3IMDB: Captain America: Civil War
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Previous Viewing Date: aa
For this weekend since I have been left at home and unsupervised, I am going through 20 MCU movies in the MCU’s chronological order, starting from Captain America: The First Avenger through to Ant-Man & The Wasp.
After the events of Sokovia the world knows all about the Avengers, and they are divided as to if they are helping us or hurting us. This is further proven when Scarlet Witch whilst acting to save everyone in a populated marketplace send an explosion up into the air where it erupts destroying half of an apartment building.
The guilt of the members is shown more on some than others, Tony in particular is feeling it. Especially after his experiences during the previous Avengers with the Chitari, this is proving exceptionally hard for him to deal with. Wanda is also suffering after the explosion she sent skyward. The government is also more than happy to push that guilt and fear onto the team.
The option for them? Become “Internationally Government Sponsored” or to retire. This is not something they can undertake either way, lightly. We then cut to the puppeteer for this movie as he strings up a former Soviet Colonel who worked for Hydra in a secret facility that trained up specialised assassins to strike at the world.
When the Captain, Falcon, Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye choose not to sign, they face off against Tony, Rhodes, Agent Romanov (I’ve just noticed that I don’t think I have referred to her once as Black Widow) and Vision do, it becomes friend versus friend, in a conflict that threatens to destroy everything that they have fought so hard to protect. It also brings in the first sighting (at least in the MCU) of the Black Panther who is out for blood after the death of his father at the signing of the Sokovia Accords.
When it is comes out that the Captain’s oldest friend Bucky, the Winter Soldier, was the one responsible for killing Tony’s parents in the car shooting, it is the last straw for Tony, and he loses all sense of decorum when it comes to Captain and his friend. It then becomes a free for all as both sides square off for a battle unlike any other they have faced so far. The result, will leave both sides hurting like never before.
This is a great movie and the place it plays in the greater scheme is an extremely important one, and whilst it breaks the team up, and makes them so much stronger for their next meeting. It has really strong emotional ties to the characters that really pulls the viewer to one side or the other.
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