Long story short – I absolutely loved it, both as a general movie goer and a long time Marvel comics fan.
Short story long – Captain America: Civil War is the third outing in the Marvel Studios’ Captain America series, some people are a bit worried about the amount of characters in the movie and thinking Cap might be overshadowed by them but I’m happy to report that this is not the case at all. The story is very much a Captain America story, the supporting characters…Are really supporting characters, but they’re not just there for show, each one is given enough time to shine and enough motivation to choose either Team Cap or Team Iron Man, this includes new characters like Black Panther and yes the spectacular Spider-Man.
Chadwick Boseman just owns it as Black Panther, every time he shows up on screen he’s a boss and effectively lifts the character off of the comic page to physical form on film.
Tom Holland’s portrayal of Peter Parker/Spider-Man is probably the best live-action version of the character I’ve seen to date. Though his part isn’t too big Holland creates a likeable, funny, and caring iteration of everyone’s favorite web crawler who I can only compare to the source material and not strictly to prior non-comic related media adaptations.
Both Boseman and Holland are real scene stealers and my interest in their solo outings has skyrocketed after seeing them in action. Both fit their characters as well as Chris Evans does with Cap and RDJ as Tony Stark.
Daniel Bruhl‘s Zemo was a great bad guy, and has a very sad back-story that makes you feel sorry for him. Dude just nailed each scene.
Not only is Civil War a solid popcorn movie it also thoroughly dives into the complex political philosophies and doesn’t sugar coat them, nor do they get lost in the VFX and impressive action scenes( Speaking of which that air port battle…Damn that was epic!)
Well worth the wait and well worth the hype,