I saw, "Civil War," last night during an evening showing and just want to say it makes me really happy more and more movies now are just doing showings later on Thursdays as opposed to making people wait until midnight to see a movie's premiere. Without spoiling anything that you haven't already seen in the previews (as I said in my title, this is a spoiler-free review, I might do a more spoilery-post later on), I can say this is indeed an action-packed film that works in a ton of characters, yet somehow manages to give them all a solid amount of representation and screen-time. From older favorites like War Machine and Black Widow to newer folk such as Scarlet Witch and Ant-Man, to characters just introduced in this film such as Black Panther and Spider-Man, everyone gets props.
Does Whatever a Cross-Promotion Can
|Tom Holland is great as Spidey|
It's All About Heart...and Punching, Lots of Punching
Also, kudos to the movie for throwing in some twists and stunts that haven't been spoiled too much in advertising (unless of course you go looking for spoilers, they've been out there for a bit online). Plus, kudos again to the movie for feeling more like a mostly-complete story as opposed to an effort to just set-up other films. For example, "Age of Ultron," suffered from feeling like it was struggling to tell its own story while simultaneously setting the stage for everything else; this film thankfully only is obvious about its planning-for-the-future during the end-credit bits--as a reminder, if it's a Marvel movie you always want to stay through the entire credits!
In Conclusion, See it, See it Now!
|OH, and the movie is like 10 times better than the mediocre comic it somewhat draws from.|
This is an amazing piece of cinema and another feather in Marvel's already-full-of-accolades cap. If you're worried that 12 (or so) movies in the whole schtick of the Avengers and the characters who make it up could get old for you, I'm pleased to be able to reassure you that the movies continue to be awesome, and when you go see, "Civil War," you'll walk away impressed. I know I did!
5 out of 5 stars.