Captain America: Civil War Review

On May 6, 2016 the next installment of the Marvel Universe movies for Captain America was released; Captain America: Civil War. The movie drew a ton of attention but also had Marvel fans choosing sides. So the frequent question before and after the movie popped up everywhere; which side are you on?

So, if you’re a Marvel fan, particularly of Captain America and Iron Man, this article just might interest you.

Below you will find a noted discussion between two fans; Danny Hammond on the side of Cap, and myself (Sabrina) taking a mutual stance — which isn’t a very common stance, might I add.

So without further ado, let us begin!

Filmography

Sabrina: I really appreciated the perspectives they used with their filming. Especially that shot during the final battle between Iron Man and Cap towards the end of the movie at the abandoned Hydra base.

Danny: I loved the fight scenes in almost every action sequence. The way they are shot just makes me jump out of my seat and yell in the middle the theater. I also was amazed by the fight scene in the airport.

Plot

Sabrina: My honest opinion is that Captain America: Civil War is the best Marvel movie so far. The plot was complex and captivating but simple to understand. I think the most dramatic part for me was when Tony, STeve, and Bucky were watching the video that Zemo was showing them inside the base. That clip made me feel like my heart was being ripped out (okay, not actually, but it was very emotional).

Also, having Spider-man in the movie was the best thing ever! I think that was actually what motivated me to get on over to the theaters for opening night.

Danny: This plot has to be one of the strongest plots I have seen in almost all of the marvel movies. The plot is so amazingly intriguing and action packed all the way through. I love to watch movies that make you use your brain, and I  was awed by what happened at the end of the movie. I recommend this movie just knowing that the plot was amazing. Things such as family, friends and enemies causing chaos was just amazing to watch, and I was left wondering what would happen next

Team/ Stance

Sabrina: I’m actually 50/50 on this one. Weird, I know. At first I was on Cap’s side, but after the movie i had some conflicting feelings. To me it seems like both Cap and Iron Man have their hearts in the right place. While Iron Man was being a bit pushy about signing, ultimately his concern was for the people.

We can see a lot of change in Iron Man from his first movie. At first he was very much only concerned with himself which was shown through is “god complex”. But now Tony is starting to see the repercussions of his actions and is so pounded by guilt that he feels like signing is the best option. But if you pay attention you’ll see the many times where Iron Man used his devices which essentially was breaking his “contract”.

Captain America VS Iron Man (EPIC)

Photo found here.

Then there was Cap. Based on the events of the Winter Soldier, we can understand why Steve wouldn’t want to sign the papers. Cap is also all for freedom (after all it is what he signifies) and signing confining papers definitely wasn’t in his plans. He has every reason to understand that leaders of organizations and countries in the Marvel universe have their own agendas; and he was not about to be some executive’s guard dog or weapon.

So I can understand both sides. Iron Man believed he was doing the right thing based off of his past experiences as well as Cap.

Danny: I am team Captian America all the way, mainly because I agree completely with not being controlled by a government or group of individuals that could possibly be infiltrated like Shield. Another reason is because he is the more honest and good working hero of the avengers. He saved the world more than once and if you watch or watched  the movie may also know why I agree with him. He is just strong, smart, and a good leader all the way through. I feel like I trust Captain America more, no offense to Iron man, but he isn’t the best leader or best person to judge what’s good and what’s not good. All around Captain America is just a person I would follow in real life. I also like the heros on his side such as the Winter Soldier who is one of my favorite characters next to Captain America in the marvel universe.

Overall Rating

Sabrina: For me I’d give this movie a 9/10. I love the filmography, the plot, and the fact that it’s a great conversation starter (when the person is on the same team as you anyways).

Danny: I believe this worthy of a 10/10 for me, this has to be the best shot, best plot, most character growth in any Marvel movie I have seen. I really appreciate both how Spiderman and Black Panther were displayed which raised it from a 9 to a 10.

Closing

So what were your thoughts on the movie? Whose side were you on? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured image found here.

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About Sabrina N. Mapes

There are only so many people who can say they're fans of pirates, superheroes, and violin pop; I am one of them. Some would describe me as spontaneous, others a spazz, and some a caffeine addict... that last one is no longer true.

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