By the end of this movie, I felt like my soul had left my body I was so bored. The things that are wrong with this movie are the things that are wrong with every recent comic book movie: - Poor writing and editing. The first two-thirds of the film is spent skipping around from character to character and location to location without developing even a semblance of a plot. - Way too many characters. Despite leaving the plot to stagnate in order to purportedly focus on the characters, the filmmakers still stuff so many people in here that everyone except the wonderful new Spider-Man gets the short shrift and becomes a one-note wonder with unclear motivation. - Political pretense. The movie superficially brings up questions about balancing personal convictions with accountability for your actions, but it doesn't say anything of substance about them. - Shaky cam. Nobody likes shaky cam. Why is anybody still using shaky cam? - Nothing that happens in the movie has any consequence on future films. You would think a film endlessly hyped as being a "civil war" would affect the relationships between the characters on opposite sides of the conflict. Despite Tony finding out Cap's boyfriend had killed his parents, and despite Tony almost killing Cap's boyfriend, Cap and Tony patch everything up at the end of the movie like nothing ever happened. The members of Cap's team escape incarceration. Nobody dies. This film could very well not exist, and it would not affect the MCU in any way. Two things I liked: - The new Spider-Man was funny and charming. - The airport fight scene was moderately entertaining. In short, this movie is for devoted Marvel fanboys only. For everyone else, it is pure torture. Avoid.
Captain America: Civil War
With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spiderman) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Sharon Carter, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.