The summer movie season has finally started and it started with a bang with Captain America: Civil War. This is the third Captain America movie with Chris Evans fifth appearance as Captain America (six if you count is cameo in Thor: The Dark World).
This movie is now one of my favorite stand alone movies since Winter Soldier, and my second favorite overall movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The movie starts off as an ordinary mission with the Avengers lead by Captain America with Black Widow, Scarlet Witch and Falcon. Something goes wrong and now the Avengers are being asked to sign the Sovakia Accords which has the Avengers work for the government. Everyone has a different side of what they want to do, Tony Stark agrees while Steve Rodgers disagrees. But at the signing of the accords something goes wrong, Bucky (the Winter Soldier) is to be blamed, and now everyone is after Bucky.
I really enjoyed this movie. While it had other Avengers in the movie it still was a Captain America movie. It did a good job at developing Captain America and also the other characters and introduce new characters Black Panther and Spider-Man. Black Panther and Spider-man were both great additions to the universe.
Spider-Man was awesome in the movie and was basically the ultimate fanboy, fighting along side and against the Avengers. This also served as Black Panthers origin story, and how will become Black Panther. I am excited to see what their solo movies will bring to the table.
The action in this movie is also extremely well done and the airport fight that the trailers keep hyping up and worth seeing in theaters.
What was also great was that the movie had an emotional core to it, and see why some of the Avengers on the side that they are on. Also the fight with Iron Man vs. Captain America and Bucky was so good and emotional.
If I were to point out a negative it is the main villain, Baron Zemo. While he did have a reason for why he did what he did, it just wasn’t as developed as it should be.
In the end, the movie was what a follow up to both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War and sets up phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe perfectly.