Is Captain America: Civil war the greatest superhero movie of all times? It’s a valid question. It contains more superpowers than any other movie ever put on screen, and the story is monumentally entertaining on biblical proportions.
Here’s a good moment to compare why Marvel succeeds and DC Comics fails.
Marvel only puts their superheroes together in a great battle when the story demands it. DC Comics does it for simple shock value, so they can keep up with the success rate of their counter-brothers which, in truth, is much bigger with each new movie released.
Or why Batman vs. Superman is a boring fistfight. And Captain America: Civil war might easily be the single greatest superhero-war anyone has ever witnessed on screen …
To have Captain America, Iron Man, Ant-Man, the Black Panther and God knows who else engage in a thick battle sounds very interesting – and the end result is nothing short of staggering! – but Marvel understands that without a subsequent storyline, the action will fall flat on its face.
Which is why they’ve created a plot that’s almost as interesting as the fighting sequences themselves! Some of the dialogues are very well written. There’s jokes aplenty, stressful decision making time and – wait for it! – ingenious oneliners that would give Arnold Schwarzenegger sleepless nights …
In this movie, the loyalty of our beloved heroes is put to the test when their recent activities in cities around the world is being scrutinized by the Hero Registration Act; a worldwide board of government officials who decided that even superheroes should operate under the same laws and restrictions.
With this Registration Act in place, no Avenger is allowed to take off and fight some evildoer on his own accord, as their battles often result in pulverized cities and the loss of many innocent people.
Yes, they’ve prevented worse from happening. Yes, their powers are a necessary tool to withstand some great evil lurking ahead. NO! They no longer possess the freedom to do whatever they want! Too much blood has been shed, and it’s time to put a stop to it!
Of course, this decision splits the Avengers-group in twain … and from there on out friendships are strained to the breaking point.
Aside from the wonderful fighting sequences, huge action set pieces and first-class story writing, Captain America: Civil war acquires one more crucial thing. The movie adds yet another important layer in the Marvel-pyramid of expanding their superhero-saga.
It’s a real pity that the X-men refuse to play along or how the Fantastic Four-remake was the worst thing Marvel ever created – proof that even giants have flaws – but nevertheless we are slowly advancing to a finale where as many as +60 superheroes will fight together to battle their most lethal opponent yet.
It’s going to take a few more years before we’ll get there. First we have a couple more stories to get into:
1) the birth of Marvel’s first ever magician, the mysterious Doctor Strange
2) the second story of the strangest group of superheroes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
3) the return of Spider-man, now an official member of the Avengers, in Spider-man: Homecoming
4) the uncharacteristically absent Thor and the Hulk in this movie since they have their own freaky show in Thor: Ragnarök
5) a deeper analysis into the world of the Black Panther
6) the rise of one of the most powerful female superheroes in Captain Marvel.
—> so you see, Marvel has their plans laid out well ahead into the future, guaranteeing a lot more action & fun from their near-endless stream of awesome superheroes …
— Going back to the topic at hand —
Captain America: Civil war also features, not unimportant, some very good performances. Most actors are so used to their characters that their acting is like second nature.
New on the job is the ever-beautiful Marisa Tomei, who plays Aunt May in the movie.
For Chadwick Boseman: it’s diving into the deep as it’s the first time he gets to suit up as the Black Panther. It’s virtually the only superhero who won’t get an origin story, but that’s ok. Through some very smart writing, we found out all we have to about his duel personality … and there’s still more to come in the future!
In the end it’s quite simple.
If you like superhero stories, you’ll LOVE Captain America: Civil war! Guaranteed!!
For those who claim that Marvel makes their movies always so bright and colorful … why would you wanna watch a depressing, melancholic superhero-movie in the first place? If you want depressing & melancholic –> turn on the TV and watch the news.
When it boils down to superheroes, it’s all about dreaming away in some wonderful fantasy world … and Marvel does it better than anyone else at the moment!
did you know?
This is the fourth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to gross $1 billion.
Give it to me short:
Captain America: Civil war builds onto previous Avengers- and Captain America-movies and presents us with arguably the best movie yet! The writing is very handsomely done, the acting is – as usual – on par, the fighting sequences are wild but always beautifully choreographed which is not easy if you know that, at one point, 12 superheroes were fighting each other, all at the same time!
Marvel once again scores a beautiful masterpiece and adds one golden layer onto another. Their shining pyramid of classic comic book movies rises higher than anything else in Hollywood now, and it’s enthralling to know that there’s a lot more to come.
The story itself is also monumental in delivering enough food for thought. It’s ripped right out of today’s newspapers about how certain powers cannot control our planet, under no pretense whatsoever. Naturally, in this movie it addresses the dark pattern of near-unstoppable super-forces and the damage it inflicts upon the world.
For being ‘just’ another comic book story, Captain America: Civil war is easily one of the brightest and most intelligent ones éver to have come out … kudos to all the team!
—> Now, when is the next Marvel movie due?? <—