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Captain America: Civil War

  • 2016
  • PG-13
  • 147min
  • 90%
  • 7.8 / 10

Due to fear of the common people and political pressure led to the creation of the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits the actions made by superheroes. The Avengers are in disagreement over their opinions of this act. Captain America feels they cannot rely on the government to protect the human race. Iron Man believes that it will keep the superheroes in check and prevent abuse of powers. A split is caused in the Avengers, with some of the heroes siding with Iron Man and the others joining Captain America. All the while this internal conflict is on-going, the external threat of a new villain strains the heroes even more.

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The movie has a runtime of about 2 hours, but the storyline of Civil War stretched for 7 issues in the comics. Heroes aren’t the only ones who take sides, as villains also choose between the two opposing factions of Captain America and Iron Man, which resulted in the civil war. Although not depicted in the film, the events of Civil War caused the death of Captain America by assassination from supervillain Crossbones. In his first debut on film, Spider-Man is seen to side with Iron Man. Although playing a relatively minor role in the conflict, Spider-Man in the comic storyline was front and center, torn between the two heroes, and it was during this rift that he revealed his identity as Peter Parker.

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Captain America: Civil War was first released in Los Angeles in April 2016. The film was an instant success grossing more than $1.1 billion worldwide. It was declared the highest-grossing film of 2016 ranked in at the 12th highest grossing film of all time. The cast is made up of an impressive list of actors and actresses including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, William Hurt, Frank Grillo, and Daniel Brühl.