It looks like the Captain America franchise will continue to be Marvel’s most consistently excellent property, because the third entry in the series is getting outstanding reviews. It currently stands at a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While there are still a lot of critics yet to be heard from, the early response from critics is very encouraging. Variety is calling it “The most mature and substantive picture to have yet emerged from the MCU.” Forbes praises it as “The single greatest pure super hero movie ever made.”
Marvel started off 2016 very well with the better-than-expected success of Deadpool, and if the critics are accurate, the company’s momentum will continue. CA: Civil War is one of the two most highly anticipated movies of the year, along with DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Many people were highly disappointed by Batman v Superman, which has polarized fans and received a 28% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so the fact that CA: Civil War is (reportedly) entertaining will be a relief to comic fans who want to see a good comic book movie.
Let’s hope Captain America: Civil War is as good as these early reviews are saying.