Over the past year, Peyton has become interested in super heroes. It all started with Spider-Man, then quickly grew to include Iron Man, Captain America and the Hulk. Last month I took Peyton to see Marvel Universe Live and that’s when she fell in love with Black Widow, a female super hero who could kick some major butt. We ended up purchasing our first Black Widow doll that night and Peyton has not stopped talking about Black Widow since.
When Peyton saw the trailer for Captian America: Civil War and noticed Black Widow was in the movie she started begging me to go see it. When I saw the rating was PG 13 I was a little concerned about letting her see it, after all she is only 6. But after watching the trailer I could tell the rating was because of the fight scenes. I knew she could handle a battle between super heroes so I decided to let her see the movie.
Now, since Peyton was born 6 years ago I really have not seen a movie with a rating above PG. And I definitely have not kept up with the Marvel series, so I was pretty excited to see Captian America: Civil War too. But I was concerned the movie may be a tad much for Peyton so I made sure we had a plan. I brought her favorite blanket, Black Widow doll and made sure she had plenty of snacks. We were set to see the show!
Captian America: Civil War was amazing! There were a few parts that were a tad much for Peyton, but she had her blanket and doll so she was fine. Even if you have not seen the previous Captain America movie you will be able to enjoy this one. And if you have seen the other movies, Captian America: Civil War picks up shortly after Ultron’s defeat in Sokovia. In the first few scenes of the Civil War we find the team trying to protect innocent people from the mayhem Hydra is unleashing. But it turns into a disaster and many are injured or killed in the aftermath.
There’s fallout from the battle leading to a conference in Vienna where the United Nations intends to vote for a committee to oversee the Avengers. The team is split. Iron Man believes in the agreement and wants the team to sign. Captian America feels it’s not the right thing to do. He does not trust handing over the power of the team to a committee that will dictate where and when the Avengers can engage. And so the conflict begins.
Who do you think is right? Should the Avengers sign over the power to a committee to oversee them? Or should they remain as they have always been? While the team is struggling with this decision Zemo is wreaking havoc. The Avengers have to decide to stand down and wait for a committee to tell them if they can engage. Or take care of the matter. We see the Avengers at odds with each other, struggling to do what they think is right.
Now I don’t want to give away the whole movie but I can say Captian America: Civil War is an action-packed movie full of thrills. I really enjoyed watching the Avengers fight for what is right while working through differing opinions.
Oh and here’s a little tip – Stay through the credits! Just becuase the credits start rolling do not get up and leave. Trust me, it’s worth those few extra moments!
Peyton and I were always Team Captian America. Which side are you on? #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan