Trailer Tuesday: Captain America: Civil War

Written by Logan J. Fowler and Justin Matchick

Trailer Tuesday

Civil War

Release Date: May 6th, 2016

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Paul Bettany, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, William Hurt, Elizabeth Olsen

Director(s): Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: After the letdown that was Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War looks to make up for it with a line drawn in the sand between heroes. This film also will introduce Black Panther AND the MCU version of Spider-Man so there’s a LOT in this movie and a LOT riding on it. Here’s hoping for greatness. The Winter Soldier is my favorite MCU flick so I faith that the Russos won’t let us down. -LJF

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: I feel like I’m starting to getting burnt out on superhero movies, especially when I’m getting much more enjoyment out of Marvel’s TV shows than their films as of late. But Captain America has proven to still be entertaining on the big screen, with Winter Soldier being arguably the best of the “Phase 2” Marvel movies. Civil War will be adapting a very popular but critically divisive story line from the comics, one that I wasn’t particularly a huge fan of. There are a lot of factors at work here that have me seriously on the fence about this one, and I’m hoping this trailer will sway me to one side. – JTM

Rate the Trailer: Five out of Five. There’s no messing around here. The dramatic tension and the “So Was I” line from Tony really showcases how this team has fallen apart just because of some strong willed differing opinions. The character scope is a lot smaller than the comic the film is based on but it would be beyond impossible to include almost every single Marvel hero in a movie and have them equally share screen time. And there’s a ton of actors in this movie!

Moving on, the money shot of Bucky/Cap tag teaming Iron Man is super sweet. I mean, that could’ve been the trailer and I would’ve been satisfied. We get a tease of Black Panther which is just enough, but no Spidey, which, as big of a fan as I am, is fine with me. Keep him in the dark as much as you can. It would be a treat to finally have him be revealed only on the big screen. Also, no sign of Paul Rudd either (unless, you know, he’s really small, which is possible). I’m excited to see his dynamic with the other heroes, especially since his fight with Falcon was a great moment in Ant-Man.

What else can I say? I’m pumped for this!!-LJF

Rate the Trailer: Four out of Five. I can safely say that that this trailer has sufficiently convinced me to not give up on superhero movies just yet. Civil War looks to be just as exciting and action packed as any Marvel movie, but it’s the story concerning Captain America and his allies on the run from Iron Man and the U.S. government that has me the most excited. One of the aspects of Winter Soldier that I loved the most was it’s themes of political paranoia and espionage that hearkened back to the political thrillers of the 1970s, and Civil War looks like it will continue with that thread of Cap constantly having to look over his shoulder. Aside from that, I was incredibly happy to get our first look at Black Panther. Although we’ve only gotten a few shots of him running around and kicking ass, I have very high hopes for the character. – JTM

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Theater. Captain America: Civil War looks to be an eventful piece of the MCU. Only time will tell if it can theatrically accomplish what the comic did, even more so. We’ve spent enough time with these characters to feel the emotions of being worried about their disbanding, and the trailer plays upon it greatly. I’m ready to watch the fight unfold opening weekend for sure. -LJF

Theater, Rent, Undecided, No Thanks? Theater. The intricate fight between Iron Man, Captain America, and the Winter Soldier we see for a few moments at the end of the trailer would be reason enough to get me into a theater seat. Adding to that the first MCU appearances of Black Panther and Spider-Man, and I think I can stand to see at least one more superhero movie before getting completely exhausted of them. – JTM

Captain America: Civil War begins the battle May 6th, 2016

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