Remember the hype among all the fans across the globe just a month ago? Unlike BvS and Apocalypse, this is a superhero movie that finally received positive RT ratings. No matter if it's biased or not, let's look into this movie and speculate on its good and bad things.
Overall rating: 8/10
If you are looking for big-scale, exciting showdowns between superheroes like what you saw from the trailer, you won't get disappointed since that battle, set on an abandoned German airport, is action filled, incredibly funny, and full of surprises. Spiderman shines so brightly in the scene. Even though it takes a long while, like an hour to buoldbup to that moment. It's still okay when you see the fight unravel.
If you are looking for more drama, I must say the film did excellently in this aspect. There are storylines surrpunding characters and every superhero gets his or her moment under the spotlight, and the result is good. The big surprise at the end further pushes the characters. It simply does what Winter Soldier did two years ago, this time with more characters to develop.
I recommend this film. The plot is not the most consistent in length and plothole free, but the characters are very well developed and its action sequence is good enough to make up for that.
First the airport fight, Ant man transformed into giant man which is a great use of the IMAX screen. I love Ant man after watching his solo movie, but I do think Spiderman stole the show with his fresh sense of humor. Tom Holland killed it, nailing his role. Black widow changes sides amid the fight and that's so good. Cap and Black Widow had a wonderful relationship, so Im curious to see how the film handles that as both are from different films. Yet the Russel Brothers are masters at work. They managed their relationship from beginning to end brilliantly, and their bond even ameliorated after this movie. It proves how action flicks like this can also manage satisfying human drama when things are in the right hands.
Now for the surprise, Bucky kills Tony Stark's parents! After the movie i went home to search the web, and found several people guessing it right before the movie even released (great job!). The airport scene may look cool, but the motive of the fight is weak, and with all the humour it seems like the heroes are just having fun. The real Civil War is at the end, after Iron man learned the truth. From then on, i said to myself, "Now that's civil war I'm talkin abt" The tension is so high and their fight is real, and who knows how it would play off?! One of them can very possibly die!
But no one did, at the end, even the villain (which is good since he ain't those superpower villains which is cliche). Cap won the fight, but by then it doesn't matter. As fans we are hoping that things can end nicely, tying off this movie which has already hit the right marks.
After a day or so, I started asking: What is in Bucky's backpack? Why are the Super Soldiers in this movie? What is Zames plan if Iron Man didn't show up? Iron followed Cap voluntarily, instead of being lured apparently. Nevertheless, I don't think plotholes like this should deprive Civil War of its good quality.
Three superhero blockbusters. Only one stands tall. Disney just grossed over 1billion domestically, winning everything. Will all these end soon? Remind you all, Finding Dory is swimming close...