Captain America: Civil War Lives Up to the Anticipation

By: Anthony Medina

Friends and family at Atlas Park Regal Cinemas Theater 8 gathered around in anticipation to watch Captain America Civil War. In a mixture of Marvel attire from T-shirts sporting Captain America’s shield and the original Black Panther character’s comic art, people of all ages sat captivated by the film.

The nonstop action featured across the state on May 6th. Captain America Civil War is a part of the deep storytelling lore of the Marvel universe and brings together our heroes from movies Age of Ultron and Captain America Winter Soldier.

Users on Twitter were encouraged to tweet about the movie and choose which side they liked best with #TeamCap or #TeamIronman.

Team Cap holds their own with a number of members including Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Jeremy Rener as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier.

Team Iron Man may have the greatest team member with Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man. The Queens native character contributes to the team in whole new way with a modified Spider-Man suit and his intuitive mind. The powerhouse team also included Paul Bettany as Vision, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, Don Cheadle as Lieutenant James Rhodes / War Machine, and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow.

“I thought it was the best movie of the Marvel cinematic universe and I thought the emotional pay off of the battle within the Avengers was spectacular,”said adjunct professor Korey Hughes. “I thought it was a pretty smart movie that raised a lot of thought provoking question about how superheroes will be integrated into the real world political universe that has boundaries and nation governments with national organizations.” She also mentioned her husband’s channel The Wages of Cinema where he reacts to the film on a podcast channel.

According to Rebecca Ford of The Hollywood Reporter, this film made $75.3 million on Friday and about 180 million in its domestic debut. These numbers almost match that of Age of Ultron with $84.4 million on opening day. Positive reviews of the movie with an 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A on Cinema Score.

Civil War presents a serious divide when it comes to choosing a side on twitter and in the film. The accumulation of battles faced by the Avengers in previous films come full circle once they realize the reality of civilian casualties. Being a group of heroes has consequences and Tony Stark played by Robert Downey Jr believes the only way to gain public trust is to become tied with the government. On the other hand Steve Rogers played by Chris Evans (Captain America) views the scenario as a method to take away hero’s individual freedom to choose when and where to intervene in public safety.

When the Winter Soldier by actor Sebastian Stan is framed for the death of multiple representatives at the UN, Captain America Investigates the suspicious crime and accusations of his long-lost friend turned weapon. Little does Captain America know, the Black Panther played by actor Chadwick Boseman experiences the loss of his father through the incident and seeks to enact revenge on the Winter Soldier.

Marvel studios is infamous for hiding scenes after the film credits and this adventure is no different. One scene is shown just before the film’s credit scene begins and another after the credits lets viewers take a sneak peek at what is to come from our newly featured hero.

Read the PB review of the movie here (Captain America: Civil War Review)

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