If you follow my partner in crime's blog, you've already seen William's great review of Marvel's latest blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War. Though I normally post my reviews here, I won't be doing so this time. I post reviews at Amazon and at Rotten Tomatoes and will post links to them on my Movie/TV Reviews page for anyone who wants to read them. (I've been accused of including too many spoilers. It's a terrible habit and I'm trying to quit. Okay...no, I'm not.)
Not that I won't talk about having seen it here....
Collin and I saw Civil War last Friday, so now I'm officially behind on writing movie reviews as well as book reviews. I'm behind on a lot of things, unfortunately. I have a good
For once, there were no storms, as there have been when we went to see previous Marvel movies. No tornadoes popped up in the neighborhood to stop the movie. Has the curse been broken?
I'll admit that I wasn't too thrilled about a movie in which the superheroes would be fighting each other. How does one choose a side when both sides are good guys? I couldn't see them waging war on each other over an attempt by the United Nations to curb their "activities." The current fight over who uses which bathroom is a more believable conflict. Even if the heroes disagreed, could it really be a cause for all-out war between them? And with so many Avengers appearing (with the exception of Thor and Hulk, whose absences were explained at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron), why is the movie titled Captain America and not Avengers?
Now that I've seen the movie, it all makes sense. The conflict isn't just about the so-called Sokovia Accords, created after the disastrous events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's much more personal for Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, who, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, discovered that his best friend from childhood, believed dead back in 1945, is in fact still alive and has been a brainwashed assassin kept on ice by his handlers when his services aren't needed. It's also personal for Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, who discovers a very personal connection between himself and two of the Winter Soldier's past victims.
In short, I was inspired. Made me want to come home and write.