After a long day, me and my friends, being the true fans we are, decided to CAP (get it? HAHA.) the night off with a Midnight Premiere of Captain America: Civil War
Since I haven’t done any movie reviews lately, especially Marvel-related ones, I’ll do a quick one and some thing I’m looking forward to in the next films — especially the coming Avengers: Infinity War
This would just be a preliminary review as I don’t want to spoil the people about to watch the film. Don’t worry, I’ll try to black out as much text as possible that can pertain to any spoilers. 🙂
So here are some of my take-aways from the film:
#1 Spidey TRULY is home!
As a big fan of Spidey since… forever, I can truly say that Spidey is truly back where he belongs. The crowd in the cinema were all shouting and cheering when they saw Spidey (Peter Parker) on screen. If you listen very closely, you can even hear man-tears flowing from people’s cheeks. 😉
His action sequences were great and I can assure you that he wasn’t just a glorified cameo. He was as much a part of the film as anybody else.
Oh and yes, it was roughly 15 to 20 mins of Spiderman screen time, apart from the Peter Parker scenes, I think.
#2 It’s 6v6 Superhero Showdown to the MAX!
Yes, you all saw the trailers. You have seen the money shot the trailers and teasers were all featuring but I can assure you, you haven’t seen it all.
And when I thought the movie was gonna be too crowded to give each and everyone enough screen time? I was wrong. They were all truly a part of the film. They weren’t just there for the action shots, they were all incorporated properly into the movie. Well done, Russo brothers! Makes me look forward to your take on Avengers: Infinity War then!
#3 It was a Captain America film, not an Avengers movie.
People were going on and on how Civil War is just an “Avengers 2.5”.
Well, they’re wrong. It was definitely not an Avengers movie. It is indeed a Cap movie. It was truly a story about Cap and his principles, his beliefs and emotions. You have always seen a “perfect and ideal” Cap. But you haven’t seen him like this before.
#4 That Airport Sequence
… is the best bit of Superhero action I’ve seen so far! Maybe it’s the sheer amount of heroes brawling? But apart from that, it’s a cinematic marvel. It’s great camera work, great choreography, great cinematography. Everything that you have always wanted in a superhero fight.
#5 #TeamCap? #TeamIronMan? Really?
Honestly, after watching the film, a lot of people may even want to reconsider their sides. Are they still #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan? Is anybody really “more right” than the other?
This movie deals with these heroes as human as possible. Yes. They are humans too. They have their own motivations, they make mistakes, they make good and bad decisions, they become emotional too.
The reason Marvel had so much success especially back during the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s? They strayed from the flat, heroic characters and moved on to the “daily” or “average” man kind of hero. That heroes can make bad decisions too. That in the end, they are just men and women trying to do the right thing. They can be just one bad day away from making decisions they might. just. regret.