When it came to approaching Captain America: Civil War again, I did so with some amount of apprehension. For a long time, I regarded it as my favourite movie in the entire MCU. Coming back to it made me worry whether I’d still feel the same way about it after not seeing it for so long, and then if I’d be able to properly convey my feelings either way. Sat here, after having seen it again, I feel pretty confident in saying that Captain America: Civil War continues to be one of the very best movies in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This is an entry in an ongoing series where I am going back and watching the movies of the MCU again, sometimes for the first time since watching them in the cinema. If you want to check out my journey up until now. Then here’s a link with all of the posts thus far at the bottom.
After a few shaky entries, The Winter Solider felt like a statement from Marvel. One that put their foot down regarding a few major milestones that really established the MCU as it would grow and become more like the franchise as we see it now. It’s a movie that has no problem shaking up the status quo in dramatic fashion, it also normalises the inclusion of a wider, living cast for the future.
As we come to the end of my rewatch of what Marvel call “Phase 1”, why not go back and take a quick peek at my Prodigious Preamble, which links to the previous five movies in the series I’ve spoken about thus far.
When I came to the end of The Avengers (Called Avengers Assemble in the U.K. thanks to some T.V. show from the 1960s I’m sure had a big audience crossover with this one) I was initially unsure about what kind of approach to make when talking about it for my blog.