REVIEW: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Civil War Poster
Theatrical Release Poster – Marvel Studios – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The following is a spoiler-free review of Captain America: Civil War, a Anthony & Joe Russo film. The reviewed film was seen in IMAX 3D.

This is a spoiler-free review, and the review thus won’t go into anything else than what is in the trailers. If, however, I need to mention a location, plot-point, or a character that could spoil something in the film, then I’ll only hint at it.

I’ve wanted to see this story on the big screen for a very, very long time. It’s the one story I’ve always wanted them to make into a film, ever since I first read the comic book crossover from 2007 (Mark Millar’s Civil War). But to be perfectly honest with you, Captain America: Civil War is so much better than the comic book.

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Marvelous Monday #6 – Rogers or Stark?

I'm Jeffrey Rex' Marvelous Monday #6For the uninitiated: This is a new weekly feature on the blog wherein I, I’m Jeffrey Rex, discuss all things Marvel.

On this, the sixth ‘installment’ of I’m Jeffrey Rex’ Marvelous Monday, I’ve decided to preview, and talk about, the fandom madness that will become reality in 2016. The thing is that DC isn’t the only comic book company releasing a ‘versus’ film in 2016. On the 6th of May 2016 Marvel Studios releases Captain America: Civil War, which will be an adaptation of the general idea behind the polarizing comic book crossover event ‘Civil War’ by Mark Millar & Steve McNiven.

So far I’ve tiptoed around the fact of the matter that SPOILERS Civil War has been, and will be, about differing opinions or ideologies – specifically Captain America and Iron Man not seeing eye to eye. When Marvel released their Phase 3 lineup they hyped this movie up a lot, and it is the movie I’m most excited about in the MCU, and they even had Downey Jr. and Evans standing in front of eachother – ready to battle. A fun little moment for the fans, but also a preview of what will, no doubt, make the studio a lot of money.

Recently, I was reminded of the marketing ploy that Twilight used to reel in fandoms – Team Edward and Team Jacob. This was a genius move, and I expect Marvel to do the same thing. Team Stark and Team Rogers – which will, in truth, be Team Downey vs. Team Evans. This should help them reel in fanboys/-girls of the actors, as well as us comic book nerds – the ones that day and night discuss who’s the better character. But before I move on, do note that I won’t pull any punches while talking about the Civil War comic book – expect some spoilers. And at the end of this post I’ll tell you with which character my allegiance lies.

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