Captain America: Civil War discussion (with spoilers after the first post)


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Originally Posted by futiles
So I watched it again, as well as Altman this weekend, and it dawned on me that in AM they actually explain it. As the atoms get closer, or smaller, they get stronger and faster, right? So when he is enlarged, his atoms then should spread apart, making him weaker and slower, right? Futiles answer did nail it on the head.

Doesn't change the fact that it still kind of bothered me.
I finally went out and watched it today. I would have watched it sooner, but my girlfriend wanted to see it to, so I waited until we could go together. (I waited to even read this thread or watch the most recent episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. until I'd seen it) We loved it. To give Marvel's filmmaking some due credit, I'll put it this way: We also went and watched Batman V Superman when it came out and we both felt that the movie dragged on and just felt extremely long. After Civil War, which has a similar run time, ended, she looks at me and says that the movie seemed to be short. This movie is done very well and because we enjoyed it so much it didn't even feel close to being 2.5 hours. They certainly know how to make an entertaining movie.

Spider-Man was Amazing in this movie; pun intended! I actually like that, while he's still very early in his career (6 months, I think he said), the skipped the origin (hell, they blatantly refused to even have him explain it to Tony "Stank" LOL). I loved the banter and the fanboy attitude that he had during the big fight scene.

I also agree that Don Cheadle doesn't seem to fit as Rhodey. I did like Terrance Howard, personally, but I can understand why some people didn't. Given the three versions of the Hulk (I'm including Eric Bana even though this wasn't an MCU movie), I think I prefer Mark Ruffalo's version; as much as I like it, I'm glad they didn't try to shoehorn him in. I'm eager to see what role he'll play in Ragnarok with Thor.

As for Sharon Carter, I do like the character, but for me the kiss scene kind of ruined her part in the movie. It just, to me, seemed to ruin her motivation and make it look like she's only doing it because she had the hots for Cap rather than because she believed in what he was trying to do. But I admit that my opinions may just be off-kilter here because I dislike how movie makers seem to think that every movie must have a romantic story arc somehow in the movie.

Either way, I'll definitely be adding this to my Blu-Ray collection and eagerly await the upcoming MCU movies, especially Doctor Strange and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Sharon Carter (Agent 13) has been Steve Rogers girlfriend, lover, fiancee, in some form for most of her comic existence (first appearance is 1966, just 2 years after The Avengers found him). So, much like the Scarlet Witch and Vision, that was more fan service to the longtime fans of the books.
Can't say that I'm surprised; just that I haven't followed Captain America anywhere close to enough to know that. Wink It's certainly a nice nod to the fans that know that, but just felt out of place to me. Of course, like I said above, I could be a bit jaded about how movie makers seem to insist that every movie has a love story sub plot.

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