Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Why Iron Man Siding With The Government In Civil War Makes Sense

With Captain America: Civil War approaching, the Marvel Cinematic Universe reaches its 13th installment and 3rd phase. The movie pits hero against hero as Captain America and Iron Man lead opposing factions over the right to hero freely.

Captain America and co. are of the strong opinion that super people and vigilantes should keep their methods to themselves and any oversight would be tantamount to the death of modern civilization as heroes would inevitably become hired guns, blasting away at the behest of the US government, which isn't to be trusted. If you've ever seen 'Watchmen' picture that scene where The Comedian and Dr. Manhattan are fighting in the Vietnam war, and that's essentially Caps worst fear.

Not a good time for the National Liberation Front

Iron Man on the other hand, believes that with the amount of chaos and destruction caused by superheroes already, it's time they were kept in check and allowed to do their acts of heroism, under sanction and with the guidelines set out by a third party.

If you're a fan of these films, Iron Man's position seems entirely out of character. Why would the man who worked so hard to get his weapons out of the hands of the government be so quick to relinquish his independence? After all, this is the guy who went from "Peace means having a bigger stick than the other guy, to "I want to protect the people I put in harm's way". Well as far as the movies are concerned, it actually makes a lot of sense.

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