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Published April 28th 2016
What happens when good vs good and super powers clash
Captain America: Civil War, right from the start, provides viewers with a moral dilemma never before seen in a Marvel movie. There is a distinct shift from good vs evil to good vs good as Iron Man and Captain America go head to head to achieve the same result, the elimination of evil from the world and fighting for what they believe.

As the Government moves to control the Avengers on the back of world destruction caused in previous movies, sides are drawn as Team Captain America and Team Iron Man battle it out. A fight which leads to a number of critical events for the series. We see some unanswered questions solved such as what really happened to Tony Stark's parents; a revelation which asks the question of just when is it ok to keep the truth from a friend. We also see events unfold which will mean massive changes for the Avengers into the future, along with some dramatic functionality changes within the team.

One thing you must decide before seeing this epic instalment in the 26 film Marvel series, is which team are you on? Allegiances are drawn very early, and the outcomes of this battle will have you gripping the edge of your seat, your heart and jaw dropping as events unfold. Our allegiances were divided, I went Team Captain America for no less than a shallow 'he's cuter than Iron Man', where as my son went Team Iron Man for his superior fighting capabilities and the fact he is the resident smart alec.

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At the Theatre

Captain America: Civil War sees the return of Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man and Chris Evans as Captain America; however it is the surprising return of Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Agent 13 following a cameo role in Winter Soldier. Agent 13 takes the stage to become a main character in Civil War, leaving everyone wanting more, as she winds her way into our and the teams hearts. We also see some new comers to the team who are hard to miss, swelling the remit to six a side and leading to a very intense battle, the likes of which has never been seen before. There is plot, awesome fighting, love, mystery, intrigue and true Iron Man and Avengers humour throughout the movie.

There is no doubt that this is a critical turning point for the Avengers, one which will reshape the future for the whole team. Friends are made and lost and made all over again. This is a seat gripping, jaw dropping movie of epic proportions. Questions need to be asked: what happens to the shield and to War Machine?

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At the Theatre

Captain America: Civil War is in cinemas from 28 April 2016.

The question to ask here is not whether or not to see Captain America: Civil War, there is no doubt it is a must see and in 3D if you can. The real question here is - which team are you on?

Oh and a tip, don't race out of the cinema as the credit roll, there is always a little extra.
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Why? A great movie in the Marvel Comics series.
When: Showing from 28 April 2016
Where: Cinemas across the country
Cost: Please see cinema websites
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