Hi everybody! Welcome to MC Tuesday where we watch a movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts on Megalobox. Today’s movie is Captain America: Civil War. But before we talk Marvel, I just want to to thank everyone. Yesterday, I received my 500th likes on Couch Cruisin. Thank you so much for reading, liking, sharing, acknowledging my blog. I hope to keep growing and (hopefully) entertaining you with my musings.
Now that I’m out of my feels, let’s talk Civil War. This 2016 blockbuster sees the return of the Russo Bros. as the directors. I kind of wish their names were Mario and Luigi instead of Anthony and Joe. Wouldn’t it be cool if Mario and Luigi were responsible for Civil War? Anyway, let’s get into it.
So Much Action!!!
Since I have seen the movie before, I thought that I could watch the movie and do other things. I was wrong. The action scenes are incredible. It is hard to focus on anything else. The first action sequence with Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johannsson), Falcon (Anthony Macke), and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olson) was good, but not that distracting. The scene the shuts down everything is when Cap, Falcon, and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) are chasing the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). From there, I am completely captivated. And don’t get me started on the airport scene.
Here’s where the division lies. Do the Avengers need oversight? The UN wants to determine when and where the Avengers are utilized. They are causing too much damage. Stark says yes, in his feels about collateral damage. Cap says no. I’m on Team Cap. The Avengers know where the Avengers stand. They want to protect the world from evil. You never know where a government stands. If I’m not mistaken, S.H.I.E.L.D had government oversight, and Hyrda was all up in that piece.
Peter and T’Challa
Civil War is our first look at our sweet baby Peter Parker (Tom Holland), aka Spider-Man (in this universe. I know there have been other Spider-Man movies with 40-year-old high school students). This is how you want Spider-Man to behave. If we are dealing with teenage Spider-Man, we want to see him as a teenager, not a man-baby. We want to see him in awe of these heroes, but still kicking butt. It was refreshing and entertaining.
This movie, we are also introduced to T’Challa, Black Panther. We heard of Vibranium and Wakanda in other movies, but this is our first look at Black Panther. We watch him fight and we marvel (ha!) at his Vibranium suit. We were so innocent back then. We did not know what we were in for a few years later when Black Panther will snatch our wigs.
There were two stingers in this movie. The first shows them putting Bucky back on ice…in Wakanda. This is my first time watching this stinger and my eyeballs grew three sizes this day. The second stinger shows Spiderman lying to his auntie about his injuries.
Wrapping it up
Well, that’s it for Civil War. It’s amazing how things come together when you are watching each movie that leads up to Infinity War. Next week is Doctor Strange. I lost my mind when I found out Benedict Cumberbatch was the lead. He’s one of my favorites. Until then, make sure you join me this Thursday for the sugary goodness known as Magical Girl Ore.
By the way…are you Team Cap or Team Iron Man? Let me know!