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by CruelLEGACEY @, Toronto, Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:58 (641 days ago) @ Cody Miller

I just re-watched Captain America: Civil War, and was reminded of how awesome it is.

The movie with no stakes, where nobody learns anything, and they are basically play fighting the whole time? It’s the exact type of movie Scorsese was dismissing when he said Marvel movies aren’t cinema.

It’s like you watched 1 fight scene and think you’ve watched the whole movie :)

The airport battle is fun, low-stakes play-fighting. At first. But that’s not how it ends, nor is it how the movie leading up to that point plays out. But that’s not actually the climax of the movie. The personal stakes during the final battle are HUGE. Not “the universe is going to end” huge. But huge nonetheless. Bucky is literally fighting for his life, Tony hits the darkest low he’s ever experienced, Steve is risking the destruction of his entire life to stand up for what he feels is right, Black Panther faces his own moral crisis, and the rest of the Avengers are caught up in a scenario where guilt and fear and duty and responsibility are all crashing into each other in ways that are messy and painful and nobody comes out feeling like a winner.

It’s not just a great action movie, it’s also a movie with fantastic character drama.

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