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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 6 May 2016 (USA)
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Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

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With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. Written by RespectTheHyphen

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Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem | See all certifications »

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$250,000,000 (estimated)

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$179,139,142 (USA) (6 May 2016)

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$408,080,554 (USA) (16 September 2016)
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Marisa Tomei is the third Oscar-nominated actress to play Aunt May. Rosemary Harris is an Oscar nominee and Sally Field is an Oscar winner (Tomei won an Oscar as well). See more »

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(at around 31 mins) When Steve Rogers receives his sad news text, it originates from a London-based landline phone number, and not from a mobile/cell phone. The technology to send SMS text messages from landlines has been available since at least 2013. See more »

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Karpov: [in Russian; reading from a book] Longing. Rusted. Seventeen. Daybreak. Furnace. Nine. Benign. Homecoming. One. Freight Car.
[shuts book]
Karpov: [in Russian] Good morning, Soldier.
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SPOILER: There is a scene at the end of the closing credits: Peter Parker awkwardly explains his injuries to Aunt May, and later sees a gadget Tony Stark made for him. This leads into Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). See more »

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References Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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Written by Joe Newman, Thom Green (as Thomas Green) and Gus Unger-Hamilton (as Augustus Unger-Hamilton)
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Meh - your usual CGI-based action and nothing more
16 July 2017 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

After an unfortunate incident in Africa, the UN decides that the Avengers require oversight and sets to passing a resolution that a UN entity control the Avengers. Tony Stark is for this, Captain America against it. When the UN meeting where the resolution is about to be debated is attacked, and several UN representatives killed, it appears to be the work of Winter Soldier. Captain America is convinced of his innocence, Tony Stark is convinced that he is guilty. This sets the two against each other, with the other Avengers choosing sides.

I'm not a fan of comic book movies, though did enjoy the three Iron Men movies and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The better ones have more to offer than just your usual CGI-action. Unfortunately, this is not one of those. Pretty much CGI-action and nothing else, made for the kids who wonder who would win in a fight between Iron Man and Captain America.

Basic plot, with new super heroes introduced simply because the producers can. One such character is Spider Man, who is incredibly irritating. Certainly a reason to skip the Spider Man movie.

One for fans of comic book movies only.


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