There was this new movie that came out May 5th 2016 called Captain America: Civil War. Have you heard about it? This may be the biggest grossing Marvel Movie and it immediately became one of our top 3 comic book movies of all time and we will tell you why.
We have a 3rd party joining our podcast today – his name is Rick and he is a comic enthusiast. He is a fan of the podcast and lives locally so we gave him an opportunity to contribute to the podcast this week. I feel that he gave a unique perspective to the discussion and we hope to have him on future podcasts.
Before we start…
Major Spoilers Ahead!!
We will go over what we liked and what we would change. In order to give you a the best possible deconstruction and reasons why you should see it, we need to go over all the elements of the plot so if you have not see the movie, we recommend – see the movie (it’s really good) and then come back and listen to the podcast.
We also try to compare the movie to the comic equivalent but for a thorough review of the comic Civil War, go listen to our CM Podcast 40.
We talk comics, politics and movies in this one and we hope you enjoy it.
This week is something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. The Old is that we are reviewing Marvel’s 2007 Civil War miniseries. The New is the brand new Marvel’s Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill comic that came out. The Borrowed is that Standoff will lead into Civil War II which is a retread of Civil War. Finally, The Blue is the blue curtain that holds back the new DC Comics Rebirth and it is not going to be fun.
Part 1: Civil War
Jon and I go over the 2007 Civil War miniseries – How a group of careless heroes’ prime time TV adventure leads to one of the biggest atrocities in the Marvel universe. This event triggers government action and starts the Super Hero Registration Act. Heroes choose sides: to register and work for the government or rebel and protect your own free liberties. It is a great story and we are looking forward to the movie.
Then we move on to Part 2…
Avengers: Standoff – Welcome to Pleasant Hill.
We both liked this stand alone comic and the surprises that it holds so instead of spoiling any of the stories, Jon and I talk about 2 TV shows that are similar in concept and theme to the comic.
Finally, we move on to part 3…
DC’s Rebirth– We dislike Rebirth. I mean, we really, really don’t like this. This project is so unnecessary and we both feel DC will turn off many long time fans of their comics. This will be the beginning of Reboot Blow Back. This is bad for comics and we explain why.