Captain America: Civil War Reviews
This is my favorite MCU movie, this is one of my favorite comic book movies, and is an experience to be held at the movies.
However, this film is not without its flaws - though they are few.
One big issue of mine was the fact that so many of the characters seemed incredibly short-sighted and way too driven on emotion rather than reason. Seriously? We've had so many movies building up to the fact that these characters are SUPERheroes who should be above succumbing to simple guilt/revenge emotions. But not just the superheroes, I'm also talking about the brain capacity of the civilians
Examples: The civilians who are mad at the Avengers claim they are angry because their loved ones were hit in the crossfire. Can we take a step back and examine what would've happened if the Avengers HADN'T stepped in? Oh that's right: humanity would be enslaved under either Loki or Shield/Hydra -- or worse, humanity would've been destroyed by Ultron!!! Now granted, it is true that Stark created Ultron, so the lady in the beginning's woes are somewhat substantiated - same with Zemo's. However, in virtually every other situation, if the Avengers hadn't gotten involved, the planet would be in a MUCH worse condition. So to those who are angry at the Avengers for the loss of their loved ones, this is what I have to say: yes it sucks that you lost loved ones in the crossfire, but guess what: the alternative ending to those situations would've been much worse had the Avenger not been there! Why could the writers not understand this simple fact?
My next example is Stark (specifically at the end): Dude, what the fuck. You're supposed to be a SUPER hero. Yeah, that sucks that Bucky killed your parents, but how the fuck is killing Bucky - who you KNOW had his head fucked with - going to satisfy your revenge? You know damn well it was all Hydra's doing, so why take it out on Bucky? Hell, Stark even says "I don't care" when Cap explains the experiments that Hydra conducted on Bucky. Like wtf????? How the fuck are you supposed to convince me you're fighting for a noble cause when your actions lack any solid reasoning and are purely fueled by the revenge emotion? ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU IGNORE FACTS THAT PROVE YOU SHOULDN'T EVEN BE FEELING REVENGE!!!
My next problem is Cap and Bucky: WHY THE FUCK DIDN'T YOU TELL EVERYONE THAT BUCKY WASN'T THE ASSASSIN LIKE THE SECOND YOU GUYS FIRST GOT ARRESTED??? Yeah, they might not have believed you, but the key word is MIGHT. And to add to that, when has CAPTAIN AMERICA ever exhibited qualities of that of a repetitive liar??? So if Cap were to make the unexpected claim that Bucky was innocent of the bombing, there is a good chance that he would've been believed. BOTH Cap and Bucky waited insanely long to tell the others that Bucky was innocent of the Vienna bombing and it drove me nuts.
Another problem: The ending fight ends rather abruptly with a weak resolution or end to any major dilemma -- Bucky still lives, and now iron man doesn't have a suit.... its like: "Was that all the fight was about?" Because if so, it seems that the motivation for the fight was weak to begin with - what the hell was even achieved during that ending fight? What dilemma was resolved? Just a good amount of punches and suddenly everyone is ok with each other? The fact that it was only to save/kill Bucky and not some bigger/more important reason made the fight seem a bit shallow as a whole, especially since Stark's motivation was weak and can be countered with simple reasoning. However, I guess you could argue that this fight symbolizes Cap's parting from the official Avengers as he leaves Tony and drops his shield.
My last issue with the film is my biggest one:
Zemo's plan: So let's get this straight, Zemo's objective was to kill the Avengers to quench his thirst for revenge, but in the end he only gets TWO OF THE AVENGERS TO FOLLOW HIM TO THE SECRET LOCATION. Did he forget about all of the other Avengers like Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor, Hulk, Vision, and scarlet witch????
Let's assume that Cap and Iron Man end up killing each other: Ummm what about the others??? Hawkeye, Falcon, and Scarlet witch are all locked up and can't go anywhere. Not to mention the fact that no one knows where Thor and Hulk are. So how are you supposed to kill them? Heck, WAS Zemo even planning to kill the others??? Since Zemo was about to commit suicide in the end, it's evident he was satisfied with only Cap and Iron Man's death, which hardly makes sense considering THERE WERE MULTIPLE AVENGERS IN SOKOVIA. So why is he satisfied with only the deaths of Cap and Iron Man????
Whatever.... Even though the film had some annoying and easily avoidable inconsistencies and problems, it was still a kickass film. I did thoroughly enjoy it. 4/5
Oh and by the way, #TeamCap all the way.