The short of it:
Cap is back but a young nerdy Spider-Man steals the show! Full of explosions, action and laughter; Cap hits on all cylinders. This is the Avenger’s movie you have always wanted to see.
The long of it:
Exactly that! Weighing in at over two and half hours, Captain and his Civil War bring us on a an almost nonstop thrill ride. Almost.
Cap and the Avengers are presented with a decision that will only end up tearing them apart, a very obvious undertone of most of the movies, creating fun for us all. Tony and Cap are on different sides throughout this film, all the while bring full on bromance to the big screen. Their relationship is torn apart and rebuilt from the ground up many times throughout leaving secrets, pains, and people in their wake.
The film continues to delve into the past of all of our beloved characters, from Clint (Hawkeye) deciding to retire, Tony being introduced to a part of his past only a few were privy to, and introductions of new and exciting characters to the team.
From the Blank Panther (who was honestly meh…) to Ant-Man (Paul Rudd is the same guy in every movie! Am I right!?!) the team is assembled. BUT not until the introduction of Aunt May and the amazing Spider-Man does the film ramp up. The humor, the action, the scene stealing by Spider-Man makes the entire movie come together, like glue (or a sticky web!). Cap still has his awesome muscles bulging for the ladies, the romantic undertones, the action packed throwing of his amazing shield and his undying bromance with Bucky, but Spider-Man makes this movie what it is.
A great film with a large number of Superheroes in it!
The culmination of events in the film leads us down a road that can’t really end well. Not the storyline but the pace at which the story is told. It’s up and down and up and down and super high, and that is only two thirds of the way through the film, leaving a large mountain to climb to win us back for the last third. The pacing of the film could have been fixed. 15 to 20 minutes could have been shaved off to allow for a better climax to the film, rather than meeting us half way.
Overall the film was a great introduction to Spider-Man and what he will become in the universe played out before us already. The action scenes, the acting, and even the humor was spot on! This is a must see film with it’s high points and even low points. Cap and the crew put on a wonderful show all the while struggling to understand more about themselves and each other!
4 out of 5 stars (Matt Snider/GeekForE) #civilwar, #captainamerica, #mcu, #geekfore