Thursday, May 5, 2016

Movie review: Captain America Civil War

Blurb: One year after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, another international incident involving the Avengers resulting in collateral damage occurs, prompting politicians to form a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to call in the team. 

When Steve Rogers attempts to protect his friend Bucky Barnes from this act, he is brought into conflict with Tony Stark. 

This results in the fracturing of the Avengers into two opposing factions–one led by Rogers who wishes to operate without regulation, and the other led by Stark who supports government oversight–while the world is threatened by a new enemy.

Comment: Injustice is the word that defines the movie.

With new characters joining the crew, the movie is full of action, incredible scenes of fight, and humor. Steve Rogers and Tony Starks are recruiting and they get great super-heroes to join their cause.

It seems the world is against the Avengers and everybody blames them for the results of their actions. Nobody is taking into account that they destroyed NYC, but they saved the planet; they destroyed Washington DC, but they stopped Hydra and saved millions of people; they destroyed Sokovia, many innocent people died, but they saved the world.

When Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) tries to protect Steve Rogers and an explosion destroys part of a building in Lagos, Nigeria, killing a number of Wakandan, the United Nations decides to intervene; the super-heroes need control and supervision.

Stark agrees with the United Nations; Rogers, on the other hand, doesn´t trust the government. When the Avengers´ opinion diverges, it´s the end of the group.

Romanoff (Black Widow) can´t choose a team; first, she agrees with Tony Stark and fights hard to stop Captain America, but when she notices that nothing can stop him, she retreats. 

Spider man´s participation isn´t good. He is an immature boy that talks too much; he tries to be funny, but it isn´t nice. He looks like an uncontrollable fool.

At the beginning, it seems easy to choose a team because it´s clear why Captain America is defending his friend. A lie is forcing them to make difficult and wrong decisions and you think, “Captain America is right; when everybody else will figure it out?”

During the last minutes of the movie when the truth appears, a sigh of relief escapes you and you believe that they will make up and fight the real enemy; however, a revelation turns things more complicated and takes the broken relationship to an unbearable level. Then, your hope blows away.

I felt like a flat balloon. We are used to see them arguing because of everything, but this is out of control. Nothing can stop them.

It´s hard to choose a team; believe me. I haven´t chosen one yet. You just want them to make up and forget everything, but there are too deep and unsolved issues that surface painful memories; it´s impossible to let it go.

Is this the end of the Avengers?

I liked the movie and you?