a CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR musing
(Taken from my Facebook post from May 5, 2016)
After seeing Captain America: Civil War, you can just really feel that each moment in this movie is EARNED. Every punch that lands, every punch that is pulled, you understand each character and are invested in each of their stories, and this film gives the characters their due time in the movie, no matter how small the role (looking at you, Black Panther…). Granted, you can’t have the impact of this movie without the buildup of the other 12 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there’s an example from just a month and a half ago of how not building characters that you care about can lessen the experience of being in a theater.
And yes, there are plenty of problems in Civil War, mainly considering the villain’s plan and what might be one of the biggest mistakes/missed opportunities in MCU plotting, but the rest of the movie makes up for that in spades, especially the airport brawl. MY GOD THE AIRPORT BRAWL. Every single fight scene seems like it was delicately plotted out, like the brilliant directors Russo (thank you for another Community cameo!) and writers picked apart each superheroes’ powers and moves, and utilized their quick thinking in battles. It’s crazy to think how this universe has evolved since Iron Man, and I’m incredibly ecstatic to see where it goes next, and Doctor Strange looks like a great next step.
I’m extremely jealous of all the fanboys and fangirls who haven’t seen this yet, because I want to have that feeling again of excitement and pure awe at what’s happening on screen with a huge smile on my face. No apologies for the length of this post/review (and while I’m at it, I’ll give it a 9/10), but I couldn’t stop thinking about this movie on the way home, and you bet I’m gonna be in a theater tomorrow night and smiling/laughing/crying with everyone there.
Also, I just thinks it’s hilarious that people considered Aunt May being hot was a spoiler.
BUT MY GOD THE AIRPORT BRAWL.