'Captain America: Civil War' first reactions arrive: Marvel movie branded a 'blast'
The first reactions appear online and suggest Marvel's latest blockbuster is a hit
Though full reviews remain under embargo, film journalists who attended the first preview screening in Los Angeles last night (April 8) were allowed to post brief reactions on social media.
One journalist declared Civil War "my favourite Marvel movie", while two more called the film "a blast" and another declared it "very unexpected and very good".
Meanwhile, the new Spider-Man played by young British actor Tom Holland, who makes his debut in the film, was hailed as "amazing" and "the greatest ever put to screen".
Check out a selection of reactions to Captain America: Civil War below.
Thrilled to say that Captain America Civil War is a blast. Works great as a Cap 2 AND MCU sequel, and has Marvel's best action scene yet.— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) April 9, 2016
I'm pretty sure Captain America: Civil War is my favorite Marvel movie.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) April 9, 2016
I honestly don't know how Civil War works. There's so much going on but it does. Spidey is AMAZING. Made me smile & laugh till my face hurt— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 9, 2016
So to wrap it up: it's not perfect, but it's a blast. Better than Age of Ultron. Not as cohesive as Winter Soldier. #CaptainAmericaCivilWar— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) April 9, 2016
We have seen 'Captain America: Civil War' and it's incredible. #CaptainAmericaCivilWar— UPROXX (@UPROXX) April 9, 2016
Nobody does action better than the Russo Brothers. I want to see #CivilWar again RIGHT NOW.— The Rogue Juan (@juanmadpelicula) April 9, 2016
Tom Holland is the greatest Peter Parker and Spider-Man ever put to screen. It made me bawl. #CaptainAmericaCivilWar— Alex Welch (@AlexRWelch) April 9, 2016
The movie is bigger in scale than WINTER SOLDIER but is so much more personal. The stakes are incredibly emotional.— nived (@devincf) April 9, 2016
The Marvel blockbuster opens in the UK on April 29, ahead of release in the US on May 6.
Chris Evans returns as Captain America in the film, joined by Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther, Robert Downey Jr 's Iron Man, Paul Rudd's Ant-Man, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany's The Vision, Tom Holland's Spider-Man and Don Cheadle's War Machine.
Marvel's plot synopsis for the upcoming film teases: "Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity.
"After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain."
Watch the film's latest trailer here