For sure, there won't be a whiny android that's hell bent on destroying the world just because it can in this movie.
Unlike the previous Marvel movies, Civil War perhaps has the best ensemble of protaganists and villains. Because everyone doubles up as that, making you wonder whether Cap's decision to go against the establishment is right. Iron Man, on the other hand, understands the casaulity of the damage but you've got to question if he puts the law above friendship.
Choosing the roster isn't exactly easy but it's made smoother due to the forward looking plan of Marvel's cinematic universe. While Joe Russo jokingly said that they flipped a coin to decide who's on #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan, he followed up and explained how he and Anthony Russo examined each character's motive and backstory carefully to place them on the right team.
There is still one villain in the form of Zemo. Aside from Tom Hiddleston's wonderful portrayal as anguished antagonist Loki, we have to say Daniel Bruhl is a close match. Perhaps even better once you've reached the end of the movie and understand the motive behind his manipulation of the heroes.
You knew this scene was coming. But we bet you won't be prepared for the awesomeness of the actual fight. When you have 12 superheroes laying the smackdown on each other, you're expecting a bit of confusion.
Not in the hands of the Russo brothers. The directors have relied very little on digital enhancements throughout the movie, so every punch, kick and blow you see is as realistic as it gets.
The beautifully choreographed mess as Iron Man and Captain America face off, the quick friendly banter between Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johannsson) and the awestruck reaction of Ant-man (Paul Rudd) and new kid on the block Spider-man (Tom Holland) during the 17-minute long fight is enough reason to watch this show.
Captain America, Falcon and The Winter Solder. Captain America, The Winter Soldier and Iron Man. As apparent, Bucky is somewhat of a third wheel in the dynamics here.
The bromance in the Russo-led vehicle is very strong. What makes the struggle between duty versus friendship even more real is the fact that all of them have gone through hell and back together. That's the kind of bond you can never break even if you have opposing views and ideas.
Yet it is this strong bond that makes the movie that much more enjoyable too. Watch out for those moments when Falcon and The Winter Soldier fight for Cap's attention. A little over-the-top, we admit, but still brings out some chuckles.
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