According to the report, the first screening of the movie for the press took place in Los Angeles last night. However, due to an embargo, full reviews won’t come out until April 13th. For now, those who were in attendance took to Twitter to convey their feelings in under 140 characters. Here are a few of them to give you an idea.
At 8pm, WINTER SOLDIER was my favorite MCU film.
Roughly 2.5 hours later, CIVIL WAR is now #1.
Action masterpiece. SPIDER-MAN!!!#NerdTears
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) April 9, 2016
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
I could go on all night with this but one last thing. The airport scene in Civil War is probably the best superhero action scene ever.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 9, 2016
Remember in the trailer how it all culminated in that one scene at the airport with everyone charging into each other? Well it seems like this was the best part of the movie and it completely pays off.
— Andy Signore (@andysignore) April 9, 2016
This is all very high praise for the first screening, and it’s such a difference when compared to the reviews of Batman v. Superman. This movie can’t be this good, can it? As it turns out, not everyone had such high praise for the movie. Check out some of these early thoughts that said the opposite about the film.
I have to admit it. Captain America: Civil War a letdown after the high of Winter Soldier. It's a better, smarter version of BvS.
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) April 9, 2016
A superhero movie can definitely have too many characters.
— Chris Tilly (@TillyTweets) April 9, 2016
That sums it up for the first screening. When people praise it, the praise is very high. But it seems like when people put it down, calling it a “better, smarter version of BvS” should be a solid indication of how low it could go. As the movie draws closer to the world premiere, expect more early reviews to come out – both high and low.
Captain America: Civil War premieres in theaters on May 6.