If I may conduct some thread necromancy here...
I finally managed to see X-Men: Apocalypse and... I didn't like it very much. There were some good moments there, but overall, the movie just felt... off. Too much obvious CGI, for once Also, I really feel that Apocalypse was way overpowered in that movie. If this guy could decapitate people with dust without raising an eyebrow or disintigrate cities and build high-tech pyramids with just some concentration, then... how the heck did he manage to lose? He should've been able to kill the X-Men on sight...
My other gripe is with how Magneto and Storm were forgiven after Apocalypse's defeat. Sorry, but these two were complicit to killing millions of people! And the X-Men just pat them on the back and invite them in???
I'm also not happy with the treatment of Angel, who was completely wasted by this movie... Finally, I must admit that the Magneto scenes taking place in Poland were... awful. Some historical nonsense and very bad acting there. And don't get me started on the idea of the Polish cops being armed with bows and arrows...
On another note: I also saw Civil War recently and I loved it! :) BTW. I see the question was raised of what would Cap do, now that he gave up his shield. Well, I'm certain that T'Challa can supply him with a new one... It actually did happen in the comics once. Back when Steve was fired from being Captain America and replaced with John Walker (that later became USAgent), he had to give up his shield and uniform. So, he continued adventuring as The Captain and did indeed receive a new shield from Wakanda!
I don't disagree with you on anything about X-Men Apocalypse, and I would add that Jubilee's presence was wasted as well as she didn't do a single thing with her powers. Hopefully the next movie gives her some more to do. Also they neglected to treat the Phoenix force with the dignity it deserves and turned it into a Deus Ex Machina. But on the plus side, Quicksilver was fucking awesome, and got TWO scenes to really shine in, and we finally, at long last, got to see the REAL Wolverine cutting loose and getting down with his bad self. I really want that to happen in his next (and final? As Hugh Jackman, at least) solo movie.
As for Civil War, yeah, I believe T'Challa will kindly supply the team with any and all upgrades they need, like maybe a vibranium arm for Bucky, a vibranium Ant-Man helmet for Scott, and perhaps a new shield for Cap with multiple layers so that in a pinch Cap can split it into two shields at once, and be able to throw one while still being able to defend while holding the other.
And I just got back from Star Trek Beyond. I usually wait a week before seeing new release movies but since it was the middle of the week and the first showing of the day, I rolled the dice and luckily the theater was mostly empty. Also I bought a Fandango ticket online and for some reason, the ticket taker at the counter didn't need me to pay for an extra ticket for my friend, so I saved about 12 bucks not having to pay for him to get in too (I spent a little over half of that savings on a soda, though.)
Anyway, about the movie. I liked it a lot. I would go as far as to say I liked it more than Into Darkness but not quite as much as the first one. I think what would have made me enjoy it more than the first film would have been if the villain (played by Idris Elba) had gotten to show his origin and motivations earlier on, because they didn't actually show it til the very end which left me feeling confused and unsatisfied by his inexplicable dislike of trusting and relying on others, and vendetta against Star Fleet. It made sense in the end, to be sure, but they waited too long for it to have the impact it should have. I feel like if they'd figured it out in the middle that would have made the difference.
The new character, Jaylah-holy shit, I have a new favorite character. Badass, exotic, sexy as hell, kick-ass fighter, smart as a whip and she can actually tolerate Scotty enough to possibly be a romantic interest for him. While I will miss Anton Yelchin as Chekov, I am so on board with having her be a replacement, she would fit far, far better than Alice Eve (who was not missed at all; I didn't even think of her til just now). Besides, then it would be a less unbalanced mix of male-to-female main characters. The action is pulse-pounding, the visuals are some of the best I've ever seen (and this is extremely high praise), the acting remains top-notch, the characters' chemistry is universally excellent, and the choreography of the action scenes is clever and dazzling. I give it an 8/10, would have given it a 9/10 if it had revealed the villain's whole backstory and motivation at the halfway point instead of near the end (that kind of made it feel like The Dark Knight where after the hospital blew up, you were ready for the movie to be over), and if they had done something about Chekov since he won't be able to appear in the rest of the series. It almost felt like the early scene with Kirk and Bones toasting over a scotch they stole out of Chekov's locker was meant to be a memorial, but then Chekov remained prominent throughout the film. They could have easily put in a scene showing him dying heroically and had Kirk's birthday party in the end be also a memorial for their fallen comrade and put a neat and tidy lid on that tragedy.