Character: Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Written by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Cast Members: 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, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Daniel Brühl
Released date: May 6, 2016 (USA)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Duration: 2h 27min
Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.
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COMPLETE FILM SYNOPSIS:
In 1991, the brainwashed super-soldier James “Bucky” Barnes is dispatched from a Hydra base in Siberia to intercept an automobile carrying a case of super-soldier serum. In the present day, approximately one year after Ultron’s defeat in the nation of Sokovia at the hands of the Avengers,[N 1] Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson, and Wanda Maximoff stop Brock Rumlow from stealing a biological weapon from a lab in Lagos. Rumlow blows himself up, attempting to kill Rogers. Maximoff telekinetically diverts the explosion, accidentally killing several Wakandan humanitarian workers in a nearby building.
U.S. Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross informs the Avengers that the United Nations (UN) is preparing to pass the Sokovia Accords, which will establish a UN panel to oversee and control the team. The Avengers are divided: Tony Stark supports oversight because of his role in Ultron’s creation and Sokovia’s devastation, while Rogers has more faith in his own judgment than that of politicians. Meanwhile, Helmut Zemo tracks down and kills Barnes’ old Hydra handler, stealing a book containing the trigger words that activate Barnes’ brainwashing. At a conference in Vienna where the Accords are to be ratified, a bomb kills King T’Chaka of Wakanda. Security footage indicates the bomber is Barnes, whom T’Chaka’s son, T’Challa, vows to kill. Informed by Sharon Carter of Barnes’ whereabouts and the authorities’ intentions to kill him, Rogers decides to try to bring in Barnes—his childhood friend and war comrade—himself. Rogers and Wilson track Barnes to Bucharest and attempt to protect him from T’Challa and the authorities, but all four, including T’Challa, are apprehended by the Bucharest police and James Rhodes.
Impersonating a psychiatrist sent to interview Barnes, Zemo recites the words to make Barnes obey him. He questions Barnes, then sends him on a rampage to cover his own escape. Rogers stops Barnes and sneaks him away. When Barnes regains his senses, he explains that Zemo is the real Vienna bomber and wanted the location of the Siberian Hydra base, where other brainwashed “Winter Soldiers” are kept in cryogenic stasis. Unwilling to wait for authorization to apprehend Zemo, Rogers and Wilson go rogue, and recruit Maximoff, Clint Barton, and Scott Lang to their cause. With Ross’s permission, Stark assembles a team composed of Romanoff, T’Challa, Rhodes, Vision, and Peter Parker to capture the renegades. Stark’s team intercepts Rogers’ group at Leipzig/Halle Airport, where they fight until Romanoff allows Rogers and Barnes to escape. The rest of Rogers’ team is captured and detained at the Raft prison, while Rhodes is partially paralyzed after being inadvertently shot down by Vision, and Romanoff goes into exile.
Stark discovers evidence that Barnes was framed by Zemo and convinces Wilson to give him Rogers’ destination. Without informing Ross, Stark goes to the Siberian Hydra facility and strikes a truce with Rogers and Barnes, unaware that they were secretly followed by T’Challa. They find that the other super-soldiers have been killed by Zemo, who then shows them footage that reveals that the automobile Barnes had intercepted in 1991 contained Stark’s parents, whom Barnes subsequently killed. Enraged that Rogers kept this from him, Stark turns on them both, leading to an intense fight, in which Stark destroys Barnes’ robotic arm, and Rogers disables Stark’s armor. He departs with Barnes, leaving his shield behind. Satisfied that he has avenged his family’s deaths in Sokovia from the Avengers’ actions by successfully fracturing them, Zemo attempts suicide, but he is stopped by T’Challa and taken to the authorities.
In the aftermath, Stark provides Rhodes with exoskeletal leg braces that allow him to walk again, while Rogers breaks his allies out of the Raft. In a mid-credits scene, Barnes, granted asylum in Wakanda, chooses to return to cryogenic sleep until a cure for his brainwashing is found. In a post-credits scene, Parker explores the features of the web shooters built for him by Stark.
Budget: $250,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $179,139,142, 8 May 2016
Gross USA: $408,084,349
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $1,153,296,293
Principal photography started on April, 2015 under the name of Sputnik and finished on August 2015. All the filming Tom did took place in Atlanta, but the film was also shot in other countries, such as Germany and Brazil.
The critic’s consensus from Rotten Tomatoes says that the film is “Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.” 91% of 408 critics rated it positively, that being 370 rating it fresh and only 38 rotten; the average rating is 7.72/10. For the audience score, out of almost 180.000 ratings, it has 89% out of 100%, giving it 4.27/5 stars.
On Metacritic, based on 53 critics, it has 75% out of 100%, 42 critics calling it positive, 11 are mixed, and no negatives. And the user score, based on over 3.600 ratings, gave it a 8.3/10, with 3.046 users calling it positive, 320 mixed, and 248 negatives.
- The finalists for the Spider-Man role did separate screen tests with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., with the intent of seeing whose chemistry fit the best with Evans and Downey.
- Tom commented on how intimidated he was when he came to screentest for Spider-Man, saying that Robert Downey Jr. took him aside and said, “Listen, I remember my screentest for Iron Man. I remember how terrified I was. Just think of it as an audition. It’s nothing too scary. If you get it wrong, we’ll just start again. No pressure.”
- The film coincides with the 75th anniversary of Captain America, the 10th anniversary of the original Civil War comic book, and Black Panther’s 50th anniversary.
- Spider-Man was very nearly removed from the film, as Sony Pictures originally rejected Marvel’s proposal to allow them a cut of the profit if they could pull Spider-Man over, but Sony Corporation expressed disappointment in the financial returns and the critical reception of The Amazing Spider-Man series and decided to negotiate a deal again.
- This was the longest Marvel film, at two hours and twenty-seven minutes, before this record was broken making it the third longest after Avengers: Infinity War (2018), at two hours and twenty-nine minutes and Avengers: Endgame (2019) at three hours and two minutes.
- In the post-credits scene, Peter’s web shooter emits a light which strongly resembled the “Spidey Signal” seen in the comics. This is the debut of the Spidey Signal on-screen.
- Tom made audition tapes together with Jon Bernthal while filming Pilgrimage (2017), with Tomlanding the role of Peter Parker, and Bernthal the role of Frank Castle in Daredevil (2015).
- Spider-Man’s suit design is based on his original look in the comics when he debuted in 1962. The goggles change size to reflect Spider-Man’s expressive eyes in the comics, and also allow him to hone his senses and focus.
- This movie marks the beginning of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and is the thirteenth film overall.
- In the Civil War comic book series, Tony Stark builds Spider-Man an “Iron Spider” suit. It’s red and gold, and laden with armor and gadgets. In this film, Spider-Man receives a suit in his normal red and blue cloth attire, but it does have gadgets. The Iron Spider suit would be teased in Spider-Man: Homecoming and officially debut in Avengers: Infinity War.
- By the end of the movie, The Avengers logo on Captain America’s arm is no longer there, representing the fact that The Avengers are no longer his.
Falcon: I don’t know if you’ve been in a fight before, but there’s usually not this much talking.
Spider-Man: All right, sorry. My bad.
Tony Stark: You ever been to Germany?
Peter Parker: No.
Tony Stark: Oh, you’ll love it.
Peter Parker: I can’t go to Germany!
Tony Stark: Why?
Peter Parker: I got… homework.
Spider-Man: That thing doesn’t obey the laws of physics at all!
Spider-Man: You have a metal arm? That is AWESOME, dude!
Captain America: You got heart, kid. Where are you from?
Captain America: Brooklyn!
Spider-Man: You have the right to remain silent!
TOM’S AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:
||Golden Schmoes Awards
||Breakthrough Performance of the Year
||Teen Choice Awards
||Choice Movie: Scene Stealer
||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
||Best Performance by a Younger Actor
||Best Male Newcomer
FILM’S AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:
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