A team of colleagues and friends who work towards the common goal of keeping this world safe are gathered together.
A problem, acknowledged by all.
A solution (murky with personal gains and agendas) proposed by some.
The decision to act on the solution, already made by a few.
The rest were expected to comply without questions.
When the two rallying forces in a group are as diverse in background, ideology, character and outlook as Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, agreeing blindly was a variable not a hypothesis, something the masterminds behind the ‘perfect solution’ never took into account.
So ideologies of a modern day business tycoon and a hundred year old war veteran clashed with such force, a crack appeared at the very foundation of their friendship that opened up a chasm putting each other on either side, unable to find common ground to bridge the gap.
This is CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
A gargantuan undertaking, executed with perfection and finesse, a masterpiece in superhero movie genre. From it’s superbly choreographed fight scenes to its amazing CGI, perfectly paced storytelling, it leaves you mesmerized and breathless.
Each and every character in this multi-starrer movie has been given the exact amount of screen time as was required. Not a single character seemed under utilized or forced. MARVEL has mastered the art of juggling multiple powerful characters in one movie with apparent ease. X-Men: Days of Future Past, anyone?
The storyline spilled over the big screen connecting the tv series Agents of SHIELD in one fluid movement, so smooth and subtle, it was organic.
Robert Downy Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johanson, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan reprised their original roles and we’re as good as always. Daniel Bruht as Baron Zemo, a grieving man consumed by vengeance, was chilling. Don Cheatle as War Machine was effective. Martin Freeman was a pleasant surprise. It was good to see Paul Bettany as VISION instead of just listening to his voice as JARVIS.
But it was Tom Holland as Spiderman who was a pure delight. He brought out the same feelings I had when I watched Toby McGuire’s Spiderman, something Andrew Garfield could never do. He along with Paul Rudd brought in the comic relief. Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch was impressive.
And Black Panther! Did I mention Black Panther? He was a total bad-ass and loads of fun. Chadwick Boseman has the role locked for himself in the future movies for sure.
So MARVEL managed to achieve something almost impossible, a multi-starrer superhero movie on steroids, with a heart.