Why Civil War Worked and Batman v Superman Failed | One v One
In honor of Marvel's Captain Marvel hitting theaters soon, let's jump back in time and take a closer look at one of the best MCU films to date, Captain America: Civil War, in order to find out what makes it so great. And the best way to see what makes this versus movie work is to compare it with another superhero versus movie that sadly isn't so great, Batman v Superman.
I heard there's some controversy going around with Brie Larson, and while Captain Marvel isn't the most recognizable comic book hero, we all probably have to see it regardless, since it releases just before Avengers Endgame. Interesting to see how Tony Stark Iron Man and Steve Rogers Captain America will revert Thanos' snap and bring back the fallen heroes from Avengers infinity war. Maybe it has something to do with Ant-Man, who knows. Wonder if we'll see some bigger new MCU villain like Galactus, or if the X-men will factor in in any way. Also, I haven't seen Aquaman yet but will do a vid once it comes out on digital and blu-ray. We'll see what happens with Shazam. I've lost a lot of interest for DC after Justice League but hopefully they can pull me back in, at the very least with Matt Reeves' The Batman.
Captain America: Civil War
In this superhero epic, the denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) come to blows over ideological differences. After a mission involving a new Avengers squad led by Cap ends with several civilian casualties in Lagos, the team are asked to sign an agreement that would force them to take orders from a United Nations panel. Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) pressures Cap to accept this new arrangement, in part because he feels deeply guilty about his own past recklessness; Captain America, however, fears that the Avengers will only be corrupted by bureaucracy. Their disagreement eventually escalates into all-out war when Cap's old friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), now a brainwashed assassin known as the Winter Soldier, reenters the picture. Captain America: Civil War brings back former Avengers characters such as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Vision (Paul Bettany); it also drags into the fray low-rent superhero Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and introduces both the powerful African prince Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and a new, younger incarnation of Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Cinemasins Aquaman. Everything wrong with aquaman. Aquaman honest trailer. Captain Marvel reaction. Avengers endgame leak. Avengers endgame villain. Avengers endgame new trailer. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Why Infinity War Worked and Justice League failed.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) clash over differing philosophies about what kind of heroism is needed to protect the world, while the public they're defending is becoming increasingly mindful of the damage that superheroes and masked vigilantes cause. However, the duo are soon forced to confront an even greater threat created by nefarious billionaire Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Directed by Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also co-stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred the butler, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
In the wake of Superman's death, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) recruit superpowered individuals to defend humanity from an otherworldly threat called Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds). Together with their new allies -- Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and the Flash (Ezra Miller) -- they form the superhero team known as the Justice League. Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard, Joe Morton, and J.K. Simmons co-star. Directed by Zack Snyder.