May 9, 2016 by bck1402
So I might have been a touch hasty in posting as it turned out, Captain America: Civil War opened early internationally, a week ahead of the US release date.
So if you caught the movie this weekend instead, should be safe to catch up with my thoughts on the movie.
Two cinematic franchises decided to pit their heroes against one another. Behind the conflict is a villain pulling strings to accelerate the conflict. Both movies coming out within a couple of months of each other.
I wanted to try approaching a review for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from a clear perspective. Man, did I have issues with that movie, but laying it all out would have been counter-intuitive to a proper review without seeming to rip the entire movie apart. What has happened since is the release of Captain America: Civil War, which somehow has a similar core plot and a villain with the same intentions, but far different reasons.
So… spoilers (d’uh) if you haven’t seen either movie.
Why Civil War succeeds in its set up is due to its established characters and their politics, built over several movies. The consequences of their actions in…
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