I know I’m a little a late to the party here, because by now most people have seen “Captain America: Civil War.” So instead of the usual recap and review thing I always do, I’m just gonna give you a few thoughts on the movie.
But if by chance you are one of the 12 people who haven’t seen “Captain America: Civil War,” please be aware that there may be spoilers ahead. And now, without-further-ado, here are a few thoughts about Civil War:
*Civil War is easily the most ambitious film that Marvel has attempted to date.
*I thought the first act of the movie was a little slow, and I could have done without so many title cards, but things picked up nicely after the attack on the United Nations meeting.
*During the entire marketing campaign for Civil War, I found it strange that Daniel Brühl (the movie’s villain) was never shown. Well no wonder, the filmmakers didn’t take advantage of his talents.
This was another huge missed opportunity by Marvel to develop another villain. The potential was there, but there was no real payoff.
*The action sequences are some of the best in any comic book movie.
*I would like to see more of Black Panther and Black Widow together. The two could have a nice friendship developing.
*Black Panther was amazing! But I’m sad we have to wait until 2018 for his movie.
*Spider-Man was a pleasant surprise. I liked the fact that he has to dumpster dive for his electronics, and that his first costume was terrible. But I really enjoyed when Tony Stark mentioned how young Aunt May is.
*Yay! they gave Sharon Carter something to do! But man, was that kiss awkward or what?
*In case Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t get that email: You’ve been written off the MCU.
*Civil War was the first time I’ve ever seen the Vision wear clothes, and I found it odd to say the least.
For the most part I really enjoyed “Captain America: Civil War.” My only real gripe was the way they used (or didn’t use) Daniel Brühl. Even so, Civil War delivered in ways I wasn’t expecting. This was one emotional movie, and it really felt like two best friends were going at it.
As bad as the first Captain America movie was, I never would have dreamt that Chris Evans would become one of my favorite MCU characters. Nor did I expect the Captain America movies would continue to get better and better.
“Captain America: Civil War” final score: 9