Captain America: Civil War (2016) Movie Review

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2016 | PG-13 | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
147 minutes /

User Score: 71/100

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Captain America: Civil War Review


Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

Captain America: Civil War (2016) is an American action adventure superhero film that is the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). Civil War is also the thirteenth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and the Screenplay took a few concepts from the Civil War (2006) comic book storyline. Directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), You, Me and Dupree (2006), Community (2009)) did a marvelous job executing this thrilling, adventurous film. The movie contains phenomenal action and adventure with numerous fight scenes that might be too intense for younger viewers.

Captain America: Civil War takes place one year after the Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). I will try my best not to spoil anything about Captain America: Civil War in this review because it is one spectacular Marvel movie that should not be missed by anyone. The trailers do not compare to what is seen in the film because the film is far more superior in action, adventure, graphics, and the storyline is magnificent. I feel as though the trailers and features are just a tease and do not display the adventure that really awaits you. Most of you have probably already seen from the trailers that this movie centers around a new law that helps to regulate the Avengers. The Avengers first problem was Captain America and his opinion on the new law which resulted in the team splitting up. The Winter Soldier was soon after introduced to us to only be targeted by Tony Stark and Black Panther, who are determined to get rid of him while Captain America will do anything to protect him.

Overall, Civil War has to be one of the best films if not the best film that Marvel has ever made. Marvel and non-Marvel fans are in for an epic treat that will leave them wanting to see the movie again. I was not too thrilled about seeing this movie because I assumed it was going to be one of those movies that are thrown together as it progresses and I felt that way mainly because of the number of characters involved. The characters are Sharon Carter ( Emily VanCamp), Captain America ( Chris Evans), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl), Black Widow ( Scarlett Johansson), Crossbones ( Frank Grillo), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Scarlet Witch ( Elizabeth Olsen), Winter Soldier ( Sebastian Stan), Ant-Man ( Paul Rudd), Hawkeye ( Jeremy Renner), Spider-Man ( Tom Holland), War Machine ( Don Cheadle), and Vision ( Paul Bettany).

I was happy that I gave this movie a chance because I want to see it again as soon as possible because all of the characters had the right amount of screentime and had roles that help the storyline progress. Another great thing about this film is that it introduces us to other sides of a few characters that we have not seen before. One of the characters is Tony Stark whose dark side shows in this film. You will have to see Civil War to witness the other sides of the other characters. I also love that each character was explored, and there was enough information given for them to feel emotional toward them. All of the actors did a fantastic job with their respective roles, and their performances could not have been any better. I was laughing out loud with Paul Rudd as Ant-Man’s comic relief which was much needed. This is one of the hardest reviews I have written because there is so much that I want to say but I am afraid of Marvel fans getting mad at me if I reveal a little too much. The action scenes were out of this world with the best action scenes than any other Marvel movies I have ever seen. Marvel fans, please see this film at your earliest convenience because you shall not be disappointed. Please feel free to comment how you feel about the movie after seeing it.

About Captain America: Civil War 2016

Title: Captain America: Civil War
Original Title: Captain America 3, Captain America: Civil War 3D, Captain America: The Fallen Son
Year: 2016
Runtime: 147 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 14 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 14
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Stan Lee, Diezel Ramos, Anthony J Sacco, Mark Falvo, Chris Evans, Paul Bettany, Jonathan Buckhouse, Robert Downey Jr., Jason Speer, Leslie Bibb, Jamie Soricelli, Scarlett Johansson, Frank Grillo, Jeff Glover, Inder Kumar, Tahseen Ghauri, Jeremy Renner, Rory Healy, Martin Freeman, Martavious Gayles, Paul Rudd, Gwyneth Paltrow, William Hurt, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Duane Moseley, Elizabeth Olsen, Taylor McPherson, Chuck Clark
Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Mark Millar
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo