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.
Before this movie came out, Ant-Man seemed like a character that Marvel would struggle to bring to the MCU. In hindsight, that seems like is ridiculous statement. Now, the character seems like a perfect fit for the shared universe where nothing is outside of the realm of possibility.
But back in 2015, there were a lot of concerns surrounding it and whether Marvel Studios could realise what is inherently one of their more goofy premises when it comes to turning one of their characters into a “serious” live action movie… this being something people thought in a post Rocket Raccoon and Groot world.
“We can bust arms dealers all day, but that up there. That’s the endgame.”
Hindsight has been incredibly kind to Age of Ultron. Around the time of its release; there was an underlying rumbling of disappointment with the movie. After two incredible successes in Winter Solider and Guardians of the Galaxy, the followup to what had been the biggest comic book movie ever at the time left everyone feeling pretty deflated.