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Movie Review: Captain America – Civil War (Pt 2)

Movie Review: Captain America – Civil War (Pt 2)
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Game Name: Captain America - Civil War
Publisher(s): Marvel Studios / Disney.
Developer(s): DIrectors: Joe and Anthony Russo / Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Genre(s): Action, Fantasy, Super Hero
Release Date: May 5th, 2016
ESRB Rating: PG - Parental Guidance: Violence and action throughout, and some language.

Did you read our Part 1 review? It is Here

Which side are you on?  Team Captain, or Team Ironman?images (2)

This is a question that has been asked for weeks as we approached the premiere of the newest addition to the Marvel Universe movie franchise with Captain America – Civil War.

Captain America – Civil War is a continuation of the story that takes place after the last Avengers movie, Avengers – Age of Ultron.  The story continues with Captain Steve Rogers (AKA Captain America) dealing with the fallout of being the hero for the people of Earth.  Him and the rest of the Avengers have done everything they can to protect the people, but apparently the few that don’t survive are now starting to speak loudly.  This causes a rift to build when new controls are put in place.  On top of all this Captain America is trying to save his good friend Bucky Barnes (AKA the Winter Soldier) from being killed as they try to track him down.

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This movie follows the continuing story of the Avengers perfectly, with lots of tie-ins to the previous Avengers movies, as well as some tie-ins to the Captain America movies.  They provide enough details during the movies to fill you in if you have not seen them for a while, or if you haven’t seen them at all.  Mostly anyone seeing this movie HAS seen them though, so that wouldn’t be a big deal at all.

The action sequences in the movie are great.  I mean, who doesn’t want to see super hero’s fight each other.  The battles between the two sides are intense, with a lot of what makes these movies great, fighting & explosions.  There is enough to make the scene’s good, but not too much that it’s going to destroy everything (AKA Transformers).  Another great thing is the addition of the new characters to the story, and providing a tiny sampling of backstory to introduce them, but not enough to clog up the narrative of this movie, as each one will be getting their own movie (Black Panther, Spiderman), or already has  one released (AntMan).
images (3)We saw this movie in 3D at the local cinema in the Ultra AVX screen.  I’m always on the fence with 3D movies, as sometimes they can be over the top annoying or plain useless in no 3D special effects.  I found Captain America – Civil War kind of between these 2 extremes.  While there wasn’t really that much in the way of 3D special effects, there was enough to keep it from feeling forced on you as a gimmick.  I would have to say this was one of the few movies I’ve watched that I forgot that I was wearing the Real3D glasses they gave you as you entered the theatre.  And as someone who wears glasses every day, and having these sit over top, that was a huge positive in my book.

I felt this movie flowed really well, and didn’t have any annoyingly slow parts or too much action. The story continued in a great arc that kept you glued to your seat.  As with all the Marvel movies, the story is king over the action sequences.

In the end, this is definitely a great movie, one that many people who have seen it will be going back for a 2nd or 3rd viewing,  and if you are a fan of the franchise, why haven’t you seen it already?  Go get your ticket, it is so worth it.

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