I had the chance to see Captain America: Civil War Tuesday night. It was the best Marvel movie I’ve seen in years, quite possibly since The Avengers. I wrote a full Captain America: Civil War review on The Huffington Post, so please go check that out. These are just 10 can’t miss Captain America: Civil War Moments from the movie, whether they be funny or essential to the story. They do include spoilers so this is your warning!
Sam and Bucky’s Hysterical Love/Hate Relationship
Sam is Steve’s current best friend and has been out helping him find Bucky. People who shoot at Steve shoot at Sam – usually in the name of avenging Bucky. Bucky is Steve’s best bud from childhood, but he’s been gone a long time. Steve is the only thing he can really remember, but Steve brings with him a third wheel. Once Sam and Bucky come together, it makes sense that they might not be best friends. There may be a bit of resentment on both sides. And let’s not forget that The Winter Soldier plucked one of Falcon’s wings.
Spider-Man, of Course
He seems to be 13 years old much like the Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Man. He’s not just any Spider-Man, though. He’s Job Interview Spider-Man. This Peter Parker is out to impress Tony – er I mean – Mr. Stark. Don’t get in his web slinging way, or he’ll have to do something about it, Sir.
De-aged Tony Stark. Is that you, Julian
Remember when Robert Downey Jr. was really young? Neither do I. Oh wait. I do. He had just gotten done with Less Than Zero. When he provides a special presentation to a group at MIT, you’ll think for just a moment that you’ve fallen into that movie. So much eyeliner.
No One is Talking About the Other Winter Soldiers
It’s called the Super Soldier Program, and there were a whole room full of these bad ass soldiers. One of them is Scarlet Johansson’s stunt double Heidi Moneymaker, so keep an eye out for her. They’re fighting and could even take Bucky down. There’s more to this story, but no one is even mentioning it in their reviews. I think it was slightly complicated and therefore critics are just ignoring it.
Peggy Carter’s Funeral and Eulogy
Bring Kleenex because they won’t have boxes at the end of the aisles. Near the beginning of the movie, we lose Peggy Carter, and her niece, Sharon, gives her Eulogy. Not only does Steve learn that Sharon was Peggy’s Aunt, but Peggy’s motivational words from the grave help Steve make an important decision weighing on his shoulders. Hmm…what could that be? I don’t think it’s going to be white or wheat.
And everything Chadwick Boseman. Although Boseman seemed a bit young portraying King T’Challa aka Black Panther, he was otherwise remarkably impressive in all aspects of this film. His character delivery and his action scenes had me wanting more. Can’t wait for the Black Panther movie in 2018.
Hawkeye’s Facial Hair
Clint shows up at the last minute to pay a debt to Wanda Maximoff, whose brother took a bullet to save Clint during the fighting in Sokovia. He helps her escape from Vision and then brings her to the battle at the airport. When he first arrives at the Stark compound, he has some distinct facial hair. At the beginning of the fight he does as well. Then at some point it disappears. Facial hair isn’t an illusion. Where’d it go?
This floating prison, which is in constant story lines throughout many different Marvel comics, makes an appearance. In the comic books, it was awful. Meant to house super villains like Karl Lykos, Graviton, and Purple Man – villains so heinous they need to be floated out in the East River away from any form of society – it would be expected. It actually seems pretty inhospitable, more so than I expected Marvel to pull off for the group it’s housing today.
Redwing – He’s cute. Go Ahead, Pet Him
Sam Wilson aka The Falcon has a new toy. Marvel decided not to give him Cesar Milan bird whispering style psychic powers. However, they didn’t want to leave him empty handed, so Stark made him a pretty sweet new toy called Redwing. True Marvel Comics fans may remember this guy. You just won’t recognize him this time around.
The Crossbones armor can’t be missed. It is a pretty impressive costume. I sat down with Frank Grillo yesterday, and you can expect a full interview soon. However, here’s a clip of what he had to say during our chat.
I love playing the bad guy but this time, the superheroes aren’t so super. They cause pain and problems for others. I like playing morally ambiguous people. I wish they gave Crossbones more time. Maybe a bit more story. Rumlow’s on a different side of an ideal[from Captain America]. He’s just an angry dude looking for revenge. A plot device more than anything. I played him as a guy who is really pissed off.
And Brock Rumlow is really pissed off. In Captain America: Winter Soldier, he had a building brought down on him. Now he’s badly burned and looking for some vengeance. He really dislikes Steve Rogers and wants to be sure Steve knows the nitty gritty details of Bucky’s capture and years or torture. It doesn’t end well for Crossbones.
Don’t forget to check out my Captain America: Civil War review on The Huffington Post. Hope you enjoyed my 10 must see movie moments. Please feel free to comment on your must see moment as well!