Suiting up for Civil War

Tori Bland, Staff Writer

The long awaited Captain America: Civil War earned $400.2 million overseas before hitting the big screens in America. Civil War earned $25 million on Thursday and $75.2 million on Friday. Opening weekend earned $180 million, in the U.S. As of May 10, the film hit $700 million worldwide.

The success is due to the plot. When the government interferes with Avengers’ activity, it causes tension between Captain America and Iron Man. Hence the hashtags #TeamCap #TeamIronMan. Tony Stark (Iron Man) believes that heroes should be put in check with the government. Steve Rogers (Captain America) believes that heroes should be allowed to fight crime whenever they see it, not just when the government feels so.

Conflict arises when Bucky Barnes, also known as the Winter Soldier, makes his way into Avengers territory. In the previous Captain America movie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) Barnes is brainwashed by Hydra to assassinate the Avengers.   

Tony and his team try to take down Barnes while Team Cap is determined to prove his innocence.

A few new characters are introduced, including Black Panther (T’Challa) and, of course, Spider Man (Peter Parker.) There are some familiar faces, as well. Black Widow, Vision, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, and Ant Man make appearances, also. The flick is full of action from beginning to end. It triggers a multitude of emotions. The humor is appropriate while the heartache is real.

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Choose a side and grab some popcorn because it’s time to suit up.