Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is a fun, entertaining superhero film that’s plagued by repetitive action, a boring villain & a lack of originality.

The highlight of the film is Spider-man. He’s not in the film much, but when he is, he’s a scene stealer.

Another highlight is a fight sequence in an airport featuring all the Avengers fighting each other. However, none of them are trying to kill one another and because they all seem to be near indestructible (even the ones without powers), there’s a lack of tension or risk. SPOILER – At no point did I suspect any of them would die, and that’s a bad thing. END OF SPOILER.

In terms of the originality, this year we’ve seen Batman v Superman and Daredevil v Punisher. So we’ve seen what happens when superheroes face one another. The only difference here, is why they’re fighting each other. Sadly, the film fails to adequately explain it. There’s enough information presented for things to make sense, but a little more of an argument or debate beforehand would’ve been nice.

The biggest problem with the film is the villain. He’s boring. We don’t actually find out anything about him until one of his final scenes at the very end of the film. At which point it’s too little, too late.

The film is good. It’s worth a watch if you like the Marvel films. But it’s also just another Marvel film. It’s not the best of them and at this point, in terms of storylines and characters, they’re running out of steam.


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