CAPTAIN AMERICA Films Are The Backbone Of The MCU

In an interview, directors Joe and Anthony Russo said they were taking this upcoming Captain America movie, Civil War, and turning the tides a bit on the franchise. They called Winter Soldier a political thriller and they said they're going to make this new chapter a psychological thriller.

To be honest, I guess you could call Winter Soldier a political thriller. There was politics in the involved in the last film. At least internal to SHIELD.

I'm not sure how they will make this upcoming film a psych thriller, but heck, if that's what they want to call it.

But I have to say, that of all the Marvel films that have come out, the Captain America films have always had a good, underlying story that supports the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in a broad sense. It's been developing the underpinnings of how SHIELD and the world interacts with our heroes in these and the other films.

The other films are popcorn fun slug fests that help make those specific characters come to life on the big screen in a way that all the Marvel fans have fantasized or envisioned.

Including Captain America.

But to me, the Steve Rogers stories feel like more of a thematic underpinning to the entire film series than just stand-alone events.

I look forward to these stories while I look forward to the action in the other films.

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