We're about a month away from finally seeing Iron Man vs Captain America on the big screen. Some of us might feel a tad betrayed that it took DC so long to come out with Batman v Superman and the quality was not up to par. Or you might have loved it and I'm not barking up your alley.
Either way, it's about time to see Spidey at Marvel and see how the MCU is forever changed. I'm not trying to say the movie will be a disappointment, but there might be things in there that we might feel a tad let down by. Here are 5 things that might disappoint in Cap's Civil War!
1. It's a sequel to one of the best superhero movie ever
This one is simple; The Winter Soldier is up there with The Dark Knight as one of the greatest movies of all time. It's never easy to replicate the success of a prior movie. Age of Ultron was not as successful as The Avengers and this seemed to let some people down. But the best thing this movie has going for it; that it isn't AOU and the fact that this is primarily still a Captain America movie. Movies that focuses more on the interpersonal relationships instead of the overall plot of the big baddie tend to do better critically and financially than movies that feel overstuffed. This might happen, but i doubt this will be one that actually disappoints.
2. Not enough Spidey
I'm disappointed just writing that and I don't want to think about what I'll feel after I spend $30 going to see the movie (2 beers and food, wait $40). It doesn't matter that everything that's been reported suggests nothing more than a cameo and a fight scene. I'm a fan and Spider-Man is my all time favorite character. I know with the sales of Spider-Man's merchandising that I won't be the only one. Yet if there's an amazing fight scene in the movie that should help us feel much better moving forward in Marvel's MCU's iteration of Spidey and for us to have no reason to still feel lousy!
3. Not enough character development
This is Marvel's longest running movie and that still might not be enough time. They'll have a lot to explain about certain characters' growth and still make the main story compelling. I am a fan therefore I want to know as much as possible about Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Spidey, Baron Zemo, Ant-Man, Vision and the rest of the people involved in Civil War. Depending on how they tackle this problem; this should be rather easy to solve by giving us some interesting details and then leaving us wanting more. I know this is a Captain America movie, but we need a strong standing of where the characters are to make the final battle among the heroes make that much more of an impact.
4. They make either Tony or Steve not sympathetic enough
These are two of the most lovable heroes on the planet right now. From all the interviews with the cast and crew this sounds like it's not going to be a problem. But if this movie tries to lean one way or another it could isolate fan's affections and make us not like the final product. This is a delicate balance and something that Marvel does extremely well. The last TV Spot made it seem like Falcon was speaking with Tony about playing both sides (who knows). That should help us root for both characters.
5. We're pissed at Marvel that someone too important died at the end, or basically a nobody died at the end (I'm still reeling from The Walking Dead. Really, jeepers AMC?)
You knew this was going to the last one at the end. If they kill a minor character at the end then the payoff will seem lacking. They kill a prominent character then we all of us are extremely sad and now pissed at Marvel. Someone will die and we should know who that is by the end of the movie (I'm talking to you Walking Dead). I don't really know what I want to feel exactly, but I know that I don't want to feel like 'WTF' why that person. Also, I want to be sad that a person from my beloved Marvel movies just died. This is a tough task and Marvel should be up to it. But still, this is the one with the greatest chance of disappointment.
I cannot wait to go see this movie in theaters and I'm pretty sure everyone else feels the same way!
Captain America: Civil War hit theaters on May 6th in the United States!
Who do you think will die at the end of Civil War?