when your least favorite character is the most popular in the fandom
when your favorite character is the least popular in the fandom
The scene with Black Widow yelling to people to get out of the way as Winter Soldier follows her through the streets really made me think that. I know everyone complained about the loss of life in Man of Steel and here was the non-superpowered Natasha actively trying to get people out of the way of the big bad. The audience expects that of Captain America but even the most morally dubious good guy is more thoughtful than Superman was in MOS
I whispered ‘all those people' several times in this movie but it was never because the people were being harmed and the narrative didn't care. The narrative cared about those ordinary people, a lot.
And once again, Nat is scared of an opponent that she doesn’t think she can beat, but she’s still aware of what’s going on around her and she’s trying to help people.
The thing that impressed me? The scene wherein Cap thinks it’s going to be a fight, and Natasha uses subterfuge, was not just a reckoning of their different ways of thinking and fighting - it avoided a fight scene in a crowd. We’ve seen these characters have a mind for civilians/non-combatants before. But a pre-emptive move that’s both character illuminating, character development and shows a care for the environment around them? Gold.
MOS can’t even be put anywhere near -not even in the same football field, not even on the same planet - which is appropriate. Cause that alien ain’t no friend of earth. Like, how you gone do a movie and a sequel when I already want purple T-shirts that say; Luthor Is Right. Hmm? And Luthor is NO Magneto so I’m personally all WHOA I even feel that way, but I DO!