Amidst my chaotic exam period, I managed to snag this little gem a couple of days ago. I had originally planned to upload this post shortly after the release of the trailer but I was distracted by school work. Nevertheless I decided that I would still talk about the Captain America Civil War trailer no matter how late. Make sure to check out the trailer and read my thoughts on it. The trailer opens with a scene synonymous to the end credits scene from the Ant Man movie with Bucky Barnes being questioned by Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson as it becomes apparent to the latter that Bucky had gotten his memories back. The trailer also chronicles the return of Thunderbolt Ross from the Incredible Hulk movie, talking to Steve Rogers and stating that his heroic acts tend more towards vigilantism and advises him to stand down. Black Widow also calls Steve to give him the same warning. We also get a glimpse of the “accords” which seem to play a pivotal role in driving the main plot of the movie. The story of the movie seems to follow its comic book counterpart whereas in the comic due to a superhero stunt gone bad which leads to a massive loss of lives, the government passes a law demanding that all superheroes reveal their identities and succumb to a registered act leading to a fracture among the superheroes as a portion support the notion and another portion oppose. The movie would be adapting the story plot but with a slight change been the Sokovia Accords which is a law that calls for the accountability of every superhero due to the massive collateral damage that they inflicted in the Avengers: Age of Ultron. Clearly this law fractures the Avengers as Captain America and the Falcon oppose this law and see it as a means of suppression. Iron Man supports the notion and is sent to bring in the Captain. This evidently leads to the civil war and creates the basis of the movie.
The trailer really does a good job of giving us an idea of what it is going to be about. One thing I really like about the movie and didn’t expect was the use of Bucky as secondary driving point. After his sheningans in The Winter Soldier, he is hunted down by the government for his crimes, something Steve Rogers is clearly not a fan of, as he proceeds to defend his friend. Another nice surprise that came with the trailer was the reveal of Black Panther in his sleek black outfit. We get three shots of him and I can’t wait to see more in future trailers with further details of his involvement in the movie, but my guess would be that the Accords were affecting the state of his home country of Wakanda. The trailer shows us some really amazing fight sequences and a glimpse of who is on who’s team. We see Iron Man and War Machine on one side and then Captain America, Falcon, Bucky, Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch on the other. I am guessing that future trailers will reveal more characters and showcase who’s side they are on. Ant Man and Spider Man were missing from the trailer which I’m guessing is also been kept for future reveals. Another really splendid aspect of the trailer was the dialogue with a particular one between Captain America and Iron Man where the former stated that he is fighting back in order to aid his friend(Bucky) to which Tony Stark replies ‘So was I’. That line really struck a chord as it presents trailer with the emotional depth that we are to expect from the upcoming movie. Finally my absolutely favorite part of the trailer has to be the last scene where Captain America and Bucky are tag teaming against Iron Man. It was a beautiful well shot scene that shows both the former passing the shield to each other in an effort to knock down Iron Man. Overall I loved the sombre tone of the trailer as it was similar to that of Age of Ultron(although not the Avengers sequel that I had hoped for). This was an excellent trailer and with the Russo brothers directing this movie as well(The Winter Soldier is my second favorite Marvel movie), I am very optimistic of the final product. I look forward to more trailers and information.
What did you think of the trailer? What did you love the most or dislike? Let me know in the comment section below. Right now I am busy with exams and working on my next short story which I will upload once it’s done. Don’t forget to follow and subscribe for more contents. Till next time. Szia.