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Published on May 18th, 2016 | by JJ

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Mars Needs Podcasts #330- Civil War (With Spoilers)

JJ and his amazing friend Jason discuss the third Captain America, or Marvel pt. 13 if you prefer. The duo delve into the nooks and crannies of the popular film and discuss the state of affairs in the MCU now that the war has come.

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JJ Hawkins currently lives in Portland, Oregon. As a vegetarian, thespian and goatee grower he fits in perfectly.



  • Harvey Locust

    I listened earlier and now I am doing a re-listen so I can comment along with the episode.

    Upon initial watching I give it 9 monkeys.

    I loved Jason throwing out the ‘Rhodey dies like you see in the trailer’ because I felt that needed to happen. There was never any sense that any of our heroes were in any kind of danger, and if you think about it, there are no heroes in this movie. Nobody ever really gets saved.

    JJ says ‘…what is called Captain America: Civil War but could be easily be called…what is it…Marvel part [13]?’ I actually believe most of the movies work well on their own or in their sequels with the exception of these:Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. If you notice the titles on these there is no II or 2 or anything of that sort. The Thor movies are the same way, but with Cap (like I said in my comments on AOU) it’s different. You can’t go from Cap I to Cap II without watching Avengers. You can’t go from Avengers to Ultron without Cap II. You can’t go from Cap II to Cap III without Ultron.

    I also like 616 over MCU but then you’d get the argument that the comics are 616 and the movies would be something else. Let’s call it the 666. ;)

    I’d love it if Stan were The Watcher!

    When you say towards the end Tony joins team Cap is why I don’t think we’ll have team one team two movies but, I can see two teams being interwoven in the two.

    This next part will be about speedsters in the MCU. I have to preface this by saying I love The Flash TV series and I totally love Quicksilver on DOFP, but I hate the inconsistency of the way their speed is played out. (If you want to discuss that later we can, but I am going to skip it to stay on topic.) In the MCU speedsters move fast, sure, but that doesn’t change time or their perception of it. They can’t run up to something, stand there, take a moment to look at it, adjust it accordingly and go about their business. They can see a situation and react quickly to it, that’s about it. (This is played consistent in SHIELD where Yo-Yo gets shot)

    (shit, I am only at 26:35. This is going to be a long response)

    I didn’t really pick up on Spidey’s Queen’s accent, and what did you think of HOMECOMING being one of the activation words and the title of the next Spidey flick?

    I’m thinking Ant-Man and the Wasp will start with Wasp being the star player and come up against something that she needs to go find Ant-Man to help her? Maybe, as I type it, it seems a stretch.

    “Empire Strikes back to him is like Casablanca is to us.” True, but if you were hanging out with a bunch of people 20-120 years older than you, you wouldn’t say “You ever see that REALLY OLD movie Casablanca?” SHIELD did a better Star Wars reference. (Colson does the Leia hologram bit)

    Underoos- I believe in the MCU they would be SUPERMAN/BATMAN! Since Underoos for us IRL were based on fictional characters, they would be in the MCU too, right? So what I like to believe is in the MCU DC is the only major comic book company around.

    I’ll stop there as I think I am done with the actual movie part of the show and am far to inebriated to continue.

  • Harvey Locust

    Oh, and sorry, I am not trying to do an ‘um, actually’ this is just to inform you. The first 6 (Iron-Man through Avengers) was phase 1. The second 6 (Iron-Man 3 through Ant-Man) was phase 2, and this movie was the start of phase 3.

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