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Civil War Brings Fun Back to the Movies

SmuttyCat is pleased to stop napping for the latest comic to screen success for the Disney-Marvel behemoth: Captain America: Civil War. Face it, movies are only fun if we care about what happens to the characters. The magic of Captain America: Civil War is that there is no truly right or wrong side. The issue of saving lives without collateral damage is complex and without easy answers.

Marvel in partnership with Disney has proven themselves to be the kings of the action-superhero film. They have managed to walk the fine line between drama, humor and action. In doing so, they have created a stable of characters that moviegoers like SmuttyCat are fully invested in.

From Iron Man, the genius boy who won’t grow up to Black Widow with subtle undercurrents to Nick Fury the flawed leader with a huge heart, it’s impossible be unbiased on these characters. Now, Civil War asks us to choose which heroes we want to back. Both sides have a valid point, so how do you choose?

Well, if you are part of this crew, you choose with your fists! At stake is the issue of choice. What is the price of surrendering our right to make choices in the moment. Technology has forced this issue into the light, think of the recent Apple-FBI standoff. Do we surrender our rights to choose security for the ability of the government to investigate? What price are we willing to pay? And is a governing body a better decision maker than an individual confronted with a problem?

These questions may be tossed around, but the main course is the ACTION. The fight sequences alone are worth seeing this movie. But CACW also hints at movies further out in the Marvel Universe. Spiderman makes a decent showing but the breakout star is T’Challa. Chadwick Boseman is both regal and bad ass and has more gravitas than the seasoned characters.

If you only see one movie this year, this is the one.

Age of Extinction has Arrived

#SmuttyCat has been busy in the garden and kitchen. Growing great stuff and trying out new recipies. After all, a feline needs nourishment between naps and movies. Snacks are needed since 2014 is proving to be a bang up year for movies. With Captain America: Winter Soldier already leading the Marvel pack and X-Men Days of Future Past and Transformers coming up quickly. With Transformers: Age of Extinction being partly filmed in Detroit, this is a film near to the furry heart of the SmuttyOne. And it looks to be one fun-filled action ride.

One element that adds to a movie’s success is soundtrack. Great music highlights critical scenes and contributes to the emotional impact. In Arrow, the song Radioactive by Imagine Dragons perfectly highlights a scene of joy, betrayal and foreshadows the death of a major character.

With such cred, #SmuttyCat is eagerly awaiting the use of Imagine Dragons’ song Battle Cry in Transformers: Age of Extinction premiering June 27. Based on the clip below, this should be a worthy successor to Linkin Park’s What I’ve Done. #SmuttyCat is looking forward to expanding his playlist.

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Winter Soldier Coming in Spring

SmuttyCat was not sure about the follow-up Captain America film, The Winter Soldier. But after reviewing the trailer, SmuttyCat is looking forward to spring. With the Falcon, a ‘mystery’ villian who can only be Bucky Barnes, and Nick Fury, this is one stand up cast. And of course, the ever lovely and butt-kicking Black Widow.

Chris Evans seems to have gotten wayyy tough since his run in with aliens. Although there seems to be a recurring theme to the movies following Avengers “insert-hero-name-here gets their butt kicked really bad before winning”. Just in case you thought they were going to walk all over the villians now.

SmuttyCat will need to do some power napping in March to prepare for all this action. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, of course SmuttyCat is providing it here. Let us know what you think, epic follow-up or fail?