Thursday, May 19, 2016

Movie Review - Captain America: Civil War

Recently, I took my children to see Captain America: Civil War. It was a good flick, as I've come to expect from Marvel. If you haven't seen it, you will want to stop reading right here. Spoiler Alert.

The underlying theme was centered around gun control. Not literally, as most of Marvel's superheroes do not use firearms. But figuratively, as events in this film and prior films lead to the UN wanting control of the Avengers group. Of course, some of the Avengers agree, and some do not.

On one side, there was Iron Man. Tony Stark was approached by a lady who blamed him for the death of her son during events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Stark, ridden with guilt, wants the Avengers to be "registered" by the UN, and only allowed to operate within the guidelines and at the orders of the UN. Gun control.

On the other side was Captain America. Steve Rogers felt that freedom to operate was critical to the successes the Avengers had been experiencing. Furthermore, he argues that had the Avengers not acted, things would have been worse than they were. Gun freedom.

Of course, there were plenty of superhero fights. Some folks don't like others. Some stay true to friends. And sometimes, friends found themselves on opposite ends of the issue.

Overall, I felt the movie was pretty good, and avoided taking sides. In a twist of irony, the gun freedom Avengers found themselves to be "outlaws" by the end of the movie. As the old saying goes: "when guns are outlawed, I'll be an outlaw."

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