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It’s not “just another sequel” and it’s not “just another superhero movie,” either. Instead, Captain America: Civil War is doing justice to the superhero genre.
The latest installment in the wildly successful Marvel superhero franchise, Captain America: Civil War, is being called the “most mature and substantive picture to have yet emerged from the Marvel Cinematic Universe” and possibly “the best Avengers movie yet,” by Variety’s Justin Chang and The Federalist’s Rebecca Cusey, respectively.
The film stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen.
The critics are loving this film that pits “super bro against super bro,” with Captain America (Chris Evans) against Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), so much so that it’s earned a 92% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with its recipe of action, emotion and fun bringing nonstop entertainment throughout.
Acting as both a sequel to Captain America: The Winter Solider and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Eric Eisenberg writes for CinemaBlend that it’s “the most comprehensive Marvel Cinematic Universe chapter to date. … Bringing together tremendous character dynamics; bold structure; an emotional narrative earned after years of story work; and spell-binding, fun action sequences, it’s everything a blockbuster should be.”
Eric adds that “it can be said with confidence that the three movies come together to create the greatest superhero trilogy of all time. The new movie is equally thrilling, fun, engaging, emotional, smart, and thought-provoking, and really everything you want from summer entertainment.”
David Frese of the Kansas City Star calls the latest installment of the Avengers saga “nearly perfect” as a superhero film that “succeeds in all the ways recent superhero movies have failed.”
It’s “weightier than Ant-Man, tighter than Avengers: Age of Ultron. And even though it hits so very many of the same story beats as DC/Warner Bros.’ dour Batman v Superman, it’s enjoyable,” David said.
The Star’s Peter Howell says that it “puts fun back into superhero feuding.”
“It remembers we go to movies not to see good guys kill each other, but to see them work out their differences so they can stop bad guys,” Howell adds, further explaining that it reminds us that it’s okay “to enjoy a few laughs, even while diabolical villains plot doom, outraged citizens demand accountability and your best pal mistrusts you.”
The consensus? If you’re looking for a couple of hours of fun entertainment this weekend, Captain America is a sure hit.