The long and short of Marvel movies is the consistency of quality and success. Both critical and financial. When talking about a Marvel Cinematic Universe film it would be hard pressed to find a dull rock amongst the many shining gems. Captain America: Civil War is no exception.
Following on from the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron – Civil War sees Steve Rogers leading the new group of Avengers in an effort to arrest and stop Crossbones (aka Rumlow from Winter Soldier). A tragic mishap leads to the deaths of some Wakandan nationals including the King T’Chakka and injuring of his son – T’Challa the Black Panther.
This leads to a frenetic clash between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers who fall on opposing sides of the Sokovia Accords. An international agreement ratified by over 170 countries to bring oversight to the Avengers and calling for greater accountability. Stark is for oversight whereas Rogers believes in the right to self governance.
This clash of ideals fuels the rest of the movie as we go on this amazing ride.
Just like an interpretive dancer on steroids, Captain America: Civil War takes us on one adrenaline fueled moment to the next. From the car chase scene involving Bucky, Cap and Black Panther in Germany, to the amazing 17 minute action sequence in the airport, there is nothing not to love about this movie.
And it even tells a great story as well. Everyone is superb in their roles but the standouts are definitely Chris Evans as Captain America and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Having been around these characters for nearly 8 years, you care about what you see and the pain that each goes through. And if you are not choked up by the last 20 minutes over the bomb drop that occurs, then you have a heart of stone.
Captain America: Civil War is one hell of a ride from start to finish. To me Winter Soldier was a stronger movie but Civil War is a grander one. I give it 4.25 out 5 chillies……Extra Spicy.