Captain America: Civil War a victory for thrill-seeking cinema audiences

Captain America: Civil War does what it says on the tin by pitting former allies against each other in a series dizzying showdowns and though it has a bloated running time, it's a thrilling ride, writes Damon Smith

Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, and Don Cheadle in Captain America: Civil War
THE fragile alliance between the Avengers is shattered in the third Captain America film, directed at a breathless pace by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo. Opening with a flashback to 1991 that sets one major character on their self-destructive path, Civil War underscores its bombastic title by pitting former allies against each other in a series of dizzying showdowns that cleave apart the Marvel Comics universe. Scriptwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely repeatedly inhabit the blurred lines between heroism and villainy, examining the moral conundrums faced by superpowered warriors [...]

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