Fans have been anxiously awaiting the return of the Avengers and Captain America: Civil War doesn’t disappoint. I’m giving it an A-.
In Civil War, the government has decided that the Avengers need oversight after recent collateral damage to innocents when the Avengers were protecting the world. Tony Stark feels guilty after a parent calls him out on the death of her son. He’s also hoping to fix things with Pepper who is missing from this movie. Captain America believes he is doing what is right and that the damage was less than letting the bad guys win. As Tony and Captain go head to head, other members of the Avengers are forced to take sides.
It’s sad to see these friends on opposite sides, fighting each other. Viewers are being asked to take sides, deciding who is in the right when the story is more complex than it appears. Clearly, these friends are being manipulated by a mystery man for his own end. However the movie has its lighter moments. Who knew that fighting could be filled with humor? Some of the best jokes come during the battles.
Filled with action and mystery, viewers learn more about what Bucky (The Winter Soldier) was up to during the years he was under the influence of Hydra. The battle becomes about friendship and standing up for each other, as much as it is about the government. Old friends are back from Black Widow and Falcon to Hawkeye, Antman, and the Scarlet Witch. We also get a sneak peek at new, younger Spiderman and The Black Panther. Civil War sets up both the next movies for those characters as well as future Avenger movies. Make sure to stay for the TWO post credit scenes.
My only complaint is that we are left hanging once again with a year or more for resolution. Oh and maybe that we don’t get to see Thor and Loki in this one…or that Shield will let the guys fight it out without stepping in to keep them all safe, after all isn’t Shield all knowing??
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