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Reactions to early screenings of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ are overwhelmingly positive

Published Apr 11th, 2016 4:00PM EDT
Captain America Civil War Early Reviews
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Over this past weekend, Marvel held several early press screenings for Captain America: Civil War. Although the movie doesn’t hit theaters for nearly a month, Marvel allowed critics to share their general reactions.

If you thought moviegoers might have finally reached superhero fatigue, think again — nearly every early review for Civil War has been glowing.

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Here are some of the most positive reactions being passed around on Twitter:


https://twitter.com/mikeryan/status/718681525068382208

Although critics weren’t able to go into detail about the movie, it sounds like Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man are incredibly worthwhile additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe:


https://twitter.com/devincf/status/718679869190582272
https://twitter.com/devincf/status/718680093032251397

Although it will be difficult to compare Civil War to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice when it comes to tone and characters, some critics couldn’t help but notice that Civil War tackles many of the same themes as BvS while maintaining a sense of fun and levity. Plus, the audience is invested in these characters, so when they go to war with one another, viewers might actually care about the outcome.

Not everyone loved the movie as much as these critics, but the consensus is overwhelmingly positive. After Avengers: Age of Ultron failed to live up to the lofty expectations of the first Avengers movie, it sounds like Marvel is back on track.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.