Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

Anthony Russo (2016)

141min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
More Avengers 2.5 than a solo adventure for Captain America, this exhilarating and dramatic threequel sees Chris Evans's shield-flinging super-soldier battling over friendship and principle as much as the nefarious plans of the bad guys. An explosive mission for Cap, Black Widow and newbie Avengers Scarlet Witch and the Falcon quickly puts the team in the cross hairs of a government bigwig (William Hurt, reviving his military martinet role from The Incredible Hulk) who's had enough of the collateral damage wrought by previous slugfests. Superhero registration is demanded and a world-weary Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) agrees, which soon puts him at loggerheads with a sceptical Cap, a situation exacerbated when the latter's best buddy-turned-brainwashed assassin (Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier) reappears at the wrong place at the wrong time. Loyalties are shattered, the team disassembles and the mother of all smackdowns looms, with old hands (Hawkeye, War Machine) and fresh recruits (Ant-Man, the debuting Black Panther) signing up to Team Cap or Team Iron Man. It's a multi-fight clash of the titans that has massive consequences for the combatants. Meanwhile the Russo brothers not only deliver pace, thumping action, sharp fight scenes and crisp character interplay but also let Downey Jr and Evans flex their acting muscles, too, as the philosophies and personal histories of Iron Man and Cap collide with desperate effect. New addition Chadwick Boseman makes a noble Panther (his solo debut was released in 2018) while a certain young webslinger (Tom Holland) makes his bow, hilariously shepherded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe by a delightfully wry Downey Jr. Stupendous stuff.

Summary

The superhuman soldier is propelled into conflict with his Avengers teammate Iron Man over a system of government control over their actions - a situation made worse when an old friend is accused of being behind a terror attack. As a cunning conspiracy surrounds them all, Captain America finds himself battling former allies, vengeful enemies, and new heroes on the block Black Panther and Spider-Man. Superhero adventure, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson.

Cast & Crew

Steve Rogers / Captain America Chris Evans
Tony Stark / Iron Man Robert Downey Jr
Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow Scarlett Johansson
Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan
Sam Wilson / Falcon Anthony Mackie
Colonel James Rhodes / War Machine Don Cheadle
Clint Barton / Hawkeye Jeremy Renner
T'Challa / Black Panther Chadwick Boseman
Vision Paul Bettany
Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch Elizabeth Olsen
Scott Lang / Ant-Man Paul Rudd
Sharon Carter Emily VanCamp
Peter Parker / Spider-Man Tom Holland (2)
Zemo Daniel Brühl
Brock Rumlow / Crossbones Frank Grillo
Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross William Hurt
Everett K Ross Martin Freeman
Aunt May Marisa Tomei
King T'Chaka John Kani
Howard Stark John Slattery
Maria Stark Hope Davis
Miriam Alfre Woodard
Director Anthony Russo
Director Joe Russo (1)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: WDSMP UKGuidance: Violence, some swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 29 Apr 2016
Drama