Sorry I’m a little late with this post, but it’s been a crazy little week. My mom had two medical procedures back to back that I had to take her to, and I had to go to traffic court (I was compelled to listen to a certain N.W.A song when I got that ticket)! Today…I’m just plain tired (and the fact that my female problems began today doesn’t exactly help, either. TMI? Oh, well). So, let’s hop right into it, shall we? This past Sunday (May 8, 2016), before everything in my life went cuckoo, I watched Captain America: Civil War at my local movie theatre. Mark me (as crazy ass Prince Charles from “Outlander“loves to say), this flick was everything the previews hyped it up to be. When I say that I loved every minute of this film, I mean that I LOVED every minute of this film. This is the best Captain America movie to date. That’s right, it even surpasses The Winter Soldier.
As I’m sure you all have heard by now, the movie is basically about the gubment (yes, I wrote that on purpose) drafting The Sovokia Accords, which are basically restrictions on superheroes. Apparently, there have been way too many casualties in New York (The Avengers), Washington, DC (The Winter Soldier); and Sovokia (Avengers: Age of Ultron), and unfortunately, during one of Cap’s mission within the film, even more innocent lives are lost. The powers that be decide that folks with special abilities need to be reigned in. My thing is this: instead of blaming The Avengers, shouldn’t the big wigs be looking at the bad guys for causin’ all of this shit? As Martin used to say, “Don’t start none, won’t be none.” Anyway, my boy Tony Stark is all for the accords, especially after finding out about a young man that was killed in Sokovia. However, Cap is against the accords, hence the beginning of the “civil war.”
This movie was great. The actual plot is a lot more fleshed out and elaborate than what I described, but I’d hate to give away too much of the film. You all really have to go out and see it for yourselves. The action and the special effects don’t disappoint, either. I only saw a few CGI moments that were clearly CGI in the first few minutes, but later on in the film, everything is pretty much flawless. By the way, there’s a certain CGI’ed moment with Robert Downey, Jr. that’ll floor you. What I really loved about the movie was the way the characters were handled. Unlike Avengers: Age of Ultron, all the good guys weren’t fighting for screen time. They all had their time to shine and it moved along smoothly. We get to know Vision and Scarlet Witch a little bit more (they’re so cute together!), and Black Panther’s intro to the MCU was pretty badass. This film was my personal introduction to Ant Man, and I love him now! Now more than ever, I have to see the Ant Man movie whenever I have the chance. When I first heard that Spider Man was joining the MCU, I was totally against the idea. I always felt that Spider Man and the X-Men should stay with Sony, and The Avengers should have the MCU all to themselves. However, when I saw Tom Holland’s portrayal in Civil War, I’m more than happy to say I was dead wrong. No one can beat Tobey Maguire’s rendition of Spidey in my eyes, but this new kid comes damn close. Along the way, most of us have forgotten that Spider Man is actually a teenager, and this new rendition plays that fact up to everyone’s delight. Once again, describing it won’t do the performance justice. You have to see it. Another thing that has to be seen to be believed is the big fight between Tony’s team and Cap’s team at the airport. That showdown was hot to death. My only gripe is that Thor was missing. I love Thor.
As far as the actual civil war is concerned, I’m team Cap, just as the title reads. Don’t get me wrong, I can definitely see Tony’s point of view, but Cap brings up an interesting tidbit in the film that totally has me on his side. He mentions to Tony that the government has their own agenda from time to time, and if they’re dictating what The Avengers can and cannot do, there may come a time that they’ll send the team off on a mission or call a mission off not for the good of the people, but for the good of their own objectives. Also, who the hell puts restrictions on superheroes? That’s the craziest shit I’ve ever heard of in my life! Another reason I’m not on Tony’s team is because the Sokovia Accords were basically drafted by Betty Ross’ dad, Col. Ross (at least, I think he’s a colonel), who’s always been a jackass, anyway. And like I said earlier, why are The Avengers being blamed for all these civilian deaths? If Loki, Ultron, and all these other so-and-so’s didn’t do their dirt in the first place, there wouldn’t be any civilian casualties!
So, if you loved The Winter Soldier and The Avengers, but were just a tad let down by Avengers: Age of Ultron (me!), please check out this movie. Don’t be like my mom and be turned off by Captain America and Iron Man fighting each other (seriously, she can’t stand the fact that they had to square off against each other in this film…she’s pissed about Superman and Batman going against each other, too). When you watch the film, you’ll see why things transpired the way they did. Trust me, it’s well worth your time and money. Besides, Captain America gets hotter with each film! Has anyone else noticed that? They really have some sexy men in the MCU (especially Thor)!
—Written by Nadiya
Have you seen Captain America: Civil War yet? What did you think about it? Was it the best Captain America film in the franchise (or in the MCU), or did you think it was overhyped crap? Would you like to see Cap and Iron Man go against each other, or does the very thought of it make your stomach turn? Did you miss Thor as much as I did, or was his absence a welcome relief (forget you if you feel that way…just kidding!)? Give me your thoughts!