If you’re like us, and you watched that Captain America: Civil War trailer like fifty times as soon as it dropped the other night, you’re well aware that, for all the action and spectacle, it’s one of the most emotional promotional bits that Marvel has ever put together. Those few minutes are all about friendship and feelings, and just when you think it can’t get any more sensitive and moving, some damn lunatic went ahead and put Adele’s new hit, "Hello," over the top of the action and it’s all we can do to keep from weeping openly in public.
"The Civil War: Bromance Version," as this video from Vimeo user Anthony Meadows is called, is seriously spot on. With everything that’s going on in Marvel’s next superhero adventure—from the government trying to regulate superheroes, to old friends coming back together, to other old friends fighting against one another—is super maudlin and emotional, and laying this Adele track over the top of it, oh god, it just amplifies all of the feels exponentially. Somebody please pass the tissue.
The Captain America: Civil War trailer has only been online for a few days, but it’s already been watched millions and millions of times—there’s a lot going on, and it goes by quick, so it takes a couple of views, at least, to get a handle on everything. You get an introduction to the Sokovia Accords, the legislation that splits the superhero community by demanding that they all register with the government and submit to bureaucratic oversight. Of course, there are those that support this move, led by Tony Stark/Iron Man, and those who oppose such draconian measures, led by Captain America. This pits friends against each other in a violent clash, and if that’s not enough to keep you occupied and entertained, there are villains at works, like Baron Zemo (who we don’t see), and new heroes to check out, like Black Panther (who we do see).
If it’s been a few hours you watched, here’s the original trailer in all its glory.
And if you’re not familiar with Adele’s work, here is the video for "Hello." The first single from her album 25, the track was released in late October and became an instant sensation, racking up more than 27 million views in the first 24 hours. That’s impressive.
Captain America: Civil War, sans Adele, hits theaters on May 6, 2016.
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