Release Date: May 5, 2016
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd, Daniel Bruhl
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Duration: 2 hours 27 minutes
The conventional theme of good guys battling the bad guys seems to be passé, as story writers bridge the gap between good and bad and explore the various shades of grey. Captain America: Civil War goes a step further to explore the ramifications of differences in opinions between members of the same team, i.e. the Avengers. The movie explores the possibility that even the superheroes within the same team can develop different perspectives, especially related to the nature of their operations. This time, the battle lines are drawn between the two primary leaders of the Avengers and their respective groups, which, also reflects a struggle to find the most able leader for the team.
In the aftermath of the Ultron fiasco, the United Nations is mulling a new governance structure (Sokovia Accords) for the Avengers. Steve Rogers / Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) have different opinions when it comes to the implementation of the Sokovia Accords. Stark considers himself responsible for the Ultron fiasco, so he is in favor of the accord, as it will provide effective oversight for operations conducted by the Avengers. Rogers, however, expresses his distrust about governmental plans and policies. He does not want to be governed by government agenda and wants the Avengers to remain free and make their own decisions regarding their operations and management. As a chain of events takes place, Stark and Rogers become increasingly divided over what needs to be done, which sets the stage for a ‘never seen before’ grand battle between the superheroes.
Director duo, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, have done a good job by improving the characteristics of the entire cast of superheroes. They have also ensured that fun elements are peppered throughout the entire length of the movie. As for the actors, Robert Downey Jr. has put more meaning to his character while Chris Evans is the one who steals the show.
This one’s a must watch. Go for Captain America: Civil War for its new take on superhero relations, legendary action sequences and amazing cinematography.