Some Rambling Thoughts About "Captain America: Civil War"

Last week, I went to see "Captain America: Civil War" in the theatres. I really liked it! It may be one of my favourite MCU movies to date!

I came out of the film with so much to talk about. How they did this, how they did that. What this meant, what that meant. This blog is mostly a way to brain-dump all that out. Its a little ramble-y, but if anything, that just shows how enthusiastic I am about it even now!

Just a quick warning beforehand. The rest of the blog contain spoilers for the movie. I wouldn't recommend reading past the embedded trailer (below) until after you've seen the film.

Okay, so I'll start with some of the problems I came out of the film with. There isn't many, but we may as well get them out of the way...

All right, that's out of the way. Onto the good stuff...

This movie is much, much better than comicbook series it is based on / named after. By miles.

I like how all the characters have very clear motivations and goals. In a movie with so many characters, it really helped to keep track of everything that was going on.

If I had to take a guess at what this film is about, I might say 'guilt'. At the very least, every character with an substaintial role in the film makes their decisions because of it.

The next Avengers movie(s?) are planned to be directed and written by the same team behind "Captain America: Civil War" and "Captain America: Winter Solider". They're doing great work, laying down great continuity, and putting some great characters moments on screen. I was really worried about the scope of doing an Infinity Gauntlet/War/whatever story, but "Captain America: Civil War" has put most of those worries at ease.

The only thing that concerns me about the MCU in general is how this movie is structured. It feels more like an episode in a TV miniseries than a standalone movie.

Man, now I really want to go watch this film again! :D

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