“Stay down… final warning.”
A heartbreaking conflict. The heroes we have seen become so, and then fight side-by-side, turn on each other in Civil War.
An unhinged Stark and a renegade Captain America, both of which we have never seen, do battle for what they truly believe is right and just.
Stark is changed, this is the best portrayal of the character since Iron Man (2008).
Every other character, hero and non hero, gets just enough time to be memorable and relevant to the plot. The laughs are aplenty, with many of the heroes from around the MCU being introduced to each other.
However the plot is serious and deals with extremely divisive elements. A personal touch is also thrown in to add emotional weight to the story. There is not a dull moment or wasted scene.
The action is superb with the Russo’s taking hints from the shaky cam of Greengrass / Bourne. The interaction between friend and foe is creative.
What feels like a trilogy between The Winter Soldier, Age of Ultron and Civil War comes to a close. It is highly recommended you see those beforehand.
Civil War will definitely breach the $1 billion global gross. I predict a top 5 of all time.
It is my second favourite of all the MCU films, surpassed only slightly by Iron Man.
Overall Rating: 9.8/10
I am less excited for every other Marvel film- every comic book film- from here because of this. I don’t think anything can or will top Civil War.
Guardians 2 will undoubtedly be hilarious, Thor Ragnarok will be great if Planet Hulk is used as a plot point. The perfect on screen Spider-Man is finally conceived but none of these films feel like they can compete with Civil War.
And I’m fine with that.