Captain America: Civil War
2016
****
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Daniel Brühl

Following the destruction of New York City and Sokovia, the nations of the world want to place the Avengers under UN supervision. The team are torn into two factions when Captain America and his allies are not willing to surrender control. The Marvel Cinematic Universe takes a turn for the darker as its characters begin to fight each other. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an example how not to tell a story like this. Despite the grim storyline and the overabundance of superheroes, the Russo brothers stage a surprisingly entertaining and coherent action movie. The plot is heavily linked to Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and won’t make much sense to anyone who hasn’t seen them. As if there weren’t enough superheroes vying for screentime, Ant-Man and Spider-Man join the cast.