Friday, May 6, 2016

Review: "Captain America: Civil War"

Took the day off to unwind and get my head back together.

Also deal with a sinus infection. That's been great fun.

Part of today's activities involved hitting a matinee of Captain America: Civil War.

GodDAMN that was an awesome movie!

I've enjoyed all the Captain America offerings as well as the Avengers flicks. Hell, I even liked The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

So Civil War would be better described as an Avengers movie, save for the central role that Captain America and Bucky Barnes (the Winter Soldier) take in it.

It was a solid and entertaining story in which the world's nations are getting a mite skittish over all the super-powered people. So there's laws they're putting in-place to get everyone in a nice, safe box. Tony Stark (Iron Man) is all on-board. Steve Rogers is having none of it. So when bad things happen and the blame lies at the feet of the fugitive James Buchannan "Bucky" Barnes, the super-team of the Avengers splits down the middle. A few new players come on board as well. We get Scott Lang's Ant Man as well as goddamn Spider Man, but the best addition is T'Challa, known better in comics as the badass known as Black Panther.

Of course there's more to the story than all that, but I'm just going to suggest you go watch the movie. It's a great mix of action, humor, and bits of comic-book awesome.

I need to see it again.

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