“Captain America Civil War” was released in Hong Kong on April 27.
Easily one of the best comic book movies I have ever seen, and definitely one of my favorite films in recent years, “Captain America: Civil War” strikes all the right tones, and delivers on all my sky-high expectations, and more!
Against all odds of being labelled “The Avengers 2.5”, “Civil War” finds to distinguish itself from the other Marvel movies. Despite the huge ensemble cast (featuring just about every Marvel character who has appeared before except Thor and Hulk), directors Joe and Anthony Russo made it clear that this was first and foremost a Captain America movie. Even though attention was paid to each major character, the story still centers around Steve Rogers, played perfectly once again by Chris Evans, and his journey to redemption towards decisions he’s made, past and present.
Many had doubts as to whether the Russo brothers can create a movie that involves a legitimate conflict when future movies where the Avengers will undoubtedly reunite are confirmed (the Infinity Wars). But the stakes were definitely high enough to warrant the title “Civil War”. At the center of it stood Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, played once again by Robert Downey Jr. Their conflict spawns from a fundamental disagreement on how to protect the world, and how the Avengers should operate. There’s really no right or wrong; the subjectivity of the matter is what made it so powerful.
There were a number of set piece action sequences in the film, each unique and brilliantly choreographed. The one that is shown in the trailer, which takes place at an airport, is being touted as one of the best action scenes in comic book movie (or just movie) history. And just to have an idea of how good the action scenes were, that wasn’t even my personal favorite!
Other highlights include the great chemistry between the ensemble cast, including Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, and awesome additions to the MCU of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, and Tom Holland as Spiderman
Whether you are a fan of comic book movies or not, this is a must-see. Absolutely blown away.