Captain America: Civil War has made its debut AND it is PERFECT! Fans have dubbed this film as “The Avengers 2.5,” and they were on spot on! This film had more superheroes than any previous Marvel Studio film, and its story line is amazing. Finally, The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) takes a page from The DC Cinematic Universe and addresses collateral damage. The story begins with The Avengers taking on a group of terrorists, led by Crossbones, trying to smuggle a biological weapon out of a foreign country.
The action starts from the jump as we see the newest Avengers, Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), utilizing their skills and training to take down to help. All seems under control and the bad guys are stopped until an unwittingly miscalculation by Scarlet Witch causes the death of hundreds! The world reacts by demanding The Avengers become subordinate to The United Nations, and answer for the destruction they have caused in previous battles while defending the world. The team becomes divided as Iron Man, feeling some guilt for the lives lost in the destruction of Slocovia, agrees to government control. War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision, and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) follow suit. Captain America (Chris Evans), however disagrees, feeling government intervention will prevent them from being proactive in protecting the world.
Naturally, Falcon signs with him, while Scarlet Witch remains undecided. When The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) attacks the summit deciding on the fate of The Avengers, Cap is forced to hunt down his former friend. Their reunion is anything, but pleasant as the two Super Soldiers and Falcon find themselves as allies, when it is revealed Winter Soldier was framed.To the world at large, the trio are outlaws; and Black Panther, Spider-Man, and The Avengers who signed with the government are sent after them. Both sides, with allies like Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and an un-retired Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), clash like never before over ideology, loyalty, and power--all masterminded by the troubled villain, Zemo (Daniel Bruhl)!
Marvel continues to outdo themselves with this latest film! The clash between both teams of Avengers, the addition of Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) to the MCU, and the future of the MCU is astonishing! Thanks to the machinations of Zemo, The Avengers lineup as we know it may never be the same again, but we know for a fact there will be a massive number of superheroes in Avengers: Infinity War when Team Cap and Team Iron Man will undoubtedly have to realign to take on Thanos! Yes, we miss Thor and Hulk, but both will be in Thor: Ragnarok! All in all, whether you’re rooting for The Golden Avenger or The Star-Spangled Avenger, it is a movie you must see! Be sure to catch Captain America: Civil War in theaters nationwide!
***Be sure you stay for TWO after credit scenes, one right after the initial credits, and the other after the movie credits***