Captain America: Civil War Is It Worth Your Money?
Directors: Anthony & Joe Russo
Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downy Jr., Scarlet Johansson, Sabastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, and Daniel Brühl
Stingers: 1 mid credits, 1 post credits
Run time: 2 hours 26 minutes
Let’s not fool ourselves here, this is not a Captain America movie. This is absolutely an Avengers movie through and through, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The Cap shares almost equal screen time with Iron Man, and all but two of the Avengers make an appearance (The Hulk and Thor). I think it’s clear from the title of the film, the movie poster, and the trailers that this movie pits one half of the Avengers against the other, while introducing two new members: Spider Man, and The Black Panther.
No one should be surprised to hear that Marvel has made another super hero epic, nor should they be surprised when it winds up breaking (or at least coming close to breaking) box office records. The only thing that is surprising here is that this super hero movie fad is still going as strong as it is. Last year when I reviewed Avengers: Age of Ultron, I stated that Marvel would have to switch things up a it if they wanted to stay on top. I suggested going with darker themes, and more adult content. I’m happy to say they certainly are starting to lean that way with Civil War, however I’m starting to become more skeptical of their ability to remain the powerhouse they currently are.
I want to state this loud and clear, I liked this movie, I like the Marvel movies, and I think you should go and see this movie ASAP! I don’t need fan boys freaking out on me that I’m wrong, or stupid because they misconstrued my opinion. I’m just starting to see Marvel as more of a major corporation and less of a creative entity. While a lot of money is being made, a lot of money is being spent. When profits dip even a little bit, I worry Disney may try to pull the plug on these movies prematurely.
So as I stated above, Civil War is most certainly worth seeing in theaters. The Russo brothers must have sold their souls to get the opportunity to direct this and The Winter Soldier. Their only other movie of “note” was You, Me and Dupree. Regardless of this fact they’ve managed to direct movies that fit in seamlessly with the rest of the Marvel universe.
The casting/acting as always is top-notch in Civil War. The Black Widow (Johansson), Scarlet Witch (Olsen), Ant-Man (Rudd), Black Panther (Boseman), and Spider-Man (new comer Tom Holland) steal the show from The Cap, Iron Man, and the rest of the Avengers. The marketing campaign trys to get you to choose between team Captain America, and team Iron Man. I uniquivically choose team Black Widow. She is far more bad ass than any of the other Avengers.
Captain America: Civil War is worth every bit of the money you’ll spend to take your whole family to the theater, popcorn and all.