Skip to main content

The Final Civil War Trailer

Apologies for the late response but between work and the arrival of Tom Clancy's The Division I need sleep!

Now, before I get started, don't talk to Epic Voice Guy - Jon Bailey - about this trailer. But do check out his YouTube chanel and the video he made in response to the final Civil War trailer because he raises some valid points.

So we've got just over a month until Captain America: Civil War is released and we finally get to see the man everyone has been waiting to see...Spider-Man. But before we get into that, what else do we see? It's more of a story trailer, there's definitley a lot of action, but we learn more about what's going on.

Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) is back, as Secretary of State he's now gunning for all of the Avengers rather than just Hulk. Using the Sokovian Accords, the Battle of New York and the infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D. by Hydra to try and exercise control over the Avengers. This will obviously result in dividing the team rather than controlling them. In a complete role reversal, Cap goes from the soldier, the company man to being the rebel fighting the system. And Stark moves in the opposite direction, becoming the leader of those who support the regulation and oversight by governments. Both have their reasons for their choices; for Cap it's S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Hydra corruption, lack of trust in politicians, and Bucky A.K.A. the Winter Soldier. Stark on the other hand is still dealing with the fact he almost wiped out the human race by creating Ultron. The fear vision Scarlett Witch gave him can't be helping either. It seems that a real focal point for the movie and the reason for which the different team members are chosing their side is Bucky. Only Cap knows Bucky as well as the Winter Soldier and can differentiate between the two whereas everyone else simply knows him as the Winter Soldier and nothing more! It was hinted that Bucky is responsible for the death of Stark's parents and apparently framed for the explosion we see in the trailer. The same explosion that T'Challa (Black Panther) is caught in, which would explain his interest in the situation, although he's supposed to be the outsider of the movie. As I said, with everything going on, Bucky seems to be right in the middle of it!

Of course there's more to it than a simple falling out. Hydra is almost definitley involved, manipulating from the shadows as always. Brock Rumlow returns, as to whether he goes by 'Crossbones' is another question, but he's apparently very annoyed at Cap for what happened to him in the last movie. Daniel Bruhl is making his first appearance as (Baron) Helmut Zemo, although it's meant to be a smaller role at this point, setting up another movie; possibly Infinity War Part 1. Hydra is definitley going to take interest in anything that could weaken or disband the Avengers, as would Thanos.

As for the trailer itself, I like it. Marvel aren't giving away too much, just little snippets to peak our interest. It's good to see Spider-Man, even if we don't get to see Tom Holland as such. However, it was a mistake to reveal his alliance with Stark. Even though it was cool to see his suit has Stark tech, I would have quite happily debated which team he'd join until I saw the movie. The trailer has definitely reheated the death of an Avenger debate. Not only do we have the photo of Stark holding a possibly dead War Machine in his arms but we've now seen War Machine shot down with Stark screaming his name. Would Marvel really reveal to us who will die in the trailer or is it all a ruse to hide the real victim or to make us think an Avenger will die? Is that why they added new members to the team at the end of Age of Ultron? It's worth noting that die hard fans have found a shot in the new trailer of Bucky on the ground with his metal arm ripped off! Could this be the end of Bucky? On the flip side, think of all the amazing things Stark could make for Bucky if he joins the Avengers!

Above all the funniest thing about this trailer is that it's for a movie titled Captain America: Civil War, but all anyone wants to see is Spider-Man!


Popular posts from this blog

Breathe Easy: Average Guy Movie Review

Breathe Easy is an independent film, shot in multiple locations throughout ten countries. This global accomplishment took more than 20 directors roughly a year to make. Strange clouds have appeared in the sky across the globe and people are starting to behave in very strange ways. Governments are scrambling to deal with the crisis, but without knowing the cause, what can they do except...Breathe Easy? 

In a time when Hollywood studios can afford to film all over the world, it's easy for us to become indifferent. But an independent film shooting in ten countries including the UK, US, Australia and Hong Kong is an incredible achievement. And the results speak for themselves. Instead of focusing on one region or group during a global disaster - with small updates of events occurring elsewhere - the action is shared pretty much equally across all locations. It's an interesting look at how different people react to the same situation. Some will run, some will hide. Some will just ge…

Anticipated Movies of 2018

2018 is nearly here and with it comes a years worth of highly anticipated movies, here are a few to look forward to:

Molly's Game - 1st January
In his directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin tells the story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain). Bloom - a former Olympic Skier - ran underground poker games for the Hollywood elite, eventually becoming the target of an FBI investigation.

All the Money in the World - 5th January
In 1973 John Paul Getty III - grandson of the wealthiest man on the planet - was kidnapped by the Mafia and held for ransom. But Grandad refused to pay leaving JP III to suffer 5 months of brutal captivity and his mother Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) fighting to bring him home. Her only help, Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), an ex-CIA Agent working as a Fixer for John Paul Getty I.

Darkest Hour - 12th January
Winston Churchill is brought to life by an almost unrecognisable Gary Oldman. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour tells the story of Churchill's first 4 weeks in off…

Solo: A Star Wars Story | Average Guy Movie Review

After a troubled development - which included hiring a new director and a lot of reshoots - the scruffy looking Nerf Herder's origin story is here. Starting with his early years on Corellia, the movie charts Han Solo's (Alden Ehrenreich) time with Imperial Fleet and the beginnings of his criminal career. Along the way he makes a few friends, some familiar, some not so much. At this point Han hasn't become the jaded cynic we see in A New Hope, he's young and more of an optimist. He's also introduced to the Millennium Falcon, after all, what would a Han Solo movie be without "the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy"?

Disney's latest foray into a galaxy far, far away is a little lighter and more fun than the last two. Some have described Solo (the movie, not the man) as a box ticking exercise, and in a way they're right. But that is only a small part of the movie. There are certain events that had to happen and some that were fun to include. The Kasdan…