Captain America: Civil War, despite having almost the entire Avengers lineup, still follows the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), also known as Captain America. After another Avengers mission results in collateral damage, the government, led by Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt), comes in to take control, setting forth a bill that forces the Avengers to work under government control. Half the team agree with it, the other half don't. The Avengers are split in half, Captain America leading one team and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) leading the other. The two go head to head, fighting it out in a war with consequences far greater than either of them planned.
Tension is rising in the team, and after a series of catastrophic events, it's about time they get some new recruits. Civil War sees the inclusion of Ant-Man, who made his debut in his extremely entertaining solo film last year, Black Panther and, of course, Spider-Man. The new recruits fit in perfectly, never crammed in, but instead are welcomed as a part of the team and each serve as important aspects of the story. I was already excited for all of their upcoming solo movies, but after watching them onscreen here, I'm even more excited than I already was.
It's not just the new characters who steal the show, either. Almost everyone in this movie has a standout scene, each of their personalities absolutely nailed. To my surprise, it was Falcon who ended up being one of the best things about this film. First appearing in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Falcon has proved himself to be worthy of the superhero attire, and in Civil War he's never been better. The scenes between him and Bucky are an utter delight, their banter a joy to watch.
It's shown briefly in the trailers, but there's an airport fight scene about halfway through this movie that's an Avengers vs. Avengers battle, and it may just be my favourite scene from any superhero movie ever made. It's friends fighting friends, and this gives it an emotional and personal push, and while they're all at war, you know they don't want to be doing this. You know they'd much rather be fighting bad guys than fighting each other, but as the war continues and more revelations are made, the battle just gets more and more personal., resulting in a final fight that had my jaw dropped.
To sum up, Captain America: Civil War makes me a happy movie fan, Marvel fan and yes, a happy Spider-Man fan. It's an explosive and fun installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that manages to blend together a good amount of drama for what is quite possibly the best film Marvel have ever made.