Monday, May 9, 2016
Monday Movie Mania - Captain America: Civil War
Out of all the blockbuster movies I've seen in the last six months, only two movies hit all the right notes: Deadpool and this one. Whereas, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice left out a few parts to make the whole cohesive.
Frankly, I want to go see Civil War again to pick up all the things I know I missed.
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1) While even I've been making cracks about Civil War being Avengers 2.5, this is most definitely a sequel to Captain America: Winter Soldier. And this isn't so much a Steve Rogers story as a Bucky Barnes story. While the main story is roughly analogous to the comics mini-series Civil War, the addition of the U.N. hunting down Bucky gives the story more heft than the philosophical debate of safety versus freedom the comics got bogged down in.
2) General Ross, now Secretary of Defense Ross, is finally back, his first appearance since 2008's The Incredible Hulk. It's just a pity they couldn't use him more, but this thing clocks in at two and a half hours. (Bathroom break before claiming a seat and no liquids during are a definite must!)
3) The writers did the right thing by inserting T'Challa/Black Panther's origin story here. No need to waste time when the Black Panther movie comes out. A pity Marvel doesn't have film rights to the X-Men because I would love to see Storm guest-star in in his flick.
4) The Vision/Scarlet Witch romance is being left in though it hits a major bump here. Yay!
5) The consequences were a little more realistic for Cap's team than they were in the comics.
6) I absolutely LOVE how they inserted Redwing into the movie!
7) ALL the character arcs made sense. Usually someone gets left out, but all twelve super-heroes were accounted for.
1) This is my vanity speaking, but Marisa Tomei is my age. SHE IS TOO FUCKING YOUNG TO BE PLAYING AUNT MAY!!!
This is a definite 10 out of 10 stars! So go see it!