Batman is my superhero of choice. The Dark Knight holds a dear place in my heart because I liked his methodical ways of crime solving with The Joker his a complicated foe. Wonder Woman, cuz Wonder Woman. My sister and I used to jump off of couches with plastic bags on our backs pretending to be Superman, but it was plucky reporter Lois Lane that I felt kinship. The Incredible Hulk was the show I watched before my grandmother would let me switch to Magnum P.I.
When I married The Mister, I listened to him debate Spiderman, laughing as he clowned the Tobey Maguire era of Spiderman. I tapped out when he let his nerd card fly with discussions of The Avengers, Fantastic Four, and ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
The Boy and I saw Captain America: Civil War and true to form I was sleep shortly after the first few minutes. The boy nudged me awake when I started to snore.
Judging by the people in the audience, Captain America was great. One man said he purchased his ticket two months prior. I don’t even register my car in the month it’s due! The Boy spent the previews searching for showtimes so he could see it again.
Speaking of previews, Doctor Strange looks awesome. I can’t wait to see Benedict Cumberbatch smolder across the screen. #DoctorStrange is scheduled to be in theaters November 4.
Anyway, Captain America: Civil War was entertaining.
My thoughts (some spoilers ahead)
- Opening scene when Elizabeth Olsen (“Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch”) makes a colossal mistake:
Me: I see why Batman works alone.
- Tony Starks is irritating.
- Did Don Cheadle film his scenes in between takes of House of Lies?
- Marisa Tomei as Aunt Bea was brilliant casting.
- Peter Parker aka Spiderman is too adorable as an awkward teen.
- John Slattery still amuses me.
- Captain America is kinda corny.
- Oh THAT kind of Black Panther! I thought this was some funky seventies crossover. (The Boy: get your life.)
- Tony Starks irks, but he has the best lines like when he calls Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier “Manchurian Candidate”
- Second best line is Spiderman asking if the group ever saw a really old movie called Empire Strikes Back.
- Martin Freeman is wonderful even when he plays a tool.
- The addition of Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man. Really? Paul Rudd will forever be the goofball pinning over Mindy in The 40 Year Old Virgin
Me: This movie is doing too much.
- Iron Man got his ass handed to him. I was there for ever punch.
- Why does Jeremy Renner (Mom, that’s Hawkeye!) not show up until almost the end of the movie? I think he is so cute (Mom, can you not?!)
- How in the world did Stan Lee remember and say his lines? The last time I saw him he was napping in a green room.
After the movie, The Boy told me I needed to watch Captain America: Winter Soldier; Avengers Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. I think I’ll stick with Jessica Jones.
Captain America: Civil War is playing in theaters now.