I'm posting now not to catch up but to collect my reaction to Captain America - Civil War. The triple bill last night was a lot of fun and made certain things much more obvious. Also, it was just a fun reactive audience and generally cool.
- Wow, did they have to bend the basic concept and Steve's personality to get the basic premise of the film going I mean, I like it, but who the hell thinks that Steve - I tried to sign up with the army over five times illegally/I ask forgiveness rather than permission - Rogers isn't going to sign the accords in a heartbeat and than proceed to ignore them/count on the UN being incapable of enforcing them anyway?
- They guy sold war bonds, you won't convince me that he doesn't know exactly when to nod and smile to get the man off your back and then ignore it happily
- Also, I'll take problems that can be solved if people just _talked_ to each other for 1000 please
- And are we supposed to believe Tony didn't learn that Hydra killed his parents the moment those files hit the Internet in WS?
- If someone could also explain to me what German special forces were doing in Austria and why they took the prisoners to the parliament buildings in Berlin (the PLH and MELH are office buildings, pretty ones, yes, but what?) only to have their showdown fight at Leipzig airport that would be helpful.
- Actually, Leipzig airport made me laugh until I cried, but that's just the natural reaction to any mention of Berlin's airports and probably not intended
- The problem is that there is no fucking reason for Steve to pick these obvious PR Bullshit accords to make a stand on. There's literally nothing at stake. While in the comics registration was a _stupid_ issue, at least there was something at stake that made it worth standing up against. This? Please.
- Watching all three CAs in a row really highlighted some of the stupid in the Bad Decisions pretty well.
- I also still don't care about Bucky Barnes at all. I know he's fandom's main squeeze at the moment but he remains uninteresting to me.
- In even more minor nitpickery news, I dislike the font they used for the location overlays
- I think on the progression of fight choreography and cutting, I liked WS best. This one was, especially in the beginning, to fast/jerky to be enjoyable
All in all, it's another one in a line of films where, really, they seem to have liked the idea of the title/concept more than actually thinking it through so the plot made even so much as comic-book-sense. But it is pretty enjoyable at least.