Review: Captain America: Civil War

[There may be SPOILERS, depending on how much you already know about the Marvel Universe.]

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This was a highly anticipated movie for us and we were so excited to see this. Last night we went to our local theater and it was packed. We were lucky to find seats in the upper portion of the theater because, apparently, a lot of teens wanted to see it on a school night. I remember not even staying up that late for a movie when I was a teen. Kids these days are so spoiled, lol. Don’t they have homework or something? Well, anyway, we were lucky enough to not get seats in the front of the theater.

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When the movie started, I didn’t even notice that it had started. I thought that it was the beginning of another trailer. Haha, silly me. The movie starts with a little bit of a background story of the Winter Soldier. I’ve actually never seen the other Captain America movies. I’ve never been a big fan of him but their stories always mix together so I’m planning on watching the older films.

This movie focuses on the splitting up of the Avengers team. There have been complaints on how the Avengers cause massive destruction wherever they are. This film made me think about how true that is. You see these movies and don’t thing anything of it but lives get destroyed and people get hurt. It’s nothing like how Superman (in the old movies) handled things. He always tried his best to make sure that people didn’t die while he was trying to apprehend a criminal. It almost seems like the Avengers don’t really care about how much damage they cause just as long as justice is served. You notice this in many scenes and you only see how much people are hurting in this movie. They come forward and demand justice. They demand for the Avengers to take responsibility for their actions.

There was a document drawn up to keep the Avengers in check called the Sokovia Accords. Sokovia was one of the places where so many people got hurt and killed due to certain Avenger actions. Captain America didn’t want to sign the document and was completely against everything it stood for. Iron Man on the other hand, after being approached by a grieving mother, is all for the Sokovia Accords. There is this great divide within the team which eventually splits them up. I believe that the Accords were a good idea but maybe could have been tweaked. I don’t believe that there couldn’t have been some sort of negotiation about that. There’s just been so much death that the Accords were needed. Everything in life has rules. Even though the Avengers are sort of rogue agents that protect the world, they have to abide by rules too.

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Both sides make great arguments for their side but I still think that they should have all signed the Accords. It would have made everything easier and there wouldn’t have been so much fighting and they would have caught the guy so much sooner.

What I loved so much about the movie is the humor that was blended in so nicely with the fight scenes. I also really liked that they have Antman and Black Panther in there too. I was a little taken aback by Spiderman but he didn’t fail to entertain. The fight scenes were just so amazing and I loved the special effects. Always a plus in my book. I can’t wait for the next one!

Audience: PG-13
Epic Factor: 10
Acting: 9
Story: 9
Direction: 10
Would I recommend: Yes

*Note: Based on a scale from 1 to 10. 1 being the worst and 10 being the best you could get in a category.

So this has been on Facebook and everywhere on the internet. Which side are you on? I’m obviously on Team Stark. Click below to choose your side.

 

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