Over the weekend, Marvel’s newest addition to the Superhero collection, Captain America’s Civil War enters theatres. Although was it really worth the time spent waiting in line?
The film itself was action packed from beginning to end with explosions and great use of various powers from the fellow superheroes; similar to the second Captain America film Winter Soldier. Yet there felt like there was a lot missing in this film. First off, everything happens because of the fact that with every previous film, the Avengers have destroyed cities and killed many people, so they were forced to sign a document saying they would be monitored from doing any such destruction instead of the freedom they had before. Just as Steve Rogers (Captain America, played by Chris Evans) was about to sign, his best-friend Bucky (Sebastian Stan) becomes a wanted man for something he did not do; which you come to realize that it never was truly explained why he was pinned on that bombing and why the photo taken looked like Bucky did it. Of course, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is against this and thus the “war” begins… but was it really war?
The effect was amazing and the appearance of Ant-Man as Giant-Man (Paul Rudd) was very interesting, but was there a need for Spider-Man (Tom Holland) to join the crew? Iron Man takes in a teenager to go up against many older and stronger characters, including Scarlet Witch (Elisabeth Olsen) and expects nothing to happen to him, when in reality, Spider-Man could have died if he wasn’t careful. The “war” itself, wasn’t much of a war as many of the character’s had similar fighting styles, Scarlet Witch and Vision (Paul Bethany) aside. Until the complete end when Iron Man and Captain America fight one on one, and when it came down to it, if the Captain wanted, he could have ended Iron Man, but what would that prove? And this is where the film lost it, the ending. The fight was intense and very well done, but the letter that Iron Man receives from the Captain, as well as the cellphone, just proves that the entire argument and fight was for no reason. Iron Man just smiles as he stares at the phone, pretty much proving that when he found out about everything that was going on and why Bucky was running away, Iron Man knew it was something bad but couldn’t let the Captain win because of his pride?
In the end, it’s very well done, Ant-Man plays well with the group and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) was amazing and the after credit scene showing his home town will be a great extension to the Marvel universe and makes wanted to see more very interesting.