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Yeah, we’re late. Captain America: Civil War came out over a month ago and we’re just now getting to post this!
Caleb saw this movie, himself. Maybe with friends. Maybe with family. Who really knows? Will saw this with his wife (who fell asleep 5 times, but, disclaimer–she dislikes Superhero movies, and, in fact, only cares for movies that make you cry or where the husband in the story gets bludgeoned to death). We were also joined by Cord and his wonderful girlfriend, Alisha. Jonny didn’t join us for this foray, but did see this with his family the day after it premiered. Or maybe a couple days after. Who knows–what’s certain is that Cord and I (I’m Will–hi!) were over two weeks late to the screening.
Prior to seeing this movie, Amanda and I (I’m making this about me, sorry–again) had a date night. We went to Mod Pizza, which if you’ve never been, you should check it out. I had a spicy pizza, the Calexico. Amanda had cheese. Always cheese. Always plain cheese pizza. Sometimes, when she wants to party, she’ll get the four-cheese. And when she’s just out of her mind, she gets a five-cheese. She’s so zany! We also had some dipping strips and chocolate, which is just the same pizza dough, cut up into strips. Then you dip them in chocolate. Seriously, did you need me to spell that out for you? After that, we went to a grown up coffee joint where the barista wore the hipster-iest douche hat you could ever find. Google hipster douche hat and I’m sure it’ll show in the results. Digressing…
The movie was good! Great, really. I think I gave it an 8 or 8.5. We all really liked it. There were some slow parts and some things we had questions about, but all in all, it was a solid flick. Captain America’s moniker was in the show title (which I didn’t realize it was a Cap movie until just before it started), but it didn’t feel–to me–like a Captain America movie. It felt like an almost-all-the-Avengers movie with a dash of new characters (Crossbones, Black Panther) and special guests (Ant-man, Spiderman–thanks, Sony!). The ensemble cast performed as you’d expect. With so many characters, it’s extremely difficult, nigh impossible, to do a lot of character exposition on all the characters in the movie, but they did a lot with Iron Man and Winter Soldier. I kind of saw the kicker coming from a mile away, but it all kind of added up. But, and this is a question someone posed, who puts a camera on a random tree on a random back road in the early 1990s? Strange.
Zemo was an unlikable villain to me, personally. Yes, I know he’s a villain, but he wasn’t a good one. Sidenote–do any Marvel films have really good villains? I’m trying to think and, aside from Winter Soldier, I don’t know the best Marvel villain from any of their movies. Thoughts? Anyway, I don’t want to give away spoilers about Zemo, but he’s got some issues relating to the merry band o’ heroes and their heroics. Side-side-note: Why the hell are people mad at the heroes? They were stopping worldwide destruction from happening. Of course there are going to be casualties! That’s what the villains main goal is! Ugh. Zemo was a morose, My Chemical Romance-y dick who wanted the heroes to suffer for his personal loss. I still have issues with it.
To touch on just a few points we talk about:
- Airport Scene
- Spiderman and Ant-man
- Black Panther
- Two end credits
- Marvel Phase III
- and so much more!
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