It is hard enough to create a superhero movie and meet fans’ expectations; it is even harder to introduce new characters and have them relate to the old ones while keeping your special effects, editing, and pace under control. Well, Marvel does it once again. Captain America: Civil War finds the perfect balance and creates a Captain America movie with many other superheroes, without turning into a full Avengers 3 film. At the end of the day, you can tell this is a movie about Captain America.
Even though there are many superheroes in this film, each one gets their own time and story. Even the new characters Spider-Man and Black Panther, get their own quick introduction which is enough to understand this film, but not too much so that we can expect the real explanation when the films for these come out. The only complaint I have is that we are still somewhat empty on Scarlet’s Witch past, although they did make an attempt to portray some of her problems in being the youngest and unable to control her powers properly.
The comedic relief is, like any other Marvel movie, just right. The film does not feel like two hours and a half, it goes by fast. However we get more than enough action and from my perspective, a superb story and script. The battle between Captain America and Iron Man shows the strengths and weaknesses that they are known for, showing at the very end why the Captain is the leader of the group in the comics.
While the movie was a little fast-paced and almost forced characters such as Ant-Man and Spider-Man to make an appearance, let’s be honest, this is what the fans wanted… And it came out beautifully. Using the same comedy/action formula Marvel has been using in their movies, Captain America: Civil War is a movie that anyone can enjoy.
PS. Team Iron-Man FTW.
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