Movie of the Week: Captain America: Civil War

It is in a hero’s nature to protect the people, but what happens when the people come together and say “enough“? This is the new crisis that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have to face. In the aftermath of Age of Ultron, the major powers on the planet have convened and issues a series of accords requiring individuals with special abilities to relinquish their secret identities and act as operatives of the government in times of peril. Captain America leads the opposition against these accords, believing that the world can trust the Avengers to protect them without the need for governmental oversight. Iron Man is for these accords, considering that the Avengers and him personally have had a hand in putting the world in such a vulnerable state to begin with. The two heroes create factions within the Avengers and both sides are ready to fight for what they believe. Captain America: Civil War finally arrives in theaters this week.

What am I expecting to see?: Nothing short of excellence to be exact. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has done a fine job in building the franchise to this point and I have full faith in the Russo Brothers to bring Phase Three of the Avengers Initiative to a roaring, clashing start. Undoubtedly I can’t expect to be disappointed in this star-studded cast of heroes starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Martin Freeman, Frank Grillo and Tom Holland to name just a few. I’ve already declared my allegiance to one faction but I expect this to be the superhero movie that really sets the tempo for 2016.

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