A war between Avengers may be bad news for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s great for action fans
When an unfortunate accident during an Avengers mission in Nigeria leaves innocent people dead, the governments of the world decide that it is time to act. The United Nations proposes the Sokovia Accords as a way of providing political oversight for the team and removing its autonomy.
Still wracked with guilt over the Ultron incident, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) quickly adds his support for the plan. However, following his earlier dealings with the World Security Council, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) is unswerving in his refusal to sign up.
Things go from bad to worse when ‘Bucky’ Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), is implicated in a terrorist attack. Determined to either prove his old chum’s innocence, or at least bring him in alive, Cap now finds himself on the wrong side of the law. With the remaining Avengers divided over their reaction to the Sokovia Accords and their loyalties to Cap and Iron Man, the stage is set for a showdown between former friends…
Marvel Studio’s commitment to long-form storytelling across its so-called ‘Cinematic Universe’ pays off fantastically well with this third Captain America film. The emotional core of the story picks up from the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and deals with the hero’s attempts to save his friend, yet the film also serves as an effortless culmination of story and character threads that have built across the entire series of films.