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Captain America: Civil War
« on: May 08, 2016, 04:19:56 AM »
It was great. That is all I will say for now, until more people get time to see it. It's up there with my favorite Marvel movies and was pretty much what I was hoping Age of Ultron would be.

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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 05:31:34 AM »
My roommates went to see it and IMMEDIATELY spoiled things for me as soon as they walked in the door talking about it.  Bastards.

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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 05:51:57 AM »
Definitely more of an Avengers 2.5, than a Captain America film, not that this is a bad thing. I still have Avengers 1 as my favourite MCU film, closely followed by Winter Soldier, but this is no 3 on my list.
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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 12:06:33 PM »
Yeah the part about how Cap sticks a light saber through Tony Stark on the bridge and then tries to kill Wanda the Scarlet Witch in the woods? Someone told me that spoiler and just about ruined the movie. Then Scarlet travels to some strange island to find Professor X? I totally didn't see that coming.
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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2016, 12:38:57 PM »
I liked it well enough (Ant Man! Wooo!) but my favorites still go Guardians of the Galaxy>Avengers Assemble>Thor/Iron Man

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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2016, 08:10:47 PM »
Definitely more of an Avengers: Civil War than a Captain America film which I'm totally OK with. Great build to the main event and Marvel shows the lackluster DC how to do an ensemble film without making it boring. And hey who knew superheroes can fight in daylight!

An interesting ending which I think leads into the next few years of friction between the main players, and the first Marvel film where the bad guy wins (think about it). I went into the film as #TeamCap and I still am, Tony Stark was not being nobel or on some crusade he was guilted out by a grieving mother and as it always is with Tony it was all about him. And to everyone complaining that Thor & Hulk were not included, in this version of Civil War they would not have worked, can anyone honestly see them doing what Stark & Ross wanted them to do?

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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2016, 09:44:29 PM »
It was really good. It took forever for the momentum to really build up, but once it did it became awesome. At first I was a little disappointed. At the beginning, the Civil War was treated as a backdrop, which was not the movie I came to see. Then everyone seemed to remember, "Oh yeah, we're fighting this!" I can understand their reluctance though. They all are friends.

I'm not sure how i feel about the new Spiderman. On one hand, he felt very whimpy and kind of annoying. But the way he never shut up fits with this actor's style more than it did the others. I never found myself cringing at the things he said because he wasn't presented like the misunderstood cool guy. As for Aunt May, why the hell is she so young? I don't like it.

I liked how they really did try to play around the comics as much as possible. The event at the beginning really did set things off better than I thought it would. They also kept the angry mother, albeit from a different disaster. Still, I don't feel like the Accords were played to their full extent. I wish this movie had focused a lot more on that, and I'm not quite sure how the rest of the MCU will handle all of this. The rest of my comments are spoilers.
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Okay, so no one wins. That's cool I guess? But really, it hangs everything in the balance. Daredevil will never register. The Punisher will never register. Jesica Jones could, but probably won't. Yet this movie didn't play it hard enough. They acted like it's limited to the avengers, and it's not. What about Dr. Strange? Will we see any of this when his movie comes around? You can't just shrug the thing off like, "No big deal." I hope this affects everything in the future like it's meant to.

Overall, I'd say it was a pretty awesome movie. I don't think it tops the first Avengers movie, but it was still cool.

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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2016, 03:05:15 AM »


I'm not sure how i feel about the new Spiderman. On one hand, he felt very whimpy and kind of annoying. But the way he never shut up fits with this actor's style more than it did the others. I never found myself cringing at the things he said because he wasn't presented like the misunderstood cool guy. As for Aunt May, why the hell is she so young? I don't like it.


Firstly I've always loved Marisa Tomei, so I'm onboard with her being Aunt May, it may have been coincidental, but she reminded me of the aunt in Big Hero 6. I do like the casting, though. The original Aunt May from the comics and the Tobey Maguire films always looked too old. She was more like his great aunt than his aunt. Marisa Tomei also looks younger than she actually is, she's in her early 50's, which makes her a good age to be an aunt to someone Peter's age.
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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2016, 04:45:14 AM »
My bogan housemate saw it and told me it was one of the crappiest marvel movies he's seen since cap'murica 1, and the man is not discriminating when it comes to super hero stories.
Saw batman vs superman and found it horrendous, so now not motivated to see this one at all.
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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2016, 06:30:14 AM »
My bogan housemate saw it and told me it was one of the crappiest marvel movies he's seen since cap'murica 1, and the man is not discriminating when it comes to super hero stories.
Saw batman vs superman and found it horrendous, so now not motivated to see this one at all.
What would a bogan know, Nora? I thought it was the 3rd best of the MCU films behind Avengers 1 and Winter Soldier, but plenty of others are saying that it's their best Marvel film. Lejays17's favourite MCU film is Captain America, but that has a lot to do with how much she likes the romance between Peggy and Steve. Most people who I know have seen Batman V Superman think it was pretty ordinary.
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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2016, 06:31:52 AM »
My bogan housemate saw it and told me it was one of the crappiest marvel movies he's seen since cap'murica 1, and the man is not discriminating when it comes to super hero stories.
Saw batman vs superman and found it horrendous, so now not motivated to see this one at all.
I'm pretty sure 90 percent of the internet disagrees with that, but okay.

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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2016, 08:45:35 AM »
I thought Batman vs Superman truly bad. Visually good, but intellectually weak and found the pseudo romance depressing.
I've quite liked the second Captain America but didn't think much of the first. Find the avengers poor in general, so maybe I'm just too harsh a critic of superhero movies? I think the best I've seen beyond Jessica Jones was Watchmen. And my love for the original Xmen trilogy.
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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2016, 09:13:07 AM »
I enjoyed it alot. The airport sequence is the single best MCU scene so far. It is far too long though. Also it depended a lot on knowledge of previous films.

But loved Antman's parts, and great introductions for Spiderman and Black Panther. Don't think it was a good as Winter Soldier but definitely top 5 and much much stronger than Age of Ultron.
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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2016, 05:06:52 PM »
I didn't think it was too long. I can't think of something they could've cut out and had it make as much sense. I agree that it did take forever to gain momentum.

I think I would've enjoyed the Winter Soldier a lot more if Agents of Shield hadn't spoiled it for me. I had no idea it would until I watched the episode, and then was really mad. That's when I stopped watching it.

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Re: Captain America: Civil War
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2016, 01:43:11 AM »
I really enjoyed it, especially the tragic and ironic aspects which treat the characters and is as the grown ups we are.

Spiderman was fun, but I kept feels by it was shoe Yorker in as an advert for that forthcoming movie. It really made no sense that Tony would recruit this unknown kid.

But enjoyed the heck out t of it.

Hmm, favorite MCU films?
In no order:
Iron Man 1
Captain American 1
Avengers 1
Guardians of the Galaxy
Thor 2 (yeah, really)

Which leads me to my favorit's after-the-credits scenes:
Avengers 1: eating at the diner
Thor 2: monster chases butterfly (just too funny)
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