Marvel Just Screened Captain America: Civil War, and the Initial Reviews Are Great

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Marvel screened Captain America: Civil War for critics, giving us our first look at the next installment of the MCU. The results? Wildly positive.

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Critics who saw the film praised Tom Holland’s Spiderman and Chadwick Bosman’s Black Panther, a couple of prominent action scenes, and overall labeled it the best MCU film to date.

Here’s a couple of reactions on Twitter:

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Our own Germain Lussier was also able to take it in, and had this to say:

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Still, not all reviews were so glowing: there’s a small number of people who came away from the film disappointed:

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UPDATE: several people have written in to note that Nick Robinson (we previously linked a pair of tweets) hadn’t actually seen the film:

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These seem to be in the minority, however: the overall reaction to this movie looks to be incredibly positive.

Update: these screenings were press screenings, not the 25 public screenings across the US and Canada.

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Captain America: Civil War is set to be released on May 6th, 2016.

Andrew Liptak is the former Weekend editor of io9/Gizmodo. He is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction and hails from Vermont.

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sui_generis

Completely and totally unsurprising.

Who knew that giving your most iconic characters and properties to a director and creative team who don’t hate the material and despise the very premise of them existing would lead to positive outcomes?! (Not WB, clearly.)

Also, I think it’s hilarious that early BvS screenings that were “positively received” were for a closed group of “Warner Bros executives”, but Marvel’s preview screenings with all this early positive buzz are for general preview audiences and critics — open and honest.

There should be the biggest house-cleaning ever at WB/DC when Civil War crushes them by every metric. But there won’t be. They’ll just continue straight on with the Snyder-verse.

Which is why they’ll continue to fail.