Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.Wikipedia
Captain America: Civil War Reviews
These guys get it, the characters and the spirit of the comics. Captain America: Civil War is a great ride even if you don’t read the comics or haven’t seen any of the older films.
The Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr film is as competent a montage as Marvel has been mounting lately, without breaking any new grounds.
Rogers' mistrust regarding new-world values (compared to the time he was from) is nicely explored. His unwillingness to compromise on his code is seen to great effect. There is darkness, there is depth, but the important thing is that the element of fun is also most definitely present. Oh and needless to say, don't miss Stan Lee's cameo and do stay for the post-credits scene.
Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely never let your interest dip and the Russos make sure everybody gets a line (or more) in. This is a build-up to other movies and to keep with it, you have to watch this movie to the very end - there's a mid-credit teaser as well as one that rolls after all the end credits have.
Captain America : Civil War is a proof that Marvel knows how its done! Unlike Dawn Of Justice, this superhero vs superhero drama will make you struggle to pick sides. Undoubtedly, the best film in the Captain America series...
...a story heavy film and shows the emotional journey of The Avengers, especially Captain America and Iron Man. The film has some mind blowing action sequences with the introduction of new Superheroes joining the team. A definite must watch.
Despite a lengthy runtime, Civil War draws you into a world where superheroes are essentially just individuals fighting for their rights. There’s no looming sense of evil and doom. Not archaic antagonists or bad guys. The good guys bring in enough grey shades. They’re just super powered people fighting for their ideologies. And it all proves the point that; great source material will always result in a great cinematic experience. Do not miss the veritable, action movie of the year.
There might be no great depth in the storytelling though. Nevertheless, this is kickass stuff and will keep the fans in high spirits till the next engagement is worked out!
After watching the hilariously subversive Deadpool, I was convinced that I could never again take a straightforward superhero movie seriously. Captain America Civil War undid my thought process just two months later. The biggest takeaway from this film was that Black Panther looks sleek as hell, and one just can’t wait for the next slew of Marvel superhero films like Doctor Strange.
I suspect a subject like this easily lends itself to realism, since the film itself is more often than not aimed at adults. Frankly, the presence of Robert Downey Jr. alone gives the franchise more gravitas than a bunch of serious lines ever could. There is much spectacle to keep the usual lot happy.
Overall, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is a purposeless fantasy battle, punctuated with humour, that may appeal only to its fans.
If you have been a Marvel Fan all along, go for it. If you have been a Spider-Man fan all along, go for it. If you have been a superhero movie fan, go for it. If you hated Batman v Superman for being no fun at all, go for it! In short, go for it!
With a slate increasingly crowded with jester superheroes—the Guardians crew, Ant-Man, Deadpool—Marvel seemed in danger of becoming a little too in on the joke. With Civil War, it seems to have found its balance.
The thing is, Marvel makes it funny, and that charm and care is what has and will keep audiences coming back over and over again.
...is one of the better superhero films to be made in recent times. Grab those 3D glasses, and head to the nearest Imax this weekend.
Civil War shows how effective action sequences can be when done well. Right from the opening sequence, there is a crunchy physicality to the action. It’s easy to get carried away, when you have superheroes with distinct set of powers that bamboozle audience with CGI vagueness.
Audience Reviews for Captain America: Civil War
a great movie for superhero lovers
"Marvel continues to win their war against DC hands down!!!"
In recent times, Hollywood seems to have gone overdrive in making movies inspired from Marvel & DC comics with many more in the pipeline over the next few years. In this battle for celluloid supremacy, Marvel has been in the driver's seat for quite some time with blockbusters being a routine phenomenon from their universe. DC's hope to challenge "The Avengers" with "Batman vs Superman" turned out to be a whimsical thought as the latter failed to rise to expectations. Now Marvel is back with "Captain America: Civil War" whose trailer was simply brilliant to say the least. So will Marvel consolidate its numero uno spot even more emphatically???
A year has passed since the Avengers had decimated Ultron in Sokovia but it happened at the cost of extensive collateral damage. This intimidates the world leaders to draft the Sokovia Accords whereby the Avengers will be put under the supervision of the UN. To make matters worse, Captain America's (Chris Evans) mission to thwart Brock Rumlow (Frank Grillo) from getting his hands on a biological weapon backfires as Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) accidentally destroys a building in the vicinity which kills numerous Wakandan citizens. This incident makes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr,) believe that they are better off if the accords are ratified, though Captain America (Chris Evans) thinks otherwise. Eventually the rest of the Avengers are forced to take sides & a full blown battle ensues between them. So was it the end of the famed Avengers???
As been the case in the previous Captain America movies, the Russo brothers has helmed this project as well. They have done a fantastic job aided by some inspiring screenplay & hilarious one liners by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. The Russo duo ensured that their vision was aptly depicted onto the screen & also made sure that the entertainment quotient was in ample measure which was where the DC invariably faltered. Inspite of numerous characters, they made sure that everyone had adequate screen space without making it incomprehensible for the audience. On a personal note, I absolutely loved the Spiderman sequence & the final showdown. All the technical aspects were top notch & individually naming them will be a tedious task. This was undoubtedly one of the best ever superhero movie to have graced the screens.
In the performance department, Chris Evans & Robert Downey Jr. hogs majority of the screen space & as always they rocked. The same goes to the rest as well as each one of them made sure they gave their absolute best however brief their roles might have been.
Verdict: Less than a week into its release has seen it gross more than 3 times its investment & in all likelihood it would breach the billion dollar mark. It's an absolute entertainer be it in terms of the storyline, humour or action. In short, dont miss it at any cost as it's one hell of a joy ride in the theatre!!!
Its a Rolickin good time!
Marvels’ Captain America: Civil War is a very good cinema film. It is one of the very most awaiting films of 2016 and like recent release Dawn of Justice this film too doesn’t fail and easily thrills a viewer’s admiration.
The story revolves in Nigeria where all the Avengers work on a mission which results in a huge destruction. A political pressure is on them since responsibility for their actions is expected. So, the UN intervenes and put all of them under a bureaucratic control. This forms a division between the Avengers - Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downy Jr). Captain America goes against the idea of arranging them to the government where on the other side Iron man is convinced that a control is required for them to function responsibly. Duo chooses to follow their own path and fight one another where Black Widow, Falcon, Hawkeye are forced to pick the sides. What will happen now?
The star cast of the film is at its very best level. All of them are phenomenal. The very interesting portion of the film is that it has a great support coming from the previous Avengers films. Reasoning between Captain America and Iron Man doesn’t seem shocking and is highly reasonable. Black Panther is a new one added here. He is appreciative and has a perfect reason too. Also Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is fine and mediates the two opposing avengers. One negative I found in the film is its 2 and a half hour long run-time only. Still the directors (Anthony Russo, Joe Russo) easily manage to captivate and addict the viewer interest.
There is a very huge adrenaline rush one can get after watching this superhero masterly drama. It is one of the best Captain America films. Do watch it. I am going with 8 on 10.