Captain America: Civil War 3D Blu-ray
Length 2 hrs. 27 mins.
Released: Sep 13 2016
Added Jul 05 2016
Production Year 2016
Number of Disc 1
UPC Code 786936850369
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Robert Downey Jr.
The most explosive clash to ever rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe ignites a firestorm of conflict in the game-changing epic, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. In the wake of collateral damage, government pressure to rein in the Avengers drives a deep wedge between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), causing a catastrophic rift that turns the two friends into bitter enemies. Against a backdrop of divided loyalties, their fellow Avengers must deal with the fallout. Pick a side in this spectacular adventure, packed with mind-blowing action and suspense.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, Bold, Interactive
By Justin Heath on May 18, 2016
Format: 3D Blu-ray
Captain America: Civil War is bold, innovative and altogether refreshing. Impressively switching between character-driven dialogue development, all-to-the-wall action scenes and a depth to a war and conflict that others could only dream of (looking at you, Batman vs Superman), Civil War is impressive because of what is at stake and what we know lies ahead. It wins by building to this point thirteen episodes into its Universe run and offering more for the audience to invest themselves in - there are no winners, losers, good people or bad people as such, just individuals with different approaches, opinions and emotions. Civil War wins by accepting each of these and exploring them in thought provoking and progressive ways. I genuinely do not know where this Avengers unit is going next and as long as Marvel does not hit the reset button and send everything back to being peachy keen, they will have myself and many others beside them for the journey.
Marvel's 13th entry in their MCU comes in as the answer to anyone who was thinking that the super hero genre was starting to die or that it had spent its potential. "Captain America: Civil War" is a soaring triumph of modern mythological storytelling which improves on its source material and delivers a film with a remarkable artistic credit.
The most stunning element the film immediately presents is its relentless momentum and pace. The way in which every single story beat feels necessary and connected with everything else is astonishing. There isn't half a moment wasted, you are grabbed by the narrative and never given reason to let go. What the Russos manage to do with these characters is shocking the more you think about it. They succeed in not only make this story integral and interesting to every one of them, they also manage to give each and every one of them further and deep character development and insight, from the smallest one to the ones we have seen in six movies already.
I have no idea how a vision this big and complicated got so smoothly adapted on screen. There is so much to get across, so many points to tick, so many elements in play and the filmmakers manage to nail every single one of them. The themes are engrossing and relatable, but most importantly they are presented to you in a clear way. You don't have doubts about character motivations, every one of them has complexity and relatability and it is a joy to see their relations unfold on screen.
And we haven't even started talking about the action scenes here. On a first impression I might say that this is one of the best action films of this cinema era, it might just be an instant classic from that point of view. These sequences all have such an urgency to them, you feel stakes and momentum. They are supporting every beat of the storytelling, they are almost all an integrating part of it and stunning to experience. The flawlessness with which they are put together is overwhelming. Not a beat was missed. The stuns are clearly visible, the CGI (for the first time ever in a Marvel movie) is unnoticeable, the complexity is engaging and not distracting.
Look, the sophistication of the film is reflective of the difficulty of reviewing it. Everything is just so good and emotionally touching. It is coherently funny, joyful, dramatic and thrilling, there just is too much to get into. Every one of these actors should deserve a paragraph on their own. Their commitment in bringing this together is heart warming and they all deliver performances that are exactly what the movie needs. The music, villain, sound, I could just go on and on about the technical perfection we have here. It is the demonstration of everything I've believed: love and passion for the material always bring the best results and the fact that everybody involved is so clearly caring about the final result is demonstrative of why this film is such a success. I really look forward to checking out again because I am sure there will be stuff to be found in further viewings.
It does bear some minor problems: a 10 minute rounding the edges could have been easily possible, the famous airport scene has a couple of tonal shifts that could have been handled slightly better, there is a little too much breathing space between the first and second climax, yet that is probably all.
I loved this movie with both my heart and my brain, it is put together with a mastery and affection that is rare to find in any kind of movie. Overall, it is the proof of the equality of all movies and that it doesn't matter what is in yours. What matters is what story you're telling. I genuinely can't wait for a second viewing. It is so encouraging to see a movie this big and this commercial be so endearing and important for cinema.