Marvel’s 'Captain America: Civil War' is not so civil


Civil War PosterBy Paul Evers, sports editor
The American Civil War: a fight between the South, who believed in slavery while the North believed in free will. Obviously there are a whole lot of other layers to the war, but that’s the way they teach it to you in elementary school.
“Captain America: Civil War” actually has very similar issues. Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, believes in “slavery” by allowing the United Nations to control the Avengers, while Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, believes the Avengers should be free willed and have no oversight.
While this seems to be the original and main conflict between the Avengers, there are so many more layers to the rift in the group. The issue was getting all of these layers was excruciatingly slow in the beginning.
The movie had an action scene early on to set the whole issue up, but after that the movie tried to develop too many storylines at once which slowed the whole movie down. It takes “new” Avengers to get the movie going.
Once the team of Iron Man, War Machine, Black Widow, Black Panther (who is also a king, this dude is awesome), Vision and Spider-Man face off against Captain America, Winter Soldier, Falcon, Hawkeye (yes, he could not stay in retirement), Ant-Man and Scarlet Witch, the action picks up. The witty one-liners finally give you the feeling of a Marvel movie instead of a exposé on the superheros.
While the action slows down again, the story progression is clear-cut finally (another great quality of a Marvel movie), and you’re on the edge of your seat waiting for the action to happen against the true villain of the movie (But is he really the villain? Or is he just the mastermind to open the rift in the Avengers?).
What happens next I can’t even describe, so if you care at all about the Marvel universe just go watch the movie. If you’re one of those moviegoers that wants a lot of action in your superhero movies, realize this movie has a lot of plot development and story and character development for the Marvel universe, and it may not be your cup of tea.
The final verdict is “Captain America: Civil War” could have maybe been put together better at the beginning, the middle finally gives the right feeling, and the ending is just shocking. Marvel has another hit on its hands, and I can’t wait to see the box office numbers to validate that.