Captain America: Civil War and my Insights

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IT IS BETTER LATE THAN NEVER DOING MY SECOND MOVIE REVIEW AND INSIGHTS HERE IN MY WORDPRESS.

I really feel good that I didn’t watch Superman because a lot of friends and reviews discouraged me from watching it.

When I watched Captain America: Civil War, it was truly worth the amusement tax.

The start of the movie was truly good and the transition of the story for this part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man was better than I expected.

I really like the buildup of this movie for the Black Panther and Spider-Man and they really deserve those overhypes in those trailers and memes. Black Panther’s costume was just stoked and Spider-Man’s was still comic book accurate especially the eyes but still it is better than Andrew Garfield’s mask. Spidey’s mask for this appearance would truly match Tobey McGuire’s costume.

Emily VanCamp reprising her role as Sharon Carter is just wow! I just find it disturbing that she has a thing for Captain America who is as old as Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) her aunt that grew old in the cinematic universe but remained young in her spinoff series, ‘Agent Carter’ shown in Fox. Since I first saw her in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, Emily VanCamp became my instacrush and she really blew me away.

 

Sebastian Stan’s character, The Winter Soldier or Bucky falcon-or-the-winter-soldier-who-will-be-the-next-captain-america-after-infinity-war-973910 Barnes is pretty much the same Soviet Union assassin that he portrayed from ‘The Winter Soldier’ but this time he was trying his best to control himself from killing any one. His comic tandem with Falcon truly brought the lighter side of the movie despite the intensity and action that it has.

 

I did not recognize Daniel Brühl in this one since ‘Inglorious Basterds’ when he portrayed the fictional glorified Nazi Frederick Zoller in ‘Inglorious Basterds’.

Robert Downey Jr. as a not so evil Iron Man did well and gave us a better portrayal of Tony Stark just to turn Captain America to the US government since the premise (even from the comic books) is that Cap and Iron Man had issues in becoming one with the US government rather operating as an independent organization.

 

INSIGHTS

As for the things that this movie introduced and what it leads to the course of what will the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be, I don’t know how the people at Marvel will make the next Spider-Man movie, because it’s funny yet it bugs me that Spider-Man/Peter Parker keeps getting younger even Aunt May like how Brad Pitt’s character Benjamin Button developed as a human being.

I’m sure Marvel won’t keep on showing how Uncle Ben died with Spider-Man just coming in like that web yanking Captain America’s shield. They just continued with it like the transition from Michael Keaton to Val Kilmer.

I’m not a fan boy of love stories but it would be interesting for me and a lot of people if the people at Marvel would set a love triangle between Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker just for this new Spider-Man.

737b0dc5f7113a4a045cd290bc2ae2d9_lWhat would be more interesting for me is if they can bring in Felicia Hardy. Who is popularly known in the Spider-Man franchise as the Black Cat and I would really pay money to the finest cinema here in Metro Manila to see that happen in the big screen then the next Spider-Man villain should be one villain who is the closest to reality and would really turn things around in this reboot not just Spider-Man himself. I think it’s high time for Black Cat to enter the cinematic universe.

Spider-Man and Black Cat is the counterpart of the Batman-Catwoman tandem in DC Comics. There is not much difference between the feline characters. The only difference is that Black Cat’s arsenal are her claws while Catwoman has her whip and claws. As anti-heros, both characters strongly flirt with their heroes.2326172-black_cat_spidey_1

It’s hard to pick that Spider-Man villain but if I were to pick that villain for the next Spider-Man movie it would have to be, Shocker, Scorpion or Kraven the Hunter all in the same movie. Since villains like Green Goblin and Hobgoblin have already been presented during Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s run as Spider-Man respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

BlackPantherI thought they would bring in the Black Panther the way they do in the comics and animated versions but his entry to this movie is more than appropriate. Chadwick Boseman for me truly redeemed himself after the heavily CGI movie ‘Gods of Egypt’ didn’t turnout good because the CGI for this movie is way better.

I don’t know what year will they show Black Panther’s standalone movie because after watching Civil War, I really became excited for his own movie. I don’t know if they would still show Ulysses Klaw from ‘Age of Ultron’ because he is the closest villain I know in Wakanda since the Avengers all went there and it is from Ulysses Klaw where Ultron got his Vibranium for his new body.

Other things that still keep me wondering up to this moment is what is going on with the Hulk and Thor while Cap and Tony are beating the crap out of each other and letting these new characters come in.

I don’t want to break the fourth wall like Deadpool but I think Chris Hemsworth is not just busy as the Huntsman with Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Another issue for me is that Chris Hemsworth is too good-looking to take sides on this one.

On a serious note, I just think they are setting up everything for Thor: Ragnarok that made him absent and also the Hulk which makes me think that Hulk would show up in Thor: Ragnarok.

What I expect in that movie is a flashback scene that shows what the Hulk really saw when Scarlet Witch did her magic in Age of Ultron when we saw everyone’s in darkest fear.

As for Ant-Man, I really can’t wait for the sequel of his movie but it seems that Ant-Man 2 won’t happen just yet because after Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) showed to his daughter Hope Pym (Evangeline Lilly) a Wasp suit and it seems that Wasp would be having her standalone movie first before Ant-Man’s sequel.

For Scarlet Witch and Vision, seems that they won’t be starring in their own movie just yet.

It seems that they have found chemistry for the two which is also evident in the cartoons and comics.

 

That’s all I can say for Civil War. I don’t want to give that much insight any more because it’s also hard but all I know is that it is worth seeing before X-Men: Apocalypse then I will be having my own insights about that too.

THAT THING CALLED STAR WARS

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LET ME BE CLEAR THAT I AM NOT TOTALLY SPOILING THE MOVIE. I AM ONLY GIVING SOME INSIGHT AND SPECULATIONS WITH SOME OF THE DETAILS THAT YOU MAY FIND REVEALING ABOUT THE MOVIE.

It was worth the wait after ten years since the release of ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and a good structure or story line after ‘Return of the Jedi’ that was released in 1983.

Before I go to the part where I go fan boy, start to think of what could happen in episode eight and other stuff that I can spoil or make this look like a fan fiction post in a Star Wars forum. I just liked the performances of Daisy Ridley for playing Rey and John Boyega for Finn making their roles look tailor-fit for them. I find the character of Oscar Isaac, Poe Dameron lost but somehow he pulled it off. As for the veterans reprising their iconic roles, they still got it. Harrison Ford can still do Han Solo for his age. Carrie Fisher is still Leia but too old to ride a speeder and for Adam Driver on his performance of Kylo Ren, we have yet to see the full potential of his character.

Now for the part that got me confused after watching the movie, I have yet to make an effort to read the expanded Star Wars universe and its many books. But when I was at this local book store, I read a synopsis of a Star Wars book and in the internet that Han Solo and Leia had three children namely Anakin Solo, Jaina Solo and Jacen Solo

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Jacen Solo

who unfortunately became the Sith lord, Darth Caedus which had me thinking that Kylo Ren is Jacen Solo but no. Since Star Wars is under a new management, the people of Disney made their own story putting aside the stories that were set after ‘Episode VI’ in those books already written before the latest movie.

 

The one thing kept me bugging up to this moment is ‘Why is Kylo Ren’s lightsaber designed that way?

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Kylo Ren

What symbolizes a lightsaber like that?’ Making it look like a medieval sword instead of the traditional lightsaber that is on a single straight handle with no side holes whether Jedi or Sith. A Stormtrooper that sounds like a seductress is good but is that really a girl under that helmet? Another is how many Stormtroopers where in really in Episode VI that fought the rebels and defending the second Death Star because with a whole new look of Stormtroopers, it could be possible that some of the troopers in Episode VII were the remnants of Episode VI and some are a whole new batch.

 

Another issue for me is how will the writers form a new Jedi Order? Obviously, Luke is the last known Jedi in the movie universe. Outside the movie universe you still have dozens of Jedi that were diverted to survive ‘Order 66’ when Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda went back to the Jedi Temple to recalibrate the signal beacon back in Episode III. Because on a personal note, it will be better if Luke will reestablish the Jedi with living Jedi not just calling the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi or Yoda. If possible I would like to see Mace Windu again in spirit because if Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Anakin were able to do it in the end of Episode VI, Mace Windu could do it too.

As for episode VIII that is a galaxy very far, far away from now, I look forward to see Rey even more and that rolling astromech droid BB-8. For Finn, I hope he can also find his way to the Force since he already hold that lightsaber in the movie posters and trailers. I only hope that Luke shows up soon and I want to see how he has truly become a Jedi Master in his own right.