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Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray Review

September 12, 2016

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Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Sep 12, 2016
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Are there cool extras on the new Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray? Kidzworld reviews the excellent movie and any special features on home entertainment.

By: Lynn Barker

In Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers wonder if they are still the good guys after causing a lot of collateral damage. There is plenty of inner turmoil to go around as well. Tony Stark (Iron Man) is upset over creating the destructive Ultron and Steve Rogers (Captain America) thinks the heroes should continue to operate outside government control. Scarlet Witch is upset that she just wiped out a building by mistake. Can our heroes ever patch things up?

Avengers meet to decide their fateAvengers meet to decide their fateCourtesy of Marvel

Some Backstory

In 1991, HYDRA bosses wake up Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier) from cryo-sleep and use trigger words to force him to stop a car carrying super soldier serum and kill the car’s occupants.

Trapped Buckey aka Winter SoldierTrapped Buckey aka Winter SoldierCourtesy of Marvel

After Ultron

About a year after the Avengers defeated Ultron, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson, and Wanda Maximoff stop a man named Rumlow from stealing a biological weapon from a lab in Lagos, Nigeria. During the fight, Wanda has trouble controlling her power and rips up a building accidentally killing baddie Rumlow but also some Wakandan relief aid workers. This makes people world-wide question the Avenger’s work.

Bitter baddie ZemoBitter baddie ZemoCourtesy of Marvel

Sokovia

The Avengers learn that the United Nations will pass the Sokovia Accords, a multi-nation agreement that will establish a panel to govern them. They will no longer be able to operate on their own. The team divides over this with Tony Stark supporting this control since he feels guilty about unleashing Ultron on the world and the destruction of Sokovia. Steve Rogers distrusts U.N. control and wants the Avengers to stay self-governing.

Black Widow in battleBlack Widow in battleCourtesy of Marvel

Bring on Black Panther

Black Widow goes to Vienna to witness the signing of the accords but a bombing there kills King T’Chaka of Wakanda. His son T’Challa (later Black Panther) vows revenge against the bomber who appears to be Bucky Barnes (as Winter Soldier). Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson (Falcon) track Barnes to his hideout in Bucharest trying to protect him from the police but they are captured. Barnes is soon released by Colonel Helmut Zemo posing as a doctor, who uses HYDRA's trigger words to send the Winter Soldier on a rampage.

Black Panther/T'ChallaBlack Panther/T'ChallaCourtesy of Marvel

To Siberia and a Big Showdown

Rogers stops Barnes and helps him get away. Barnes reveals that Zemo set him up and is heading to a Siberian facility where Winter Solders are created and there are more of them to be awakened. Rogers convinces Scarlet Witch and Ant Man to join his team and Tony Stark brings in Black Widow and Black Panther. He has War Machine and Vision as well as recruiting young Spider-Man Peter Parker. The two teams battle it out at the airport in Leipzig. Black Widow allows Cap and Winter Soldier to escape while the rest of the team is captured and Rhodey is shot down accidentally by Vision. Widow tells Iron Man that Bucky Barnes was framed by Zemo.

Young Spider-Man with Cap's shieldYoung Spider-Man with Cap's shieldCourtesy of Marvel

Personal Tension

Iron man follows Rogers and Barnes to the Siberian HYDRA facility and says he was wrong about Bucky and is sorry. The group discovers that all the other hibernating winter soldiers were killed by Zemo who was orchestrating the Avengers to destroy themselves from within. Zemo reveals something to Tony Stark that makes him hate Steve Rogers and a bad fight breaks out. Zemo is taken by T’Challa (Black Panther).

An angry Cap and Iron ManAn angry Cap and Iron ManCourtesy of Marvel

Aftermath

We see that Tony has built Rhodey an exoskeleton that will help him walk again and Captain America busts his team out of prison and goes to Wakanda with Black Panther where Bucky Barnes volunteers to be frozen again until a cure for his brainwashing can be found. 

Team Cap ready to rumbleTeam Cap ready to rumbleCourtesy of Marvel

Special Extra Features

  • United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Making of Captain America: Civil War – is a multi-part, entertaining making-of featurette. Part 1 concentrates on story and characters with the Russo brothers directors, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and much of the cast talking about where the characters stand. Locations, props, stunts and General Ross’s part in the film are discussed. Part 2 is much of the same but concentrating on Vision, Black Panther, young Spider-Man, villain Zemo and the big battle between the two Avengers factions. Can they ever pull back together? Overall, very cool.
  • Captain America – The Road to Civil War concentrates on the films leading up to this one. Chris Evans discusses what makes Cap tick and Downey and Evans talk about their real-life admiration for each other.. Awwww.
  • Iron Man – The Road to Civil War – is the same only focusing on Iron Man/Tony Stark with Robert Downey Jr. elaborating. Both featurettes are worth a watch.
  • Sneak Peek of Dr. Strange movie. Might make you want to see that one. Benedict Cumberbatch will make a great magical doctor.
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes – This extra focuses mostly on more of Peggy’s funeral and how much loving her is tearing Steve (Captain America) up. It’s a tear-jerker as her niece speaks and Black Widow visits Cap to see if she can help him. Well worth a watch. The other two scenes are quite short.
  • Gag Reel – Okay, these are always fun and silly. Flubs and jokes are worth a watch.
  • Audio Commentary is with the two directors and writers and their comments are sometimes funny but cover plot and story, character relationships and performances and more. Cool especially if you are a big Marvel fan.

Scarlett Witch gets ready to launch her powerScarlett Witch gets ready to launch her powerCourtesy of Marvel

Wrapping Up

This Blu-ray for Captain America: Civil War has enough nice extras to hold your interest and I really enjoyed the many actors talking about their characters, which side they are on and why and watching the touching extended funeral scene was a plus. The movie looks and sounds just great.

Team Iron Man before the battleTeam Iron Man before the battleCourtesy of Marvel

As we said in our initial review of the film, it’s a bang up, action-packed, emotionally-satisfying good time at the movies!  At two and a half hours, it’s a little long but the film doesn’t really drag since it is packed with either creative and exciting action or some real heart-to-heart character confrontations and quick, witty humor. 

Falcon ready to flyFalcon ready to flyCourtesy of Marvel

There are some great unexpected twists and the bro directors do a great job handling so many beloved superheroes. Newbies to the Avengers, Chadwick Boseman does a very convincing job as Black Panther as does young Tom Holland as a very young and inexperienced Spider-Man. Paul Rudd gets a lot of hilarious joke lines as the star-struck Ant Man. This movie and this Blu-ray offering are both worth five stars.

Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray Rating: 5

Captain America: Civil War Blu-rayCaptain America: Civil War Blu-rayCourtesy of Marvel

Captain America: Civil War is now available on Blu-ray + DVD!

 

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