Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

Superhero flick from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The usually united Avengers go to war with each other in the third film in the Captain America series. When the US Secretary of State informs the Avengers of the United Nations’ plan to form a panel to oversee and control their operations, the super-squad are divided. On one side, Captain America (Chris Evans) is strongly opposed to any kind of government intervention. But Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) thinks it’s not such a bad idea. Surely the gang can have a good-natured debate and decide what’s best democratically? Well, not quite. They split off into two very polarised factions. As if they didn’t have enough on their plate, when Black Panther’s (Chadwick Boseman) dad is killed by a bomb at a UN conference – supposedly by Captain America’s old pal Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) – Panther swears vengeance. He and Iron Man, along with allies including Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland), head to Europe to try and bring the Soldier to justice. But Captain America and his crew, including Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), are also in hot pursuit, hoping to get to the Winter Soldier first and stop the rest of the Avengers from killing him. It’s a classic yarn of good versus… good?

Captain America: Civil War – Saturday 9.20pm on Channel 4

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