Review – Captain America: Civil War

Steve Rogers has to choose between old friends and new alliances. Photo: Hypable

Steve Rogers has to choose between old friends and new alliances. Photo: Hypable

MARVEL has created another masterpiece with the latest installment in their cinematic universe.

Captain America: Civil War launched at midnight and has raised the standards expected of superhero films.

The film, starring Chris Evans as the titular hero, sees the Captain taking on Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr.

Middlesbrough Cineworld launched Civil War with back to back screenings of Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier before it.

This shows the full journey of Steve Rogers, and his struggle to bring his friend Bucky Barnes back to the light.

At two hours and 26 minutes, it is the longest Marvel film to date, and managed to pack lots of action into this time.

The film introduces new superheroes, including Tom Holland's Spider-Man.

The film introduces new superheroes, including Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.

The film starts by looking at Bucky’s past, and builds through to the climatic fight scenes featuring superheroes like Vision (Paul Bettany), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and new Avengers Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

Much like The Winter Soldier, the film is enjoyable for how it makes you think, as well as the action sequences.

The film looks deeper into the Avengers, with the team questioning their morals as the Sokovia Accords are published.

While the film as a whole was excellent, highlights include the fight scenes featuring newcomers Boseman and Holland, and the chemistry between Bucky (Sebastian Stan) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) as the battle to be Rogers’ best friend.

As expected with Marvel films, there is enough comic relief, mainly brought through Rudd, Stan and Mackie, to lighten the mood in what could have been a darker story.

The film sets up Black Panther's stand-alone film, due for release next year.

The film sets up Black Panther’s stand-alone film, due for release next year.

This film was highly rated by critics and doesn’t disappoint the fans either.

Not only was this an excellent film, but it sets the rest of Marvel’s Phase III projects up nicely.

The introduction of Black Panther’s Wakanda, a new roster of Avengers and the return of Spider-Man point towards an even brighter future for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film is out in cinemas now, watch the latest trailer here.

from Tside