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Captain America takes on Iron Man in “Captain America: Civil War”

posted May 24, 2016, 1:40 PM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated May 24, 2016, 4:14 PM ]


By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted May 24th, 2016


Captain America kicks off the summer movie season in “Captain America: Civil War”. The film focuses on the United Nations (U.N.) stepping in to set up boundaries for the Avengers, following a mission where rogue Hydra agents bombed a building that caused many innocent people hurt or killed. The Winter Soldier (played by Sebastian Stan) bombs the U.N. building and becomes the government's biggest threat. In “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, it was revealed that the Winter Soldier was a person from Steve’s past, captured and brainwashed by Hydra to be their own super soldier. Disagreement over how to best lead the Avengers causes a split between Steve Rogers aka Captain America (played by Chris Evans) and Tony Stark aka Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.). Tony wants to act with the government and stop the Winter Soldier, while Steve wants the freedom to act as he sees fit, and stop what he think is unjust.


This forces members of the Avengers like Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (played by Jeremy Renner), Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson), Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen), Vision (played by Paul Bettany), Sam Wilson aka Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie), James Rhodes aka War Machine (played by Don Cheadle), and new additions like Peter Parker aka Spider Man (played by Tom Holland), T’Challa aka Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman), and Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (played by Paul Rudd) to chose sides and fight for what they believe in.


“Captain America: Civil War” puts its characters into moral conflicts that are complex, while also still having focus on Captain America and Iron Man, two friend/partners who fight each other verbally and physically over their beliefs and morals. “Captain America: Civil War” justified both Steve and Tony’s side of the argument by explaining their justified reasons, which causes the audience to be morally conflicted on which side is the supposed “right” side. The film has one of the biggest superhero fight scenes in cinematic history that shows your favorite Marvel super heroes fight each other. “Captain America: Civil War” is a very complex, smart, and fun movie that has great action, character development, and a big finale that will leave people on the edge of their seats.


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