Early screeners of Marvel's big summer tentpole Captain America: Civil War are making their voices heard on social media. Now that a day has passed there is starting to be a consensus as to what the best parts are, where it struggled, and how it compares to DC's big blockbuster Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Here are the five biggest takeaways so far.
1. Spider-Man done the Marvel way is the right way.
Spider-Man was excellently played in #CivilWar. His function in the story, plus the correct amount of humor made it really pitch perfect— Jeff Goldsmith (@yogoldsmith) April 9, 2016
First things first: we finally have the perfect Spider-Man and the greatest Peter Parker.— nived (@devincf) April 9, 2016
If there is a positive word in the English language, it's been used either before or after the words Spider-Man on Twitter. For fans, this seems to be the take on the iconic character, and an immense amount of praise has also been applied to Tom Holland for his take on both Spidey and Peter Parker.
2. The Black Panther has arrived.
Chadwick Boseman is fantastic as Black Panther. Can't wait to see his solo film. He absolutely nailed the role.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 9, 2016
Next: Black Panther is incredible. Boseman plays him as both regal and full of rage. The most serious character in the film.— nived (@devincf) April 9, 2016
As much of a splash as Spidey made, Black Panther was equally just as well received. People complimented the regalness that actor Chadwick Boseman brought to the role, and his combat scenes were just a good. Marvel seems to have succeeded in paving the way for his upcoming solo movie.
3. Marvel's just fun.
Civil War and BvS tackle some of the same themes and have similar beats, yet Cap works because we know and care about these characters.— Mike Sampson (@mjsamps) April 9, 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
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
Some tried to avoid the direct comparisons to DC's movie behemoth, but it was unlikely to last long. The general feeling is that Marvel is able to deal with heavy and complex topics without losing their lighthearted touch. Characters like Spider-Man and Ant-Man bring levity to the film, and while the movie centers around a clash of ideals, Marvel didn't forget to include the fun.
4. The Airport action scene is fantastic
You have only seen 1% of the airport fight. The action is incredible. There's a staircase fight that turns into a chase that's an all timer.— nived (@devincf) April 9, 2016
Many fans have seen the clash at the airport in the trailers, but many on social media have warned that it is only a very small piece in the overall sequence and that it blows almost anything in Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron out of the water, which is saying something since those were spread out amongst entire cities.
5. There are probably too many heroes for one movie.
A superhero movie can definitely have too many characters.— Chris Tilly (@TillyTweets) April 9, 2016
While there are some negatives to the film out there, they're very few and far between. The one that seems to gather the most momentum though is that the sheer number of heroes involved in the conflict is almost overwhelming.
Mostly positive at the end of the day, and if you're like me all this talk has just made you want to see it more.
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