After Batman V Superman proved that superheroes fighting each other is a lot less entertaining than it sounds, many people began to worry about Marvel’s superhero brawl, Captain America: Civil War.
Let’s be honest BvS struggled under the weight of its three superheroes, while The Avengers: Age of Ultron was an enjoyable if flawed piece, which even the geek king, Joss Whedon, said was a struggle to make. Mainly because of the vast number of characters it had to deal with.
So how would the Russo Brothers deal with a larger cast than even AoU? Especially when their only other experience with filming a superhero movie was the brilliant, but definitely small scale, Captain America: Winter Soldier.
Well, a few lucky fans have seen the first official screening of the highly anticipated threequel to Captain America, and it seems we needn’t have been worried.
Those who’ve seen it seem very pleased at how the Russo Brothers handled their second foray into the world of masks and capes taking to Twitter to sing the praises of the film.
Here’s a few of their tweets…
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is literally going to make all the money.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 9, 2016
Captain America: Civil War is a complex mystery posing a big, fun superhero film. Lots of themes and emotions. Very unexpected & VERY good.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 9, 2016
The movie is bigger in scale than WINTER SOLDIER but is so much more personal. The stakes are incredibly emotional.
— nived (@devincf) 9 April 2016
— Jon Schnepp (@JonSchnepp) April 9, 2016
I’m pretty sure Captain America: Civil War is my favorite Marvel movie.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) 9 April 2016
#CaptainAmericaCivilWar delivers the goods. Endless Avenger v Avenger action. Tense and still funny. Boseman kills it as Black Panther.
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) April 9, 2016
— Kristian Harloff (@KristianHarloff) April 9, 2016
— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) April 9, 2016
Nobody does action better than the Russo Brothers. I want to see #CivilWar again RIGHT NOW.
— The Rogue Juan (@juanmadpelicula) April 9, 2016
Loved #CivilWar & you will too!
I'm driving so more soon
— Jeff Goldsmith (@yogoldsmith) April 9, 2016
I cried tears of joy, okay? Tears of joy. #CaptainAmericaCivilWar
— Alex Welch (@AlexRWelch) April 9, 2016
However not everyone was full of praise…
So to wrap it up: it's not perfect, but it's a blast. Better than Age of Ultron. Not as cohesive as Winter Soldier. #CaptainAmericaCivilWar
— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) April 9, 2016
But the real question of course is what was the new Spider-Man like…
CIVIL WAR: This Spider-Man is SPECTACULAR. pic.twitter.com/AUex8LkE9c
— Russ Fischer (@russfischer) April 9, 2016
Oh yeah, the big fight in Captain America: Civil War is cinematic joy. And Spider-Man is so great. He's in it more than I thought he'd be.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) April 9, 2016
For those, like me, who have to wait until April 29, here’s the trailer to tide us all over…
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.