Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

(2016)

Divided we fall.

The entire Avengers initiative is torn into two opposing sides in this closing chapter to Disney Marvel's Captain America series. The directors of The Winter Soldier return, as does Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. The cast of Marvel characters joining them include Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man and introducing Tom Holland as Spider-Man (marking the webbed one's first appearance in this Marvel universe).... More

After a major incident involving the Rogers-led Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability. This new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps - one led by Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.Hide

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I would need 13 TED speakers and several flowcharts to detail every single thing going on in Captain America: Civil War. With a rising hero count close to bursting point, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were watching the third Avengers film. But as overwhelming as all this seems, the story stays incredibly focused on what defines Steve Rogers: never ignoring a civilian’s life, remaining true to a global view of freedom, and acknowledging the consequences of doing what you believe is right. With heroes battling heroes, those ideas strike harder than ever, and that’s what makes Civil War a great Captain America film.... More

There’s also a heap of ass-kicking showdowns, so that helps. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo bring that grounded Winter Soldier touch to a number of key action scenes, including a stunning escape sequence that has Cap and Bucky turn a stairwell into a vertical pinball machine. But with more superpowers to show off, the Russos go beyond with a fantastic faceoff between the divided Avengers. Everyone gets a moment of badassery, a joke to crack, and a reason to be there (though some explanations are as light as “I’m always angry”).

This quality extends to the introduction of Black Panther (who I want to be when I grow up) and the swift arrival of a new Spider-Man (who I wish I was when I wasn’t grown up). It’s also novel to see a Disney-Marvel film that doesn’t end in huge explosions, favouring a physically confined and emotionally charged finale. And while the Marvel Cinematic Universe has usually failed to provide memorable bad guys, Civil War’s villainous orchestrator ends up benefitting from being a forgettable person, for his motivation acts as the sharpened echo of the hundreds who felt ignored just like him.Hide


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BY PercyM superstar

Entertaining & spectacular with heartfelt themes and a twisting plot, while developing characters' persona.


Amazing film that just keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole journey. The much talked about division between the Avengers that basically had to happen, of course everyone knows in film law you have to divide only to come back stronger. Full of those super heroes you love and fighting each other not some 'big bad', what more could you ask.


There are too many Marvel characters I can't keep track of who is who


BY thorinoak superstar

This felt very much like an in between, fill in, set up for the next Marvel movie kinda film. Some great development of Cap and Bucky, the growing showdown between Stark and Cap, and the introduction of some neat, new characters but otherwise not a lot happening. Still pretty good though!


GG

I think this movie is fantastic, but lacks in the chef department. Movies like Jon Favreau's Chef hits that perfectly and I think Civil war could learn something from it.


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The Press Reviews

93% of critics recommend.
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  • Remarkable for its dramatic coherence and thematic unity as for its dizzyingly inventive action sequences. Full Review

  • Builds upon the plotlines of previous Avengers outings, bringing together known marquee quantities and introducing the Black Panther and a new Spidey in winning fashion. Full Review

  • No doubt this is the kind of high note Marvel would like to continue indefinitely across the franchise. Full Review

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