Hotchpotch of Marvel's superheroes
Captain America 3: Civil War
Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, William Hurt, John Kani, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd
The latest franchise of Captain America has hit the screen with a bang with numerous Marvel’s superheroes in action. As the name of the film suggests Captain America: Civil War, you will definitely be witnessing fight among these action figures — Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Oslen), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and more.
The reason for the friction is the guilt factor of some superheroes (Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow among others) — that innocent civilians are being killed in the fight between Avengers and super-villains. And the government of the USA also has concern over the very matter as this issue generates misunderstanding, degrading relationship between the USA and other countries of the world. Thus, the clash starts between superheroes who want to continue working independently, and those who want to work under the supervision of the American government.
The story unravels slowly and the pace increases after the interval. There is suspense, regular superhero actions and humour and so the film is able to hold your attention.
There are so many superheroes to watch to your delight. Spider Man and Ant-Man who join in the fight scenes add to your movie watching experience — they add humour through their dialogues and actions. The fights between these superheroes are worth watching and the background score gels well with the scenes.
When it comes to acting, Evans as Captain America has portrayed himself naturally. Meanwhile, Downey Jr as guilty Iron Man who thinks for need of accountability has acted flawlessly. Both of them have justified their roles, playing friends and enemies in the film.
Sebastian Stan as Bucky smoothly transforms himself from a monstrous character to normal human, and is able to gather sympathy from the viewers.
Overall the directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo have handled the hotchpotch of superheroes with care, and have justifiably presented their stories.
However, the movie would be better off without 3D effects, as fast running scenes and swift fighting movements are shaky. Also, there are no wow 3D moments in the movie that you would expect from films like this.
Being screened at QFX Cinemas