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Hubby and I have been
stalking watching the list for upcoming Marvel movies for a long while, and Captain America: Civil War is one we’ve been biting our nails while anxiously waiting! Every time a trailer would come out, we’d watch it several times in a row, trying to find clues to the plot and twists. But as much as I expected it to be an amazing movie, and hubby reading many of the comic books, Captain America: Civil War is NOT What I Expected….it’s even better, and totally shocking!
Yes, despite the fact that I could hardly sleep the night before we got to see this in theaters for an early screening because I was excited and expected it to be off-the-charts amazing – it STILL surprised me and exceeded all my expectations! First – the cast!
Yes, Spider-man is in this film, as we all knew, but there was more to him than I thought they’d put in. And the dynamics between him and Iron Man are hilarious!
Because of posters and trailers, we also knew they would pull Antman in for some, but wait ’till you see the ‘little’ trick up his sleeve! The whole theater clapped, it was great.
You get to see Scarlet Witch explore more of her incredible powers – ones she’s still learning to control, and scare her.
Vision is quite a character, and they couldn’t have gotten a better actor to play the part. You get to see more into his own insecurities – yes, he has them!
Ladies kick some major butt in this film – yay! You’ve got such strong roles like Scarlet Witch, Black Widow and even Agent Carter. These women are amazing, through and through.
I was nervous that throwing Black Panther in without warning would leave a lot of questions, but I feel they did an excellent job of giving just enough background, naturally, that it made perfect sense. Although it will be exciting to learn more when his own movie comes out! And his outfit – brilliant!
This whole movie is putting friends against friends, so of course there’s plenty of emotion that shows in their different relationships. Fear, anger, betrayal, misunderstanding….and plenty of vengeance to go around!
Second – the twist! You go through most of the film ‘knowing’ the overall plot and what the final battle will be. YOU HAVE NO IDEA!!! Until about the last 20-45 minutes, you don’t realize what’s really going on behind the scenes, and it will pull at your heartstrings and test your loyalties to #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan
Third – the humor! Despite this being such an intense, emotionally thrilling and expectantly violent film, I was so relieved they kept in the great humor that makes us love Marvel even more. Plenty of witty comments, funny expressions, and humorous exchanges to help you breathe in between the grip-your-seats scenes.
Fourth – the car scene! I don’t want to give anything away, but my absolute favorite moment is Falcon and Bucky in the car. Trust me, you’ll know it when you see it – and probably laugh out as loudly as I did!
I was already as excited for the upcoming Marvel films as a little kids is for Christmas, but now it’s even MORE because there’s so much you wonder, and so much we all love!