Captain America: Civil War sees every comic book fan's dreams become a reality as the Avengers fracture and go head-to-head in an epic battle to end all epic battles.

Watch TEN's interviews with Civil War stars Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie by clicking the links.

Given the rate of superhero movies in recent years, 'cape fatigue' is a real concern with audiences as overblown, CGI-heavy fight scenes become utterly unimpressive and run-of-the-mill.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo have cleverly decided to turn the genre on its head with Civil War, where our favourite superheroes divide down the middle over differences of opinion on how they should be regulated.

The Avengers land themselves in hot water after a calamitous mission in Lagos which sees innocent bystanders die at the hands of Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Grappling with the backlash from an angry public, who have deemed them no-holds-barred 'vigilantes', a United Nations summit is convened at which it's decided that the Avengers need to hand over their autonomy and sign a treaty.

But some of the team just can't bear the thought of being regulated. They're headed up by Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), who sees inherent problems in having a government body deciding their missions.

He's backed by Scarlet Witch, Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

Grappling with guilt and regret is Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), who takes the surprising decision to support the Avengers being regulated. Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Vision (Paul Bettany), Col. James Rhodes/War Machine (Don Cheadle) and newcomer T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) are also in his corner.

Adding even more excitement to the mix are two late additions to the teams - Paul Rudd as wise-cracking Ant-Man and Tom Holland, who makes an extremely promising and charming debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

To make matters worse for the clashing superheroes, and to complicate the plot further, Daniel Brühl is introduced into the mix as German agent Helmut Zemo. He has his own sinister motivations, and looks determined to exploit the dangerous potential with the Winter Soldier.

The sheer number of characters may seem overwhelming, but the tale of the warring camps is skilfully and effortlessly told, as the superheroes' loyalties are tested to the max. Crucially, cheesy one-liners have been phased out in favour of genuinely funny, laugh-out-loud moments, which are dotted about for some much-needed comic relief. The best of all is Tony Stark recruiting a wet-behind-the-ears Peter Parker, who exclaims worriedly "I've got homework!" when Stark invites Spider-Man into the Avengers fold.

Despite the two-and-a-half-hour running time, Captain America: Civil War manages to keep entertainment levels high throughout, doing the mammoth task of juggling an impressive line-up of new and returning characters, without feeling bloated or confusing. It also nicely sets up a handful of new Marvel outings, including the Black Panther and Spider-Man solo movies.

It's worth seeing alone for the ultimate superhero face-off battle scene - epic stuff.

Sarah McIntyre