Captain America: Civil War
More About Captain America: Civil War
In this superhero epic, the denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) come to blows over ideological differences. After a mission involving a new Avengers squad led by Cap ends with several civilian casualties in Lagos, the team are asked to sign an agreement that would force them to take orders from a United Nations panel. Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) pressures Cap to accept this new arrangement, in part because he feels deeply guilty about his own past recklessness; Captain America, however, fears that the Avengers will only be corrupted by bureaucracy. Their disagreement eventually escalates into all-out war when Cap's old friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), now a brainwashed assassin known as the Winter Soldier, reenters the picture.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR brings back former Avengers characters such as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Vision (Paul Bettany); it also drags into the fray low-rent superhero Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and introduces both the powerful African prince Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and a new, younger incarnation of Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.
Main Cast & Crew
Anthony Russo - Director
Joe Russo - Director
Robert Downey Jr.
5 stars out of 5 -- "CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is the best Marvel Studios movie yet." - 04/13/2016 Empire
"[E]ssentially a third Avengers movie -- it’s also the best one yet....And the hook this time around is that the tension isn’t just verbal anymore." -- Grade: A- - 04/26/2016 Entertainment Weekly
4 stars out of 5 -- "Fortunately, the zinging screenplay, by Marvel regulars Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, hits home almost as frequently as the punches." - 05/01/2016 The Guardian
"This is an AVENGERS movie, every bit as densely packed with plot, locations, costumed characters, melodrama, screwball comedy, and future-sequel groundwork as last summer’s AGE OF ULTRON." -- Grade: B+ - 05/03/2016 A.V. Club
3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his is a satisfying film that takes its characters but not itself seriously, and mixes sequences of wonder, visual wit and pathos in with the world-building and dramatic housekeeping." - 05/05/2016 RogerEbert.com
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR brings the fun, the fierce and the fireworks." - 05/04/2016 Rolling Stone
"[T]he movie is sprinkled with liberal doses of humor....Yet for all the action and wit on display, there are mournful undercurrents to CIVIL WAR, much as there were to WINTER SOLDIER before it." - 05/06/2016 The Atlantic