Here Comes The Big One

The day of reckoning is almost upon us.  Captain America: Civil War opens in America this weekend.  Critics are frothing at the mouth over this one.  It’s already got a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s being called the greatest comic book movie ever made.   I can’t wait to find out if that is just fanboy hyperbole.  Some viewers are saying that the three Captain America movies constitute the greatest superhero trilogy of all.  That, I already know is not fanboy hyperbole.  This third film would have to suck vulture puke right off the gut wagon for the statement not to be true.  I know, I know.  Christopher Nolan fans are already up in arms and shitting blue donuts over this.  Well, deal with it, Snowflake.  The Dark Knight Rises was as entertaining as a colonoscopy.  Seriously, it was grim as a prom night abortion and just as clumsy and botched.    Whatever capital was garnered with Batman Begins and then added too with Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight, Nolan turned around and pissed away in the last few moments of TDK and then utterly shat upon in TDKR.  I shit you not.  I sat in the darkened theater and cried at just how godawful TDKR truly was.  It was like having a cherished pet die slowly before your eyes…and then having some smug stranger serve it to you for dinner.  But, I digress.

Thus far, Marvel has shown a masterful hand with the Captain America franchise.  With Captain America:  The Winter Soldier, the Russo brothers have crafted the finest superhero movie made thus far (great action, complex adult situations, actual drama and emotional investment…).  I have every reason to believe this next outing will surpass it both in scale and emotional currency.  I’ll know soon enough and when I do, so will you.




R T Kraken!

Prior to becoming a professional curmudgeon and the Scourge of the Northern seas, R.T. Kraken worked as an artist and a photographer. He has been an avid comic book fan since he was spawned as well as an insufferable know-it-all.
He also sings for the Supra-70s band, RIFLE.
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