Captain America, Civil War

Jays Rating:

The government tries to put the Avengers on a short leash in Marvel’s thirteenth film, Captain America, Civil War. When civilians are killed in a street fight between Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans) and a villain, Brock Rumlow AKA Crossbones (Frank Grillo), the government decides to oversee the Avengers and their crime fighting. Surprisingly, Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) agrees with the government and advises the Avengers to register their names. Captain America strongly disagrees and teams up with Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scott Lang aka Antman (Paul Rudd), Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Sam Wilson aka the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to not sign the government registration. Since they are breaking the new law, Iron Man adds a couple new super heroes and recruits a few of the old Avengers Jarvis aka Vision (Paul Bettany), James Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Peter Parker aka Spiderman (Tom Holland) to stop the rogue Avengers. (Yes, the Incredible Hulk and Thor are missing.) Obviously, there are a bunch of super heroes which makes it hard for a blind movie critic to keep track. It also makes the story a little confusing especially when there are a couple of sub-plots I didn’t even mention. My friend Alan went with me to the screening and was a little confused himself and he could even see all of the characters. I would have rather had some intriguing villains instead of all of the Avengers. The story was still interesting with some great dialogue and funny one-liners. The action scenes that Alan described to me sounded fantastic. I can just see Antman riding on Hawkeye’s arrow shaft and then inside Ironman’s suit causing havoc. I can also picture Captain America holding down a helicopter with his bare hands! (Unless he could increase his weight I’m not sure how he held it down.) I did love the introduction of the new Spiderman and Black Panther characters which will help in future Avenger movies. Even though it seemed like too many super heroes were sandwiched into this film, I enjoyed it and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.