In the interest of full disclosure, I know absolutely nothing about Wonder Woman AND I opted out of putting myself through Batman V Superman (still a dumb title). Besides that being the case, I can tell you that I am definitely going to see this from viewing this spectacular trailer… The trailer starts off showing Chris Pine and from that moment I’m excited. Chris Pine is a phenomenal action/comedy star and will bring something to this movie that it will need. Humor. Saying though though, I will tell you right now that the joke at the end of the trailer didn’t land, and was just cringe-worthy. BUT, Chris Pines reaction when Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) tells him she was made by Zeus is priceless, so there is hope that it was a fluke or shoe horned it at the end of this bad-ass trailer. On to the bad-assery!.. There was almost no dialogue in this trailer, and what there was was just to make Wonder Woman more awesome! This trailer is 90% her running around battlefields (I actually have a very strong Captain America: The First Avenger vibe from this) deflecting missiles, taking out rooms of people with guns, and using her shield in spectacular ways. Oh! Her suit! This is also one of the coolest suits I have ever seen on a super hero in a movie… I realize I’m nerding all over the place, but we should be excited about that! This is a DC movie, and not even the BIG DC movie with the two most famous heroes in history. This is Wonder Woman, and it finally looks like they are doing things right.
It took me long enough to see this! Damn!.. I’m just going to refer to this as Civil War because in every sense, this is an Avengers movie. Civil war doesn’t need much of an introduction. Everyone and their sister has looked forward to this movie for a very long time… So, at the beginning of the movie Wanda accidentally kills a bunch of civilians which causes everyone to look closer at the damage the Avengers truly cause. The UN fashions up an agreement, making the Avengers a government run “back up” of sorts. Captain America and a bunch of other super heroes disagree, Iron Man and a bunch of other super heroes agree. At the same time Bucky (Winter Soldier) is trying to escape the clutches of the government and Captain America is helping… This movie had every possibility to be a giant cluster fuck. This had every opportunity disappoint everyone! This movie has so much talent and so much buildup that it would take a miracle (or Marvel studios) to handle all of that!.. But it did… This movie has the same light hearted tone most of the time we are use to. But, countering that, when it needed to be serious it was. For the first time in a Marvel movie I was concerned for the characters lives! Lets touch on the characters now, and there are a lot of them! Iron Man and Captain America countered each other superbly. They clashed and you saw their friendship crumble because of it. Bucky was amazing and I was very invested in his story. I was worried his story would get in the way but I loved learning how he came to be! The reveal of Black Panther was awesome, especially the reveal of who he was! Seeing a hero who does not act as an Avenger, and does not want to be one is great! Paul Rudd as Ant Man was awesome comic relief and fit in SO much better than I thought he would. Everyone else was as you would expect them, BUT the one everyone looked forward to is Spider Man! Everyone but me. Going in to this I was not excited about Spider Man. In fifteen years I have seen 5 movies and 2 different actors… I was blown away! Tom Holland NAILED every aspect of Spider Man. He is a better Peter Parker than Tobey Maguire and a better Spider Man than Andrew Garfield! If you like him make sure to stick around for the end credits!.. This movie is great and you have to see it!.. But, you already knew that. Didn’t you?