Friday, May 13, 2016

Cap and Bucky and Sam and Scott and Clint and Wanda and Sharon...No, They're Not the Participants in an Orgy!

Collin and I love Marvel movies. We see all of them. Okay, they're not perfect--some things don't make sense, some questions are left unanswered, and we like some of them better than others. Some storylines are, from one movie to the next, as inconsistent as Black Widow's hairstyles. But the bottom line is that we really enjoy these movies. We also love their TV shows. Upon reading that one of the TV shows (Agent Carter) would not be renewed for another season and another in the works (Marvel's Most Wanted) would not be picked up, I suggested in a number of places that Marvel needs their own streaming channel. They could migrate all of their currently existing shows to that channel and air the movies there as well. It would be Nerdvana!


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 excuse reason, but....

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. 




26 comments:

  1. I love when movies inspire us to write. It's like the Universe is conspiring to squeeze out our creativity and creating ads, film trailers, even Hollywood gossip so we'll go see the catalyst that will make us do something great.

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    1. I see Blogger's repeating comments again....

      I like that I can get inspired watching movies or TV shows that aren't even of the genre I write--though I love superheroes and disaster movies so much, maybe that's what I should be writing!

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  3. You loved it as much as I loved it! And your post title definitely has mine beat! :)

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    1. Collin did, too. And I'm going to enjoy having come up with a good title for once!

      Check out my Twitter feed. We need to lobby Marvel for a streaming channel for all of their TV shows and movies!

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  4. You have to take inspiration from wherever it comes Norma :) My sister and Aimee went off to see this movie tonight, they are like yourself and Colin.. big fans.

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    1. I'm sure Aimee will love it!

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    2. She did Norma but not happy about the last part for some reason?

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    3. She did Norma but not happy about the last part for some reason?

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    4. Norma how is everything going with Collin? What happened. I'm still hobbling around.. four tears and a fracture in my left knee, I should be resting but I find it almost impossible :)

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    5. Not resting enough is not a good idea, Grace! Collin went back to work when the doctor cleared him--but he's been putting in so many hours, it's made his problems worse.

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  5. So are you writing stories, reviews (both films & books), or more blogs. Glad you had no storms.

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    1. Definitely writing! Picking up with works in progress.

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  6. Wanting to come home and write was exactly my reaction, too.

    Also, Tony Stark's personal stake in this movie was one of the great twists of all time.

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    1. I knew it was coming. Just didn't know he'd actually see it happen.

      I always wondered about his relationship with him mother. At least this movie gave us a glimpse into it.

      I think if RDJ decided to leave the role, either temporarily or permanently, this would give Tony a believable out. Or, if he wanted to do an Iron Man 4, it would be a plausible reason for going solo.

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    2. "His," not "him." WordPress allows for comment editing. Why doesn't Blogger?

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  7. Superheroes aren't my thing but anything that prompts us to write can only be good!

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    1. Definitely!

      What I like about the Captain America franchise is that they're so well-written--they're superhero movies, but could easily work without the heroes having any special powers.

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  8. Good that you came away inspired, Norma.

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    1. I'm always inspired by exceptionally good writing. It makes me want to do better myself.

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  9. I love reading your reviews and William's.
    While I enjoy all the the Super Heroes just can't seem to watch this or any other movie. The "Fibromyalgia Fog" is sapping my brain.
    Happy to live vicarious through you and William.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. I have days when I get so foggy, I can't do anything. Good thing I'm not dealing with traditional publishers anymore. I coulnd't make a deadline to save my life!

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  10. We really love Marvel movies as well. Still haven't seen Agent Carter, yet.

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    1. Sadly, Agent Carter has been canceled. But it is available on Netflix and Hulu.

      Personally, I think Marvel should set up their own streaming channel.

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  11. My favorite Marvel TV or movie creation is Daredevil...it is amazing.

    P.S. I cannot find a follow button on your blog?

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