Rating: 4 of 5
I rather feel like I said most everything I needed to in my review of Captain America: Civil War. Because with good movies, words don’t really capture everything that’s done well. It’s the sort of thing you go watch again instead of write about.
I guess the most interesting thing is that even though it’s a Captain America movie, it spends a good deal of time with the other characters, pulls different super heroes into the conflict in a way that feels organic (because of course they’d call their friends for help). Ultimately, it’s a Captain America movie because he wins; because it looks at the Marvel universe through his lens. That’s what makes the stand alone movies so interesting. It’s the time spent with each of the characters, to see how they change the Marvel Universe around them, but to see that universe from their unique perspective. Captain America is the most connected to the central SHIELD sort of framework so he sees more of the moving pieces than Iron Man or Thor; feels more grounded in the real world than even Tony. It’s an interesting perspective which is part of what makes this movie fun.