After a $200.4 million international debut last weekend, Disney and Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is set to make its domestic debut, aiming to become only the fourth film to gross over $200 million in its opening weekend and so far Thursdays showings grossed 20.4 million.
Last night I went and watched this highly anticipated movie and here are my thoughts. Now, I’m not all caught up in the comic series but as far as I can tell the story lines are different but do have some similarities. The comics have to do with registering of all superheros to be trained and maintained under the US government if you refuse to reveal your identity you are considered to be breaking the law and will be hunted down by those who have come forward like Tony Stark aka Iron Man. The film does follow a similar suit but it’s mainly targeted only at the Avengers and placing them under the control of the U.N. Going into the film I didn’t know what to expect and I won’t go into too much detail to leave this review spoiler free.
The story moves around a lot and does not focus too much on the newer characters. It’s mainly focused on holding the Avengers accountable for their actions in New York, Washington D.C, and Sokovia. Countries are calling for the Avengers to pay damages and also to be arrested. Yes the Avengers, should be held accountable but not punished. They should have to help restore the cities they damaged and also try to help the families of the innocent victims as best they can. You also can’t place the Avengers under any type of Military supervision, it’s just not going to work.
If we had a team of superheroes that protected us from aliens or super villians you have to realize that innocent people will be at risk. You can’t blame these few individuals who are risking their own lives to save as many people as possible. You also can’t lock them up and throw away key leaving the world vulnerable.
The Civil War story is pretty simple. We have Team Cap and Team Iron Man just like in the comics and there is a divide. Team Cap believes that the Avengers are doing their best and should not be controlled by any type of military or government involvement this was proven when S.H.I.E.L.D fell. Tony Stark believes they “need to be put in check” and managed by someone else that way it is not all on them to be held accountable. Now how the rest breaks down I won’t say, you’ll have to go out and see the film.
This movie is everything a Marvel fan wants. I give it a 9/10.
Have you seen the movie yet? What are your thoughts?