I’m not really sure. Neither one of them is perfect. If you’re Team Cap you get freedom and don’t have to report to the government but you’re considered a criminal if you do anything without the government’s permission. If you’re Team Iron Man, sure you won’t get arrested, but what if there’s something that needs to be addressed and the government says “No! You can’t do that!” How can you just leave the problem, innocent people could die! But innocent people will die as collateral damage if you’re Team Cap because you won’t have anyone saying that’s too high risk. At this point, I’m not sure if I could choose I side. Man, being a superhero is such a high-pressure job!

In conclusion, I loved this film. I thought the action was executed nicely, the dialogue was funny, yet serious when it needed to be and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I cannot recommend this film enough.

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