ByKhalil Wright, writer at
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Khalil Wright

[Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) is gearing up to be the second biggest superhero flick of 2016, with Batman Vs Superman at first. Now even though I'm sure Civil War is gonna make millions upon millions at the box office, it still won't be as great as it should be.

And here's why:

1. The Civil War Story Should Be A Two Movie Event At The Least

For those of you who have read the Civil War comics, you already know where I'm coming from. So much happens in this story that it can't be told in just a two hour movie. Marvel should have waited a few more years before trying to tell this tale.

2. This Isn't Bucky's Movie

I could be wrong, but the trailers strongly suggest that a big part of the tension has to do with the Winter Soldier, a.k.a. Bucky. This isn't a terrible thing, but the conflict in the comics had nothing to do with Bucky. The spark that ignited the whole feud was actually a lot darker... perhaps to dark for Marvel's cinematic universe even.

3. Spider-Man Probably Won't Get That Iconic Moment He Had In The Comics

When thinking about the Civil War comics, fans often remember the iconic Spider-Man reveal as a highlight. Unfortunately, we probably won't be seeing this moment play out on screen. The reason being because Marvel's Spider-Man is still a new superhero, and it wouldn't make sense for him to tell everyone his secret so soon.

4. It Won't Be Nearly As Serious As It Should Be

If the Civil War was made to be exactly like the comics, it more than likely wouldn't get a PG-13 rating. But since Marvel's cinematic universe has to make sure its movies are kid friendly, it's no surprise their version has been toned down a lot.

5. There Aren't Nearly Enough Characters In This Movie

The Civil War comics include Daredevil, The Punisher, Cloak and Dagger, The Fantastic Four, Elektra, The X-Men, and too many more to name. Which reinforces my opinion that Marvel should have waited longer to bring out this story. Maybe in five or six years they'd have more of their characters back. Then they could put out a more accurate version of what the Civil War really is.

Ironically, I still think the movie will be incredible. According to the Guardians of The Galaxy director, James Gunn, it's the best Marvel movie yet. Still, no matter how great the film is, it's not the event it really needs to be.


Do you think Captain America: Civil War will live up to the comic?


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