In Marvel’s latest movie, Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers are split into two teams. Captain America is on side, and Ironman is on the other side. The dividing issue is the Sokovia Accords, which requires the Avengers to report directly to the United Nations before taking action. Civil War, like previous Captain America films, is a drama with plenty of action and suspense, but very little humor. I really liked the new Captain America movie, and I think most people will love it too. However, I was disappointed the villain wasn’t more villainy — especially since he took on so many superheroes. Captain America: Civil War (Walt Disney Studios) opens in theaters this evening.
It’s a Batman v Superman Story
The new Captain America movie is a variation of the Civil War arc in the comic books. But to me, it was essentially Marvel’s better version of DC’s Batman v Superman. But instead of two superheroes fighting against each other, we have two teams of superheroes fighting against each other. The story starts off with the Scarlet Witch accidentally setting off a bomb that causes a building to explode. The explosion kills and wounds a number of people. This causes countries from around the world to demand the Avengers be placed under the authority of the United Nations. Going forward, the Avengers must receive authorization from the UN before they can take action. Ironman is for the international governing body, but Captain America is not. As a result, the Avengers split into two teams. The situation turns into a civil war when one group tries to take the Winter Soldier into custody.
Black Panther and a New Spider-Man Join the Avengers Universe
New to the Marvel movie universe is the Black Panther. He’s actually in a good part of Captain America: Civil War movie. Also joining the Avengers universe is Spider-Man. He’s the reboot of the rebooted Spider-Man… and this Spiderman is a small teenager again. I hope the studios get it right this time when they reboot the Spider-Man series again. On another note, Hulk and Thor are not in the movie.
There’s an Extra Scene
There’s an extra scene during the credits. The scene features Captain America, Black Panther and Winter Soldier. It takes place in Wakanda and is most likely a lead up to the upcoming Black Panther movie.
Chadwick Boseman and Tom Holland Join the Cast
Many of the actors from the previous Marvel movies are in Civil War. New to the cast are Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa / Black Panther), Tom Holland (Peter Parker / Spider-Man), and Daniel Brühl (Colonel Helmut Zemo). Other cast members include Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark / Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson / Falcon), Don Cheadle (Lieutenant James Rhodes / War Machine), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton / Hawkeye), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang / Ant-Man), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), and Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow / Crossbones). Captain America: Civil War was directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.
It’s Rated PG-13
The 146 minute Marvel film is rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem. It’s a Marvel superhero movie, so you know there is going to be a lot of fight scenes. Otherwise, the film is fine for most kids.
Captain America: Civil War Synopsis
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.