Captain America: Civil War (2016) – Encore Review

“[referring to Captain America’s shield] That thing doesn’t obey the laws of physics at all! ” – Spider-Man

Number of Times Seen – 2 (15 May 2016 and 17 Aug 2017)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – When the government wants to try and keep the Avengers under their control, the superheros split over whether to capitulate to their terms or not.

My Take on it – This film is a great way to both continue the story arc of Captain America while also giving us the next chapter in the Avengers story.

The fact that they chose to deal with the aftereffects and repercussions of a battle is a great idea to show a story about since that is usually a subject that is skipped over in many movies.

They do an excellent job showing us both sides of the conflict and take explicit care not to make us feel that one side is right and the other wring.

There is truly no black and white in these situations and they allow us to decide on our own which side we want to back in this conflict.

Loved seeing many of the newer MCU characters show up here and it was great seeing them all in action even if they needed to fight each other most of the time.

This series is taking things in a great direction and it’s definitely fun watching where they are taking us; cant wait for more!

Bottom Line – Excellent addition to the story of Captain America and of the MCU as a whole. Really helps us understand the way of thinking of the superheroes involved.  Action packed and we finally get to see many of the newest characters joining together to fight for what they believe in.  Loved the way that this film actually takes the time to deal with the idea of repercussions for collateral damage during a battle which most films and franchises somehow skip over.  The added bonus of showing us both sides of the issues involved worked really well because they don’t try to get us to choose which side we think is right or wrong.  Loved the direction this series is taking us. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia –  The day before filming a fight scene with Robert Downey, Jr., Sebastian Stan sent him a video of himself doing intense bicep curls in front of the decapitated head of an Iron Man suit. He attached the message, “Looking forward to our scene tomorrow Robert”. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)


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