Early Word Praises CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR; It’s a “Brutal, Emotional Horror Movie”
Previously, it was reported that Captain America: Civil War – the Captain America threequel and latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – is Marvel Studios’ highest testing movie thus far, an impressive feat as it outdoes Iron Man, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Anthony Mackie, who features as the high-flying Avenger, Falcon, said that Captain America: Civil War surpasses Marvel’s best movies – and newest word backs that up.
As reported by Birth.Movies.Death, test audiences are loving the movie, with some viewers describing the film as “brutal” and as “an emotional horror movie.” That brutality was glimpsed in the Super Bowl spot a few weeks back, which proved to be an intense thirty seconds.
“This isn’t Avengers 2.5, but rather Captain America 3, and it truly focuses on Cap and Bucky. I have been told that Spider-Man is great, and that the film doesn’t waste time on retelling his origin. We all get it, and the movie just moves along. I’ve been told that Black Panther is phenomenal, and that Chadwick Boseman is a major addition to the MCU.
This movie picks up the pieces of Avengers: Age of Ultron in surprising and human ways and makes us feel the true cost of Sokovia. And I’ve been told that the last half hour of the film is brutal, both physically and emotionally. One person told me that the last act plays out as an emotional horror movie because the film gives both Tony and Steve solid reasoning, and because it truly makes you feel the depths of this schism.”
The comments are in line with the most recent revelations from co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who have described Civil War as “aggressive in tone.” The filmmaking duo also noted the film – which sees former teammates Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) lead a split team of Avengers into battle against one another – will severely affect the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward, saying: “The consequences of Civil War will have an even more significant impact [than The Winter Soldier]. In Civil War, we’re going to change the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s psychology, and it’s an extreme shift. Winter Soldier was a political thriller; this is a psychological thriller.”
Late last month, Anthony Russo teased that Civil War carries a “very dramatic ending that will be controversial for a lot of people” – whatever it is, prepare yourself now. The Marvel Universe goes to war on May 6th.