Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may have earned mixed reviews, but the next new superhero movie of the season, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, has impressed the movie trade press. The film was released recently and it banged on the box office.
Total Films Jordan Farley, who called it a “damn-near-perfect popcorn crowd-pleaser” gave it 5 stars, wow nice, He writes:
If 2011’s The First Avenger was a war movie, and its 2014 sequel a paranoia-fuelled thriller, Civil War starts as a muscular crime movie in the mould of Michael Mann’s Heat, the Russo brothers significantly upping their game in terms of high-impact, shield-slinging action.
Dan Jolin of Empire Magazine also gave it 5 stars calling it the best Marvel film yet.
“Who needs a villain when you have Steve and Tony? Both protagonists. Both antagonists. And drawing other power-people to their cause in surprising ways. The clashes go far beyond the set-up squabbles of Avengers Assemble. Or even that other big 2016 superhero showdown. Forget Batman v Superman. Here you get Ant-Man v Spider-Man, Hawkeye v Black Widow, Scarlet Witch v Vision, The Winter Soldier v Black Panther and (well, duh) Captain America v Iron Man, all rolled into one. And that is what you call the ultimate Marvel superhero event.”
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 8.8/10 based on 14 reviews.
“Captain America: Civil War,” a decisively superior hero-vs.-hero extravaganza that also ranks as the most mature and substantive picture to have yet emerged from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Very much an “Avengers” movie in scope and ambition if not title (the conspicuous absence of Thor and Hulk notwithstanding), this chronicle of an epic clash between two equally noble factions, led by Captain America and Iron Man, proves as remarkable for its dramatic coherence and thematic unity
The movie is very promising don”t miss out.