Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo
Would you like to see some your favorite superheroes fighting one another? For example, Iron Man against Captain America? If yes, this is the film for you.
The team responsible for the previous installment rejoined forces to maintain that successful spirit alive, but “Captain America: Civil War” falls short when compared to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.
The Russo Brothers, directing from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, did their part with enough spectacular action scenes, including well-choreographed body fights, impossible chases, and the use of a large number of superheroes and superpowers. Still, the film stands on the threshold of satisfaction.
The Avengers can’t be blamed for doing their job, which consists of keeping the citizens safe from danger. However, sometimes they cannot control their actions to the point of avoiding some destruction. Here and there, it happens that innocent people die when in the wrong place at the wrong time.
These ‘mistakes’ arise guilt in some of our heroes, especially Stark, who feels responsible for the death of a young kid named Charles Spencer.
When the secretary of state announces that the UN is going to establish a panel to oversee and control the Avengers, voiding the initial Sovokia accords that gave total power to the vigilantes, the team is divided. Stark, moved by remorse, decides to join the governmental regulation while Steve Rogers, in turn, is aware that nothing can be done to avoid these accidents when they attempt to capture the enemies.
Both men will lead their superhero teams, which unexpectedly include names such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Ant-Man.
Meanwhile, the UN building in Vienna, where the accords would be ratified, is bombed and the main suspect is the super-soldier, James "Bucky" Barnes.
The film entertains on a small scale as it displays its numerous heroes and the great cast.
What the Russo Brothers don’t know is that the more superheroes they add, the more muddled the movie becomes.
The other issues with this action-packed adventure are the following: the formula is becoming exhausted, the duration should be shortened by at least 30 minutes, and Tony Stark is losing his humor such serious is the situation he faces here.
And yes, I’m disappointed!