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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 6 May 2016 (USA)
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Political involvement in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steve Rogers / Captain America
... Tony Stark / Iron Man
... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
... Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
... Sam Wilson / Falcon
... Lieutenant James Rhodes / War Machine
... Clint Barton / Hawkeye
... T'Challa / Black Panther
... Vision
... Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
... Scott Lang / Ant-Man
... Sharon Carter (as Emily Vancamp)
... Peter Parker / Spider-Man
... Zemo
... Brock Rumlow / Crossbones
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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 Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. Written by RespectTheHyphen

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Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$179,139,142, 8 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$408,084,349

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,153,304,495
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Trivia

Mutants (such as the X-Men) play a part in the original comic book story, as human society had always held a prejudice against mutant-kind, while also being accepting of non-mutant heroes. When the tide turns against all powered people, some characters view it as fitting, since non-mutant heroes had it easy for so long, and others view it as troubling. Since 20th Century Fox owns the rights to the Marvel concept of "mutants", this wasn't a part of the film. See more »

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(at around 1h 30 mins) During the airport battle, when Captain America's team are running towards the hanger, Cap yells to Bucky and Sam "Come on!". When he yells this, Bucky and Sam are running to Cap's right side, with Scott on his left and Clint and Wanda behind him. In the next shot where Vision blocks their path, Bucky is now on Cap's left, Sam and Scott to his right. They completely change order. See more »

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[first lines]
Karpov: [in Russian; reading from a book] Longing. Rusted. Seventeen. Daybreak. Furnace. Nine. Benign. Homecoming. One. Freight Car.
[shuts book]
Karpov: [in Russian] Good morning, Soldier.
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  • Peter Parker awkwardly explains his injuries to Aunt May, and later sees a gadget Tony Stark made for him. This leads into Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
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"Captain America: Civil War" Pits Two of MCU's Biggest Heroes in One Epic Confrontation
27 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

The Marvel universe gets tenser with the most-awaited "Civil War". For what fans clamor to be a storyline that the MCU is building towards, here comes a showdown of Marvel's biggest properties.

"Captain America 3" starts off where "Avengers: Age of Ultron" ended, when the New Avengers, led by Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), are cornered by international concern in response to continuous collateral damage. As a result, a governing act is proposed to the Avengers, fracturing the team to two sides, one led by Rogers and another led by Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). But when a new threat is on the horizon, the team has to face the repercussions of their brawls.

It is a huge help that the Russo Brothers returned to hold the weights of Marvel's Phase Three, after their spontaneous effort in "The Winter Soldier". Though "Civil War" may not be as solid as its predecessor, it is still a worthy addition to the Avengers storyline and Captain America's saga. Yet, it excels for taking a mature route that brings a compelling character study, a token from the first Avengers movie. Out of such character study is the major theme of vengeance. I am not going to give any more details about it. It is best to be seen and be enamored by how such themes are delivered with an affecting yet entertaining vibe.

Kudos to the cast ensemble that all brought their A-game, even though some characters are not that fleshed out, or feeling shoehorned. Evans is at his most moving as the fading patriot who wishes the best for his team and loved ones. Downey Jr. is still what we expected from RDJ. Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow has a neutral but affectionate presence, despite her rather little involvement. The rest of the cast is great to see, with notable breakout performances from Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man/Giant-Man, Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther and Tom Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker. And Daniel Bruhl as Helmut Zemo is a better addition to Marvel's lacking lineup of antagonists. But despite the cast's collective efforts, there is an obvious battle for screen time with all characters. Thankfully, it was all salvaged as the two parties brawl in a cleared airport, in an exhilarating action sequence that will surely make every audience member cheer.

For all the makings of a summer blockbuster, "Captain America: Civil War" gets it all started right. Besides being a loyal companion to the comic book storyline, it is a worthy setup to Marvel's other properties and one that truly can hold on its own, courtesy of its consistent superhero action scenes, the Russo brothers' tense direction, the excellent cast, its thought-provoking themes and its exciting story with its signature Marvel snappy dialogue. Let us hope for the best for MCU's future, including Tom Holland's "Spider-Man".


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