20.5.16

Movie Review // Captain America: Civil War (I did actually like this film, honest!)

So I'm getting a bit bored of writing (or not as the case may be) about NZ. Not that its boring being here, not in the slightest, its just that i'm not doing anything apart from working at the moment. I decided I would stop my 'normal' blogging and focus on NZ when I left to travel but its not really working out. So I thought id better get back to regular programming otherwise Im gonna loose interest in this little project and give up, and I don't want to do that, so heres a little movie review to get me back into the swing of things.
We went to see Captain America: Civil War the other day and it was awesome!! That was my initial thought anyway. WOW! Amazing! They did it again!

Then I went home and actually thought about it. Im afraid I cant really do this without spoilers so....SPOILER ALERT!

Cap should of died. He should be dead. Dead. Dead. D.E.A.D.....dead. but he's not, and it pisses me off. Or even Iron Man....Bucky! Someone....AMYONE! Someone should of died. Not because it happened in the Comic (although that was my first gripe) but because all that fighting, and choosing sides, and talking and nothing happened. Nothing major happened and it happens in every film they make. Im not saying there bad films because I love Marvel and superheroes but I'm not shocked by them, they don't make me feel anything. I told my friend about what I thought and he said that Bucky being the one who killed Starks parents was really shocking, which it was, but it wasn't like OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED - shocking, which is what these films all lack. Maybe its the 'Disney' side of things trying to make these films all a bit shiny, and I suppose they are 'kids films' but still...I would like something more to happen.

Another thing that I have a problem with is the storylines. They're all political, its Shield against the Government, its Iron Man V Captain America, its boring. I don't want to watching a Superhero movie about politics and secret government agendas, I want to watch Superheroes fighting crime, or aliens and Villains. I get what they're trying to do and making it relatable and 'with the times' but I see that on the news and if I want to watch a film about it i'll watch a cop movie, or a war film. I watch Superhero movies to escape and feel like I'm not in the world I'm in. I know this one is called Civil War, so the story is them fighting each other, so this argument is not really that valid, but I still want to make my point haha!

Saying that, the amount of Superheroes in this film was awesome and they got it so right. Everyone had enough screen time, the relationship and exchanges between them were perfect and the fight seen in the airport is on point! The one thing Marvel do really well is humour. They get there one liners in perfectly and it never feels too much or forced (maybe Black Widow pushes it sometimes but I think its because I don't really like SJ in these films). I loved everyones cameos and I loved all the new characters they introduced too. The Black Panther was one awesome dude! I don't really know much about that character but I loved every second he was on screen and I think his story is gonna be really interesting. AntMan is always my fav, love Paul Rudd! That bit where he goes big was awesome (loved the Star Wars reference too), that could of been so bad but they managed to pull it off, and Spider Man was great, cant wait for his film, think they might of finally got it right with him. I didn't like Vision. I don't know why I don't like him because I really like Paul Bettany, I think I just miss Jarvis, that woman voice is just not the same! Also Hawk Eye....why was he there? I know, I know, he was choosing his side and helping his friend, and it was funny when him an Black Widow are fighting and she asks if there still friends, but the last we saw of him he was with his family and he had gotten out the game because family comes first and then he just shows up out of no where, and gets caught and ends up in prison...I thought it was a bit weak and didn't need to happen, he didn't have to be there. Where as Thor should of been there! Where was Thor?! Where was the sexy God of a Man who would of clunked all their heads together and told them to stop being stupid! And the Hulk! Where was the Hulk?

Which brings me on to the next 'problem'. They have really lame excuses for why characters aren't in the movies and they just randomly slot them in and its really jarring. I never once thought 'oh, where is Thor?' 'Where is Pepper Pots?', Its just in the back of my mind, they're not in the film  (the actors where probably busy) so there probably doing something and its fine, I don't need to know where they are. The bit where Tony is on stage and then someone says something about Pepper cancelling, then you find out they split up, its like 'WHAT?!' why did they split up? they shouldn't split up they're stronger together, she grounds him and he loves her, and they went through all that together and then you just casually throw in that there not together anymore, just to explain why she's not in the film? It completely took me out of the story because it just was not necessary and really obviously put in the script. But they do it all the time, and its probably fine for other people, I just really hate it!

I feel like I'm tearing this film to shit, I actually really really like it and I think it might be one of my favourite Marvel movies so far, it was just the final straw in my annoyance of this franchise to actually do something drastic. I did think that Tony might of ending up dying when Cap was smashing him in the chest with the shield, that was intense! Also when Bucky got his arm ripped off, that was touch and go, but they couldn't even kill War Machine! He's not even in the movies that much and, sorry War Machine, but it wouldn't even matter if he died, but nooooo he had to live because heaven forbid he could die after FREE FALLING IN A METAL SUIT FOR A GOOD FEW THOUSAND FEET AND ONLY BREAK HIS LEGS! Its Americans! Nothing bad can ever happen in films, every one has to come out the other side singing songs and farting rainbows! When Black Widow got blown out the back of that jeep, she should of died, or at least been seriously injured. That was an armoured tank, presumably with the door locked, point blank range explosion from a grenade with only a man as shield, she totes would of died! At the very least she would of got squished against the metal door and the man for a good few seconds before the door gave out and broke a few ribs and suffered severe burns, but she got up and had one scratch on her cheek, then ran around chasing bad guys...Shes' not super human! She should of died!

So yeah, this film was awesome and I think if it had been sooner in the series, I wouldn't have so many problems with it. I will never stop watching Marvel movies they are so much fun to watch and make me feel like the big kid that I am, but they need to step up their game. So tell me what you think? Do you agree with me, or do you think I'm being totally wacko? Lets have a discussion! I love having a good movie debate!

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