Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Number 13 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Act I opens with a botched Avengers mission. This leads to the Superhuman Registration Act Sarkovia Accords, opening up the world’s government to control the actions of the Avengers. Captain America and Iron Man disagree.

Act II ups the ante as it appears that reclusive Winter Soldier has assassinated the President of Wakanda. The hunt, capture, escape, and rehunt for Winter Soldier ensues.

Act II closes with a Superhero vs. Superhero fight on an empty airport tarmac. Captain America and the Winter Soldier escape in the Quinjet. Zemo requests breakfast to his Berlin hotel room again, which leads the delivery woman to discover a body in a bathtub.

ACT III

Captain America and the Winter Soldier are en route to the Secret Russian Super Soldier Lab. Iron Man, Black Widow, and Vision are hanging out with Rhodes in the hospital. Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Ant Man, and Falcon are chilling in the Floating Prison.

What is Sokovia?

It is the fictional eastern European nation that was destroyed at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Helmut Zemo was not present in that movie.

Why does Sam trust Tony?

Sam Wilson tends to trust pretty much everyone. Somehow he thinks Tony giving him his word is worth something.

How do Captain America and Winter Soldier know where the Secret Russian Super Soldier Lab are?

It’s alluded to a couple times in this movie. Bucky Barnes has recollection of his actions while under mind-control even though he doesn’t have control.

How is this facility being powered?

The Russian government is known for its pursuit of green technologies. Snow is known to provide near limitless energy when paired with super soldiers in cryo-sleep. It was a winning combination they stumbled upon that no one else has picked up.

Why did Captain America leave the shield?

Tony Stark is a chronic whiner. Steve Rogers didn’t want to add fuel to the fire, so he left it.

Did it?

I would argue that it did. World leaders would have seen the group of defected super heroes as enemies of the state, which would throw “allied” super heroes allegiances into question. Based on Bilbo’s reaction, it looks like he agrees.

If you have any other questions about Captain America: Civil War, ask them below.

~Phil

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