Making a comic book movie is an inexact science, and one that is continually evolving with multiple major studios contributing one or two new blockbusters apiece every year. While there is still plenty of room to grow within the genre, Marvel Studios has been a trailblazer in the industry, nearly perfecting the superhero movie formula in the modern age.
This past May, Marvel released the thirteenth film in the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: Civil War, with close to universal acclaim. The studio has been in the driver’s seat for years, with a string of hit movies that has built up a reservoir of goodwill amongst audiences and critics alike. Of course, even for those who loved the movie, it’s still fun to take a look at How It Should Have Ended.
HISHE is dedicated to scripting hilariously satisfying alternate endings to all of our favorite movies. If the given movie happens to be superhero themed, they typically end the episode with the given comic book icons simply talking out their problems at a local coffeeshop… and this episode is no exception.
Captain America: Civil War has enjoyed high praise across the board, with a 90% Tomatometer rating according to Rotten Tomatoes, while fans continue to buzz about the movie as it preps for home release in September. Recent releases, such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and X-Men: Apocalypse, have been the subjects of increased scrutiny while some have claimed that Marvel gets a pass that others properties do not enjoy.
At the end of the day, it’s hard to honestly question Marvel’s mastery of the genre and the high quality of Captain America: Civil War. However, that doesn’t make HISHE’s satire any less valid (or funny). They are able to highlight several plot points that are questionable in Civil War, such as why the Accords aren’t solely focused on Tony Stark, how Rhodey survived his fall, and why Vision doesn’t just end the fighting all on his own. It’s all in good fun, but sometimes criticism goes down best with a taste of humor.
Captain America: Civil War will be available on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on September 2nd, 2016 and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on September 13th, 2016.
Doctor Strange opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp– July 6, 2018;Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Avengers: Infinity War Part 2– May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.