By Casey Patterson
My own little property management office, consisting of every demographic Hollywood can box people into, had a 100% viewing rate for Captain America: Civil War. We all gathered around the literal water cooler and talked about our favorite parts, from Steve’s glorious bicep curl of a helicopter, to our varied opinions on Black Widow’s motives. Even our 61 year-old accountant with no interest in action movies at all, let alone a comic book movie in a series she hasn't seen, was too sick of feeling out-of-the-loop to skip this installment of the MCU. She described it as “alright.”
But should we be treating our entertainment like ripping off a Bandaid? Should we be forcing ourselves to “get this movie over with already”? It it worth regularly attending MCU “classes” just to be able to discuss it around the literal and figurative water coolers the next day?