Five reasons why Captain America: Civil War is better than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Humor. Even though there are some dark undercurrents in Civil War
that bring about deep seated emotions the characters never lose their
wit and ability to entertain. They take themselves only as serious as
need be to convincingly deliver the moment. No one laughs in DC films..
The Avengers are at odds. Hence the Civil War. But they manage to always
keep things civil. The respect is always forefront. These are not warring
clans hell bent on destroying each other. They happen to be
on different sides of an opinion but never lose site of the kindred bond
that is a driving force. Even before Civil War there was layers of
animosity. But it never gave birth to malicious hatred. Even here they
play fairly and not out of personal gain. Batman and Superman will never
share a beer... ever.
30 minutes into the film and it is perfectly clear to the audience what
is causing this riff. If you have never leafed through a comic you
are still on the same page as everyone else. There are no hidden ideas
that are only found in issue 48 of a random comic. You get it. That allows
you to choose a side and high five your way through it. The
story is never muddy or undecipherable. It is completely understandable.
No one knows why anyone in DOJ is doing anything... ever.
Civil War brings familiar characters into the fold and allows them
the ability to shine in huge ways. It does not hide them in a folder
somewhere and only give you brief glimpses and choreographed poses.
They are allowed to be funny, heroic, and utilize their gimmicks.
The stage is not for those only with their names in the title. It is welcoming
and better for it. No one gets to play with Batman and Superman... ever.
In this installment the Avengers open up quite a bit about how they feel.
There are a lot of therapeutic moments that make the characters,
their motives, and their likability more prominent. We learn
things about them that again helps solidify and validate the
decisions they make. Like any family they have words, get angry,
and sometimes the healing takes time. Just like life. Batman or
Superman never share their feelings... ever.
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