Even better a second time!!
This is a warning to you know that this is a SPOILER FILLED REVIEW! So if you haven’t seen it, stop reading and read my spoiler-free review Captain America: Civil War Movie Review (Spoiler-Free)
Read on your own risk…
We’re taken back to the year 1991, and we also see Bucky being brainwashed by Hydra using certain words. Bucky is then given a mission to steal a special serum that can create super soldiers. Creating a car crush Bucky steals the serum that was being transported in that vehicle. More on that later because it’s HUGE!
The Avengers, which is lead by Captain America, are on chasing Crossbones, who was from Winter Soldier, who is trying to steal a deadly virus. While the team, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and Black Widow, all split up to retrieve the virus, Cap and Crossbones face off. Just as Cap is about to win, Crossbones reveals to Cap that Bucky remembered who he was, which takes Steve off guard. Using that distraction Crossbones detonates a bomb that’s attached on his chest. Just then Scarlet Witch uses her power to contain the explosion and elevates Crossbones into the air, when she loses control and it goes off, exploding near a building killing many innocent people.
Back the Avengers headquarters, Senator Ross (William Hurt) thanks the Avengers for everything they’ve done for the humans only to mention that they fuck ups. Ross shows them the destruction they’ve caused with their hero ways. He reveals that all that can be prevented if they sign the Sokovia Accords, which basically gives the government control of them.
The avengers are then left to discuss the accords and this is basically the beginning of the separation of the group. Tony Stark brings up the point that even though they’re actions are based on good and helping people, innocents are in the crossfire. One that did surprise me in a bit was Black Widow’s take. We all knew she was on Team Iron man from the trailer, whoever I did want to see how she decided to turn her back on Cap.
Bringing up that the world is now afraid of them, the accords would be the best course action to gain their trust. Steve aka Captain America totally against the accords and sees it as giving up their freedom. He tells Tony that if they sign the team will be sent somewhere they don’t want to go, and what if they need to be somewhere but the government doesn’t send them.
One of the things I loved about this movie, and there’s a shit load, is how they didn’t just make one side right, but you see each side and you end up having a conflict with yourself. You end up asking, what would I choose if put in that decision? If you don’t come out of the theater thinking, I really didn’t know which side, you’re full of yourself! TOTAL JUDGEMENT ON YOU!
Peggy Carter dies in her sleep and that event revealed that Agent 13/ Sharon Carter was Peggy’s niece. The scene played out well for Cap to see that he needed to follow his heart and stay true to what he believes in. My heart was shattered into a billion pieces, and not because it was the death of Peggy or the speech Agent Carter gave. No, it was because it had to do with the romance between Captain America and Sharon shared that cut deep. Just a little heart break on my part…let’s move on because obviously he did.
The team have chosen their sides. On Team Iron Man, Black Widow, Vision, and War Machine. Natasha tells Cap that she knows he won’t sign the accords but feels like she isn’t ready to lose him as a friend. In Vienna the states join together and discuss the accords, where we meet Black Panther/ Prince of Wakanda (Chadwick Boseman). In my spoiler-free review I said that I didn’t know anything about Black Panther and since he is getting a standalone film, this would be a perfect way to show the character off. They did an awesome job! Not only was he just a great character, but they had me invested in wanting to know more. There was an explosion and ends up killing the king of Wakanda and ultimately the source of Black Panther to seek vengeance.
News then blasts The Winter Soldier/Bucky and have a picture of him at the scene of the crime in Vienna. Captain and Falcon track him down and try to rescue him before the military get to him first. Bucky finally reuniting with Steve, tells him that he wasn’t in Vienna when that bomb hit. Bucky runs out and meets Black Panther, who have an awesome fight scene. Cap, Bucky, Black Panther and Falcon are all running down the highway when they’re caught and are taken in by War Machine.
Back at the headquarters, and their weapons removed, Bucky is locked up in a cage box and taken away from the rest. Just as the team are once again separated, Bucky is set to have a psych valuation. Cap begins to realize that perhaps signing the accords isn’t just a bad idea, only to learn that Tony has Wanda/ Scarlet Witch confined by Vision.
Colonel Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) manages to sneak into Bucky’s prison cell and begins to recite the words in the Hydra how to book, that causes a switch in Bucky’s mind. Bucky is now under his control. Back at the facility Vision is holding Wanda, Hawkeye breaks in and takes Wanda. It of course backfires and Wanda uses her magic and takes Vision down. It was just a great scene and sad as well, because you started to see that Vision has grown to like Wanda and have a bit of a crush on her only to be taken down by her.
The team, minus Wanda and Hawkeye, try to fight off Bucky and fail. Cap and Bucky fight it out and Cap takes him to a safe place. After Bucky shakes off the brain washing words Zemo used, he reveals that Zemo is heading to Siberia because there are more super soldiers like him there.
On Team Captain America, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Bucky, and they recruit Ant-Man. Cap’s group head to the airport only to be stopped by Iron Man and his group, which has one more member…Spider-man! Again, in my last review I raved about Tom Halland as Spider-Man and will continue to obsess over him. I’ve always known Spider-man as a nerdy, skinny, teenage kid. They actually made him as he was meant to be! Every scene Spider-man was in was just hilarious and brilliant! You have this teen who is surrounded by superheroes HE TOO IS OBSESSED WITH AND HE ACTS LIKE A FANBOY WHILE FIGHTING! There’s a scene where he’s fighting Bucky and Spider-man grabs his hand and says, “you have a mental arm? Dude that is awesome!” I was dying laughing! That is how Spider-man should be. Yes, he too is a superhero but in this case he just got his powers and he really doesn’t know what to do. For him to be so new to it and then act like he’s badass would be just way off.
Spider-man fighting was so entertaining and want really sealed the deal, was when he made a Star Wars reference. Yeah I love this kid!
The team are all fighting, and Cap and Bucky managed to slip away when Ant-man turned giant, and head to the aircraft. Just as their about to leave Black Widow is there and ends up tasering Black Panther to help Cap and Bucky escape. War machine sees the aircraft and follows it, with Falcon on his tail. Iron Man orders Vision to shoot Falcon only to miss and hit Rhodey. Rhodey is paralyzed but alive. Tony learns that the team is held in a island prison and head there to try to find something on the whereabouts of Steve and Bucky. Falcon tells Tony that if he finds Steve, he must go as his friend.
Iron Man finds Cap and Bucky in Siberia and make peace and try to find Zemo. In the lair of death they find that the rest of the super solders have been killed. Zemo, behind a protective glass, tells the guys that he’s waited a long time to meet them. He then shows them a video tape…
Okay, back in the beginning of the review I said that 1991 was going to be important, yeah this is it. The tape starts and Tony immediately recognizes it. The car crush Bucky caused wasn’t just to steal the serum for the winter soldiers but an execution…on Tony Stark’s parents. Bucky killed Iron Man’s parents and Tony is pissed, with good reason. Cap tells him that it wasn’t Bucky but Hydra, and they made him do it. At this point Iron Man asks if Cap knew, and the second he said yes, Iron Man is set for blood.
Iron man, Bucky and Captain America start to fight, which Zemo escapes because his job is done. Outside while the rest are killing each other, Black Panther arrives and Zemo tells him why he did all of this to the Avengers. Now, I’ve heard people say they didn’t like that Zemo did all that because he lose his wife and son during the fight in Zokovia, but true to see that he let his tragedy cloud his judgement and let reverence win over him. I liked that Black Panther was the one that told him that because he too was consumed by revenge over the death of his father and wanted Bucky to pay. The movie just left to loss ends and it was just done to well!
Iron Man is beaten but Captain America and just as Cap and Bucky are walking away Tony yells out that he should have that shield because he doesn’t deserve and that his father made that shield. That scene broken my already fragile heart and you seen Cap dropping the shield, leaving Tony behind.
Rhodes is recovering, thanks to Tony and his robotic legs, tells Tony that even though his situation sucks he wouldn’t have chosen differently. Just then Tony receives a letter from Steve apologizing for not telling him about Bucky and gives him a phone, telling him that no matter what he is there for him. Steve breaks out the rest of the team from the island prison and escape.
At the end of the credits we see Bucky being looked at by doctors, because Iron Man ripped off his mental arm, and tells Cap that he needs to do this. Bucky is then placed back in cryogenic sleep, he’s frozen again, because he isn’t under control of himself when the Hydra words are spoken. Cap thanks Black Panther for keeping him safe and tells him that if they find out they have him they will come. Black Panther ends it will, “let them try.” We then see they looking out of a window into a forest like plant with a Panther statue, Wakanda! Our first look of Wakanda and it looks beautiful and huge!
Another end of the credits scene was Peter Parker is in his room. sporting a eye bruise telling his young Aunt May that he had some good shots in too. He is then messing with a new web shooter from Tony and it turns on the Spider-man signal, and at the end says. “Spider-man will return.” Which leaves questions to when because we know he’s getting his own movie, Spider-man: Homecoming but will he come back in Infinity War?
Captain America: Civil War was by far the BEST MARVEL MOVIE YET, and I can’t get over it! I can’t wait to see it, to have it on my shelf and just continue to fangirl out because it’s worth it!