I’m a comic book fan from way back, and at first I was so excited that they were starting to make movies about these characters I had read about. The problem from my perspective was that they would change the characters far too much in the process of making a movie. A certain amount of alteration you could understand. After all the characters had grown through years and years of adventures. How are you going to sum up all that one two-hour movie?
So I did enjoy the “Captain America, the First Avenger”, because although some changes had been made, it was still basically the same character I loved. The next movie, “Winter Soldier”, I wasn’t such a fan of. My favorite part was the very beginning, when he meets Sam Wilson while running around the Mall. And I liked the battle with Batroc. From there on, the movie sort of went downhill. Some of the plot twists didn’t make a lot of sense. And the climax of the movie requires destroying three giant flying aircraft carriers over Washington D.C.! Where does the wreckage go? I call this the Video Game theory of action movies – that once you destroy something, the pieces just automatically disintegrate.
I didn’t particularly like “Age of Ultron” either, because the silly personality they gave the robot. And the Scarlet Witch was not the character from the comics at all, she was more like Jean Gray from the X-Men.
I didn’t really enjoy “Civil War” either. The whole argument that superheroes are somehow to blame for all the mayhem that villains cause is pretty ridiculous to me. I kept waiting for someone to say, “Okay fine. We’ll just hang up our costumes and retire. Do you think we like risking our lives? The next time Doctor Doom takes over the world, let us know how that works out for you.” I didn’t even enjoy the fight scene at the airport between the two groups of heroes.
So I’m not exactly champing at the bit to see either “Infinity Wars” or “Endgame”. I’m perfectly content to wait until they come on television.