Civil War, as Compared to Other Marvel Movies
It was tough to find time to go see it, but dodging spoilers was proving to be an Olympic sport. So, I finally saw Captain America: Civil War. Did I like it? Yeah. I am still processing the movie but my brain has reordered my Top 5 Marvel Superhero Movies and I had to share.
2) Captain America: First Avenger – Yeah, I have a thing for historical movies and Peggy Carter.
3) The Avengers: Marvel did something no one else thought was possible: they brought a team of superheroes to the big screen and made it work. It is not a perfect movie but the fanboy in my soul is still giggling and Bruce Banner’s "I am always angry" plays through my brain.
4) Captain America: Civil War: This is a really good movie, introduces Black Panther (future blog post), Spiderman (another blog post) and stays true to the character of Cap. Cap is not a tool of the government but someone that fights for the ideal of what America should be--the same reason I joined the army.
5) Ironman: It started the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe and was Robert Downey Jr.’s first outing as Tony Stark. For me, it is tied for #5 with Ironman 3 – Yeah, I hear your groans, but other than my issue with how the Mandarin was handled, it was the perfect Ironman-not-really-being-Ironman in a buddy-cop movie).
Honorable Mention: Agent Carter. I know it is a TV show but it was the best Marvel network show, and the fact ABC canceled it really has me missing it. Maybe it is time for a re-watch of the two seasons and do a little fan fiction writing, or maybe I'll run a game in tribute to a great show.
In a couple of weeks and after one more viewing of Cap III, I will have a spoiler review, but until then (and after) GO SEE IT!