Captain America: Civil War

United States, Release Date 31 August 2016

Review by Dwayne Lennox

Even best friends fall out from time to time, but what happens when those pals both happen to be superheroes? Following the events of The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2014), Captain America a.k.a Steve Rogers (a.k.a hottie Chris Evans) and Iron-man a.k.a Tony Stark (a.k.a Robert Downey jnr) find themselves at odds about how best The Avengers should proceed: under their own rules or under the command of the United Nations?

Also driving a wedge between the two is the Cap's defense of his friend-turned-villain-turned rogue, Bucky, a.k.a The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Bach). Accused of several terrorist attacks, including on the UN, Steve refuses to believe his one-time BFF is behind the attacks, and sets out to prove it. The UN, Tony, and new addition Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) aim to bring Bucky in, dead or alive.

Thus the remaining Avengers — Natasha Romanov (Scarlett Johansson), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elisabeth Olsen), Iron Patriot (Don Cheadle) and Vision (Paul Bettany) -- are forced to choose sides, culminating in a spectacular airport showdown between the opposing camps. This also sees Ant-man (Paul Rudd) and the new Spider-man (Tom Holland) getting amongst the action, as well as Black Panther.

In a year of superhero showdowns (Batman V Superman; X-Men: Apocalypse), there was no better clash of the tight-ans than Captain America: Civil War. Fun, thrilling and with a little something on its mind, it was also a taste of what the Russo Brothers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) will bring to the third Avengers film, Infinity Wars.

Read more film reviews by Dwayne Lennox on his blog at: thelennoxfiles.blogspot.com.au

Thanks to Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment, we have 5 DVD copies of Captain America: Civil War to give away.


Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes

GAY NEWS UPDATE / August 2016

Fans want Marvel to make Captain America gay

Will Captain America reveal that he’s in a homosexual relationship with Bucky the Winter Soldier That’s what some fans are pressuring Marvel to do, with the hashtag #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend trending on Twitter.

For those who aren’t too familiar with the history between Steve Rogers aka Captain America (played by Chris Evans) and Bucky Barnes (played by Sebastian Stan), here’s a quick recap:

In Captain America: The First Avenger, best mates Bucky and Steve Rogers fight alongside each other in World War II. But at the end of the film, Bucky falls to his death, or so we are led to believe.

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America discovers that Bucky isn’t dead but was instead rescued and brainwashed by HYDRA into becoming an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. After an epic fight scene with Captain America, Bucky starts to remember his true identity and ends up saving Captain America’s life.

In the latest film, Captain America: Civil War, Captain America assists Bucky to overcome his brainwashing by helping him remember more about his past. But some fans aren’t content with the two men being just good mates. They want Marvel to out them as a couple.

In the latest film, Captain America: Civil War, Captain America shares a kiss with Sharon Carter aka Agent 13 (played by Emily VanCamp).

It’s then revealed that Agent 13 is actually the niece of Captain America’s recently deceased girlfriend, Peggy Carter. Marvel fans aren’t the only ones pushing for a homosexual relationship to be featured in an upcoming film.

A few weeks ago Disney fans took to social media to petition to give Frozen’s lead character, Princess Elsa, a female love interest in the film’s sequel.

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