Spoiler Alert, if you have not seen the movie you may want to keep strolling.
I give two thumbs up to Captain America. As you may have read in my previous blog that I became a fan after a date. Well, this movie did not disappoint. Marvel knows how to make Superhero movies. I am definitely all in. I want to go back to see it again.
The movie is set one year after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Captain America, the Black Widow, the Falcon, the Scarlet Witch ( which is an X-man) stop Crossbones from stealing a biological weapon from a lab in Lagos, Nigeria. What impressed me most in this scene is the fact that the Black Widow is slaying in her outfit, but is still a bad ass. A kick here, a punch there, she is double tripped team and she still wins. Not to mention her outfit is still intake. I am loving it. They catch the bad guy Crossbones. Crossbones blows himself up, but when The Scarlet Witch tries to displace the blast into the sky it destroys a building killing a number of civilians.
There is concern over the fact that the Avengers have no oversight. At the Avengers team’s headquarters, U.S. Secretary of State informs the team that the United Nations are preparing to pass the Sokovia Accords. This will ultimately establish an international governing body to oversee the Avengers. The team is divided: Iron Man supports oversight because he feels responsible for Ultron’s creation and Sokovia’s devastation, while Captain America has more faith in his own judgment than that of the government’s. This is the great divide that is the premise of the movie. Iron Man is my favorite Avenger, but I am with Captain in this movie. He is taking a stand at what he believes in. He is standing by his best friend, who was framed. How can you not side with Captain.
At the conference in Vienna where the Sokovia Accords are to be passed, a bomb kills King T’Chaka of Wakanda. Security footage indicates the bomber is Bucky, who T’Chaka’s son, T’Challa, vows to kill. Captain America formulates a plan to bring Bucky in, because he knows he otherwise would be killed. Captain and the Falcon track Bucky, they find him but are apprehended. T’Challa is also apprehended. He is the Black Panther ( love the name) a new character in the Marvel movie sequels. I call him 42, because he played Jackie Robinson in the movie 42.
Helmut Zemo kills Bucky’s old Hydra guard and steals a book containing the trigger words that activate Bucky’s brainwashing. He infiltrates the Berlin facility where Bucky is held and recites the words to make Bucky obey him. He uses Bucky to help him escape. Captain seizes Bucky and when he comes too he explains that Zemo is heading for the Siberian Hydra facility where other brainwashed super-soldiers are kept frozen.
Captain and the Falcon decide to go on a mission to clear Bucky’s name. He did not cause the explosion that killed King T’Chaka. They know they will not have the authorization of the United Nations. So they recruit Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and the Ant Man. Iron Man assembles his team Black Widow, Black Panther (42), War Machine, and Vision , as well as Spider Man. Iron Man’s team intercept Captain’s team at Leipzig/Halle Airport,where they fight. This is one of my favorite parts of the movie. The Marvel heroes together, although it sucks that they are fighting each other. A case of too much testosterone in my opinion, and it is the woman – Black Widow who basically ends it and lets Captain go. The rest of Captain’s team is captured and detained at the Raft prison, while War Machine is partially paralyzed after being accidentally shot down by Vision. Black Widow is forced to go into hiding because she defined the United Nation and let Captain and Bucky escape.
Iron Man finds evidence that Barnes was framed by Zemo and shows this evidence to the Falcon , who gives him Captain’s location. Iron Man calls a truce goes to the Siberian Hydra facility without informing the UN. He is followed by The Black Panther. The other super-soldiers are dead. They were killed by Zemo, who is Sokovian and wants to punish the Avengers for his family’s deaths. He shows them footage from Hydra’s archives, which reveals that it was Stark’s parents whom Bucky killed in 1991. Iron Man is mad. He also learns that Captain was aware of this. Stark turns on Bucky In the fight, Stark blasts off Bucky robotic arm and Captain disables Iron Man’s armor. Captain departs with Bucky. Satisfied that he has irreparably fractured the Avengers, Zemo attempts suicide, but Black apprehends him. In the aftermath Iron Man provides War Machine with exoskeletal leg braces to let him walk again, while Captain breaks his comrades out of the Raft.
In a mid-credits scene, Bucky and Captian have fled to Wakanda, where Black Panter has granted them asylum. Bucky chooses to return to a frozen state until a cure for his brainwashing is found.
Only thing I find bad about the movie is I wish Thor was in it. I wonder who he would side with. I am thinking Captain. Will anxiously await the next movie in the sequel. Until them we have the next X-men to look forward too at the end of this month. I love the way Marvel movies bring all the characters together. Marvel so trumps DC movies in my opinion.