Why Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman Are Basically the Same Movie

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 3:57PM
Marvel
Captain America: Civil War
Batman v Superman
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 3:57PM
Why Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman Are Basically the Same Movie
When Batman v Superman came out in March, it was a box office disappointment (compared to expectations) and a critical failure. But then Captain America: Civil War came out, and all the critics raved that Marvel showed DC the right way to do a superhero showdown. Except for one small problem: in many ways, they're basically the same movie.



In this Honest Trailer, Screen Junkies lists all the reasons that Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman are a lot more alike than you might think. They both, of course, involve two heroes pitted against one another, but the similarities don't stop there. Between the villain's ridiculously convoluted plan that conveniently involved convincing two heroes to fight, the extended introduction of other superheroes that will populate the cinematic universe, and the climactic showdown heavily relying on the heroes' mothers, they're very much one and the same.

But at the same time, Screen Junkies acknowledges why Civil War was, ultimately, more satisfying than Batman v Superman. While Civil War wasn't exactly more sensical, or even more philosophical than BvS (Marvel's Daredevil vs. Punisher was more successful in showing up BvS' philosophical ambitions), it was more fun. It's easy to overlook plot holes and gaps in logic when you get to watch Giant-Man throw everyone around, while BvS only had seven minutes of fighting between Batman and Superman to distract from the "Martha!" moments.
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