...without trying to be bigger than the last..
Agreed with this.
I wish more superhero movies would stick with the more basic good-guy-versus-bad-guy plot that made these movies fun in the first place...
Not so much with this. To me, the "basic good guy versus bad guy"-plot is what's making the Marvel Cinematic Universe blur into boring, interchangeable, plastic cubes being churned out by a machine. It's fine for origin movies, but it's getting quite repetitive now that we're 12 movies in. I feel Captain America: The Winter Soldier
close to being the best MCU movie out there (or at least, "best MCU sequel
"), up until the last act when it took a turn from small-scale, intriguing political thriller into another oh look the bad guy is revealing his plan big final battle no actual relevant stakes or suspense. And that's why I'm so excited (but also simultaneously worried) about Captain America: Civil War
. Despite having two villains in the movie, the trailer makes it seem like they don't even exist - that the movie is going to be a lot more intimate and more personal between Tony and Cap. Like, not every one of these movies needs to have the moustache-twirling bad guy who wants to destroy and/or rule the universe. Imagine the change of pace if Civil War
ends with the climactic final battle being...just Cap and Tony fighting by themselves, seriously wounding each other (bonus points if one of them dies) and having to deal with the emotional ramifications of their crumbling relationship.
But anywho, dinosaurs and stuff.