Come on, like you were expecting anything else today! #Marvelfangirl I took myself to see this at the movies on opening day, and OMG IT WAS AMAZING. Things are going to get non-specifically spoilery, so I'll put in a jump cut for those of you who haven't had a chance to see it yet. But I expect you to share your thoughts once you HAVE seen it!
Let's start with what I loved, shall we?
- EVERYTHING ABOUT BLACK WIDOW. CAN I HAVE A BLACK WIDOW MOVIE NOW, PLEASE????? OMG AMAZING. She was such a total badass and was on a par with Steve the whole way through the movie, and I just loved her so much .
- That it was more political thriller than superhero saves the world from bad guys.
- Steve going back to his original uniform. Magical.
- Sam Wilson (aka Falcon). Everything about him was absolutely perfect. And he wasn't a sidekick, he was a character in his own right!!
- Speaking of being characters, let's talk about the fact that EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER had so much depth and personality and attitude and individuality. It. Was. Magical.
- The Stan Lee cameo was adorable. And I LOVED that there was a museum exhibition on Steve. (Although I'm not entirely sure why it was at the Air and Space Museum rather than, say, the National Museum of American History. I suspect this has something to do with filming permissions...)
- The fight choreography. AMAZING.
- OH MY GOD, NICK FURY. BEST.
- Bucky Bucky Bucky Bucky Bucky. Totally fabulous. Provided sufficient depth into his character (see above) without feeling infodump-y or like it was dumbing things down for the non-comics fans.
- DANNY PUDI OMG.
- Natasha's arrow necklace. I squeed every time I saw it, because I ship Clintasha like whoa.
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- The ending was fabulous. FABULOUS.
- The name drops to other Marvel characters, whether new to the MCU or old favourites.
- Maria Hill was amazing.
- Steve visiting Peggy gave me All the Feels.
- I loved getting the history behind SHIELD and its founding.
- The script was completely and utterly fabulous and full of sassy moments. But, like, real person sassy moments, not Only-Tony-Stark-Could-Pull-This-Off sassy moments.
- No, but seriously. There were like five main protagonists (Cap, Widow, Falcon, Fury and Hill) and only ONE OF THEM was a white man. AND the main antagonist has a prosthetic arm. Please give me more stuff like this, Hollywood.
Things I didn't like so much:
- NO MENTION OF HAWKEYE. NONE. WHYYYYYYYYYYYY.
- The regionalising of Steve's "things I need to look up on the internet" list. Yes, it was an awesome way of getting the fans involved. But the Australian list was blatantly "LOOK WHAT WE DID"-ing the audience. Because there was no way that Steve would have ANY reason to have heard about any of the things mentioned on the list. Well, AC/DC, yes. But Skippy the Bush Kangaroo? Ugh, please. That show aired from 1968-1970. Most Australians under the age of 40 probably couldn't tell you anything about that show except maybe sing the theme song. If they'd made it something that was popular/growing in popularity outside of Australia - like Crocodile Dundee or AFL - I would have been totally on board with it. But freaking Skippy?? NOPE.
Things that will be interesting as a result:
- What does this mean for Agents of SHIELD?!?!?!? (Not that I watch it any more, but STILL)
- OMG, I am so excited about Age of Ultron I WANT IT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.