The Twilight Tag

I saw this over at A Book Lover’s Playlist and it looked like fun, so I’m doing it despite not being tagged!


1. What movie and book is your favorite?
Twilight – for both.

2. What has your experience been like with Twilight?

My grandma gave me the first book for Christmas in 4th grade because my cousin Jasmine loved the books (she was in 5th grade at the time – so my grandma didn’t realize it was inappropriate for a 9 year old).
So, I read it, and I really loved it, and made my mom buy me the next book. And the next book. And the next book.
Mind you I was nine – Jacob was my favorite solely because he was Sharkboy – and I skipped chances of pages in both Eclipse and Break Dawn because it had “weird adult stuff” – I didn’t fully read the books until 7th grade.
I made my parents watch the movies with me. I got my friends to read the books and the entire series and started a shipping war.
The teacher at one point called my mom because my book wasn’t appropriate for my age, my mom said I could read what I wanted.
My and Twilight had a whole thing.

3. Favorite character?
I loved Seth Clearwater, and I love Alice and Jasper.


4. Team Edward or Jacob?
I was team Jacob for most of the series – now I’m Team Edward.


5. Your favorite Cullen (other than Edward)
Alice! She’s a wonderful pixie.


6. Favorite song from the soundtrack? Or favorite soundtrack?
Basic but: 1000 Years from Breaking Dawn.


7. How often do you watch a Twilight movie?
Every few years now I’d guess. I rewatched Twilight a few months ago though.


8. Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?
Vampire – not sure how well being a werewolf would go since I’m allergic to dogs.


9. What vampire power would you want?
Any? One of the elemental powers probably. Or Jasper’s emotions thing.


10. Most embarrassing thing you did because of Twilight?
Made my mom take me to the midnight premier of Break Dawn Part II – and wore Twilight necklaces/shirts a lot.


11. A part that made you cry in the book and in the movie?
A lot of things – most notably Rosalie’s backstory.


12. Name all of the movies from your favorite to least favorite.
Twilight

Breaking Dawn Part II
Eclipse
Breaking Dawn Part I
New Moon

I Tag:
Anyone who wants to do this.

Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast – Live Action

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Release Date: March 17th, 2017

Preface:

Let me start by saying that Belle is my favorite Disney princess.

This will not be an unbiased review – I felt I should mention that.

Here is an In-Depth Analysis of the Flaws if you want a different opinion – all the points made are valid – but its a princess movie, its disney, and its enjoyable. You can’t really ask for hard hitting social commentary – its a princess movie set in the 1700’s.


Now I can start the review.

Set /Costumes:
The set design and the costumes might have arguably been my favorite thing of the entire movie. Everything is perfect to the last detail – all these little touches and it grand. The scenery and the effects of the magic, the forest, the village, the castle, the enchanted objects everything is beautiful and feels like magic.
Story:
The story is, obviously, a very well known one. It is Beauty and the Beast, and closely follows that of the animated movie from 1991. But the story is slightly expanded (it’s a 2 hour movie) – we see some more background of Belle’s mother and the Beast’s childhood. We see more of Gaston and Le Fou (how was honestly a ramped up version of his animated character – he had some of the best lines of the film and I loved him in the movie – I know there was some backlash against his being gay because it was so flamboyant – but a lot of that is just the way the character is – he isn’t cast as the fool because he’s gay, that’s just his character – but I guess I’m not an authority on that – I liked what t added to his character though, he had an actual arc in the movie).
We also had a little side bar of Gaston asking Maurice for Belle’s hand in marriage. I loved all the little additions to the story – and that we saw more of The Beast and Belle falling in love. And that The Beast was literate this time, because as a prince he’d have had an education – and I like that we see more of Belle’s thoughts of her village and how they view her in turn. The world is built up more, and small plot holes like why no one remember the prince were dealt with nicely.
Music:
The story additions came with new music that I’m more than a little obsessed with. And while Emma Watson’s singing was a little noticeably autotuned- the songs and the acting made up for it. All the characters are quite over the top in songs – Le Fou paying members in the bar to sing Gaston’s praises with him, Belle’s little scoff of disgust when talking about him. Le Fou’s addition to the kill the beast song. I enjoyed it.

Marvel Collector Corps: August – Spiderman

My love of Marvel is no secret on this blog, nor is my subscription to the Marvel Collector Corps box.

Marvel Collector Corps is a subscription box run by Marvel and Funko that is shipped every other month.

The August box was Spider-Man themed, which was super exciting, because I was pleasantly surprised with spiderman in Civil War.

You can see some of my past unboxings here (June), and here (Civil War).

And some of my other Marvel posts: here (Captain America: Sub Rosa book review), and here (CA: Civil War Movie Review).

If you’ve got the money, like Marvel, and like pop figures, I really highly recommend this subscription box, I love it!

*Please note, as usual, I am not sponsored or paid/asked in way to say these things, these are my own, unbiased opinions communicated by my own free will*

Here’s the August box:

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The boxes come in really nicely themed packaging.

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As always, this box come with a customary themed iron on patch and pin.

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Variant cover comic, these are helping me steadily build my collection and they make really pretty shelf decorations!

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My personal favorite, the exclusive pop figure, this time we got a leaping spiderman, which is really cool! (I am running out of shelf space for them though…)

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The extra thing this time was this fabric plush figure that I absolutely love!

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Since the last box, Women Of Power, featured a Spider-Gwen shirt, the customary shirt was forgone in favor of a snapback hat, which I am a big fan of because I’ve been meaning to get a new cap since my last one broke a few months back, I’ve already used this so much!

Movie Review: Ghostbusters

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Official Synopsis:

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Official Trailer: 

My Review (Short):

Definitely worth watching. Get rid of any preconceived notions you have about this movie: watch it. If you’re a fan of ghostbusters or if you’ve never seen anything related to it, do yourself a favor and watch this movie.

Spoilers Past This Point!

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My Review (Long):

I am obviously not the most qualified to analysis this movie. I cannot review it in a critical way because I am not a movie critic, I can’t explain to you why this, that or the other thing in the movie is or isn’t racist/sexist/whatever new controversy is springing up about the movie. I’m not even going to try to.

But I can review it in terms of enjoyment, which for most people, is an important thing. I did LOVE the movie though. I definitely think its worth going to see with friends or kids (its PG-13 but its very kid friendly, I mean, its Ghostbusters). Stop reading now if you don’t want to be spoiled. But go see the movie. Its great.

If you haven’t heard of the Ghostbusters remake, you have to have been living under a rock. It has been all over the news. Not only as a remake of a beloved 80’s film but as the first high profile action film with an all female (main) cast. The controversy surrounding this has been everywhere: whether its sexist/not sexist/reverse sexism, people saying they’ll see it to support women in action films, people boycotting on the principle that “a women can’t lead an action film”. You’ve heard of it. But the debate is pointless, because the movie is amazing.

The movie of course follows the same rough plotline as the original, it is a remake after all. But the way everything was put together was great. The effects were amazing, all the science sounded believable (then again I’m 16). The characters were all great: From Holzmann and her lovable craziness, Patty being well Patty, Abby and Erin’s friendship. It was great. Chris Hemsworth playing the bubbling secretary was amazing. Every character in this movie had me in stitches. There was no romance in the movie (unless you count Slimer and his girlfriend) but I (and every single one of my friends I went to see it with) walked out thinking Abby and Erin should have kissed (maybe in the sequel?)

There was a ton of throwbacks to the original:  the ECTO-1, slimer, the stay-puft marshmallow man… As well as cameos from a ton of original cast members. My favorite was Bill Murray, who played a recurring character who denied the existence of ghosts and set out to debunk the ghostbusters (ah…irony). We also had Dan Aykryod play a cab driver who refuses to drive them so far and claims “I ain’t a afraid of no ghosts”. It was great.

The soundtrack of the movie was phenomenal. Really. The movie was partially scripted, and partially improvised and its a testament to how great a cast they had that you literally could not tell the difference. I also liked how self-aware this movie was, among others, there are scenes where Erin reads youtube comments saying how girls couldn’t defeat ghosts (and worse things) that Abby tells her to ignore because they were wrong.

 

Some Articles:

IMDB

Opening Weekend Box Office

Who’s Afraid Of Female Ghostbusters

Then and Now

Outcry

Cameos and Easter Eggs

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Mini-Movie Reviews: American Ultra + Pride Prejudice and Zombies + Neighbors (2) + Kindergarten Cop 2

I have watched a lot of movies the past week, but I am far too lazy to write a full review for any of them so… Figured I’d just do a post of mini-reviews detailing a few of my thoughts on each.

American Ultra:

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American Ultra was a weird bloody movie. And I mean bloody as in actual blood. It was action packed and entertaining, though the plot was somewhat lacking. Worth the watch if your bored or with friends. I liked Jesse Eisenberg in the movie. And even Kristen Stewart didn’t annoy me.

Pride Prejudice and Zombies:

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I really liked this movie, Matt Smith was adorable as always (and was literally my entire reason for wanting to watch this movie) but his character was just begging to be dropkicked in the face. The action and fighting scenes were good, and since I never read either of the books it is based on, I thought it was a really good adaptation. I always love Pride and Prejudice adaptations but I’ve never read the actual book… Maybe I should.

Neighbors/Neighbors 2:

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Neighbors 2 just came out in theaters (at the time I’m writing this at least), so I watched Neighbors 1 before seeing it. It is a stupid, not so vaguely inappropriate movie, which I usually hate (I hate dumb comedies usually), but I love Zac Efron so I stuck with it and I was glad. They have nice messages (which is odd I know) but the acting is great and since it is so aware of its stupidity, it stops making me annoyed and instead makes me laugh. Neighbors 2 was pretty much the same, except it passes the Bechdel test. I did like both though.

Kindergarten Cop 2:

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Kindergarten Cop was like an off-brand mix of Daddy Day Care/Camp and Spy Next Door and is a straight to DVD sequel to a movie from the 90’s I never watched. I literally only watched it because I bored. It was decent enough to kill two hours, but not to go out of your way to buy it though. It was funny though, the children and his reaction to both them and the “political correctness” of the school he is teaching at is hilarious.

So, have any of you seen any of these? What did you think? Do you want me to do more mini movie reviews? Let me know!!!

Captain America: Civil War – Movie Review

5 Stars

(I’m not good at being critical of things I like…)

(Now back to your regularly scheduled blog post)

I don’t think there is a Marvel fan left who hasn’t seen Civil War.

And yes, I know, that this is REALLY late, but I’m bored enough to not care, I am going to write a review because I want to.

Now, I saw the movie back when it came out, but before then, I wrote a post about my predictions for the movie. I also wrote about my Marvel Collector Corps civil war box. If you want to check out either of those. My predictions were scarily on point for the most part.

The movie was really good and you should definitely watch it if you haven’t yet. And if you haven’t, don’t keep reading this, because I will inevitably spoil you.

Review:

I was looking through my drafts to find something I was interested in finishing while I watched Netflix and found this…

Guess I never wrote it? Everything above the heading “review” was written. But no actual review was done… I guess I forgot to do it before camp and upon returning, it never slipped back into focus.

It is impossibly late to review this movie. I don’t even think its in theaters still. But I’ll still do a short review, because I feel obligated to finish  what I start and I’m sure some of you were interested (at some point) in my opinions.

So, here we go: (Spoilers past this point)

Civil War was an AMAZING movie. The Captain America movies are arguably my favorites of the MCU (only half because I’m a sucker for Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan).

I think they balanced the screen time between characters well, though I wish they showed Tony’s side of the argument just a bit more. Because of course, Cap is in the right, in this particular instance. But Tony’s arguement makes sense as a long term plan (and coming from a place of survivor’s guilt and PTSD…). The problem was, in mixing everyone’s neurosises together, the characters like the ability to have a rational conversation without bloodshed (and god am I mad that the “I didn’t want to fight” “well you started a war” was only in the trailer not the movie from what I could tell).

It was mostly well argued for both sides though, I’ll give them that. Tony’s side does hold more of an equal weight in the comics, when the argument is over the X-men rather than Bucky (who GOSHDAMN KILLED ME WITH THE PLUMS BUCKY BABY NO).

Trust me, I can rant AT LENGTH about differences from the comic (civil war being one of the few arcs I’ve read) and about character interactions and why both Steve and Tony are right in their own ways.

I will say I’m a little mad that they didn’t mention Peggy being Tony’s godmother. Like, I understand her death is meant as Steve’s breaking point, but it should have acted as Tony’s too. Also, I wanted an end credits scene of Steve’s horrified realization that Sharon Carter, his girlfriend, is Tony Stark’s godsister. I needed that. Someone write me the fanfic. If I have to deal with Sharon Carter (who I love in the comics but was reduced to a USELESS love interest in the movie and she deserves so much more) than I deserve to have that headcanon that she is the one that forces Tony and Steve’s reconciliation.

Speaking of Sharon Carter. She literally existed to be like “so my aunt, your ex-girlfriend just died. It sucks. Lets make out”. Like, Sam and Bucky had more foreplay/flirting in the ten minutes they interacted than Steve and Sharon did across two movies. (I am firmly a stucky shipper and they way they dealt (I originally typed this as dealed and starred at the screen for ten minutes asking spell-check “isn’t it a word, I think its a word” and then I said it out loud and went…oh…) with the “being peggy’s niece thing” but essentially not dealing with it except to use it to justify them getting together peeved me off).

T’challa was great (I love him now, new baby). Every fight scene made me both laugh and sob. Spiderman was surprising in that he made me laugh rather than making me want to shoot him for being the third Peter Parker in a decade. Giant Man was a great surprise. Who sided with who SLAYED me, they all made sense but Vision versus Wanda, Clint versus Natasha, etc.? All hurt. It hurt bad.

I’m going to stop now because otherwise I’ll rant for HOURS. You can’t tell that I’m censoring myself because I still sound insane, but I am.

 


 

So, what did you think of my rant/review? What did you think of the movie? Any of your own rants you’d like to share? Let me know!

 

What We know so far, and what I suspect: Captain America: Civil War

Earlier today, the trailer for Captain America: Civil War dropped. It is the 3rd Captain America movie (though most people are calling it the third Avengers movie since most of the other team movies feature prominently), it is also the 1st movie of Marvel’s Phase 3.

Civil War is the second movie of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) to be directly adapted from a specific comic storyline (after Age of Ultron), and much like Age of Ultron, the story has been altered significantly, due to both the changes between the MCU and 616 comic universes, and movie rights and monetary limitations (ie. no X-men in civil war even though they are the main characters in the comic story arc).

This is going to be a long post, so be ready. I’m going to talk about the trailer, the official posters, the official synopsis, predictions, comparisons of what we know to the comics, talking about different characters, and the implecations of earlier movie and tv show events and how they will affect the  movie, at least according to my best guess.

Possible spoilers for Civil War the movie, definite spoilers for the comic.

The Trailer:

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Things we’ve learned/thought from this trailer:

  • Bucky remembers Steve, and possibly the rest of his past.
  • Everyone in the world seems to be after Bucky.
  • Cap is now an enemy of the state (because he’s helping Bucky)
  • Tony is the one tasked with bringing Steve in.
  • Black Panther seems to have a personal vendetta against the winter soldier.
  • Rhodey will get hurt.
  • We will all cry because: Steve: “I have to do this, he’s my friend”. Tony: “So was I”.
  • Everyone is fighting, but they don’t really want to be.
  • Wanda can fly now.
  • Vision sides with Tony!!!
  • We still know nothing of how SHIELD factors in.
  • I don’t think they know Coulson’s alive.
  • The SuperHuman Regristration Act is called the Sovokia Accords.
  • This definitely doesn’t follow the comics too closely.
  • Everyone will make me very sad.

The Posters:

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All three posters focus on the fight between Captain America and Iron Man, though the story focuses on Bucky’s rehabilition and the SuperHuman Registration Act at large, the posters show Cap and Tony because not only are they the most recognizable, but the are the faces for their respective sides of the arguement.

I really like the change in the tagline, originally it was “which side are you on?”, which implies there is a right and wrong side, which implies we are meant to root for one of them over the other, which we aren’t.

The new tagline “Divided we fall” is indicitive of the true spirit of the original comic story, that the war is between friends who once stood united, that the war could have been avoided if it weren’t for a failure to communicate, and the shortcomings of both sides. Because neither side is completely in the right, but neither is wrong either. They are both acting with the best intentions, but the same differences in personality that have had Steve and Tony at each other’s throats since the first Avengers has come to a head, leading to a Civil War.

Steve’s Side of the story:

Being that Captain America is the titular character of the movie, I think we’ll see more of Steve’s side then we will of Tony’s. Steve’s side is the one against the SuperHuman Regristration Act, supposedly called the Sovokia Accords in the movie, presumably because of its destruction during the events of Age of Ultron.

It’s odd to see Steve being the one against the government, after all, he’s the one who joined the army, who has always had faith in the system, who willingly followed SHIELD. He is Captain America and he trusts his government. Except for when that some trust is betrayed when the government comes after Bucky, his oldest friend.

Steve sees this in black and white, he is a strong moral character, but he also has his own sense of justice. He was the kid who beat up (or tried to beat up) bullies twice his size. He lied on his enlistment forms multiple times to join the war, disobeyed direct orders to try and save Bucky from the Germans Etc.  For Steve, trust is all or nothing. The system has broken his trust my going after Bucky, so in his eyes they cannot be trusted at all.

Had Bucky not been involved, Cap likely would have uderstood that those with powers need a system of accountability, but because they wanted to try Bucky for the crimes of the Winter Soldier, he was biasedly against it. Because despite the serum, he is just a man, and his is clinging to defend his best, oldest friend who he knows can be saved from himself and his past.

Tony’s side of the Story:

Just like how no one expects Steve to side against the government, few people expect Tony Stark to side with the government. The same Tony “I’m not a Soldier” Stark who doesn’t trust anyone, least of all the government. Who keeps his tech away from everyone, who makes a joke out of senators for fun. Who only begrudgingly listens to SHIELD and only seems to do so when it suits him. Who often acts on his own. That Tony Stark sides with the government and it’s accords.

But, it makes sense when you think about it. After all, Tony famously tries to fix his mistakes time and time again, he holds himself accountable even when things aren’t his fault, even when he only has the best intentions. He feels guilty for his mistakes with Ultron, when Pepper is in danger, for the dirty weapons dealing her had no knowledge of, and for Yinsen’s death, among other things. He wants to be held accountable. He wants to know where to find other heroes and villains. Tony is constantly taking in strays, he’d want to help other heroes so they don’t make mistakes. And, he’d want to be able to justify his version of justice by finding those that break the accords with ease.

The Accords are about accountability, but Tony and Steve but have biased views of what that means, only seeing them from one side, refusing to concede to the point of the other. The accords are a serious thing, but personal investment screws their perspectives.

If the accords are anything like the SHRA, they won’t go very well (have you seen X-men: Days of Futures Past? The dark alternate future is pretty much the one after the Civil War, at some point givng rise to the Dark Avengers).

This is of course speculation, founded mostly with a limited knowledge of comics and their MCU personalities. But its as close to truth as were going to get before the movie comes out to prove me right or wrong.

Whose who on which side:

 

We know which heroes fall on whose side because of the promo images.

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On Tony’s side, we have: War Machine, Black Widow, Black Panther, Vision, and Spider-Man as well if rumors are true.

On Steve’s side we have: Hawkeye, Sharon Carter, Falcon, Bucky, and (if you look at Clint’s shoulder) Antman.

Most of these siding seem pretty obvious, save for one depressing exception: Clint and Natasha, for the first time since they meet, are on different sides.

Natasha is on Tony’s side because, like him, she beleives in being held responsible, because she carries her guilt of her past misdoing with her. If they have a registration, they can catch the bad guys faster. Though, in the trailer we see her helping Steve by warning him over the phone, because he isn’t one she’s working against, and he is one of the few people she trusts.

Clint sides with Steve because he’s seen prejudice first hand, and the cruelty even normal humans can do while he was growing up, and he knows having a public list of powered humans will only lead to discrimination.

Inciting Incidents:

As near as I can figure, we have two inciting incidents, besides the Accords/Registration act that lead to a Civil War between Team Iron Man (Pro-accords) and Team America (Against-accords). Of course, this is all speculation, but speculation based in evidence.

  1. The Death of the Starks (and Jarvis)

As most of you probably know, Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark and Maria Stark were killed when Tony was 17 (in one comic I read, they died the day he graduated from MIT).

What you might have missed is, the accident was staged, they were in fact killed by The Winter Soldier on orders by Hydra to eliminate their biggest threat (Howard was a founder of SHIELD), though they didn’t know that Tony wasn’t in the car, which is why he survived.

We learn that this is true in MCU canon in The Winter Soldier when the computer program of Baron Zemo tells Cap that Hydra had his old friends killed.

When Tony learns this, it will be a catalyst against the Winter Soldier, further driving a wedge between him and Steve.

2. The Death of Peggy Carter

You might be saying “but she isn’t dead, she just has dementia”. But listen, he death would be a catalyst for both Steve and Tony. Steve, because they were old sweethearts, and she is like last living reminder besides Bucky of his past. Tony, because, if we follow comic canon, she is his godmother, which doesn’t seem far fetched for MCU canon, seeing as Peggy and Howard stayed close friends up until his death, which we know because if we follow the MCU timeline, the scene with Peggy, Howard and Hank Pym in Antman takes place shortly before Howard’s death.

Aside from its convinence as an inciting incident, it also gives Cap a way to learn the relation between Peggy and Sharon, and incites proper aggression and sadness in each of them.

Though I’m loathe for Peggy to die, look at the evidence:

  • There are always causulties of war.
  • Peggy is 94
  • She has dementia
  • She must often mistake Tony for Howard, and still thinks she and Steve are in a war, which they are, its just a different war.
  • Her death would be suitably sad, without killing a major hero.
  • And the last and most compelling evidence: Early in shooting of Civil War, we got stills of a funeral.

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There are more pictures, but this is the most obvious one, after all, who else would have a british flag on their casket?

The Winter Soldier vs Bucky Barnes:

Steve is fighting to defend Bucky, but virtually everyone after him is after the Winter Soldier, Iron Man’s team and the government because of his affilication with Hydra and his crimes. Hydra, because they want thier best assassin back.

The Winter Soldier is a brainwashed Soviet assassin working for Hydra who, among other things, is responsible for the deaths of Jarvis (the original), Howard and Maria Stark. Which explains why Tony so desperately wants to catch him.

Bucky Barnes is not a villain but a victim. He did not remember who he was until late in the Winter Soldier (that whole “who the hell is Bucky” line ring any bells?). He is Steve’s best friend for nearly a century, and now that he’s remembered, he is going to have to reconcil those memories with the ones of who he has been for the past 70 years, and figure out how to come back from it.

This is important to the plot of Civil War, at least MCU wise. Which is a major difference from the comic, as the comic focuses mainly on the SHRA (SuperHuman Registration Act) and how to effects mainly ther mutants and the X-men, and how if will begin a civil war based on prejudice and intolerance, just like the American Civil War.

The new faces of the civil war, (and the faces we wont see):

They are a couple of new faces in the trailer, Black Panther who is appearently siding with Tony, though we know very little about him in the MCU. We also know that we will be seeing Spider-Man, though we didn’t see him in the trailer, we know that he too is on Iron Man’s side.

According to the trailer, we will see Natasha, Clint, Vision, Wanda, Bucky, and Rhodey. We may or may not see Bruce, and it’s been confirmed that we aren’t going to be seeing Thor as he is still on Asgard for the time being.

I would love to see Pepper, we haven’t seen her in a while, but I doubt we will.

Haven’t Seen You in A while: 

In the trailer, we see a couple of faces in the background that we haven’t seen in a while.

Crossbones:

Also known as Brock Rumlow aka the blond Hydra dude who was Bucky’s handler and tried to kill Steve in Winter Soldier. He has become his comic book persona of “Crossbones” complete with uniform and mask. And from the look of things, he’s out for blood. He, along with the rest of Hydra probably have to main goals, to get the Winter Soldier back into his brainwashed state, and the put an end to Captain America once and for all.

He isn’t important to the war, but he will exacerbate the problems Steve and Bucky are having.

Ross:

Next is a face we really haven’t seen in a while, General Ross aka Betty Ross’s father aka the man who wants to kill the Hulk, and by extension Bruce Banner. Though we don’t see Bruce in the trailer, we see Ross in the background of a few scenes, though we don’t know the angle he’s working, or how he’s working with. Considering we haven’t seen him since The Incredible Hulk back in phase 1, nothing good can come from his presence.

Sharon Carter:

She’s the big one. Sharon Carter is, of course, the niece (or maybe they’ll make her the granddaughter, not sure how in works in MCU) of Peggy Carter, as well as Steve’s new love interest if the comics and the end of Winter Soldier are anything to go on.

Though she features more prominently in the comcis then Peggy does, we’ve seen very little of her in MCU. You may remember her as the nurse in The First Avenger when Steve first wakes up in modern day. She is also the neighbor who is a SHEILD agent watching over Steve in Winter Soldier. Though, we don’t know her name until the end, when Steve asks Natasha for the name of the girl she tried to set him up with, and she says Sharon.

As far as I recall, they haven’t yet said her last name, nor does Steve yet know her relation to his war-time crush, but she will obviously be important to the Civil War, not only because of her role in the comics, but because in the promo images, she is shown to be a prominent member of Steve’s team.

Theory: The death of captain America?

In the comic arc, the Civil War ends with Sharon Carter’s mindcontrolled (by Hydra) shooting and subsequent killing of Captain America, which stops the fighting long enough for the heroes of both sides to talk it out and end it. This leads into the next story arc (The Death of Captain America), which, as far as I remember, has a reformed Bucky Barnes taking up the mantle his best friend left behind because “the world needs heroes more than ever”.

I want to see if they are going to go in this direction in the movie, because they said Captain America would be in Infinity Wars, but nothing of Steve Rogers. And if they don’t go in this direction, how will the fighting stop. Because even Reed Richards (in the comic side stories) couldn’t find a way to stop the war once it had started, only universes in which it never got to that point (my favorite alternate universe being the one where Tony was born a girl named Natasha Stark and thus averted the war through her marriage to Steve Rogers, meaning that in at least one universe, Stony is real).

How will this effect Infinity Wars?

In the Infinity War Part 1 teaser that was recently released, we see that Thanos (the purple guy at the end of Avengers) has all of the infinity stones, which means something happens in Phase 3 that lets him get a hold of them. The ending of Civil War will heavily effect Phase 3, because it will make or break the relations between the Avengers. For the Avengers (and Guardians of the Galaxy) to defeat Thanos, they must band together and trust one another implicately, and Civil War may just break the tentative trust they have built over the first two phases.

Civil War was a turning point in the comics, the beginning and end of an era, and I fear it will be the same for MCU, though exactly how we won’t know until May 6, 2016 when we can finally see for oursevles how the Civil War goes done.

 

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