George V. Reilly

Review: Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War
Title: Captain America: Civil War
Directors: Anthony & Joe Russo
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Released: 2016
Keywords: Marvel, superhero
Watched: 5 May, 2016

The United Nations wants to rein in the Avengers, after the huge damage due to their various battles, notably in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Tony Stark (Iron Man) is feeling guilty about the deaths they’ve caused and wants to go along. Steve Rogers (Captain America) has grown dis­trust­ful of government agendas and doesn’t want to sign the Sokovia Accords. When his old comrade, Bucky Barnes (the Winter Soldier), is framed for a terrorist attack, Rogers and some friends end up outside the law and Stark and others try to stop them.

This is an exciting and en­ter­tain­ing addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, posing an in­ter­est­ing moral dilemma for the lead characters. While a “civil war” does require a number of characters on each side, the sheer number of su­per­heroes in play felt bloated and the implied pitches for upcoming MCU movies grew tiresome. Even so, I enjoyed it.

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