I saw "Captain America: Civil War" yesterday at TOHO Cinemas in Shinjuku. It was for the first time for me to experience MX4D, a bodily sensation system.
Civil War is the third film of Captain America series. Before seeing this movie, you have to have watched previous works of Marvel comics series, especially "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
Captain America is a superhero who was created in the WWII era, but he had been accidentally frozen for decades after the war, and was resurrected in the 21 century. He is an enhanced human with superchemical power. He is brave and fair, as if he himself is the symbol of the US. In the previous film, the Winder Soldier, one of Captain's old colleagues, was conflicting with him. Finally, he disappeared, but Captain believes that he had a mind of justice.
In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Captain was fighting as a member of Avengers, which includes Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawk Eye, and some other superheroes. Wanda, a psychic woman also joined to Avengers at the last scene.
In addition, some persons appeared in "Iron Man 3" took a role in this film without any introduction. Furthermore, Spider-Man and Ant-Man take a great performance. Thus, many many heroes are described in Civil War. You need to have cultivated adequate knowledge about them in advance.
I have seen most of Marvel's movies. But, to be honest, I forgot some supporting players, and hardly understood the relationship among them.
The main storyline is dominated by the conflict between Captain and Iron Man. The United Nations made a decision that superheroes should be controlled by the public authority. Iron Man accepted it because Avengers accidentally caused serious harms to citizens in previous missions. However, Captain opposes to this idea as he believes that he should make a choice on his own to maximize his contribution to the world.
Before their discussion reaches a conclusion, a person suspected to be the Winter Soldier conduct a terror attack. Captain tried to get in touch with him, but Iron Man stops him. Their conflict becomes more serious, leading to dreadful fighting.
This film talks to us that there is no absolute goodness. Although Captain is featured in this film, I support the idea of Iron Man. However, he takes a critical mistake because of his arrogance. As I wrote in the past, Irom Man tends to omit adequate explanation before taking an action. It makes him being hardly understood. He loses the trust of other members.
My past entry: Age of Ultron, a potential future
Conflicts between heroes is a popular theme of modern hero battles, such as "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Batman and Superman finally understood each other. However, the last conflict of this film is astonishing.
By the way, in the last part of this film, Captain and Iron Man fights with each other seriously. The audience will wonder which is stronger. This film offered an answer; I dare not to describe it.
Also, I enjoyed many American jokes in this film. The story is not so refreshing, but I want to see it again.
Personal Rating: 4 (good)