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Captain America: Civil War

Date:From May 6, 2016


Rating on IMDB: 8.5/10 

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


Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writers: Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay) 

Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson 

Plot Keywords: superhero | marvel cinematic universe | based on comic book | knife | africa 

Taglines: Whose side are you on? 

Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Country: USA

Language: English | German | Russian | Romanian

Release Date: 6 May 2016 (China) 

Also Known As: Capitán América: Civil War 

Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA 

Runtime: 146 min

Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Digital

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1


Reviews of users on IMDB

Banal but good action

by ward_e 

They battle each other. There is no villain, maybe some villain who just wants revenge from the other movie. It's funny how the actors and split up to go and promote this in Asia and Europe constantly saying how "this movie changes everything," when someone points a phone camera on them. What is it changing, that they are battling each other? I agree. It is great. The good vs bad thing is tired. This is a fresh idea. The villains are not the point here anymore because villains do not get people into seats, it's always the heroes. The villains are an afterthought.

Plot: The movie is about Bucky, again, the sidekick turned brainwashed person, always running around, it's like the guy is out of control! It's like the only point is giving the original superheroes more screen time while introducing a couple of new ones for their own movies. The movie is kind of banal but I *like* this banal. There's all this plot about *official* type Documents that have to be *signed* by the superheroes about destruction which goes with the whole "reality" thing. Also If you don't like some of the crappier superheroes oh well, you gotta watch them all, but no one is overpowered and the only two overpowered superheroes are on opposing sides, a woman and man which is good, otherwise everyone would be just vaporized, know what I am saying? I'm saying these two can make Civil Peace hehe.

Humor: There are good moments here. A lot of quips from everyone.

Action: Action is good, maybe too good, you see how stuff and people get damaged grittily. Plus the action is going into new holes of goodness, not banal! But some movies have terrible action scenes but is that really a bad thing? It's more about who looks good in those bodysuits. I mean they're not going to walk around in shorts with dress shoes and knee-high socks.

Box-office: This is important because without the money put in and gotten, these might as well be Youtube videos with people in alleyways. Let's see how the movie truly does in the box- office because it's called "Captain America", especially in other countries it would be like America watching "Captain Asia" or "Captain Antarctica." But it is still banking on the good of the other movies in this saga so yay.

Overview: More of a bridge movie not its own thing but good action scenes. It's interesting how the Bucky actor says he puts some jelly on his arm to get into the metal arm. Buck me.

Now this is a good superhero movie!!

By Vinay Sital

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)

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