Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 comic book film, which is part of phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU). It's directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, and others.
The plot centres around The Avengers, who have been told that they need to take accountability for their actions. Civilian lives have been lost during the big fights that they've had with various villains over the years, and the government has drawn up the Sokovia Accords as a way for superheroes to register under their real names; that way, if anything goes wrong, they know who is at fault. Tony Stark/Iron Man is all for it, but Steve Rogers/Captain America is against it. Other members of The Avengers choose sides and it becomes a Civil War between the group of heroes.
This is honestly less a Captain America film and more of an Avengers film. Pretty well every cast member is there, except for Hulk and Thor, who are notably absent (each of them went off on their own at the end of Avengers 2 last year; Thor will be reappearing in Thor Ragnarok in 2017). Everyone else, including newbies Ant-Man, Black Panther, and Spider-Man, are all present. The latter two will be getting their own spin-off films in the near future, which will be interesting to see.
This is absolutely action-packed from start to finish, but there is a very good story involved too. Everyone knows that there's massive amounts of damage whenever superheroes get into a battle, so the idea of them having to be held responsible for that damage brings a sense of realism to an otherwise unrealistic universe. Both Captain America and Iron Man have very good reasons for either opposing or supporting the Sokovian Accords, so it's interesting to hear both sides and realize that they're both right for different reasons.
Aside from all of the drama and in-fighting, there's also a great amount of levity. Ant-Man, who had his own movie last year, is like an Avengers fanboy. His delivery is so nerdy and perfect! Spider-Man is very funny as well, giving me hope that this newest reboot (and hopefully final one in my lifetime) will be a success.
This is a really great action film, and one which I would easily recommend to any fans of the MCU or of action films in general. The film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 147 minutes.
I loved this movie, it was really good. I felt though it was more an avengers movie like then the previous Captain America movies but it's alright with me. My husband and I watched it in theaters and we both loved it. If you like Marvel movies then this might be for you since Marvel has been improving a lot. I also liked most of the characters and find the new spiderman way better then ever.
I am in no way a comic book nerd and I don’t know much about character backgrounds, origins or storylines. But, I do love Superhero movies.
The action isn’t even my favorite part about the Marvel films, it’s the humor. The characters are pheomnominally written, developed and casted. The action scenes were very good, amazing CGI and the sound production was fantastic. I love a good explosion.
The basic plot line of this film is that the UN is tired of the Avengers destroying cities, so they want them to sign a contract that they don’t go into action unless called to. There is an explosion at the UN in Vienna, and it’s pinned on Bucky. Steve goes looking for his friend, which causes a rift between he and Iron Man. Stark is given 36 hours to find Steve and bring him and Bucky in. Each hero builds they’re own team of Avengers and they go face to face with their friends.
It was hard to watch the Avengers fight each other, it was kind of heart breaking. I just wanted them to hug and make up.
They had a couple new comers to the group, Black Panther (Team Iron Man), Spider-Man (Team Iron Man) and of course, Ant-Man (Team Captain America).
Black Panther is basically just a male version of Cat Woman but I still found him incredibly sexy. Maybe it was his deep voice. Played by Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther is a Nigerian King who joins the squad while he seeks revenge for his father’s death.
Spider-Man was of course written with tons of funny lines. He was also written a lot younger in this movie than he has been in the past. Played by Tom Holland, Parker is enlisted by Iron Man for the fight against Captain America.
Ant-Man, who we’re all familiar with by now, joins Team Captain America. Falcon recruits him after they had an encounter in Ant-Man’s own piece of the franchise.
I watched The Winter Soldier and Ant-Man in preparation for the release of this new Captain America. That’s one thing about this franchise, you really have to see them all. When I watched both of those films I ended up having to Google them and read the story line to make sure I understood. Throwing around names, S.H.I.E.D, Hydra, and other organization names, always really threw me off. They became hard to follow. However, that wasn’t the case with this one.
At this point I still don’t really know if I’m team Iron Man or Team Captain America, but I do know that I love Elizabeth Olsen, the Scarlet Witch is a badass bitch. And this movie gets a 5/5, can’t wait for the next one.
Also, when you go to see a Marvel movie, never forget to wait until the very end of the credits. They always set up the next film.
Very good movie, but wasn't crazy about the addition of a new Spider-Man and the Ant Man. They seemed out of place. Would have been much better if the Hulk was there. The Black Panther will be a great addition to future Marvel movies. Worth seeing, absolutely.
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