What is it about? After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which the Avengers were forced to drop a city out of the sky, the government thinks the Avengers should operate publicly under their supervision. On top of this, Captain America’s best friend Bucky Barnes, also known as the Winter Soldier, is forced to be on the run from the government. After feeling guilt for all the destruction he caused, Iron Man believes that the Avengers should be under the government’s control, but Cap disagrees. Therefore, the Avengers are split in half- one side led by Iron Man, the other by Captain America. Along the way, newcomers Spider-Man and Black Panther join the fight.
How is it? 5.3/5 Captain America: Civil War is an amazing movie filled to the brim with action and humor. It has great acting by Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man, and Chris Evans who plays, Captain America. As for non-Marvel fans who wish to see the movie, I would recommend watching The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Or just reading this article. Despite solid acting, action, and humor, Civil War is just an all-around fun movie to watch. The only negative thing I could think of is the villain, Helmut Zemo, a Cap villain from the comics, who also splits the Avengers apart. Incorporating him in the movie makes it a little bit messy in the way that the movie has to juggle him in with all the other characters. New additions Spider-Man and Black Panther are AWESOME, the first being a great source of comic relief, and the second just being really cool.
How is the action, humor, and special effects? 5.5/5 Civil War is completely action-packed, with fight sequences from the beginning to the end. The airport battle, which can be partially seen from the trailers, is amazing, with all the heroes in the movie clashing and showing off their fantastic abilities. Critics all around are praising this sequence for its fantastic action, and it is my favorite scene from the movie. It also has clever one-liners embedded in all the action, which will make you laugh out loud. There is also a great chase sequence with Black Panther, Cap, and Bucky. Ant-Man and Spider-Man are really funny, as well as Falcon, who shows up in The Winter Soldier. The special effects are also pretty good, but not as good as other entries, as this is more about the heroes and not anything cosmic. This movie is really fun to watch, unlike another superhero brawl, Batman v Superman, which lacked this element throughout.
Overall, Captain America: Civil War is a fantastic movie that will please both fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and people new to it.