Civil War Review by Huw Parry
Before you read this Civil War review rest assured that it will be entirely spoiler free. I’ll just be giving my thoughts on the movie as a whole, the characters and acting etc. I’ll also add that if you haven’t already seen ‘Captain America: Civil War’ to get the most out of it you’ll need to have seen ‘Avengers,’ ‘Captain America: The Winter Solider’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ However, it’s not absolutely necessary to have seen them.
Cap, as he did in Winter Soldier, has serious issues with how the powers that be are trying to impose themselves. The government feels the Avengers need to be held to account and sanctioned for one too many operations that lead to innocent people dying. So, a document is written that’s supported by the United Nations to put the team under their command. Captain America refuses to sign the documents and events that follow see a small rift grow to a chasm.
Civil War lacks the slickness of The Winter Soldier and it suffers from bouts of predictability and a few leaps in logic. Overall though I loved it. It packs an emotional punch, but not at the expense of the great one liners and visual gags that you’ve come to love in Marvel films. Civil War also features the best fight scenes we’ve ever seen in a superhero movie. I really recommend checking out an IMAX screening purely for the airport battle alone. It’s a visual feast and up there with the best scenes so far in a Marvel Studios movie.