Moviegoers Marvel at Marvel’s Newest Film

Moviegoers Marvel at Marvels Newest Film

Gigi Scibetta, Staff Reporter

Marvel Studios premiered its third Captain America movie on May 6, and the highly anticipated movie is like none done before.

Past Marvel movies have only had a main character of one hero, or it’s the Avengers movie, where you see multiple comic book heroes come together to fight off the bad guys.

“Captain America: Civil War” turned tables by making two fellow Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America, fight head-to-head.

Marvel debuted Captain America in 2011 in their movie, “Captain America: The First Avenger”, starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, otherwise known as Captain America. The second movie following Steve Rogers, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” tells the story of Steve Rogers becoming a S.H.I.E.L.D fugitive and fighting the Winter Soldier, which plays into the main problem of “Civil War”.

The newest film features more than the familiar face of Iron Man; there is also other Marvel characters, like Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson; The Falcon, Anthony Mackie; Bucky Barnes, Sebastian Stan and more.

If there is one thing Marvel does best, that is casting. There are some minor bumps in the road in past movies, such as changing the actor who plays Spider Man multiple times, Edward Norton getting replaced by Mark Ruffalo for the Hulk, or small cameos in “Iron Man”. But a few mistakes are weighed out by the amazing casting skills of Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chris Hemsworth as Thor. There is no denying the fact that Hemsworth is the closest thing one can get to a mythical perfect god.

Right from the beginning, Marvel Studios has made the Captain America empire one of its best. The first movie is always hardest to make, as there is a cast who has not played these characters yet, and a story that needs to be worked out. But the first movie, “Captain America: The First Avenger”, did a fine job introducing the Captain America story by first introducing the tiny Brooklyn boy Steve Rogers who is taken in by a German scientist to become the first breed of “Super Soldiers”—a need in order to fight off enemy Hydra during the World War II setting.

The second installment in the empire “The Winter Soldier” was not as well received, but it quite possibly was better than “The First Avenger.” The characters were far better in this movie than in the first. In the first Captain America, leading roles only included Chris Evans as Captain America and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes. A good amount of the first cast was written off due to the time setting in the second one being nearly 70 years later.

The new cast in “The Winter Soldier” had stronger roles and characters, like, once again, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Samuel L. Jackson. The idea of Marvel “veterans” allowed the movie to flow a lot better.

“The Winter Soldier” also had a better plot line with many twist and turns, and the personal connection between the characters and the enemy can make the viewer more intrigued to see how events will turn out.

If the third installment is anything like any other Marvel feature, the two-and-a-half hour movie will fly by since viewers are constantly hooked by action-packed fight scenes and exciting plot lines.

Marvel Studios has also built a strong empire with their movies; their cast does endless promo tours, endless amounts of conventions, which isn’t something seen with other superhero movies, such as Batman or Superman.

Yes, “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” was backed up with Warner Bros. by endless trailers and Snapchat Geofilters, but rarely do you ever see the cast fly around the world promoting their movie. The Civil War cast has been spotted from Los Angeles, California, to Singapore.

A lot of hard work was put into making “Civil War”, and the cast is excited to show the world what they have done, so grab your popcorn and candy and head out to the nearest movie theater. Just one question remains to be asked, are you Team Iron Man or Team Cap?