Monday, 9 May 2016

Captain America: Civil War Review

Captain America: Civil War

Release Date: 28th April 2016 - Australia

Production Companies 
Marvel Studios
Marvel Entertainment 

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Australia 

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 170 minutes

Budget: $250,000,000

Box Office Gross: $1,153,304,495

Plot Summary
Tensions rise between
Steve Rogers and the
other Avengers when
global governments
initiate an act to regulate
all superhuman activity. 

Stark, who is known
and hailed as Iron Man,
believes the superheroes
should register, while
Rogers believes in the
principles of freedom
and has a clear mistrust
of the government. The
events put a strain on
the friendship and
eventually, The Avengers.

Meanwhile, Steve meets
up with an old friend,
Bucky Barnes, who's in
trouble. He's accused of
a crime he says he didn't
commit, and his life is
now in danger. Steve
stands behind him, but
the other Avengers believe
his actions are putting
them in danger - they
ask him to disassociate
himself from Bucky.

Chris Evans - Steve Rogers/Captain America 
Robert Downey, Jr. - Tony Stark/Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson - Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow 
Sebastian Stan - Bucky Barnes/Winter Solider
Anthony Mackie - Sam Wilson/The Falcon
Don Cheadle - Lt. James Rhodes/War Machine
Chadwick Boseman - T'Challa/Black Panther
Elizabeth Olsen - Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Paul Bettany - Vision
Jeremy Renner - Clint Barton/Hawkeye 
Paul Rudd - Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Emily VanCamp - Sharon Carter
Tom Holland - Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Frank Rillo - Brock Rumlow/Crossbones
William Hurt - Secetary of State Thaddeus Ross
Daniel Brühl - Zemo
John Slattery - Howard Stark
Hope Davis - Maria Stark
Kerry Condon - F.R.I.D.A.Y
Martin Freeman - Everett Ross
Marisa Tomei - Aunt May
John Kani - King T'Chaka
Alfre Woodard - Miriam

Directors - Anthony & Joe Russo
Based on Comic "Captain
America" - Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
Based on Comic "Civil War" - Mark Millar
Screenplay - Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Executive Producers - Victoria
Alonso, Louis D'Esposito,
Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Nate
Moore and Patricia Whitcher
Producer - Kevin Feige
Co-Producers - Mitchell Bell, Christoph Fisser,
Henning Molfenter and Charlie Woebcken
Production Designer - Owen Paterson
Costume Designer - Judianna Mavkosky
Cinematography - Trent Opaloch
Special Effects Supervisor - Daniel Sudick
Visual Effects Supervisors - Huseyin Caner
and Dan Deleeuw
Additional Photography/Visual Effects Supervisor -
Ray Giarratana
Visual Effects Supervisor: ILM - Russell Earl
Animation Supervisor - Raphael A. Pimentel
Film Editors - Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt
Music - Henry Jackman

After recently watching DC's latest mild disappointment of a movie BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (click here), I decided to write a review for the latest addition of the Marvel cinematic universe, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. Needless to say, the latter is better than anything DC has put out recently, the story is much better developed with heaps of action sequences. It is also a significant improvement on AGE OF ULTRON (click here) which was not as good as the the first AVENGERS feature (click here) or any other standalone features from the Marvel brand. Thankfully, the movie resolves to a huge and thrilling climax which is almost bigger compared to the one in BATMAN V SUPERMAN, but with more grit and emotion.

Almost all of the players from the previous Marvel movies have returned for their roles, even new actors were added especially for this film. The best of these roles would be Tom Holland for his newer interpretation of Spider Man who has only shown up in the mid-half of the feature and it could be a better version of the character than either the role portrayed by Andrew Garfield or Tobey Maguire.

Quite frankly, CIVIL WAR feels more like an AVENGERS movie than a standalone film compared to the last two CAPTAIN AMERICA hits. It is a spontaneous, thrilling superhero epic that everyone will enjoy and watch in a multiple times in either format. Please, don't miss it out before you'll regret it!

Star rating: (10/10) Best Movie Ever


  1. This one did feel more like an Avengers movie than a Cap one, but I don't think of it as a very good thing. They focused too little on Cap. I saw a lot more flaws in it than you did, but I do agree it was better than BvS, definitely. I loved the action style and how much of it there was, and Spider-Man and the other guest characters were fun. Didn't care for the politics or a lot of the related drama, but some drama was quite good -- with Cap and Bucky and T'Challa. Glad you liked it!

    1. Thanks for the feedback! I eventually disagree about some negativity of what you said about the movie. You are right about Spider-Man and the other Marvel characters, they are fun indeed!