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Captain America: Civil War

I would like to watch Captain America: Civil War. It is the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film features 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, and Daniel Brühl.

It begins One year after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron and sees Political pressure being mounted to install a system of accountability regulating superhuman activity. This follows the revival of Bucky Barnes by HYDRA operatives in Siberia revive who is then dispatched to assassinate the occupants of an automobile carrying a case of super-soldier serum. The subsequent actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage when Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson, and Wanda Maximoff stop Brock Rumlow from stealing a biological weapon from a lab in Lagos, Nigeria and inadvertently causes a building to be bombed, killing Rumlow and a number of Wakandan relief aid workers and increasing the international community’s distrust of the Avengers’ work.

However The new regime deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. However Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) disagrees and thinks Superheroes should be accountable for their actions. this fractures the Avengers into opposing factions, one led by Steve Rogers and another by Tony Stark and the debate escalates into an all-out feud. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.

Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross informs the Avengers that the United Nations has drawn up the Sokovia Accords, to establish an international governing body to monitor and police the rapidly growing superhuman population. The team is divided: Tony Stark supports it because he feels responsible for creating Ultron and for the destruction the android brought to Sokovia, while Rogers is distrustful of governmental agendas and wishes the Avengers to remain free to act of their own accord. Unable to convince Rogers to support the accords, Romanoff, sees a bombing which kills King T’Chaka of Wakanda. T’Chaka’s son T’Challa vows to kill the bomber, who security footage indicates is Barnes. Despite Romanoff’s objections, Rogers and Wilson track Barnes to his hideout in Bucharest and attempt to protect him from the police and T’Challa. Rogers, Wilson, Barnes, and T’Challa are captured, but Barnes is soon released by Colonel Helmut Zemo, who is heading to the Siberian facility where Barnes was held, to unfreeze the other Winter Soldiers the stolen serum was used to create. Rogers recruits Wanda, Clint Barton, and Scott Lang to help him together with Romanoff, T’Challa, James Rhodes and Vision and Peter Parker. Stark and his team intercept Rogers’ team at Leipzig/Halle Airport, resulting in a huge battle. Stark follows Rogers and Barnes to the Siberian HYDRA facility and reconciles with them, unaware that he has been pursued by T’Challa. They discover that the other Winter Soldiers have been killed by Zemo. Then Stark discovers that his parents were killed by James Bucky Barnes …

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