Captain America: Civil War

{4.5/5} “Compromise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say, ‘No, you move.'”

Captain America: Civil War, released in 2016

Dozens of countries around the world want the Avengers to have some oversight, after several of their missions ended with civilian casualties. Iron Man sees the wisdom of this plan, whereas Captain America does not. Eventually Captain America does something illegal and Iron Man must bring him in — but it won’t be easy.

This is really an Avengers movie — the only ones missing are Thor and the Hulk. It’s also very much a sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Bucky Barnes, the Winter Solider, plays a significant role. This is the 13th movie in the Marvel cinematic universe.

Good guys fighting each other isn’t my favourite storyline, but given that’s what they were doing they did a great job. It’s definitely better than Batman v Superman.

Although there’s a lot of fighting, it’s a long movie so there’s also lots of time for more interesting stuff. Spider-Man, new to the team, made a big impression — he’s hilarious.

Stan Lee’s cameo is perhaps the best one he’s ever had.

There’s a moment when one character chooses to not take his vengeance. It’s a nice moment, a seemingly rare one in movies.

Stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Henry Jackman’s exciting music includes the themes from several other movies in the megaseries.

There’s a scene midway through the credits.

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