Mon, 15 Jul, 2024

Captain America Civil War

By Ashmita Thapa

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Captain America: Civil War is the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This movie was directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo. Team-up superhero movies are now Marvel's bread and butter. We thought they couldn't raise the bar any higher than "The Avengers". However, we were wrong. Civil War not only succeeds in being a great marvel movie, but it also functions as sequels to both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Captain America is considered to be one of the best superheroes from the entire marvel franchise. In the movie Civil War, the team of "Avengers" that we all know and love go through a bit of a political misunderstanding with the United Nations. The UN leaders all decide that the amount of damaged caused by supernatural events in recent years have forced their hands in coming up with a method to control the meta-humans. They come up with the Sokovia Accords: a document named after the destroyed city from The Avengers: Age of Ultron that would force The Avengers to work under a United Nations panel. This would determine exactly when and where the team would go into action.  The superheroes that were united in their goal of fighting off evil are split apart into two teams. They are either in Team Ironman, who supports the signing of this accord or in Team Captain America, who believes that any organization to control them might have secret motives to rule the world with the help of their super powers like that of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Hydra.

It is very easy to love this movie as it provides an emotional inside into the minds of the characters involved instead of just having them fight evil (or in this case - each other). However, the fighting and the action sequences are just as amazing. The marvel franchise has come up with a lot of great movies recently, but in my opinion, between The Fist Avenger, The Winter Soldier, and now Civil War, it is the greatest superhero trilogy of all time.