Captain America: Civil War

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Year of Release: 2016

Genre: Comic Book

Related to/Remake of: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel’s The Avengers

Directed By: Anthony and Joe Russo

Music By: Henry Jackman

Starring: Chris Evans (as Steve Rogers/Captain America), Robert Downey, Jr. (as Tony Stark/Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (as Sam Wilson/Falcon), Chadwick Boseman (as T’Challa/Black Panther), Don Cheadle (as James “Rhody” Rhodes/War Machine), Paul Bettany (as Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Jeremy Renner (as Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Emily VanCamp (as Sharon Carter), Paul Rudd (as Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Tom Holland (as Peter Parker/Spider-Man), William Hurt (as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross), Daniel Brühl (as Helmut Zemo), and Frank Grillo (as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones)

Basic Plot: After numerous missions that have left cities destroyed and innocent civilians dead or injured, the Avengers face the prospect of signing a UN accord that essentially prohibits them from participating in unsanctioned activities.  Before the accord can be signed, however, the UN building in Vienna is bombed, and the prime suspect is Buck Barnes.  Loyalties are tested and secrets are uncovered as Captain America and Iron Man face off, and the rest of the Avengers (minus The Hulk and Thor) must choose a side.

Rating (Out of 4): 4

Pros: A really good follow-up to The Winter Soldier, with solid acting and great action sequences.  The introductions of a new Spider-Man and the Black Panther are pretty awesome.  Paul Rudd makes a welcome appearance as Ant-Man.

Cons: Nothing much to complain about here.  The only thing that’s really missing is The Hulk…