Synopsis: Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
Director: Anthony and Joe Russo
Starring: Uhh… Everyone? Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johannsson, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland.
Release Date: 28th April 2016
AP: In the lead-up to Civil War, among all the hype and excitement, was worry that because of the vast amount of characters appearing in the anticipated flick, that screen time for each character would be significantly reduced or make it difficult to build a compelling story. If you had thoughts like this, you needn’t have worried!
Marvel have again accomplished a feat that no other studio can come close to imitating (ahem… DC/Warner Bros. and the spectacularly bad Batman VS. Superman).
Civil War is an impressive mixture of compelling story, real character development, cast members who have real chemistry, and of course, badass stunts. Yes, the stunts were dizzying to follow at times, thanks to the combination of 3D, VFX and what felt like a quickened frame rate, but that’s a small criticism in a movie that I found whole-heartedly enjoyable.
With so many established characters already in the film, introducing two newcomers (Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and Tom Holland as Spiderman), was a risky manoeuvre, but one that they completely nailed. Boseman is fantastic and compelling and his performance left me excited for his solo Black Panther film, due out in 2018.
It also still feels like a Captain America-centric movie, and not Avengers 3.0.
The Bottom Line:
It’s what The Avengers: Age of Ultron should have been.