Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sasaki Time Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War - Which Side Are You On?

For the last eight years, Marvel has created a Cinematic Universe where we have gotten to know some of the best known superheroes on a personal level. As with all friendships, sometimes there are disagreements, but they are never on a level such as the conflict in Captain America: Civil War.

The conflict surrounds the moral and ethical issues around the missions that the Avengers find themselves on. Civil War opens with the Avengers taking on a group of mercenaries that leaves a lot of collateral damage. This skirmish, along with the battles in New York, Washington, D.C. and Sokovia have left the world nervous about the Avengers powers and their lack of accountability. Now the United Nations has put together a treaty, designed to block the Avengers from using their powers without the approval of the United Nations. This has left the team divided.

Steve Rodger aka Captain America refuses to sign the treaty, while Tony Stark aka Iron Man has his own reasons for going along with the treaty. The rest of the Avengers, not including Thor and Hulk, find themselves siding to one side or the other. Plus, a new villain is thrown into the mix, creating the rift between the Avengers ever bigger.

Everything culminates in an epic battle at the Leipzig Airport. Friend takes on friend in furious action. We also are joined by two new characters, Spider-Man and Black Panther. Spidey is played to perfection by Tom Holland. You will become a fan of Tom Holland's Peter Parker and Spidey. He can pull off the action and the comedy. The witty one-liners is pure Spidey. You will also become a huge fan of Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman. Boseman brings a powerful presence to this character who is dealing with his own set of issues in this movie that puts him right in the middle of things. Great introductions to both characters will make it tough to wait for their individual movies coming to the MCU in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

As we get to see Cap and Iron Man face off, we see Chris Evans really show that he is coming into his own as Cap. Civil War is the superhero movie you have been waiting for this year and Marvel never forgets that it's the characters that are their greatest strength. An outstanding script and even better directing from the Russo Brothers who truly understand how to balance action and story. Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is off to an amazing and sets the stage for the future.

Captain America: Civil War hits theatres May 6th!

Whose Side Are You On? #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan?

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