Captain America: Civil War Movie Review

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Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is an action-adventure film from Marvel Studios, one of the latest  entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series. Released in theaters in the United States on May 6, 2016, it was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and featured an all-star cast including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johanssen, Anthony Mackie, and Jeremy Renner.

The Avengers come under censure for their operations conducted across the world, which have resulted in considerable collateral damage while fighting massive threats to society. Captain America is opposed to a proposed accord to put The Avengers Initiative under strict regulation by a multinational governing agency. Cap believes that, essentially, saving the day is easier while working independently without restriction by government red tape. His teammate Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man, on the other hand, supports the proposed oversight program, feeling responsible for the destruction caused by his rogue robot creation, Ultron, during the events of the previous film in the series. While debate over accepting the accords goes on, Cap comes to the defense of his old friend James “Bucky” Barnes, AKA The Winter Soldier, when he is accused of a terrorist bombing that he claims he did not commit.


The resolution of the accords and the race to discover the mastermind of the bombing causes the Avengers team to split, with Cap leading the rogue faction opposed to government oversight while trying to clear the name of of Bucky, his brother-in-arms and fellow super-soldier. I have always fantasized about being a superhero since my early childhood, but as I grew older, I became more aware of how autism has made me a unique individual. In turn, this has made me think of my superhero self as a better version of myself, but still not perfect. As I am now, I am quirky and quick-witted, but emotionally complex. As a superpowered being, I would be a reckless, wisecracking smartass with an inflated ego and a tendency to monologue, not unlike any number of typical supervillians. While I am good-natured and have my heart in the right place, it is important for my teammates to rein me in, in order to protect everyone. Thus, I would side with Cap in the Civil War, because the world we live in isn’t perfect, and in the words of Albus Dumbledore, “one must choose between doing what is right, and what is easy”.

Erik D

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