Sunday, June 19, 2016

Captain America : Civil War

I think we have been over what a huge Marvel fan I am already so it should go as no surprise that I saw this movie in the theater.  This is the newest in the Marvel franchise of movies involving The Avengers.  First thing I will prepare you for is the absence of The Hulk and Thor.  The characters do make reference to them throughout the movie.  There was a lot of publicity and media hype leading up to the release involving #TeamCap or #TeamIronman.  I landed firmly in the Ironman camp.  I can't help it. I love Tony Stark's ( Robert Downey Jr.) sarcastic behavior and comments.
The film opens with various Avengers doing different things since the fallout from their last battle.  They did save many people in the last battle but they left a lot of carnage behind and now society is starting to rethink the need for such super heroes.  This forces the government to come up with the Hero Registration Act.  This basically means the government will decide who and when they need to send The Avengers on missions.  Naturally this causes a huge rift between the team. Tony has ruined his relationship with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow-also not appearing in the movie) and been confronted by angry parents who lost loved ones due to actions of the team. He decides maybe it will be a good thing to sit back and let someone else call the shots for awhile and maybe the next time there won't be so many casualties.  Cap ( Chris Evans) disagrees. He  feels that once the government has a say things will go from bad to worse.  He doesn't feel the government will be able to protect the world as well.  Not only does this split the team in half but it also forces them to introduce some new Avengers.  The Black Widow is firmly on TeamCap and in doing so has landed on the opposite side from her friend Hawkeye ( Jeremy Renner).  We also meet The Black Panther at the summit to sign the Act into place (Chadwick Boseman).  Tony Stark gets a little more help from a very new, young man named Peter Parker aka Spider-Man ( Tom Holland). His team rounds out with Vision (Paul Bettany) and War Machine (Don Cheadle).
TeamCap consists of The Scarlet Witch ( Elizabeth Olsen), Hawkeye, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Agent Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie).
The two teams end up fighting each other instead of the baddie. There was so much action in this movie it was fantastic.  The end leaves no doubt that the next installment will be just as awesome and of course, there were extra scenes at the end.

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