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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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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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Karpov: [in Russian; reading from a book] Longing. Rusted. Seventeen. Daybreak. Furnace. Nine. Benign. Homecoming. One. Freight Car.
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The lowest point on MCU? probably
9 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

It is no secret that I am very critical of MCU films and have lost all hope in their content, if there was any doubt all it would take is a look at my review of Ragnarok movie. However while Ragnarok was an insult to the Thor and Hulk as characters and their respectively amazing and deep storylines the Civil War is an insult to the audiences. The downfall of MCU storytelling comes with Civil War, this film is so boring and so unimaginably stupid that I have yet to watch it and not feel the urge to have my palm meet my face in a facepalm so inevitable you would say it was 8 years into making. The real problem here is the way the story goes about to justify its events when nothing in it makes any sense. Anyone even remotely familiar with the Civil War ark of stories from Marvel comics would tell you that Civil War movie is not even in the slightest remotely like the source material. Lets say for the sake of the argument that we are going to ignore the source material (Even though that is a big mistake for any medium that is basing its content on a source material that is established and well known) and just focus on what we are given we are presented with such a bad story telling it turns out to be worse than Iron Man 3's entire second half and then some. This movie presents you with challenges that are none existent, like blames put on our characters that are baseless, in one scene we go through all the wrong the Heroes have done while completely ignoring the fact that literally none of these were at any part the heroe's fault and to top it off the one that was their fault (the situation in Africa in Age of Ultron) is not even addressed in that particular scene. Then we have back and forward about what is right and what is wrong and it just falls flat with really little reason to consider any argument but the argument presented by Captain America. You see that comes from inconsistent story telling, in another scene Captain America is considering reverting his decision only to change his mind again because of a simple thing as one person being kept hidden because they are probably unstable (hello? since when Captain America suddenly has a problem with that? did this dude forget Hulk being kept hidden a big part of Avengers 2 or other times they had to hide for similar reasons?) The villain is worse than Iron man 2 and 3 combined, his actions are unnecessarily convoluted and go through complex hoops that makes you wonder if there is more about this character we are not being told. For example he has knowledge about some stuff that he is going to use for his scheme. Information exclusive to Hydra big guys and this guy had nothing to do with Hydra, so what gives? This thing just goes on and on when it should have not taken half as long as the time it took to put 2 plus 2 together to get the answer which is 4 not 5!

You see the reason CW comics was loved was its careful plannings, its very first seeds were planted long before the story ark ever started. It also followed several huge catastrophic events that Heroes had messed up like Hulk going on a rampage that destroyed Las Vegas, the entire House of M ark and much more. It was a labor of love, it took planning and good writing, clearly things CW the movie did not receive. The action sequences are really well done and that is a given thing but that seems to be one of my bigger concerns too, these movies have moved past the comic book super hero movies and turned into normal Action flicks. For the unimaginative and bad storytelling combined with lack luster sound design I give this movie 3 stars.


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