MovieRob Milestone Marathon – Countdown to 6K (#13 of 23) – Captain America: Civil War (2016) – Encore Review

“[after witnessing Scott transform into Giant-Man] Okay, anybody on our side hiding any shocking and fantastic abilities they’d like to disclose? I’m open to suggestions. ” – Iron Man

Number of Times Seen – 3 (15 May 2016, 17 Aug 2017 and 9 Dec 2019)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – Following the events of the previous films, the government wishes to have more control on the Avengers which leads to a split between those willing to work for the government and those who refuse.

My Take on it – Another great chapter within the story of Captain America and within the MCU as a whole.

This film actually helps give each of these characters a more defined personality and stance ion the issues involved.

The chance to see these characters that we all know and love needing to take sides and actually fight against one another works really well and enhances the way that one can look at these superheroes.

This movie does an amazing job keeping things balanced and unbiased because it shows us both sides of this issue without the need to state that one is right and the other wrong because it all depends on one’s perspective.

This allows the public debate of these issue to continue without a need to choose sides.

The story works  in a similar fashion to the two party system in the US where both sides have benefits and problems but neither is outright right or wrong in their stance on matters.

Loved the way that this film, unlike many other action films shows that there are consequences and repercussions to major battles where lots of property damage and death occurs and this helps add a whole new layer to the reality and plausibility of these kind of stories.

Bottom Line – Excellent chapter in the overall MCU since it helps define many of the character’s personalities so much more. The ability to see these heroes needed to fight one another also adds so much to the way one looks at these characters. Loved the way that this film doesn’t try and take sides and allows both sides of this debate get their message across without one needing to be right or wrong.  The story in some ways actually reflects the way that the two-party system works (or doesn’t work) in the US because both sides have good and righteous points yet they still debate one another as to which is the better of the two. The film also does a great job showing that there are repercussions and after effects of actions of the characters which is something that usually isn’t dealt with in movie (especially action films) and this adds a whole new layer to the reality of it all. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Tom Holland commented on how intimidated he was when he came to screentest for Spider-Man, saying that Robert Downey Jr. took him aside and said, “Listen, I remember my screentest for Iron Man. I remember how terrified I was. Just think of it as an audition. It’s nothing too scary. If you get it wrong, we’ll just start again. No pressure.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)


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