I had heard really good things about Captain America: Civil War. Some of my friends said it was the second-best Marvel movie thus far and everybody was Team Cap and… I have to disagree with, like, everybody. I was disappointed in it. It wasn’t terrible, but I feel like the plot was an excuse to have fights, rather than the fights enhancing the story. Don’t get me wrong, the fights were cool and had some great lines, but for the most part I wanted to send them to group therapy because seriously, why do all superheroes prefer to hit things rather than talk like adults? I mean, yes, people don’t want to see Marvel movies that are just talking, and I don’t want that either, but it would be nice if they at least tried to settle things without violence sometimes.
Also, I am not Team Cap and never have been. I think Rogers’ continuing belief that his morals trump everyone else’s is self-serving and stupid. Cap is more arrogant than Stark in some respects, because he’s always so certain that he’s doing the right thing and he should follow his heart/instincts. I think the Avengers going into other countries without permission in search of bad guys (like in Age of Ultron) is wrong, especially when people die and damage is done. The Avengers shouldn’t get a free pass because “oops, they messed up.”
I’m not saying Stark was completely right, either, but I found myself understanding his point of view far more than Cap’s. Really, though? I’m Team Black Panther. Because T’Challa was the best character in the whole damn movie and I loved him so very much. He neeeeeeds a solo movie. Like, yesterday.