‘Captain America Civil War’ changes the Marvel Cinematic Universe on a Epic Scale (Review)

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Captain America Civil War brings everything that has happened in the MCU to a head.

Since its inception in 2008 with the film Iron Man, starring the acclaimed Robert Downy Jr, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has given us until now a dozen incredible superhero films consisting of incredible action, story, and incredible characters played by equally incredible actors such as Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansen as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, and many more. This brings us to the thirteenth, and in my opinion, best film released by Marvel Studios Captain America Civil War. 

Directed by siblings Joe and Anthony Russo, Civil War stars a ensemble cast consisting of Chris Evans, Robert Downy Jr, Scarlett Johansen , Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, and Daniel Bruh. The film also introduces us to two new characters: Black Panther, the King of Wakanda played by Chadwick Boseman and everyone’s favorite web slinger, Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland.

The Russo brothers once again give us another incredible Captain America film with a very compelling intricate story. In Captain America Civil War, when another battle involving the Avengers causes incredible amounts of collateral damage, the governments of the world decide that the Avengers needs to be supervised and watched over. This causes a split in moral and ethical opinion between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark. While Stark believes that accountability and oversight are necessary, Rogers disagrees and believes that governments should never be fully trusted. This disagreement and other events causes a divide between the Avengers that threatens to bring the team apart.

While all the characters in Civil War are great, the greatest characters that stand out in this film are Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther. As a huge fan of Spider-Man, I can say that Tom Holland’s interpretation of Spider-Man is the one that fans have been waiting for. In the few scenes that he is in, Holland dominates as Spider-Man with his scenes with Downy’s Iron Man being some of the best scenes of the movie as Holland portays both the witty banter of Spider-Man and the intellect and shyness of Peter Parker.

Boseman’s Black Panther is incredible with his presence in each scene being felt. Boseman portrays the intelligence and skill of crowned king of Wakanda.

Another highlight of the film is the villain Baron Zemo played by Daniel Bruh. Unlike most of the villains of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Zemo’s villain is incredibly sympathetic and even likeable to an extent to the point that you understand his motives.

Captain America Civil War has given us another incredible film and like with all Marvel movies you might want to stay for the after credits for a little surprise.