You May No Longer Be #TeamCap After Watching This Video
Uhh… #TeamIronMan, you guys still accepting applications?
Captain America is viewed as being the ideal hero — a person who is inherently good and will stop at nothing to defeat the bad guys. He even has a problem with bad language (yeah, that joke got old… fast). So it’s no wonder so many people are #TeamCap in Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: Civil War.” But should they be?
What if the person fans are rooting for is — while a good guy — profoundly flawed? Captain America was born out of a time of global war, a time in which everyone agreed on who the enemy was. Steve Rogers has one mission in life — defeat bullies. In the case of WWII, the bullies were the Nazis — and Hydra. And then it was Nazis and Hydra again in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
But what if there are no bullies? What if the Avengers win the war and there is no one left to fight? Then there’s no longer a need for Captain America; Steve Rogers can go about living his seemingly non-existent life.
We see in Joss Whedon’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” that people have — or, are trying to have — lives outside of the Avengers. Tony has Pepper. Thor has Jane. Clinton has his family. Bruce and Natasha have each other (sort of). But what about Steve? What does he do when he’s not fighting Hydra and aliens? He’s busy working on his “missing person’s case” with his buddy, Falcon.
Without anyone to fight, Captain America is lost — alone. Since his first instinct to solving any situation is to fight it head-on, perhaps that is why he couldn’t lift Thor’s hammer? He’s simply… not worthy.