'Captain America: Civil War' may be the best Marvel movie we'll ever get
April 13, 2016 - Uncategorized
LAS VEGAS — Why do the payoffs of Captain America: Civil War ring so resoundingly, satisfy so completely and hew so true?
Because Marvel earned them. The hard way.
The 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — which is falsely billed as a Captain America film because let’s face it, this is really an Avengers movie — stands firmly upon the bedrock and sediment of all 12 that came before it, trusting that its audience is up to speed and, most importantly, cares about these characters.
And not only do we care about them, we care about their relationship dynamics. Which is why Civil War works so well, hits us so squarely in the solar plexus, whips us around a full range of emotions. Read more…