“Captain, while a great many people see you as a hero, there are some who prefer the word vigilante. You’ve operated with unlimited power and no supervision. That’s something the world can no longer tolerate.”
- What is this movie about?
Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man, causing the Avengers to split…
- Why should you watch it?
Marvel fan? Watch it! No Marvel fan? Watch it too (please). The movie could be named: The Avengers: Civil War. But no, it’s called Captain American: Civil War, for one reason, which is that he is the main character (although at some point it feels like Avengers three). But this movie is about himself and all of those around him (almost all of them, sorry no Hulk or Thor in here, for them you will have to wait until the Ragnarök).
The movie at some points lacks action but it’s because it is focusing us in what is to come. But every action scene in the movie has a reason to be (as always) and all of them are really entertaining. The scene at the airport is on of the best scenes choreographed ever! Where we get to see old and new friends. Special mention to our beloved neighbour Spider-Man and Black Panther, which might not be known to many people but it certainly looks promising. Cannot wait for their movies! More Marvel please! That scene is simply something for the eye to enjoy; pure adrenaline. The movie has action, it has its jokes and it has its easter eggs (try to catch them all). And coming out so soon after the Batman vs Superman one, comparisons are inevitable and we cannot but wonder, why do we love Marvel movies so much!
If you are expecting it to be faithful to the comic with its same name, forget about it. The premise is the same yes, but the story changes as not all characters involved are able to attend the festivities but those who attend are great. It feel natural for them to join the team. The only pity is Zemo, it could have been a greater character but he just is one more, one more that we will forget about I am afraid…. As for what might happen after here, we will have to wait for the Avengers: Infinity movies… For the moment choose your side.
- Did you know?
– This movie is the thirteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
– The film is based on the Marvel Comics “Civil War” comic.
– In the film, the Falcon utilizes a falcon drone called Redwing. In the mainstream Marvel comics, Redwing was an actual falcon, which was Sam Wilson’s sidekick.
– Iron Man orders Captain America to stay down, and Cap answers: “I could do this all day”. That is the same answer he gave to a bully who was beating him up at the beginning of Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
– This is the live-action debut of T’Challa, the Black Panther, one of the first African superheroes.
– Tom Holland is the youngest person to portray Spider-Man/Peter Parker on-screen at 19 years old.
– Chris Evans has stated that this film will set up Avengers: Infinity War – Part I (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War – Part II (2019).
– The trailer broke the record previously held by Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) for the most views in 24 hours with 64 million views.
– The title of this movie was jokingly announced as Captain America: Serpent Society during the announcement of Marvel Phase 3.
– Spider-Man’s suit design is based on his original look in the comics when he debuted in 1962. The goggles change size to homage the various different designs they have had over the years.
– Hulk was initially inserted into the script, but was later removed.
– This is the first film featuring General Thaddeus Ross without Bruce Banner/Hulk.
– This movie is slated to premiere in the same year as a DC comics movie also revolving around two heroes battling, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
– The film coincides with the 75th anniversary of Captain America. 2016 also marks the 10th anniversary of the original Civil War comic book and Black Panther’s 50th anniversary.
– Samuel L. Jackson was “surprised” to discover that Nick Fury would not be in the film after “the Russo Brothers told [him he] was.” Executive Producer Nate Moore stated that Fury was not included “because he didn’t add anything to the Civil War story they were telling.”