Directors Joe and Anthony Russo who brought us Captain America: Winter Soldier bring us the sequel Captain America: Civil War. It features an ensemble cast and a diverse group of characters that adds the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe brought us courtesy Marvel Studios and Disney.
After an incident involving the Avengers, led by Captain America (Chris Evans), in Lagos in which civilian lives are lost, Secretary of State Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross (William Hurt) confronts them, announcing the United Nations are putting together the Sokovia Accords. It is a document of accountability that gives the UN the authority to summon the Avengers and even discipline them if things go wrong.
Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is on board because the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron have shaken him saying that they need accountability or “we’re no different than the bad guys.” Steve Rogers is against it, believing that a governing body would be too bureaucratic.
However after his old friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) is blamed for bombing the Accords signing, killing several dignitaries, including Prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) of Wakanda’s father. Cap decides to go rogue in finding him and bringing the true villain to justice. This causes a rift in the team, forcing both sides into a confrontation that could shatter the Avengers forever.
While I think it should have been called Avengers: Civil War, it truly was a fantastic film that the Russo Brothers brought together. The ensemble cast, the visual effects, the introduction to Spider-Man, the story-line, it was all fantastic. Tom Holland had a small, but very exciting role and I think he found a good balance of being Peter Parker and Spider-Man.
Chadwick Boseman played Black Panther brilliantly. He nailed the part and was a fantastic addition to the cast of the Avengers. I do wish the directors had utilized him more because he truly added a new dynamic to the cast that I am excited to see in future installments.
The collaboration between the whole cast is amazing, even with the newcomers. They brought together one amazing story and I cannot wait to see what is next. While Captain America is the main character, this movie is clearly an Avengers film. It works perfectly in sync and the reprecussions will have lasting effects on the MCU.
FAVORITE QUOTE: The safest hands are still our own.
PARENTAL CONCERN: Language, Strong Action Violence
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