Does the third of the Captain America film series hold up as both a squeal to The Winter Soldier and Age Of Ultron? Marvel most recent film delivers the goods and blows away expectations. Civil War beautifully ties most of the past films of the MCU in a cleaver and realistic manner. Captain America: Civil War will leave you both satisfied and wanting more. Everything from the casting to the clever writing this film exceeds to be Marvel Studios best film since The Avengers. The story drives home a very valid question on superhero responsibility and the blur line of right and wrong.
Along with the returning cast of the Avengers and Ant-Man, we get three new addition to the MCU. Spiderman and Black Panther were executed almost perfectly. This may be the best Peter Parker/Spiderman since the 90s animated series. Black Panther was a very big surprise. I had high hopes for Black Panther but the amount of how much I ended up being invested in the character surprised me after my first viewing. Chadwick Boseman does an amazing job in his debut as Black Panther and makes it count. Now for the villain, Helmut Zemo was a bit of a mixed bag for me. It wasn’t till a second viewing I really enjoyed the character ad understood his action more and more with each viewing. He is very different from most of the villains we have gotten in the MCU and for that, I respect the Russo brothers for shaking up the villain formula.
The ending worked on many levels due to both Iron Man and Captain America was fleshed out much more than they have been before and giving strong reasons for their stand on their views. Their struggles with each other were astounding at how well it was used.
Bucky’s relationships with Steve is expressed more heavily, now that Bucky is all Steve has of his past life.The final fight of the film was an emotional climax for both Steve and Tony which was the icing on the cake.