|Title:||Captain America: Civil War|
|Director:||Anthony Russo, Joe Russo|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (3)
- Avengers: Endgame
- The Gray Man
- You, Me and Dupree
|11.05.16||Landmark Dobie|| Finally catching up on this just as Dr. Strange is hitting theaters. Oh well.|
So I liked a lot about this one, but also there were a few things that kind of bugged me. Mostly, it felt the most assumptuous to date. Like, If i skipped Avengers 2, i'd have no clue who many of the characters are. On the other hand, I really love all the crossovers, how all these guys are interacting outside of their own films. My favorite bits involved Ant Man and Spider-Man, either because they were involved for the coolest (by far) scene in the film or because their tone were welcome reprieves from the gravitas of whatever else was happening. So it's really cool that, contractually, the type of stuff you often see in comics is happening in these films, but also it's kind of getting to the point where I'm starting to forget details that I guess I should just know when going into this.
Also, I get that nobody's perfect and the movies can't inter-relate completely, but everyone seems much more somber and grieved this time around. Pretty sure that Iron Man was feeling pretty quippy as he was killing all the people he is now immediately ready to hang up his suit for. The turn seemed pretty abrupt to me.
So... whatever. It's maybe the best avengers movie yet? It certainly looked good and the action was fun, but nothing surprising either.