Between all of the comic book-inspired blockbusters slated to hit theaters within the span of a few months, 2016 has effectively become the year of the superhero showdown. From Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, to the imminent Captain America: Civil War this year has no dearth of battles between iconic comic book characters. All that being said, not all superhero melees are created equal.

With the overall lukewarm critical response to Dawn of Justice last month, the award for best superhero battle of 2016 is now Civil War’s title to lose. We're not saying that Batman V Superman is a bad film, but it made some serious mistakes that Marvel's first Phase 3 entry most certainly needs to avoid. Civil War has already received much better critical reviews than Batman V Superman, but that doesn’t mean it won’t necessarily make the same mistakes as its DC counterpart. We've compiled a list of the five most jarring mistakes Batman V Superman made that Civil War needs to avoid if it wants to emerge as the top superhero fight movie of 2016...

Give The Heroes A Good Reason To Fight
Dawn of Justice came so insanely close to getting this one right, but ultimately faltered at the very last second. The film built itself up as the culmination of an ideological war between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel. However, during the third act the audience had the rug pulled out from under them when the film revealed that Lex Luthor had essentially tricked these heroes into fighting one another. Civil War needs to push its heroes into a fight by showing us that these heroes we have come to know and love over the course of the last decade have reached their mutual breaking points. The only way we will emotionally connect with the battle between The Avengers is if we believe that the Sokovia Accords and Bucky's presumed guilt actually causes the Civil War.

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