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Captain America: Civil War is just a little less than a month away and the full in-depth reviews are in. At the time of this article, the superhero face-off is sitting at a solid 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Instead of writing this the moment reviews went live, we waited three hours to write this article to see how much the score has changed, and it has not moved one percent since the first review came out.
Prior to the embargo on reviews were lifted, initial screenings revealed an overwhelmingly positive reception on Twitter from press that atended the early screening. Most outlets are awarding the film incredibly high scores (as evident by the Rotten Tomatoes score).
Keep in mind, Rotten Tomatoes is an agrigator of reviews that get good scores and bad scores, not all of these outlets gave the movie a 10/10 in order for it to reach a 100% score. Rotten Tomatoes generates it's rating based on how many outlets gave the movie either a "fresh" or "rotten" rating and not the actual score itself.
Below you will find some excerpts from reviews of the film that discuss both the positives and negatives of the film.
The Hollywood Reporter
"… the latest Marvel extravaganza furthers the studio’s cross-pollination of action franchises in a way that’s sure to satisfy devotees. Posing serious questions about violence and vigilantism while reveling in both, Captain America: Civil War is overlong but surprisingly light on its feet. It builds upon the plotlines of previous Avengers outings, bringing together known marquee quantities and introducing the Black Panther and a new Spidey in winning fashion."
No score given
"Directors Anthony and Joe Russo continue to mine their experience with TV comedies, juggling all the members of their superhero family with a playful touch that both informs character interaction and delivers vital breathing room in between battles."
No score given
"Featuring what's arguably the best ever screen depiction of Spider-Man as well as a cool new hero in Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War can't quite recapture the emotional and cerebral strengths of its predecessor, The Winter Soldier. Its central villain is ultimately lackluster and its final act, while dramatic, lacks the energy and effectiveness of the central action set-piece that assembles the Avengers in instant-classic fashion."
"Matching its blockbuster scale and spectacle with the smarts of a great, grown-up thriller, Captain America: Civil War is Marvel Studios’ finest film yet. There. We said it again."
No score given
"Captain America: Civil War feels like a pinnacle for Marvel. Like, I can’t imagine their movies getting any better. This feels like the crescendo. This feels like the movie this series has been building towards for eight years. After all these movies, Marvel earned this fight. This is the best Marvel movie so far. This is not hyperbole. I have my doubts they can make anything better. This is as close as things come to “superhero movie perfection.” This movie made me really happy."
No score given
Captain America: Civil War is a good movie, one worth enjoying on the biggest screen you can find, and one that will entertain the hell out of lots of people even as it goes against the grain in some surprising ways. But the film is periodically an exercise in long-form frustration, one which flirts with “The Idea Plot” more often than it should. I’m not sure if this counts as a major problem, but I was shocked at how often I found myself siding with Tony Stark over Steve Rogers.
No score given
Captain America: Civil War debuts in the UK on April 27th and in the USA on May 6th.
The last time Bandai and Tamashii Nations got their hands on popular characters and turned them into Japanese Feudal warriors it was Star Wars. Now the duo have taken Spider-Man and turned him into an awesome Samurai warrior, just in time for Spider-Man Homecoming.
The figure, like the Star Wars figures, was designed by Takayuki Takeya, by using a combination of PVC and ABS resin, along with interchangeable body parts and accessories.
The seven inch tall figure comes with a katana and a tanto (the small blade on its waist), as well as a grappling hook and chain. In addition to weapons, the Samurai Spider-Man figure comes with a different set of hands for him to do his signature web-slinging pose.
The figure is set to release in August for 9,504 yen (US$87.50).
It's freaking awesome!
Everyone freaked out over the announcement of Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with a rebooted franchise. For a little over a year now Marvel has been very silent on what exactly the new standalone film will be about. All we know is the film will center around a teenage Peter Parker who is about 15 or 16 years old and that's pretty much it, even the film was untitled! Now, we have our first look at the logo and title for the film!
The upcoming Spider-Man movie will be titled 'Spider-Man: Homecoming", which was actually accidentally revealed last week, whoops! Not many more details were revealed sadly, but it won't be too much longer until we can see the web-swinger's MCU debut on the big screen when we see him in Captain America: Civil War on May 6th.
But, what does the title mean? Is it a cheeky way of them saying Spider-Man is back at home with Marvel or is it a Spider-Man movie about a homecoming dance? I seriously hope it's the former, because I am not sure if I could watch a two hour movie about Spider-Man at homecoming.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will release July 7th, 2017 and will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May.
Last night the first press screening for Marvel's highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War debuted with many people saying it's the best Marvel film yet. Fans will have to suffice with these Twitter reactions as proper reviews for the film won't be allowed until after April 13th when the film is shown for more members of the press.
So, what exactly has everyone buzzing? For starters, Spider-Man and that airport battle that we have seen so much of in the trailers.
Oh yeah, the big fight in Captain America: Civil War is cinematic joy. And Spider-Man is so great. He's in it more than I thought he'd be.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) April 9, 2016
There is an airport action sequence in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR that I would pay full price to see on loop for 3 hours.
Epic Nerd Tears!
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) April 9, 2016
Just saw @CaptainAmerica Civil War!!! Wow! Spider-Man Rocks! Best Action Sequences in any superhero film EVER! pic.twitter.com/5uTdpYvFw6
— Jon Schnepp (@JonSchnepp) April 9, 2016
The superhero showdown also showcases fights with emotion and purpose, unlike Batman v Superman.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR has such incredible action set pieces because you care about the people fighting. It's not just punching bad guys
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 9, 2016
Captain America: Civil War is a complex mystery posing a big, fun superhero film. Lots of themes and emotions. Very unexpected & VERY good.
Captain America: Civil War: A pseudo-Randian movie where superheroes fight each other can mostly make sense? Huh!
— Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti) April 9, 2016
I think it's safe to say Captain America: Civil War is going to be one for the history books. WIth Marvel having the confidence to show the film a month before the film debuts in theaters, it's probably going to overtake Batman v Superman financially and critically. Come back next week when we round-up the reviews from the film, both good and bad.
Captain America: Civil War releases on May 6th.
According to a report from Variety, Marvel and Sony are speaking with Michael Keaton to cast him as the villain in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming. There's no word on who he will be playing, but there have been some rumors floating around about Vulture being the primary villain in the film.
For those unfamiliar with Vulture, he is a psychotic old man who gets a high-tech suit with wings that allows him to fly. Michael Keaton fits the look of the crazy old man (no offense to Michael Keaton) as seen in the comics and cartoons, so this is absolutely perfect casting. Not to mention all the flying animals he has played in the past (Birdman).
This isn't the first time Sony has attempted to put the delusional old man on screen. Back when Sam Rami was directing the Spider-Man films, he had the idea of doing Vulture for Spider-Man 4 and casting Ben Kingsley to play the character. Sadly, the ideas for this script were canned after the critical reception of Spider-Man 3.
What do you think of the casting if it's real? Would you have prefered another actor to play Vulture or maybe an entirely different villain instead of Vulture? Let us know in the comments.
Spider-Man: Homecoming releases July 7th, 2017 and will star Tom Holland in the leading role alongside Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. The wall-crawler will have his on-screen debut in the MCU next month when Captain America: Civil War releases on May 6th, 2016.
Last week a rumor surfaced that there was a new Spider-Man video game in production from a Sony studio. The new came from a motion capture actor's resume, whose resume has since disappeared from the internet.
A new rumor, coming from infamous insider Nerd Leaks (via WCCF), has suggested that Sucker Punch. the development team behind the inFAMOUS series is working on the upcoming Spider-Man game. Nerd Leaks made the suggestion through a series of tweets, begin with the one below:
@RichieRider SP's title is a "spectacular game", "open-world" and Char artist have "Strong understanding of the history of costume design."
— NerdLeaks (@Nerd_Leaks) April 28, 2016
Nerd Leaks went on to include Sucker Punch in the following tweet:
@RichieRider info taken from https://t.co/Ndd4KVe73D
A spider man game developed by SP would be spectacular!
— NerdLeaks (@Nerd_Leaks) April 28, 2016
The guys at Nerd Leaks have been right about a few leaks, including Pokemon Sun and Moon, and have even reported on some leaks that left their site taken down, like the Norse God of War rumor.
Our first glimpse of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War came in the film's second official trailer and left the community divided. Some thought his costume was great, others thought it was awful and some couldn't get past his voice.
Whatever side you fall on, it doesn't really matter. Tom Holland's version of Spider-Man is in Captain America: Civil War and there's nothing we can do about it. Luckily, a new TV spot for the movie has revealed a bit more Spider-Man than we previously saw.
Unfortunately, the TV spot is in extra grainy quality – hopefully to be replaced by something better soon. Check out Spider-Man catching Bucky's punch.
A large majority of us haven't even seen Spider-Man's MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War but we are already getting details about his new standalone film thanks to some reports from various sources.
According to Variety, Iron Man will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but the details of his role remain a mystery at this time. This doesn't come as a major surprise knowing that the web-slinger is on Team Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, but it does make you wonder how much screentime the egotistical Tony Stark will get.
In additional news, we reported earlier this week that Michael Keaton was in talks to play the antagonist in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but it would appear that is no longer the case. The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit reports Michael Keaton is "not doing Spider-Man. Talks never got past the offer stage.". It's sad to hear that Keaton won't get to continue to his tradition of playing birds, but I am sure Marvel will have no trouble finding someone else to play the villain.
In an interview with the folks at HeyUGuys.com, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that complete creative control over the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie rests entirely with Marvel, not Sony. Feige confirmed the news at the premiere of Captain America: Civil War over in the UK.
"Well, I’ve known all those people for a very long time. Amy Pascal, Tom Rothman, who runs Sony now, I’ve known for years. So, it’s been great. They really are supportive in allowing us to make the creative decisions to make [Spider-Man: Homecoming], but they’ve been great partners. So far so good on that movie."
Marvel appears to making all of the right moves for Spider-Man: Homecoming between casting all all new face for the wall crawler to the inclusion of an established favorite in Iron Man. Only time will tell if the decision making pays off, but I think Marvel fans can allow themselves to get just a little bit excited.