The absolute culmination of everything Marvel Studios have been doing since Robert Downey Jr first put on the Iron Man suit.
Civil War is the film Age of Ultron should have been. But rather than being an Avengers sequel, it's a film that still keeps Cap and Bucky front and centre. It pays off every emotional beat and issue we've come to know about these characters while also being a phenomenal action film. It somehow never feels overstuffed, with everyone contributing while the new characters are introduced perfectly.
Oh and the airport scene is MENTAL.
Harsh, brutal, uncompromising, beautiful.
I'm not interested in the Oscar talk for Leo (truth be told, the best performances in this are Tom Hardy and Domnhall Gleeson. Leo is definitely due one but in this he is basically just reacting to being hurled around) but Inarritu has taken the flash and technical brilliance of Birdman and added some actual substance and a proper theme to it, resulting in a much more satisfying picture.