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TNTM Theater Edition: Captain America Civil War

Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com watched Captain America Civil War at Alamo Drafthouse in El Paso and give their review of the movie.

Don’t go into this movie expecting to see the Civil War comics played out on the big screen. A different name for the movie would have made much more sense. There are a lot of differences between the movie and the Civil War comics. Don’t get us wrong, the movie was great. It followed the typical Marvel formula (little bit of drama, little bit of comedy. and lots of awesome action sequences).

The problem for us was the misleading title.

**Spoilers may follow**

In the comics it was the fallout from the Stamford, Connecticut disaster involving the New Warriors that prompted the government to start the Superhuman Registration Act, not the Sokovia and Wakanda incidents.

In the comics Peter Parker was actually older, married, and working for Tony Stark at the time. The suit Tony built for Spider-man was Iron Man’s colors and had other spider arms on it with special little attachments. Tony convinced Spider-man to unmask on national TV in support of the Superhuman Registration Act.

Nearly every mutant, hero and villain, was involved. Government backed mutant police forces were set up in every state to find mutants that refused to register and arrest them. The “criminals” were sent to a prison in the Negative Zone called Project 42, not the Raft like in the movie.

Another difference is the Fantastic Four, mostly Reed Richards, play a big part in the comics. Reed helped develop the Project 42 prison. Tony Stark also cloned Thor from a hair sample. They programmed this clone to follow their orders. Something went wrong and the clone killed one of Team Cap (Goliath).

During one of the bigger battles Captain America realized all the injury and devastation they were causing by fighting. He decided to surrender himself to stop it all.

While being transported Captain America is assassinated by Crossbones (under orders from Red Skull) and Sharon Carter (brainwashed by Doctor Faustus). It was actually Sharon Carter who pulled the trigger.

These are just a few of the differences. The Civil War comic book could easily fill 2 movies. Captain America Civil War would have made much more sense with a different name.

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Marvel Captain America Civil War preview

Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com discuss the upcoming Marvel movie, Civil War.  In the Civil War comics a super villain inadvertently let off a massive explosion during a televised raid of a house containing recently escaped villains.

This explosion killed a majority of the New Warriors as well as children at a nearby elementary school.  This tragedy prompted the U.S. Government to enact the Superhuman Registration Act. Intention of this act was to register all super-powered beings as living weapons of mass destruction.

It also required all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the government and subject themselves to federally mandated standards.

This event triggered negative public opinion against the super-heroes. S.H.I.E.L.D. requested Captain America to become part of the enforcement of super heroes to register.

When Captain America refused S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill ordered S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Anti-Superhuman Response Unit to tranquilize him. This attempt failed and Cap escaped and went underground.

The super-heroes met to discuss the best course of action with Uatu the Watcher looking on.  In a secret meeting with the President, Iron Man suggested that the President proceed and push the registration act while he, Mr. Fantastic, and Yellowjacket vowed to bring Captain America to the ground.

The Superhero Registration Act became law. Some of the first unregistered heroes to be captured were the Young Avengers. Captain America and the Falcon with the help of Wiccan were able to rescue the Young Avengers and rendezvous to their base. The Young Avengers were recruited into the Resistance.

At a press conference in Washington D.C., Iron Man gave a speech introducing Spider-Man to the podium. Spider-Man talked about how over the past years he had kept his identity a secret. He spoke about the registration act and how it gave superheroes a choice.

They could continue the trend Captain America advocated and have people with powers completely unchecked, or they could go legitimate and earn back a little public interest.

To demonstrate his support of the Act, Spider-Man unmasked himself and revealed to the world that he was Peter Parker.

Iron Man traveled to the X-Men Mansion to ask Emma Frost if the X-Men would sign the registration act and join his side. Miss Frost explained to Stark that the X-Men would not sign the registration act because they viewed hunting down other heroes would violate everything they stood for.

She explained they know what it’s like to fight the good fight while being persecuted. Frost said that as long as the pro-registration side left the X-Men alone they would not join Captain America’s resistance.

As Captain America, Hercules, Daredevil, and Goliath were discussing their new secret identities they received news of a petrochemical plant fire with three or four hundred workers trapped inside.

Uniting the Secret Avengers, they headed to the plant only to discover that it was a trap set by Iron Man.

Iron Man gave Captain America one last chance to register. He offered a chance to explain things. Captain America answered by striking the first blow and disabling Iron Man’s armor. A battle ensued ending with Iron Man savagely beating Captain America.

The long-absent thunder god Thor appeared and lashed out against Captain America’s Secret Avengers. As the Secret Avengers attempted to escape Thor used his hammer to subdue them. Thor blasted a hole through Goliath’s chest when he was attacked.

Thor continued his assault until the Invisible Woman used her powers to protect the Secret Avengers and allow them to escape. Thor, who had just killed Goliath, was revealed to be a clone. He and his mechanical hammer had been engineered to serve the government. His violent murder of Goliath was an unforeseen error in his programming.

The death of Goliath opened the eyes of many and put things in a different perspective.  This caused several members to switch allegiance. The Pro-Registration side ended up losing more members than anticipated and operations had to be put in action faster than planned.

Iron Man assembled a new group of Thunderbolts in order to hunt down the Secret Avengers.  This new group included some very brutal villains.

Eventually, the resistance mounted an attack against the pro-registration’s holding facility in the Negative Zone.  This attack released the prisoners. The fighting between many of Earth’s heroes led to the middle of Times Square.

Captain America was about to deliver a finishing blow to Iron Man when he was tackled by several emergency workers. Realizing the damage the war was doing to the city and its civilian population Captain America unmasked and surrendered.

Before his arraignment, Captain America was shot multiple times on the steps of a Federal Courthouse and killed.

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