The cinematic universe of Marvel seems to be expanding by the minute; with every new film they release, they break new box-office records, gain bigger stars and draw more people to the cinemas. Including me, who went with a couple of girlfriends to perhaps the highest anticipated blockbuster of the year: “Captain America: Civil War”.
The film takes off right after the happenings in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), when our favorite group of heroes left Sokovia wrecked, but with some new fellow Avengers. Wanda ‘Scarlet Witch’ Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) has joined the seemingly invincible team, only not everyone is too happy about it. The government believes the Avengers have caused too much destruction and casualties during their missions, and wants them to only operate when the government gives them permission to do so. Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), is in favor of this, but Steve ‘Captain America’ Rogers (Chris Evans) disagrees with him. This starts a feud between the Avengers, forcing them to take sides. For the first time, the Avengers are fighting each other – but against what odds?
“Captain America: Civil War” opens with a mind-blowing, over-the-top and gorgeously choreographed action scene and the film manages to transcends this already thrilling sequence with all the fights, chases, explosions and plot-twists. It’s a film made to entertain and it definitely succeeds. The look of the film is expensive, the costumes perfectly tailored and the actors perfectly cast. Chris Evans returns as Cap, who’s always trying to do the right thing and, in his opinion, that is to help his brain-washed friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), while Robert Downey Jr. features as the delightfully sarcastic and snarky multimillionaire Tony Stark, although he’s slightly more serious in this installment.
But what is so great about “Captain America: Civil War”, apart from the guaranteed entertainment and beautiful men, is the fact that this film finally brings everyone together. From Paul Rudd’s Antman to Tom Holland’s Spiderman (Spiderboy, according to Iron Man) and from Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and newcomer Black Panther – everyone is here! It’s the moment where you’ve been waiting for: your favorite Marvel movies neatly packed into one action-filled blockbuster.
In short, “Captain America: Civil War” is perfect entertainment, which manages to keep you on the edge of your seat for the entire duration of the film. It’s funny, thrilling and exciting, and it brings all of your favorite superheroes together.