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April 28th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War has it all. The action feels fresh and exciting. Some scenes had the entire audience in tears from laughter, others were truly heartbreaking. It is not afraid to ask the tough questions and the leave you to ponder them on your own, refusing to give you a simple solution.

And despite the size of the story and the numbers of characters all pressed into 2 1/2 hours of screentime, the movie remains a Captain America movie at heart, in tone and topic but even more because it has Steve firmly placed at the centre, refusing to move even one inch, while everything else moves around him.
Overall, I'd say the movie is about 50% Captain America, 30% Winter Soldier, 15% Iron Man and 5% Avengers.

Once the first rush of excitement has ebbed away, I don't expect it to quite be able to challenge Winter Soldier for the top spot of my favourite MCU movies, but I fully expect it to settle for a close second.

There is so much I want to talk about, and I will probably write a few more detailed posts on specific topics when I've seen the movie a couple more times.

Edit: I just saw the movie for the second time and liked it even better! It's just so character driven. I don't think I'll ever tire of all the details and different motives. I truly do understand every single character's point of view, even if I don't agree with all of them.
Since my opinion hasn't changed on anything major, I'll just add a few things here, and change one or two I didn't remember correctly after the first time. All changes I make will be in bold


For now just a long list of thoughts from the top of my head:

SPOILER under the cut. If you haven't seen the movie yet, turn around, enjoy it unspoiled, and come back as soon as you have seen it so we can talk about it in detail.Collapse )

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