This Small Screen Girl has massive expectations for the upcoming blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War. Like The Winter Soldier, Civil War’s timing feels oddly perfect now that the country trapped in the ‘this isn’t funny anymore’ shenanigans of the current presidential election. And it's almost poetic that a superhero that represents truth, justice and the American way will have to battle former friends for the greater good.
In Civil War, the divide arises when a governmental oversight committee is proposes to keep superheroes in check. Tony Stark is ironically a huge champion for it, and Steve is not. The Avenges begin to secede to their respective camps.
While Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) boasts a kickass suit and bizarrely complicated facial hair, I can’t think of one reason to side with Team Iron Man. Sorry not sorry.
Here are 6 reasons why everyone should be #TeamCap...
Not A Troublemaker. Never forget that Ultron was a colossal disaster (both the villain and the movie), and he was the creation of Tony Stark. So he's a billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, and accidental terrorist.
More than just a shield. Like Tony Stark, Captain America (Chris Evans) boasts a pretty cool and one-of-a-kind trademark weapon: a shield made of a nearly indestructible steel alloy called Vibranium (I’ve nicknamed it Spangly). Unlike Tony Stark and his Iron Man suit, Steve Rogers doesn’t need a weapon to be a magnificent badass. Thanks to a special 'super soldier' serum, the Captain is the ultimate weapon. Without his fancy shield, he can jump out of buildings and airplanes without a parachute, chase suspects through walls, take out a dozen goons in an elevator, and work the hell out of a jumpsuit. And he never has to worry about rust.
In Steve We Trust. Having made enormous sacrifices to defeat the evils of the Red Skull and the Nazis during World War II and taking down Hydra in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain knows more about how big institutions with sweeping, grandiose ideology can be extremely dangerous no matter how good their intentions. Steve consistently risks his life to maintain freedom and justice for all in the truest sense. If Captain Rogers is so passionately against something that he’s willing to come to blows with friends and former brothers-in-arms to stop it, I trust there's a damn good reason.
It’s all about that bromance. And it’s causing lots of trouble. While the trailers have focused the epic action sequences, it's all inspired by the epic bromance between Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). The crux of the movie involves Steve’s mission to save and his lifelong friend-turned-brainwashed assassin when he’s framed for a heinous crime he did not commit. If someone is willing to fight a helicopter on behalf of a friend, he's probably an awesome leader.
Steve is (almost) worthy. There was a memorable scene in Avengers: Age Of Ultron in which the Avengers attempted to lift Mjolnir with predictably lackluster results. Of course, only those worthy of wielding the power of a god can actually pick up Thor’s mighty hammer. Much to the Norse god's horror, Steve Rogers, who has fought in gruesome battles, shifted it when others couldn't even get it to budge. It's the ultimate testament to Steve’s bravery, selflessness and purity of heart.
Finally, I'm automatically on any team with a member that can kick ass on this level...
The war gets anything but civil on May 6. Are you Team Iron Man or Team Cap? Hit up the comments below!
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