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Captain America: Civil War - Movie Review

Verdict - "A perfect balance between emotion and entertainment. "

Following the commercial success of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War is the thirteenth film in the MCU and is marketed as the ultimate superhero showdown starring Captain America, Iron Man, The Winter Soldier and all of your favourite exemplars. Directed by The Russo Brothers (who previously helmed The Winter Soldier), this movie contemplates more on the emotional side of our beloved avengers and will also position many other characters for their upcoming standalone films.

The film starts with Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Natasha Romanoff, and Wanda Maximoff in Lagos, Nigeria where they attempt to stop Brock Rumlow from stealing a biological weapon and end up causing an enormous accident with many casualties. As a result, the U.S. Secretary of State introduces the Avengers to the Sokovia Accords, an appeal which will abandon the freedom of the Avengers as a private organisation and will make them operate under the supervision of The United Nations. After considering the disastrous and tragic events happened in New York, Washington DC, Sokovia, and Lagos, Tony Stark and James Rhodes believe that coinciding with the plea is the wise thing to do. But, Steve Rogers opposes their opinion and questions about the autonomy of the team. As the storyline advances, Tony and Steve end up appointing their sides as the two teams face off each other in an epic colossal showdown known as The Civil War.

Despite the fact that this film allowed us to meld with multiple characters who had their own opinions, it justified its title and effectively approached its core characters. The brotherly relationship between Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes was magnificently shown and their characters were focused appropriately. The compassion, trust and emotion that Steve had for Bucky transpired well in the film and the writers did a great job by highlighting their friendship perfectly.

On the other hand, we got Tony Stark who is dealing with his own exasperated mental state and we can see the agony in his eyes throughout the film. His new recruit, Peter Parker was one of the standouts in the entire film. The approach that the writers took to introduce him during the combat sequences while he's going against Ant-Man, Captain America was remarkable and is hilarious and astonishing to watch at the same time. Also, the addition of Ant-Man in the film was a great bonus, his comedic one-liners were entirely priceless. Besides that, I also loved that they mentioned Thor and Bruce Banner's names in the movie who are obviously busy filming Thor: Ragnarok.

Furthermore, the action sequences in the film were jaw-dropping, every single scene had its own significance and an emotional touch, as a result, when these larger than life superheroes were going against each other it really felt imperative especially during the climax fight and during the airport fight scene that had a lot of fun entertaining elements attached to it. The directors Russo Brothers understand the strengths and weaknesses of each and every character properly and presented them accordingly so that everyone had their own moment.

But, here's my only problem with this film and it's always been the same part that almost all MCU movies struggle to carry out. A good villain! Daniel Brühl who plays the protagonist in the film was clearly wasted, sure he had its moment in the end, but it felt quite underwhelming for me after he revealed his intentions and the reasons behind his actions.

Overall, Captain America: Civil War was an entertaining watch and is most certainly one of the best Marvel movies till date. The underlying emotion and the significance that this film had in its approach was skillfully presented. And also, the witty one-liners and the astounding action sequences raised up the compelling aspect of the film as its one of the well-written and executed superhero movies in recent years. 

My Rating - 4/5 | Grade - A (The best one around!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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