It's the most personal, surprising, and arguably the best Marvel Studios movie thus far.
Is it worth $10? Yes
What’s remarkable about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), now in its 13th incarnation with “Captain America: Civil War,” is how the scale of the projects and sheer number of characters never seems too big. Sure this is its longest movie yet at 147 minutes, but “Civil War” doesn’t slight anyone, is good for a few laughs and great action scenes, and it progresses the MCU’s overarching story forward in smart and logical ways. I’m not sure anything more could be expected of the $200 million-plus production.
As you’ve probably seen from the onslaught of “Civil War” publicity, the movie pits Captain America (Chris Evans) versus Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). The reason they’re fighting is a good one: Citing the mass destruction of New York City, Washington D.C., Sokovia (the fictional city ruined in the end of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), and at the start of this film, Lagos, Nigeria, Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) informs the Avengers that the governments of the world want supervision over the superheroes. Captain America doesn’t want to answer to anyone, and gets Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and later, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), to agree with him. Iron Man thinks someone keeping them in check is a good idea, and has Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision (Paul Bettany), newcomer Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and later, Spider-Man (Tom Holland), in his corner.