Monday, September 19, 2016

Review: Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo

Budget 250 million Box office 1.153 billion 

Chris Evans - Steve Rogers / Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. - Tony Stark / Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson - Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Sebastian Stan  - as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie - Sam Wilson / Falcon:
Don Cheadle - James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine
Jeremy Renner -  Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther

When I first had this film (dvd) I wondered if it would hold well in comparison with the previous Captain America movies.  But then there it was and I as pleasantly surprised.  It foremost added some debth to the characters.  This took the shape of out and out anamosity between members.  Stark continues to be abrasive as always which goes quite far towards alienating other members.  

The conflicts and the motivation are not to believe. Downey reprises his role as Tony Stark / Iron Man as does Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, Scarlett Johansson - Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Stan  - as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier, Mackie - Sam Wilson / Falcon, Cheadle - James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine, Renner -  Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther as well as others.

This lends itself to a much more three dimentional character.  Overall I give the film an 8.  The returning heroes add a confort level that I had not been aware of in earlier.  Fans of Cap will not be disapointed. 

1 comment:

Obee Juan said...

Before the movie came out, I was really worried they were setting up a big fight just because it'd look cool. Not only was that airport fight scene the most awesome superhero comic movie fight scene of all time, but the general story and the character development was exceptionally well done. Having followed all the MCU movies, I was able to appreciate how Tony Stark and Steve Rogers came to their viewpoints on how to proceed, and even better, the movie left it open-ended as to who was "right" because neither of them were really wrong. Not if you understand how they came to the stances each took. It was truly fantastic and may be my favorite MCU movie to date.