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Captain America: Civil War | Review

Captain America: Civil War | Review

As much as I would love to get in-depth with this movie without spoiling, I'll just say this, Captain America: Civil War is the best Marvel film to date and possibly the best superhero movie. Is the movie "perfect"? No, and that's fine, Winter Soldier wasn't either and Civil War blows that away quickly. Winter Soldier took a turn and Marvel gave us a political thriller, Civil War on the other hand is that and more action packed. With new characters introduced to us as far as Black Panther and a new and improved Spiderman who Marvel finally does justice, its great to see these 2 on screen. Civil War sets up a lot for the future of Marvel, especially for Black Panther, Spiderman, Doctor Strange, Thor, Hulk and the upcoming Infinity War movies, and I have a feeling we will see new villains and old make a return to fight alongside Thanos for the final fight. While Civil War did have a couple minor flaws, some might say the ending but I don't care, source material switches up all the time, you'll get passed all of it once the action proceeds and start to also understand why its Team Ironman vs. Team Captain America.

Highlights:

  • The action, from the beginning of the movie, the airport fight, to the Captain America & Bucky vs Iron Man handicap match, everything is on point, especially the combat with the help of the staff who worked on John Wick.
  • Thunderbolt Ross, even though I hate him cause he's always on Hulk's back, he plays a great role in Civil War and its nice to have in the MCU.
  • Story driven, for 2 hours and 27 minutes you will find out why Cap & Stark are coming to disagreements and end up fighting.
  • Black Panther, I honestly don't know where to start, arguably the best part of the movie. Chadwick Boseman is the Black Panther and nobody else could've done it better, and I can't wait for his 2018 film that's going to be written & directed by Creed's Ryan Coogler.
  • War Machine, finally we get the see War Machine in action the way we all wanted to, Marvel couldn't utilize him right in some movies but thanks to the Russo Brothers who fixed that.
  • Spider-man, Tom Holland > Andrew Garfield >>>>>>> Tobey Maguire, this is the BEST Spiderman on screen, Sony making that deal with Marvel was the best deal that could ever happen, not to mention the chemistry with Tony Stark was excellent, and HELL YES at Aunt May.
  • Ant-Man, almost damn near steals the show (no pun)
  • Villain, people say Marvel doesn't get their villains right which is somewhat true, I enjoyed Zemo and I'm sure he'll be back in full universe with other "Masters" by his side.
  • Vision, the coolest ever, he'll go to battle then end up cooking dinner in a Ralph Lauren sweater like nothing ever happened.

Flaws:

  • Crossbones, I wasn't upset they way Bones was set up in the movie, he was a bad ass for the time he had & could've been one of the best villains on screen for Marvel, without spoiling it, I wished he had more screen time
  • Ending, if you're a fan of the comic and/or want the source material everyone else was looking for, you'll be disappointed, but I could care less.

As I said earlier, Civil War is the best Marvel movie by far, and I already have it over Winter Soldier. Can we compare it to Batman V Superman, another big superhero movie that came out this year? Yeah why not, lets not forget these movies had the same release date at one point then BvS moved up the date so of course we're going to compare and talk about it like any other fan would, it's silly not to, that's what competition is, BvS had a couple cool moments for what it was but Civil War was the better movie overall. With that said, Marvel clearly knows what they're doing & I can't wait to see this movie again in IMAX, despite the minor flaws like the ending, Crossbones, etc.,

I'm giving Civil War a 9.7

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