Film Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Posted in Book Reviews
on May 15, 2016
Film Poster found at http://comicbook.com/category/captain-america-civil-war

Film Poster found at http://comicbook.com/category/captain-america-civil-war

*SPOILERS INCLUDED ALERT*

Right, so anyone who knows me will realise how much of a massive marvel fan I am. Well, also of DC and well many nerdy things that could fit on a very long list, but that is a list which will be hidden carefully… Anyway, I wanted to write this post as soon as I saw the film but I had a few other posts lined up already. I went to see the film the weekend it came out and there wasn’t a moment when I was bored throughout the entire 147 minutes.

Civil War is the thirteenth film in the cinematic universe of Marvel and it started the Summer movie system. However, what makes this film different than the ones before it is the massive superhero get together and the fact Steve Rodgers and Tony Stark go head to head in an epic battle. The film is very lengthly but this means that all the plot twists and the introduction of the new characters doesn’t seem like a massive head rush, it’s very well paced. Each character is integrated well into the plot and the central conflict. The film is a Captain America film, yet it does seem more like a comic book crossover. The only things which I hated about this was the character of Spiderman. I loved ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ and just found that Marvels’ equivalent in this film came across like a whiny teenage boy. I also didn’t like the way his aunt was really sexualised too. Sigh. However the character for the Black Panther was portrayed really well and I loved the tie-in at the end.

Overall, I did really enjoy the film, there was just slight niggles which could have easily been fixed. I would see it again and recommend any Marvel fan to go and watch it. However, I’m not so sure it deserves to be ranked one of the highest grossest films this year, personally I’m looking forward to the new X-Men in a few weeks a lot more.

 

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