Captain America: Civil War

(2016)

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Title:
Captain America: Civil War
Release Date:
27th April 2016
Runtime:
146 min
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genres:
Directors:
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers:
Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Languages:
English, German, Xhosa, Russian, Romanian
Stream Quality:
1080p / 720p / 480p

Storyline

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spiderman) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Sharon Carter, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 90%
IMDb Rating 8.2

Casts

Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Emily Wilson 6th May, 2016

Everything that's awful about comic book movies nowadays.

By the end of this movie, I felt like my soul had left my body I was so bored. The things that are wrong with this movie are the things that are wrong with every recent comic book movie: - Poor writing and editing. The first two-thirds of the film is spent skipping around from character to character and location to location without developing even a semblance of a plot. - Way too many characters. Despite leaving the plot to stagnate in order to purportedly focus on the characters, the filmmakers still stuff so many people in here that everyone except the wonderful new Spider-Man gets the short shrift and becomes a one-note wonder with unclear motivation. - Political pretense. The movie superficially brings up questions about balancing personal convictions with accountability for your actions, but it doesn't say anything of substance about them. - Shaky cam. Nobody likes shaky cam. Why is anybody still using shaky cam? - Nothing that happens in the movie has any consequence on future films. You would think a film endlessly hyped as being a "civil war" would affect the relationships between the characters on opposite sides of the conflict. Despite Tony finding out Cap's boyfriend had killed his parents, and despite Tony almost killing Cap's boyfriend, Cap and Tony patch everything up at the end of the movie like nothing ever happened. The members of Cap's team escape incarceration. Nobody dies. This film could very well not exist, and it would not affect the MCU in any way. Two things I liked: - The new Spider-Man was funny and charming. - The airport fight scene was moderately entertaining. In short, this movie is for devoted Marvel fanboys only. For everyone else, it is pure torture. Avoid.

Reviewed by Facundo Lafuente Diaz 2nd May, 2016

#TeamNeither WWE RAW With Superheroes

People says: an Avengers movie with 'emotional depth' and 'moral complexity', and now I have to question what planet they're living on. Seriously, WTF people!! if this is 'emotional depth' and 'moral complexity' then Marsellus Wallace is a bitch! When their operation to stop the theft of a biological weapon in Lagos goes explosively wrong leaving dozens of civilian casualties and themselves under scrutiny. It may be that I'm misremembering, but were there any civilian casualties in the past??? Didn't whole cities go up without anyone even wandering around dazed with a nosebleed? But the plot needs what the plot needs so now the Avengers have always blown up innocent people, which leads to 100 nations gathering together and saying: this must stop. And: you must all be brought under the control of the UN. While Iron Man is for it, Captain America, who is more Brexit, quickly goes rogue and becomes a fugitive. This could have then set the scene for, perhaps, saying something almost interesting about government control, military might and divided loyalties, but instead it results in all the superheroes choosing #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan— there are no takers for #TeamNeither, which would have been the sensible option WHY WHY they fight!! Come on!!! Captain America a rebel soldier???

Reviewed by nathanianhenderson 1st May, 2016

Overstuffed and Undercooked

The WINTER SOLDIER is the best MCU film, but its sequel has a serious identity crisis. Captain America: Civil War wants to be great. But for the most part it isn't. The film is an overstuffed 2 and half hour film that has one too many ideas thrown into the mix. It is essential a cash grab of the BVS variety. But why can't people see this? Now this is a Captain America as the title suggests. But in the end a more fitting title would read: Bucky VS Ironman: Dawn of who's the Captain's Bestie. The reason I say this is the film felt disjointed to the point of it being a joke. It felt like two separate films weaved together to try and make a film that makes sense. But it didn't It's one half a Captain flick/ the other half a mini Avengers film. But they both drown each other. It's clear this is a film Marvel wanted to make, but why on earth rush into it? One film could never service this iconic plot line. It should have been gradual, and while we did see Cap and Tony tense up in Ultron, this is where a strain in their relationship should have been definite and it should have still been in effect at the beginning of this film. For the most part of the Airport sequence there was no real danger. It was a carefully orchestrated scene that showed these films are for young cinema-goers. Even when one character is looked to be written off "BAM" they are back, giving everyone some cheep laughs at the end of the film. Now from a writing and filmmaking point of view and dare I say it, this film has worse interconnecting scenes then The Amazing Spiderman 2. Re-shoots are obvious, editing is sub par, cinematography lacked style and was evident to be a "quick" point-and-shoot at the action affair. Such a disappointment. But yes this film has it's fun moments (the same can not be said for BVS). But they can't help a film tailored to a certain demographic that leaves out those looking for a film that doesn't kill a few braincell upon leaving the cinema. The laughs are hardly inspirational writing and forced, so forced. sidetone: ONLY SOME OF THEM HAVE SUPER POWERS, SO WHY DO THEY ALL RECOVER FROM HARD HITS AND KNOCKS? it's just makes the stakes so much lower and less respectable.

Reviewed by Dinesh Lakhara 30th April, 2016

Revenge Drama

Fun Facts • CrossBone wants revenge because his face is dead • Zemo wants revenge because his family is dead • Iron man wants revenge because his mother is dead • Captain America wants revenge because Peggy is dead • T'Challa wants revenge because his father is dead • Ross wants revenge because Hulk loves his daughter • Bucky loves German words • 6 vs 6 is Civil war • 5 vs 5 is not civil war. So Tony has to get Spiderman and Steve has to get Antman • Airport is practice ground for Avengers • Spiderman joins the fight for getting a university grant from Stark which he never applied • Antman joins the fight because he has time • Vision get salary now. He can afford and wear shirts and pants. On the downside, he has to babysit • Aunt May is hot • Rhodey is crippled • Hawkeye is retired and is ex avenger • Hawkeye is not retired but is he avenger? • Hawkeye is jailed when he tries to be an Avenger • Only people in Wakanda/Africa died in this movie • Steve gets kiss. Falcon and Bucky are happy about it • Black widow is double agent • Iron man is fighting Captain America because CA didn't tell him how his mother died • Buck and Steve, friends for life. Ross and Tony, not so much. • Best part of movie - Prison break (not in movie, will be part of BluRay/DVD)

Reviewed by Vinay Sital 12th April, 2016

Now this is a good superhero movie!!

Hi, I saw civil war and I come with good news; it's AWESOME! Im not gonna spoil one single thing, since this movie should be seen by only the two trailers you probably saw. Don't watch any tvspots after the second trailer or whatever! Im gonna touch a few aspects and rate them. Acting: Of course it's amazing. The characters we were waiting for were black panther and of course SPIDERMAN! Both were done amazing! Spiderman has a bigger role than I personally expected and it's done with grace. Love it. Black Panther was such a good character with great motivation why he's doing what he's doing. The acting per usual from the other characters were great! 10/10 Story: Now where another (let's leave it) unnamed superhero movie failed this year, and no I'm not talking about dead-pool.., was the story. Now this story is what I expected from the other unnamed superhero movie. I didn't know what side I wanted to be on; cap's or iron man's. I was so conflicted and even while they're fighting you don't know who to root for. The villain in this movie felt a bit, not really out of place, but unnecessary in my opinion. But Marvel always struggles to find a good fleshed out villain except for Loki & kingpin in the series. 8/10 Action/Cinematography: O boy..If you're an action freak you will love this, if you're a comic book fan.. you're gonna LIVE these amazing action set pieces. The much anticipated airport scene is AMAZING. You've seen nothing, literally nothing of the amazing action that will bestow upon you guys. The airport scene is in complete imax and has a runtime of around 17 minutes. Just let that sink in! The Russo brothers know how to create great action and film it great as well. I can go on record and say this is by far the best superhero action scenes ever. 20/10. Verdict: Was it a perfect movie? No. But for me as a fan it came darn close. The only thing that bothered me were the villains, well actually one of the few that are in there. Was it better than... Batman v superman.. yes by far. I mean we're in a comic book movie year, so we might as well compare it. Batman v superman lacked in a lot of places and civil war just did it better. Just the conflict in ideologies made it so much more believable why the characters fought and because this whole story arc is happening now after 2 cross over movies, 3 iron movies and 2 cap movies.. the stakes are so incredibly high. I tried to compare dead-pool with it as well, but it's a different movie in terms of it being a solo movie and setting something up, instead of showing a conflict between good and good instead of good and evil. 9 out of 10! Near Perfect movie for the fans(9.5) and a good solid action film for the general movie go-ers(9) Follow me on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ym80FWJOCZMut0wLgpukw for cool movie reviews