My 12 year old boy M is the biggest fan of Ironman. Behind the ironsuit is Tony Stark ,the ultrasmart megabillionaire scion of his equally brilliant inventor father, Stark Industries founder Howard Stark. M has always been fascinated with Tony’s intelligence, witty one-liners and I-don’t-care-what-the world-thinks-of-me attitude. He has a whole collection of Ironman toys and memorabilia, dressed up like his favorite superhero during his 7th birthday and even virtually suited up as the metalled Avenger via a hologram powered attraction when we visited California Adventure in Los Angeles a few years back.
So M was over the moon when the first trailer of Captain America Civil War was shown. At a special screening last Monday which the two of us attended in Megamall, M was so excited he chowed down his bucket of popcorn even before the movie started. The latest Avengers installment is based on crossover plots from previously released Marvel movies. It begins when a grief stricken mother pays Tony Stark (played oh-so-perfectly by Robert Downey Jr.) a visit after he gives a talk to MIT students. She has lost a son due to the superheroes’ past mission in fictional Sokovia. This incident is followed by a bombing attack which resulted to heavy human collateral damage in Lagos, Nigeria which immediately prompts Downey’s character to support government oversight. Ironman’s action is seen as a kowtowing surrender to the will of politicians by Captain America (played by the superbuff Chris Evans). The proposed Superhero Regulatory Act creates a deep divide in the Avengers alliance. Captain America believes in remaining free to protect the people sans political interference while Ironman sees regulation as a justifiable and effective means to spare innocent lives. The other team members must now choose a side.
The good news is that local clothing brand Folded & Hung (F&H) has an ongoing partnership with Disney. The Marvel franchise is now under the Disney brand. With the third of the Avengers movie now out in theatres, F&H has launched a variety of cool Team Captain America and Team IronMan apparel for both the men and ladies. Rivalry, which echoes the plot of the movie, is the theme of the collection. Cotton shirts as well as long and boxy fit tees with prints of “Truth vs Justice”, the mask of Ironman and the shield of Captain America are now in the stores. An assortment of backpacks, duffle bags and sling ons are also available. Each Team Captain America piece has a counter Team Ironman item. Now it’s up to you to choose your team!
As for my family, the husband has secured four tickets for tonight. My son and I certainly don’t mind watching the movie for a second time. (I will watch anything with Robert Downwy Jr. in it!) We promised not to let out any spoilers since my little daughter and her Dad have not seen the show. This time around, however, we will be dressed up for the occasion. Wearing our chosen shirts from F&H, it will now be known to all that the Fermins are stalwart fans of Team Ironman!
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