(At least, first thoughts besides “ASODADIIOAPOFJDG’seiojoaAOIJWOORILFJM”.)
Yes, I watched Captain America: Civil War yesterday and, yes, it was utterly amazing. And emotional. And one of the most epic movies I’ve ever seen. Ever. So where do I even begin? There’s so much to talk about, especially since Captain America and Bucky and Peggy and all the rest of them have been a semi-huge part of my life for over two years. And I’ve waited for this movie for so long that, now that I’ve seen it, I don’t really know what to say. It was so BIG, with all the characters and battles and the whole scope and force of the MCU behind it.
Well, for starters, I’m glad that I’d only seen a couple clips on Youtube and hadn’t spent hours going through spoiler-y pins on Pinterest because it was neat, not knowing how everything would turn out in the end (though also very intense at times). It’s rare that I go into a movie this big without knowing pretty much everything about it, but it honestly surprised me in a lot of places. Stuff happened that I didn’t think was going to, that I hadn’t even heard of (the other Winter Soldiers, for instance). And some things that I already knew about (or thought I did) ended up going in a completely different direction than how I assumed they would.
The only thing I didn’t like, besides the language, was that CW didn’t seem as personal as the first two films. Sure, Steve and Bucky’s friendship was still an integral part of the story, but the movie wasn’t really about them. And since there was huge emotional set-up for a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in TFA and TWS, the lack of focus on them was a bit disappointing. Actually, this movie felt more like an Avengers film than a Captain America film. But I can live with that, because it was awesome. (And it was still incredibly feelsy. Everyone’s fighting each other and Bucky is a wreck and Peggy DIES. Ugggggh.)
(Oh, and I am definitely not a Steve + Sharon shipper. Not because I think Steve shouldn’t have any woman in his life because he should ‘stay true to Peggy’ but because, you know, Sharon is Peggy’s niece. And I think that’s more than a little weird.)
I loved all the characters, especially since CW is the first movie I’ve seen most of them in: Tony, Vision, Wanda, Clint, T’Challa, Peter Parker, War Machine, Ant-Man…so, yeah. It’s kind of stupid that I’ve never seen any of them before because I’m such a big Marvel fan, but that’s how it is. Anyway, I really liked them all (even Tony) and I think the writers did a good job of giving each character a role and a purpose in the movie. And nobody really got swallowed up in the plot, which was nice. Chris Evans was thoroughly amazing as Steve, of course, as was Sebastian Stan as Bucky. I’ve known these characters for so long and it was wonderful to see them again. Same with Sam and Natasha.
That’s about all I can think of to say for right now. You can ask me any questions about my opinions and thoughts on any part of this film in the comments. Let the fangirling begin!
P.S. All those fight/chase scenes… GUYS.