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captain america



someone please come talk to me about ittttttt

STEVE ROGER'S BICEPS (the three girls i was with all made dying seal noises during the helicopter scene, my GOD)


(also, just. "can you scoot your seat up" I LOVE the juxtaposition in this movie between big huge serious things and then these little human moments that make the characters real people)

Jesus Christ my heart got ripped out halfway through this movie though and they never put it back in. Or, they sort of put it back in (THE CELL PHONE), but it's still sitting there in little pieces and I just. THAT IS HOW YOU WRITE A MOVIE ABOUT FRIENDS FIGHTING. They still care about each other! ("Are we still friends?" "Depends how hard you hit me") You can tell how much having to fight hurt them!! THERE IS MEANING BEHIND THE FIGHTING, it's not for stupid reasons, it's because they CARE and they may disagree about the best course of action and they can't think of any other way to come to a decision besides violence, but they still respect the other side, they still try and reason with them, it's not cut and dried 'oh you're evil now', there are valid points on both sides. My GOD I want to be able to write like that when I grow up.

(Seriously though, when was the last time you saw a superhero movie that was such a... a paean to friendship?)

I am SO glad the Russo Brothers are directing the next Avengers movies, because putting this team back together again, making them the Avengers again, is going to be such, such delicate work, and I think they are the only people I would trust to actually manage it.

God there is so much more I could talk about this movie but it's midnight and I have to be at work tomorrow, so I'll stop here.

(Oh, also I do have to admit I was worried about Spider-Man; I liked the Andrew Garfield version a lot, and was worried what they were going to do with it here, and it was different but I liked it. I think it worked well.)

ETA: ALSO that scene where Rhodey is falling and both Tony and Sam immediately turn and dive for him, even though Sam would have been able to get away if he'd run for it then. If I hadn't already been in love with that boy, that scene would have cinched it. (And, fuck, Tony helping Rhodey in the scene at the end-- being there for him, helping him-- BEST FRIENDS YOU GUYS.)


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May. 8th, 2016 03:12 pm (UTC)
I finally got to see it last night, and I completely agree! I went in a little concerned about whether so many characters and emotions would be handled well in just one film, but I felt it was very well done. It was nice that the plot didn't get overly bogged down with multiple-character backstory, even if that meant that anyone coming into this film without having seen the others would have probably been pretty lost.

A "paean to friendship" . . . yes, perfectly put!

Also biceps. *guh*

Edited at 2016-05-08 03:24 pm (UTC)
May. 10th, 2016 01:40 am (UTC)
Right! It was really well balanced.

Someone sent me this link, and it's possibly my favorite review of the movie I've seen (and the comments are worth reading too): http://www.tor.com/2016/05/09/captain-america-civil-war-review/
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