Captain America: Civil War
The most popular movie in the world today has as its hero the character that embodies traditional American values like no other… Steve Rogers, aka “Captain America”.
Cap is true blue red, white, and blue, and he’s raking it in at the box office, not only here, but all over the world.
It’s not been so easy for the comic book version of the character.
The Marvel Universe has two components, the comics and the movies.
In the comic book version of “Civil War” they killed Rogers off.
In my opinion, Marvel wanted to make this one of those times they didn’t bring the hero back to life.
He is stodgy and traditional, patriotic, and noble.
He doesn’t fit any of the new parameters about what a hero should be.
He was resurrected when the movie deals came about, but they tried to do away with him again recently, by making him age and lose his “enhanced” abilities.
They gave the shield to a minority hero, because that is the politically correct thing to do these days.
He has been restored once again, but must share the title with the fellow they hoped would replace him.
They can keep trying to be rid of him…but they will always fail.
You can’t replace Steve Rogers as Captain America because what he represents still matters…still rings as true and right to millions and always will.
He still represents who we want to be and how we want our children to be after us.
We still long for noble ideals and nobler men and women to lead us in them.
All is not lost…the spirit of Captain America is strong among us.
It’s a helluva movie too…