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US 147m, Colour
Director: Anthony and 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
As the third Captain America film in the ever-growing Marvel universe, Civil War features a huge ensemble cast, an unwieldy screenplay, and a run-time that exceeded my attention span. Pitting superheroes against one another, the film has some amusing moments, however, they come at the expense of clunky exposition and too many action scenes that eventually blend together. Oddly, many of the energetic patrons at our screening were more interested in eating, chatting and making frequent trips in and out of the theatre, than actually watching the film (Klaus Ming May 2016).