Movie Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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Before I have this incredibly difficult conversation with Marvel, let me get something straight. I am, and always will be, a defender of superhero movies. You’ll never see me writing a thinkpiece about how the genre is decaying, or how all of these movies are the same. In fact, I found Captain America: The Winter Soldier to be not just the greatest superhero film of the past decade, but one of the greatest films in any genre. At their best, these movies are absolutely monumental, and Marvel has been at the eye of this hurricane of quality for quite some time. Nobody had more faith than me in directors Joe and Anthony Russo (who return from Winter Soldier) to take on Civil War, perhaps the most emotionally dense and powerful Marvel story. Which is why as I drove home from my energetic, cheer-filled screening, it took me about an hour to realize just how let down this movie made me feel.

The film picks up with the events of the cataclysmic Sokovia battle from Age of Ultron still fresh in everyone’s mind. Even so, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johanson), and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olson) are still carrying out Avengers missions. That is until a disastrous mistake by Wanda causes a deadly building explosion. Now, the government wants to get involved, putting forth a new law called the Sokovia Accords, that would only allow superheroes to act under government supervision. At the forefront of this new order is none other than Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), which starts to create great tension between not only those two, but all of The Avengers as they start to choose sides. Meanwhile, Rogers’s quest to find Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) finally comes to a head, as he finds himself acting outside the law in order to help him. This makes him a fugitive from not only the government, but from T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a prince/warrior from a country called Wakanda, who believes that Bucky murdered his father.

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This is a movie that much like its characters splits itself between two identities. One is a carefree summer blockbuster, and the other is a legitimate film that is trying to tell a real story. As a blockbuster, the film largely succeeds. In many ways, this is the closest Marvel has come yet to recapturing the childlike energy of The Avengers. The Russo Brothers showed a keen eye for action last time around, and here they get to take that eye to the next level with plenty of new toys to play with. We still get a bit the very Bourne-like chases and close quarter scuffles of Winter Soldier, but the real centerpiece here is an incredible mid-film rumble between all of our favorite characters. If you’re a superhero fan, there’s no way to over-hype this scene, and on its own terms, it’s one of the coolest comic book set-pieces ever put on film. It certainly helps that Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and a brand spanking new Spider-Man played with geeky (if slightly grating) charm by Tom Holland are essentially thrown into the film just to pump this sequence up. For many, this will be worth the price of admission alone, and I cannot blame anybody in the slightest for that.

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However, the film falls incredibly short both in the execution of the story and the tone. This was supposed to be the film that breaks the entire Marvel universe, but so rarely actually goes to the places that promise suggests. In fact, the majority of the movie is very light on its feet and more concerned with getting us to the next action sequence or joke than with giving us something to chew on. The conflicts that arise between these characters for the most part just feel so jovial and cartoonish that it’s impossible to take things seriously. Sure, these people are friends, but that should be the most painful part of this whole thing, not the most fun. In fact, the film is so light on story that you could almost forget there is one if you’re not paying attention. Sure, we’ve got a threatening villain pulling the strings in Baron Zemo (who is chillingly played by Daniel Bruhl), but he so rarely appears that he essentially comes off as an extra.

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For the most part, the cast seems to be on autopilot here. Evans frankly looks a little bored, as Steve is borderline uninvested in anything but his friendship with Bucky the whole time, which makes his rift with Stark fall incredibly flat. The supporting players are basically all hitting one note; Mackie, Holland, Renner and Rudd are the quippers, while Don Cheadle, Johansson and Olsen are the more dour sticks in the mud. These aren’t characters; they’re action figures (especially the two bug men). Only two performances really stand out from the pack. Downey Jr. gives us his most vulnerable turn as Tony Stark yet, really playing into the pain that this conflict makes him feel. Problem is, he’s only in about a third of the movie, as it is a Captain America movie after all, making the moral quandary feel incredibly one sided. The other is Boseman, who introduces us to an incredible character in his Black Panther. This is an excellently skilled warrior unconcerned with the politics and friendships of everybody else, solely concerned with avenging his father and protecting his kingdom. However, what does it say about the movie that the character most identifiable is the one that does not care about what is going on in the story?

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Most annoyingly, the little darkness that does rear its head in the film ends up being a complete smoke and mirrors act. This movie is so toothless that you’ll probably pay for your ticket in a paper cup on the side of the road. When it finally decides to become the emotional story it should have been the entire time in the last fifteen minutes, it chickens out of delivering a legitimate emotional gut punch. Everything just fizzes to a stop, essentially losing all of the momentum that it builds up just by the sheer force of its energy. However, it’s so concerned with keeping everything in line for future movies that it ultimately takes no risks, and I’m just about done giving rewards for that.

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Captain America: Civil War is in many ways a well assembled summer movie. The action and humor really sing, and the film goes at such a fast pace that its flaws simply may not matter to some. I genuinely wish I could be one of those people, but this time, I just can’t. This was the film that was supposed to change everything, and it changes absolutely nothing. It only occasionally will bring out the human touch that makes for the best of the Marvel films, which is borderline unforgivable in a story that was so clearly supposed to be fueled by emotion. Ultimately, this is the movie that feels like it was made by the directors of You, Me, and Dupree. Going into the film I was emphatically team Cap; now I’m team nobody.

Rating: C

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When Michael Fairbanks first saw Sam Rami's Spider-Man film back in 2002, everything changed. The experience began a lifelong passion for cinema that has gone undeterred since. In 2009 he began reviewing movies on Youtube, which ultimately sprang into a lifelong passion for film criticism and entertainment reporting. He is currently studying screenwriting at Chapman University. Aside from seeing movies, Michael enjoys making bad puns while playing video games, going on long late night drives, and socializing over large plates of food. For more of Fairbanks' movie reviews check out: https://fairbanksonfilm.wordpress.com
  • Aline Castro

    Yes, this review is very weird.

    • Shimon Ohana

      You didn’t even watch the movie yet, so how do you know?

      • Fro

        I did watch the movie so that’s how I know, and the review is very very weird.

      • Aline Castro

        Welll…. now I saw it, and this review still sucks.

  • PrakMakPerf

    Wow, seriously? Did we even watch the same movie (advanced screening)? This isn’t a review. This is straight up hating.

    • okungnyo

      No you didn’t. You’re just another Marvel fan who came to this site because the reviewer gave it a Rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

      You didn’t watch this movie. Take a photo of your “advanced screening” pass then. Prove it.

      • Blanket-Man

        Heh, I saw it in DC last night and the only “tickets” we got were the plain blue wrist bans that we got when we showed our IDs. I was a little disappointed, honestly, because for the early Avengers and Age of Ultron, we got oversized heavy cardboard tickets with the movie posters printed on them. Not for Civil War, though… All is forgiven, though, cuz the movie kicked all sorts of ass.

        • G.

          Our wristbands were white in Miami. :p Interestingly enough, for the early screening for Avengers we didn’t get anything in Miami either. In fact, they put us through metal detectors and took all of our phones off of us before we could enter the theater. lol

          Civil War, they just checked off our names on the list, took the printed ticket, and gave us our wristbands saying, “show security your wristband to get in.”

          I was also disappointed it wasn’t in IMAX 3D like the Avengers early screening was. Still, the movie was so freakin’ awesome 3D or not.

        • Fro

          Blue in Houston and My goodness this movie was incredible. Completely disagree with ALL negative things the reviewer wrote. I respect it but disagree completely.

      • Nick F.

        I agree with PrakMakPerf. I too was at the advanced screening (The one in King of Prussia Pennsylvania) and this review strikes me as someone looking for things to hate. But that’s fine, not everyone is going to like this movie, but I do believe that the vast majority will. It was one of the most enjoyable Marvel movies to date and felt very much like the storylines we all imagined when all we had were action figures and imagination.

        …oh and as for requesting someone’s pass, they take them off you at the door as they check your name off the list so that you can’t attempt to game the system with multiple passes, so he couldn’t take a pic of his pass if he wanted to.

        • okungnyo

          I realize what you are saying, but let’s be real. PrakMakPerf didn’t watch the movie.

          • Nick F.

            Even if he didn’t, I did… and he’s right.

            The main thing that I take away from this is that he didn’t like the ending. He says it “fizzled” and I understand what he means, (Having a Stan Lee cameo as late as they had it for comic relief no doubt added to that) BUT remember that this movie was promised to “change everything” meaning that this can’t be a definitive ending. it is only the beginning of what is to come in phase 3.

            …and you never get closure in act 1 of a story, only promise. And that is exactly what was delivered here. An amazing promise of what is to come.

            Saying this movie fizzled would be like saying that all but the final Harry Potter films fizzled because Voldemort was still alive. haha

          • jpgcne

            don’t bother okungno looks to be bashing all and overly defensive towards reviewer

          • Nap60

            It’s okay Mike. We know it’s you.

          • okungnyo

            I’m not Mike.

          • Nap60

            So if you’re not mike then why are you taking the time to address everyone that dislikes your review.

          • okungnyo

            Because I get an email notification when someone replies to me, so I reply back.

          • ZeoVGM

            There were a lot of showings last night for fans.

        • Lucas Voltolini

          Hey man, you said you were at the advance screening. Can you tell me one thing, and one thing only?

          Does Cap America dies?

          • Top Lel

            Why do you want a spoiler

          • Nick F.

            I’m not going to spoil anything in a public post. Because I don’t want anyone to accidentally see a spoiler they don’t want to see.

          • Lucas Voltolini

            Thanks for being concerned with the general public. I can appreciate that. However, is there a way you can private message me that? Thats my biggest expectation in the movie and I would feel very frustrated if he doesnt die

          • Fro

            This guy keeps asking if cap dies everywhere. I’m like dude, just wait till the movie comes out. Kind of weird.

          • Knievel

            As a supposed comic book movie fan,why would you ask something like that on a public comments thread?

            Furthermore, why would you even WANT to know that?

          • Lucas Voltolini

            Hey Knievel, I understand and I’m sorry. I thought that since there were so many comments, mine and his answer would be hidden among them, so no one would see.

            This is my biggest expectation for this movie and is the thing I’ll be expecting. If it doesnt happen, it would definitely take away my experience of the movie. However, if I know this in advance, I can manage my expectations and not have the “frustration” feeling during the movie.

            Thanks!

          • Knievel

            Right on, bro…but never get hung up on expectations going into a film anyway.. If you do, you’ll be disappointed no matter WHAT happens!

          • Lucas Voltolini

            You are absolutely right. I’m being pretty good on keeping expectations low, but this is more like a thing from the comics I was really hoping for them to be loyal to.

            Anyway, I’m still pretty hyped. Hope its a blast

          • Knievel

            Oh, I’m sure it will be!

        • Fritz Leipold

          *waves* I was at the KoP screening too! Yeah, this reviewer clearly didn’t see the same film I did…

      • Nick F.

        I agree with PrakMakPerf. I too was at the advanced screening (The one in King of Prussia Pennsylvania) and this review strikes me as someone looking for things to hate. But that’s fine, not everyone is going to like this movie, but I do believe that the vast majority will. It was one of the most enjoyable Marvel movies to date and felt very much like the storylines we all imagined when all we had were action figures and imagination.

        …oh and as for requesting someone’s pass, they take them off you at the door as they check your name off the list so that you can’t attempt to game the system with multiple passes, so he couldn’t take a pic of his pass if he wanted to.

      • fred

        I’m a Marvel fan myself, but I can’t disagree or agree with this reviewer since I’ve yet to see “Civil War” myself, of course as of right now his opinion is certainly in the minority. But we all need to remember that even the greatest films have had bad reviews, not many of them but some. I suspect this film will have some bad reviews but probably far and in between likely.

        • Henrique Rodrigues

          Man, thank you for being decent.

      • Kevin Ford

        People are allowed to dislike a movie. Chill out. He gave very valid arguments to why he disliked the movie. You don’t need to agree with him. Yougotta respect his opinion and move on.

        • okungnyo

          Are you sure you meant to reply to me?

          We are in agreement.

        • Kevin Casey

          Yea he can but it just seems from the perspective of someone who didn’t get a wrist band or ticket or whatever….and besides who is to say who did or didnt see the movie …that he seems to be counter pointing the very thing most of the reviews are praising so that does seem rather strange … The acting the, the emotion weight and payoff of relationships, the tone of the movie ect. ect. Maybe he does feel that way but if I were like the DC fanboys I would say that WB/DC must have paid him to slam this movie because he seems to go out of his way to say the exact opposite of most of the reviews. If he loved CAWS I find it odd he could only muster a C for what is reported to be a movie even better.

          • Lamashtar

            Expectations. CAWS was good so he was expecting superduper good.

      • Johnny High-sman

        bet youre fun at parties

      • john

        Deal with it. People are seeing it and you’re not.

        • okungnyo

          Deal with what?

          I am seeing CA:CW opening weekend. IMAX preferably.

          I just hate how Marvel fans have invaded this review and are attacking this guy just for giving his personal opinion.

          That’s what I’m arguing against. I am not arguing against CA:CW.

          • john

            “Deal with what?”

            This isn’t difficult to grasp.
            ——-

            Your post..

            “You didn’t watch this movie. Take a photo of your ‘advanced screening’ pass then. Prove it.”

            You acted like it’s outrageous to believe anyone has seen the movie yet and you can’t possibly fathom the poster did.

            “That’s what I’m arguing against.”

            Actually, you’re challenging exactly what I said– that the movie’s screening and people are seeing it.

            Again, it’s screening. Deal with it.

          • Fro

            Exactly!! LOL.

      • Fro

        I saw the movie too and definitely disagree with almost everything negative he said. I respect his opinion except where he says they are phoning it in or just there for a paycheck. This is the best performance the actors have ever done. Sure it’s my opinion but all the other critics say the same and share the same opinion.

    • okungnyo

      No you didn’t. You’re just another Marvel fan who came to this site because the reviewer gave it a Rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

      You didn’t watch this movie. Take a photo of your “advanced screening” pass then. Prove it.

    • okungnyo

      No you didn’t. You’re just another Marvel fan who came to this site because the reviewer gave it a Rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

      You didn’t watch this movie. Take a photo of your “advanced screening” pass then. Prove it.

    • Jessie

      You ain’t watched nothin’ fanboy!!

      • Jonathan DaSilva

        How the hell do you know? Judging by your obvious remark..its clear as day what camp you belong to

        • Fro

          Exactly, alot of people have seen it including me and this movie was amazing! Everything negative he said is completel false, in my opinion of course. Same opinion i share with almost everyone that has seen the movie.

      • Nap60

        “Unlike the rest of the sheep, I don’t let bandwagon critics or fanboys dictate my enjoyment of a film. With that said, big box office = more movies for me to enjoy. So again, suck it critics and MCU fanboys. Your bias means nothing to me.” He’s a DC fanatic

      • Fro

        I did, as have alot of people. It was shown in a 20 city prescreening last thursday. It was actually shown last night in LA as well. The hype is real.

    • Jessie

      You ain’t watched nothin’ fanboy!!

    • cmkeller

      Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. No movie, no matter how good, is going to get 100%. Live with the fact that nothing (movie or otherwise) is so good that no one hates it.

  • Pricklepants

    And I’m just here for the sh*tstorm that is about to come your way.

    For the records, you probably deserve it.

    • Artakha the Creator

      Indeed.
      How DARE he have a dissenting lukewarm opinion!

      I, for one, am happy for all you Marvel fanboys. You really are no better than your DC counterparts.

      • Blacharrt

        dude everyone is entitled to an opinion, but an opinion can also be wrong. If this person is a non bias critic you generally do not start your review with an apology for having a dissenting opinion. You state what worked in the movie and what didn’t and decide from there.

        but looking at all the reviews including international for this film, this guy’s opinion simply does not gel with consensus. Which means either he was bias or simply he’s being contrary for attention.

        • Artakha the Creator

          “but an opinion can also be wrong”
          You don’t know how opinions work, do you?

          Moreover, he didn’t start his review with an apology. He started his review with a clarification of where he’s coming from with these criticisms, and that he speaks as a fan of the genre, not a general naysayer that despises all superhero films, something he probably did to shake off mindless fanboy hatred looking to label him as the latter.

          A useless gesture, it would seem.

          He merely identified himself as a fellow fan of superhero movies. That’s not an apology, and the way you people keep deluding yourselves into thinking that just to suit your narrative is pathetic.

          • Γιάννης Γαρεφαλάκης

            An opinion is based neither on objective facts nor on unbiased criteria; it is an expression of personal tastes and preferences. It is honestly both hilarious and infuriating that the vast majority of the internet community, including this “reviewer”, chooses not to realise this, for the sake of their sacred and precious “opinions” being untouched.

  • Primordial Dragon

    No offense but this review seems weird as hell lol

  • Primordial Dragon

    No offense but this review seems weird as hell lol

    • Artakha the Creator

      It’s almost as if the opinion is…
      *gasp*
      DIFFERENT.

      • Primordial Dragon

        Just because it’s different doesn’t mean it’s not weird.If someone were to say The Dark Knight was the worst superhero movie ever,Joker was a bad villain,the acting in the movie sucks etc does that mean that his opinion is not weird?

        • Artakha the Creator

          Except he’s not labelling it the worst movie ever. He’s saying it’s disappointingly average. Something that people have also done to The Dark Knight.

          • Primordial Dragon

            I was giving an example of weird opinions,I never said he called Civil War bad…it’s not like I’m bashing his opinion.I just find it to be an odd opinion.

          • SB

            Your first 2 sentences had nothing to do with what he said, and your last sentence proves his point

  • Primordial Dragon

    No offense but this review seems weird as hell lol

  • mark guarin

    and this is the same guy who gave london has fallen a B. seriously his qualms are not even legitimate.. already defending himself in the first lines of his review is not a good sign of good critic.

  • mark guarin

    and this is the same guy who gave london has fallen a B. seriously his qualms are not even legitimate.. already defending himself in the first lines of his review is not a good sign of good critic.

    • okungnyo

      Because your list of favorite movies only has movies with 75%+ on Rotten Tomatoes, right?

      Are you one of those people who automatically write off a “Rotten” movie without even seeing it?

      Maybe seeing Gerald Butler be a badass is the author’s guilty pleasure. And superheroes in tights punching each other isn’t.

      People are allowed to have ddifferent opinions.

    • okungnyo

      Because your list of favorite movies only has movies with 75%+ on Rotten Tomatoes, right?

      Are you one of those people who automatically write off a “Rotten” movie without even seeing it?

      Maybe seeing Gerald Butler be a badass is the author’s guilty pleasure. And superheroes in tights punching each other isn’t.

      People are allowed to have ddifferent opinions.

      • Sonic10158

        Michael Fairbanks, is that you?

      • Sonic10158

        Michael Fairbanks, is that you?

        • okungnyo

          Yes, go ahead, make inane accusations instead of addressing the argument.

          Comic book fans…sigh…

          • okungnyo

            What? I’ve replied to like three or four top level comments.

            There are 50 more top level comments I haven’t replied to.

            And of course, here comes the “you are a shill! you are being paid off/the author using a different account” shtick.

            Is a rational discussion never possible with you comic book fans?

          • okungnyo

            What? I’ve replied to like three or four top level comments.

            There are 50 more top level comments I haven’t replied to.

            And of course, here comes the “you are a shill! you are being paid off/the author using a different account” shtick.

            Is a rational discussion never possible with you comic book fans?

          • okungnyo

            What? I’ve replied to like three or four top level comments.

            There are 50 more top level comments I haven’t replied to.

            And of course, here comes the “you are a shill! you are being paid off/the author using a different account” shtick.

            Is a rational discussion never possible with you comic book fans?

          • Sean Gall

            Hahaha! You are complaining about someone making inane accusations, but you have done it to others in this thread.

          • vincanss

            If you’re so tired of comic book fans why are you wasting your time with them in here conversing? Why not do everyone a favour and don’t bother?

          • Robb Cagle

            Artsy film critics who have an answer for EVERYTHING….sigh….

        • okungnyo

          Yes, go ahead, make inane accusations instead of addressing the argument.

          Comic book fans…sigh…

        • okungnyo

          Yes, go ahead, make inane accusations instead of addressing the argument.

          Comic book fans…sigh…

      • Sonic10158

        Michael Fairbanks, is that you?

      • funkmasterrex

        i’m honestly trying to find a movie i like that most people don’t that would have a 75%+ RT score…. so far i’ve found zero. I was hoping cloud atlas would be it… but it’s @ 66%.

        Just to show how jaded RT can be…

        O Brother, Where art Thou? got 77%.

        really? really? mfing really?

        • Sean Gall

          Shows how jaded RT can be???
          ……Do you even know how their system works?
          They use metrics to decide the score of a movie, it isn’t based on a persons opinion.

      • mark guarin

        False, when you are a critic you don’t see it only as Gerald Butler Flexing his muscles or Superhero in thights, you criticize the movie as a whole, AND if heroes in thights is not his thing, then that further validates that he is not qualified to review this certain movie since bias is already subjected before even watching the movie hence a partial review. yes opinions are free. but respect is not. it is owned.

        • okungnyo

          Umm, no?

          Your argument might hold water if critics were public servants or politicians elected to office and had a responsibility to the people, but they aren’t.

          Critics are just people (like you and me) and their job is to give their own personal honest opinions on whether they liked a movie or not.

          And opinions are inherently subjective. There can be no impartiality. It is just impossible. That’s why we have review aggregators, to level out the bias of any single individual.

          • Nate S.

            They do have a responsibility to tell the public how good/bad a movie truly can be. That is why you become a reviewer, so that you can judge a film and praise/warn the public about it.

            I know that’s logical, which is confusing for you, but think it through. Reviewers aren’t writing because they want to appease themselves.

            lol

          • okungnyo

            “Reviewers”.

            That’s your problem right there, kid. To you, these “reviewers” are just a faceless group of nameless people, aren’t they?

            Except they’re not. Each reviewer is a human being with his/her own personal outlook on life, with different biases, and each a different criteria on what kind of films they enjoy.

            And no, they don’t have a responsibility to do anything. As I said before, reviewers aren’t public servants. Come back with that ridiculous argument that when you can get a law passed saying so.

            Reviewers are writing because they want to share their opinions about films to the world. Just like journalists write stories to share their worldviews, no matter how objective they claim to be. Just like how politicians work to implement their liberal/conservative policies.

            There’s no such thing as objective in this world. Everything is subjective.

        • GGundam

          Nice, glad you got this guy with his own logic. He got mega-burned. :)

        • Andrew Duffy

          ‘If heroes in tights is not his thing, then that further validates that he is not qualified to review this certain movie since bias is already subjected’. Does this also mean fans of comic books or superhero films aren’t qualified to review it either, then? Since ‘bias is already subjected’? It goes both ways.

    • okungnyo

      Because your list of favorite movies only has movies with 75%+ on Rotten Tomatoes, right?

      Are you one of those people who automatically write off a “Rotten” movie without even seeing it?

      Maybe seeing Gerald Butler be a badass is the author’s guilty pleasure. And superheroes in tights punching each other isn’t.

      People are allowed to have ddifferent opinions.

    • Artakha the Creator

      How is being upset over a film maintaining a status quo and playing it safe, the exact opposite of what Civil War has been building itself as, not legitimate qualm?

      • Lamashtar

        Hold on, you were actually expecting Team Cap to become criminals forever and ever now? This is just a superfight. With hurt feelings. That’s it. Marvel didn’t spend 10 years building this so they could destroy it for a cheap novelty.

        • DarkoCool

          A silly slap fight with hurt feelings is a cheap novelty.

    • Jordan Richardson

      Uh oh, the typical, well he gave this movie that was not liked that much a good review, so that dismisses this review. EVERY critic will have movies that they give good reviews too that others don’t like. Thats what makes them critics and not machines. You people are pathetic. You don’t counter points. You result to digging up history and picking a movie out of random that they liked, and using that as an uncorrelated “point” towards what is showcased here.

  • Mickael Duncan

    I have no problem with anyone liking or not liking any movie based on their own personal tastes, and I have personally not yet seen the movie, but I agree with the weirdness here. It’s almost as if (with the exception of the airport battle) you were disappointed with what everyone else liked, and the one thing everyone said was the weakest aspect, the villain, you call chilling. Again, no accusations, just interesting.

  • Mickael Duncan

    I have no problem with anyone liking or not liking any movie based on their own personal tastes, and I have personally not yet seen the movie, but I agree with the weirdness here. It’s almost as if (with the exception of the airport battle) you were disappointed with what everyone else liked, and the one thing everyone said was the weakest aspect, the villain, you call chilling. Again, no accusations, just interesting.

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  • Blanket-Man

    I guess if we all loved the same stuff, this would be a very boring world. The really interesting parts of your review are those that seem to decry the very things that most other critics are praising: The raised stakes and the excellent performances, especially by the leads. So far you’re the only one I’ve seen complain about its light-weightedness, and to accuse Evans and Downey of going through the motions.

    Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I’m starting wonder if we watched the same film. I saw it last night and the crowd I was with was mega-invested in it from start to finish, and were raving about it afterward, myself included. Oh, well, kinda sad that someone who seems to really enjoy this genre wasn’t able to have the great time with it that so many of us are having.

    • Artakha the Creator

      He praised Downey’s performance. It was Evans he took issue with.

  • Dudereally

    Daddy’s Home = C+
    London Has Fallen = B-
    Captain America Civil War = C

    Am I missing something here? Bet you disliked Force Awakens too.

  • Dudereally

    Daddy’s Home = C+
    London Has Fallen = B-
    Captain America Civil War = C

    Am I missing something here? Bet you disliked Force Awakens too.

    • Adam R Henderson

      To be fair, I disliked Force Awakens. But mostly because I openly hate everything about the whole Star Wars saga.

    • Adam R Henderson

      To be fair, I disliked Force Awakens. But mostly because I openly hate everything about the whole Star Wars saga.

    • sole

      The Force Awakens sucked though

      • Ultron

        I thought it was good, although nothing particularly new…

    • sole

      The Force Awakens sucked though

  • Green-eyed Monster

    This isn’t a review, it’s a desperate cry for attention.

    • okungnyo

      Based on what? Did you even see the movie?

      The author clearly laid out why he gave it a bad rating in 1,200 words.

      Where is your proof for what you are saying?

    • okungnyo

      Based on what? Did you even see the movie?

      The author clearly laid out why he gave it a bad rating in 1,200 words.

      Where is your proof for what you are saying?

      • SUHdude

        Dude you need to stop being so butthurt. We are entitled to have our own opinions as to whether or not we think this review is GAHBAGE, which it definitely is.

        • okungnyo

          When Marvel fans think that a review is “garbage”, that’s OK because they’re allowed to have opinions, but when I challenge them to back up their so-called opinions, then suddenly I’m not allowed to have an opinion?

          Do you realize how idiotic and hypocritical you are being?

          • okungnyo

            What…?

            With every movie that is not 100% positive, it is inevitable that someone has to take the burden of being the reviewer to give it a negative rating.

            This guy just happened to be the first.

          • Nate S.

            The burden? LOL

            The guy isn’t Jesus of movie reviewing. He’s not taking on the sins of the other reviewers to make the world balanced.

            You’re either a hardcore DC fan trying/wishing for Civil War to fail or you’re the guy who wrote this article. Or both.

          • cruizerdave

            Or you’re just a guy who realizes that it would be extremely hard to make a movie with like 10 different superheroes that doesn’t hit the exact right balance. If there even is such a thing. Doesn’t matter, they’re still getting my money.

          • Nate S.

            It’s not hard. You create a competent story, then the rest falls into place. Avengers was a starting point for multiple heroes appearing in a film and together making sense within the story.

            Civil War hits the same formula.

            WB rushed in with a half-hearted script and was determined to make a BvS film regardless of how well it was done/written/edited/etc., so that it could cash in on Marvel’s success. They needed to cultivate their characters a bit more, lead them towards that matchup through individual films and then make BvS that final clash.

            It would not have taken much effort, just patience.

          • cruizerdave

            So what you’re saying is that it takes at least SOME effort in the writing to avoid a BVS disaster … interesting!

            Honestly, they had the perfect template to base BVS on with the 1990s animated series meeting of these two guys. If they’d followed that, just a little bit, it could have been much better.

            I think it’s been conventional knowledge that Civil War would be the better film for some time. Even this “hater” review didn’t make it sound bad. He just wanted more emotional heft from it.

          • Nate S.

            It would have been fine had it been written well. Zack Snyder would have looked like Spielberg with a competent script.

            Snyder does well on other people’s work, especially when that work is done right.

          • cruizerdave

            He is good visually, although it would have been nice to have someone reign him in a bit and let there be colors. And like you said, have a good script.

          • Lamashtar

            A decent editor would have fixed all the problems. Even now.

        • okungnyo

          When Marvel fans think that a review is “garbage”, that’s OK because they’re allowed to have opinions, but when I challenge them to back up their so-called opinions, then suddenly I’m not allowed to have an opinion?

          Do you realize how idiotic and hypocritical you are being?

        • okungnyo

          When Marvel fans think that a review is “garbage”, that’s OK because they’re allowed to have opinions, but when I challenge them to back up their so-called opinions, then suddenly I’m not allowed to have an opinion?

          Do you realize how idiotic and hypocritical you are being?

        • Knievel

          That’s not an opinion, it’s a baseless assertion…two different things.

        • Knievel

          That’s not an opinion, it’s a baseless assertion…two different things.

        • Knievel

          That’s not an opinion, it’s a baseless assertion…two different things.

      • SUHdude

        Dude you need to stop being so butthurt. We are entitled to have our own opinions as to whether or not we think this review is GAHBAGE, which it definitely is.

      • SUHdude

        Dude you need to stop being so butthurt. We are entitled to have our own opinions as to whether or not we think this review is GAHBAGE, which it definitely is.

      • okungnyo

        I’m not a DC fanatic…?

        I fell asleep during BvS and despise Suice Squad.

        • Kenedy M

          Then why are you so hell bent on defending a poorly written review with no proper argument. If you read the review and didn’t confuse you, you need to take up English class.

          • okungnyo

            “Then why are you so hell bent on defending a poorly written review with no proper argument.”

            What “argument”? What the hell are you talking about? This isn’t a critique on healthcare or whatever, this is a review of a movie.

            There’s no right or wrong here.

            Do you know what a review is? It’s somebody saying whether he/she liked something or not, and then trying his/her best to explain why.

            There is no right and wrong.

            “If you read the review and didn’t confuse you, you need to take up English class.”

            This is hilarious. Know why? Because in the very sentence in which you accuse ME of not understanding English, you have made a grammatical error that proves that YOU don’t know English.

            Absolutely hilarious.

          • Kenedy M

            Okay give me an answer to my question. Does it not confuse you after reading the review??? The guy is taking shots at the movie for not being overtly dark. Is being darker and edgy a new criteria for superhero movie?

          • okungnyo

            Again, that’s his own personal opinion.

            Maybe after all these MCU films, he expected some maturing and development of character.

            You know, like how Harry Potter started out with as slapstick goofy children’s comedy and by the final movie became really dark and serious.

            But it’s his opinion, his expectations, and that’s OK because everyone has a little bit of bias. That’s why we have review aggregators, to level out individual biases and get a general picture.

          • G.

            The problem with that statement is that reviews should be free of bias and critiqued on the craft.

          • Medhaav Mahesh

            “The problem with that statement is that reviews should be free of bias and critiqued on the craft.”
            ALL reviews have some sort of bias and craft is a big part of film but people also need to critique the art which is subjective

          • Richard Ramsawh

            Harry Potter went from a child to an adult. These are all mature adults to start off with. Great point.

          • Llewelyn Foley

            Well considering how the marketing was pitching it as a darker and edgier film I’d say it makes complete sense to expect it to be a criteria for this film. Would you be happy if Deadpool had no swearing? Or if GotG had no jokes?

          • Knievel

            Like many of these commenters, you’re not backing up your claims…only making baseless assertions followed by ad hominem attacks.

        • Nate S.

          So, you’ve seen SS? How is it? Is Jared a good Joker? How did Ayer treat HQ’s origin? Did Jai Courtney do well?

          Can you answer these questions since you have a baseless hatred for films you haven’t seen?

          That’s not shocking considering how much campaigning you’re doing for the writer.

          • okungnyo

            When did I say I have seen Suicide Squad?

            I have seen the trailers for it, and they look terrible. Every line Harley Quinn utters reeks of “I’m soo random XDD” and is cringe-inducing. The Joker is of the same tone, with a ridiculous “damaged” tattoo on his forehead. And don’t even get me started on that shot of Harley taking off her shirt (which everyone around me is raving about, saying how hot she is) which is not hot…at all. Oh yeah, and the Killer Croc costume/CGI looks completely laughably unconvincing. Would you like me to go on?

            “Campaigning for the writer”? So you’re saying I hate both Marvel AND DC? Does that make sense to your little fanboy mind? Shouldn’t I be on one side or another, not both?

          • Medhaav Mahesh

            I hate superhero movies but Suicide Squad looks actually good. Harley Quinn is literally crazy which is why she is “so random” and they haven’t even shown that much of the joker yet. All you seem to fault is the looks. also Killer Croc isn’t cgi and how does it look unconvincing may i ask?

          • Nate S.

            “…and despise Suice Squad.”

            How can you ‘despise’ something you haven’t seen? A little judgemental there aren’t ya, chief?

            Gosh, you sound like the reviewer. Hmmm.

      • okungnyo

        Is there verification/proof that that’s actually him and not an imposter?

        • Fro

          hmm I wonder why that comment got deleted. I wonder if he was talking about that IMBD post he, allegedly, made about wanting the clicks.

    • okungnyo

      Based on what? Did you even see the movie?

      The author clearly laid out why he gave it a bad rating in 1,200 words.

      Where is your proof for what you are saying?

    • Evilos

      Get over it! He has a right not to like it. Now go cry me a river…………..

    • Evilos

      Get over it! He has a right not to like it. Now go cry me a river…………..

  • Green-eyed Monster

    This isn’t a review, it’s a desperate cry for attention.

  • Luke Smith

    Jesus, stop getting mad at reviewers, most of you nerds didn’t see the movie yet. His opinion is his opinion, let it go. Just as retarded as DC fans when they got mad at Batman v Superman reviews.

    • roberlin

      It’s a stupid review. We have every right to critique it on its own terms. It’s terrible- poorly written, self-contradictory, polemical. Trash.

      • Luke Smith

        Have you seen the movie?

        • roberlin

          You read what I said? It’s a poorly written review, whether he liked the film or not. I read it and I want to read someone else’s review so I can read something more grown up and insightful. I don’t need to read something making stupid references to Me, You, and Dupree.

        • zeghe,vara

          Are you slow in the head? Have you read what he said? He said the review was self-contradictory. What does that have to do with seeing the movie?

      • Luke Smith

        Have you seen the movie?

      • Shimon Ohana

        lol u didn’t see the movie so how do you know?

        • Fro

          I’ve seen the movie so I know.

    • roberlin

      It’s a stupid review. We have every right to critique it on its own terms. It’s terrible- poorly written, self-contradictory, polemical. Trash.

  • Don Don

    How does this guy have a job reviewing? He did not see the same movie that I did a at the pre-screening. It brought everything that The Winter Soldier did, plus more.

  • Don Don

    How does this guy have a job reviewing? He did not see the same movie that I did a at the pre-screening. It brought everything that The Winter Soldier did, plus more.

  • Brian

    Pretty clearly wanted to be the first negative review for the click bait…. moving on

  • Brian

    Pretty clearly wanted to be the first negative review for the click bait…. moving on

    • roberlin

      Ding ding ding ding! We have a winner! I, being the fool, clicked in that piece of trash diatribe.

      • Brian

        Sadly as did I…. obviously lol. I really just wanted to see if it was an actual negative take or just BS…. BS it is

        • roberlin

          “Ultimately, this is the movie that feels like it was made by the directors of You, Me, and Dupree.”

          This line in the review made me think that it was written by Dumb and Dumber. What a stupid, nonsensical reference.

        • roberlin

          “Ultimately, this is the movie that feels like it was made by the directors of You, Me, and Dupree.”

          This line in the review made me think that it was written by Dumb and Dumber. What a stupid, nonsensical reference.

          • katnissevergreen

            The Russos directed You, Me and Dupree.

          • vincanss

            Indeed, and even then the line still makes no sense..

        • Manoj Varughese

          yeah as long as its 5 star and all praise…no BS…Duh!

          • Nate S.

            85 on Metacritic. Good call. /s

          • Manoj Varughese

            Spot on. Tagged for post release though.

      • Brian

        Sadly as did I…. obviously lol. I really just wanted to see if it was an actual negative take or just BS…. BS it is

    • roberlin

      Ding ding ding ding! We have a winner! I, being the fool, clicked in that piece of trash diatribe.

    • okungnyo

      Or…or…or, it’s possible, just possible, that people can have different opinions?

      Why are comic book fans so insecure?

      • zeghe,vara

        Because his arguments dont make sense. He’s contradicting himself..

      • zeghe,vara

        Because his arguments dont make sense. He’s contradicting himself..

        • okungnyo

          Show me where he’s contradicting himself. Go ahead.

        • okungnyo

          Show me where he’s contradicting himself. Go ahead.

          • zeghe,vara

            DId you read the review? If you did, and still didn’t find out where, they you sir are slow in the head. I didn’t even mention how he starts the text already making excuses. He knows what he does…

          • zeghe,vara

            DId you read the review? If you did, and still didn’t find out where, they you sir are slow in the head. I didn’t even mention how he starts the text already making excuses. He knows what he does…

          • zeghe,vara

            DId you read the review? If you did, and still didn’t find out where, they you sir are slow in the head. I didn’t even mention how he starts the text already making excuses. He knows what he does…

          • okungnyo

            I ask for proof, and you don’t prove any.

            Then the typical response, you deflect the question and speak in vague generalities.

            Where? Where exactly is he contradicting himself?

            Oh that’s right, you can’t find it, because you’re making up lies to discredit the reviewer.

            Typical comic book fan. Sigh…

          • okungnyo

            Then post the damn examples, instead of just speaking in vague generalities again and again.

            Three times I’ve asked you people to post examples. Proof. And three times you’ve deflected the question.

          • okungnyo

            Then post the damn examples, instead of just speaking in vague generalities again and again.

            Three times I’ve asked you people to post examples. Proof. And three times you’ve deflected the question.

          • okungnyo

            Then post the damn examples, instead of just speaking in vague generalities again and again.

            Three times I’ve asked you people to post examples. Proof. And three times you’ve deflected the question.

          • okungnyo

            I ask for proof, and you don’t prove any.

            Then the typical response, you deflect the question and speak in vague generalities.

            Where? Where exactly is he contradicting himself?

            Oh that’s right, you can’t find it, because you’re making up lies to discredit the reviewer.

            Typical comic book fan. Sigh…

          • Knievel

            Dude….I’m disappointed about the bad review, but you made the claim that he’s contradicting himself and when asked to support that claim, you deflect into ad hominem bull. Don’t play the ‘I’d explain myself but you wouldn’t get it anyway’ jazz. You can either support your claim or you can’t.

          • Knievel

            Dude….I’m disappointed about the bad review, but you made the claim that he’s contradicting himself and when asked to support that claim, you deflect into ad hominem bull. Don’t play the ‘I’d explain myself but you wouldn’t get it anyway’ jazz. You can either support your claim or you can’t.

          • Knievel

            Dude….I’m disappointed about the bad review, but you made the claim that he’s contradicting himself and when asked to support that claim, you deflect into ad hominem bull. Don’t play the ‘I’d explain myself but you wouldn’t get it anyway’ jazz. You can either support your claim or you can’t.

          • zeghe,vara

            I feel it’s very easy to notice where he does that, so i wont bother to point it out to him. He clearly didn’t even read the review..

          • Knievel

            “I feel it’s very easy…” nothing. The bottom line is that YOU made a claim and as the claimant, it’s YOUR responsibility to provide evidence to support it, not give cowardly excuses as to why you can’t and hurl names to those who rightfully expect you to provide evidence.

          • zeghe,vara

            I didn’t “claim” anything, i stated a FACT. Just because i won’t cater to any troll who doesn’t bother to check what i said before he enters a conversation, it doesn’t mean i make “excuses”.

          • Henrique Rodrigues

            More and more excuses.

            And since when is an opinion a fact?

          • Top Lel

            dude you’re just avoiding the argument. you’re totally making excuses. “you clearly didn’t read” and “oh he’s just a troll” my ass. it’s okay to admit you don’t know what to say and you’re deflecting

        • okungnyo

          Show me where he’s contradicting himself. Go ahead.

      • zeghe,vara

        Because his arguments dont make sense. He’s contradicting himself..

      • Nate S.

        Why is a non-comic book fan concerned by comic book fans?

        • okungnyo

          Because this review has been overrun by ad hominem attacks from comic book fans.

      • Bryant

        “Or…or…or, it’s possible, just possible…”

        God I hate when people write like this. Just so condescending.

        This is a clickbait bad review. It’s blatantly obvious. And unfortunately the author has won because here I am writing this on his webpage.

        • Nate S.

          Clickbait? C’mon, certainly there are other people on RT that hated this film…right? /s

          *crickets*

        • Delandro Melo

          Calm down men. Is just a another point of vuew of the movie. It appears the angry about this review is more because it’s low the 100%metter in RT instead.

    • okungnyo

      Or…or…or, it’s possible, just possible, that people can have different opinions?

      Why are comic book fans so insecure?

    • okungnyo

      Or…or…or, it’s possible, just possible, that people can have different opinions?

      Why are comic book fans so insecure?

    • Evilos

      Welcome to BvS world!!! Click bait galore.

    • Evilos

      Welcome to BvS world!!! Click bait galore.

    • Evilos

      Welcome to BvS world!!! Click bait galore.

    • Kevin Ford

      Oh my god! Someone dared to give a bad review to a Marvel Movie!!!! The world is gonna end!!! Chill out people. Everyone has different opinions.

      • Richard Ramsawh

        B vs S sucked, get over it.

        • Yeyo CN

          No it didn’t :), well… for you it did, not for me :)

          • Nate S.

            For a majority of people it did. With exception to the above reviewer and other folks who don’t know a bad film when they see one.

            And yes, I paid money to see it. And yes, I regret every dollar of the $10+ that I paid. I should have seen Deadpool. I contributed to the disaster and feel dirty for doing it.

          • Yeyo CN

            Majority? really? can you back that up with actual stats of who liked the movie and didn’t? that would interesting!

          • Nate S.

            You want Rottentomatoes or Metacritic stats for both critics and users?

            Don’t tell me those don’t count. They do.

        • Kevin Ford

          I didn’t like that much either. Your point?

        • Artakha the Creator

          People can like both films and dislike both films. News flash, not everything revolves around your childish DC/Marvel fanboy war.

          • patrick

            his point was that acting like this review is a valid opinion signals that you are a dc fanboy

        • Manoj Varughese

          JL has started shooting with Snyder at helm. Get over it.

          • Nate S.

            Guess you enjoy bad films. Have fun with JL. I would bet money he won’t be directing the second part.

          • Manoj Varughese

            Yeah I enjoy real bad movies. I’m going to have fun with even worser. I don’t give an eff if second part turned better or worse. Are you satisified?

      • Luke M W P

        You’re wrong, this review is clearly written with a predetermined bias against Captain America: Civil War.

        • Delandro Melo

          Or… Theres a world calls Earth where is free to have different opinion!

          • Corvo

            There is a difference between having a grounded opinion and a biased one. This particular reviewer defends Lex Luthor characterization of BvS (In defense of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor). Also, he considers Avengers Age of Ultron and Mad Max Fury Road as bad as Fant4stic (The Top 10 Biggest Letdowns Of 2015)… He can have opinions about anything, the issue is that his opinions lack consistency and coherence, which is required to be a critrical reviewer.

          • Jake

            not really

        • Kevin Ford

          Sure, Jan.

    • brett Gambill

      Exactly….Id love to see how he reviewed other Marvel movies. If he rates this below Iron Man 2, 3, Thor TDW, or even The first Cap, he’s busted

      • Corvo

        Well, this particular reviewer considers Avengers Age of Ultron as bad as Fant4stic (The Top 10 Biggest Letdowns Of 2015)… and yet he defends Lex Luthor characterization of BvS (In defense of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor). It’s very hard to ignore his negative bias towards Marvel.

        • Jamie Jones

          People call me crazy for saying certain reviewers have a bias against DC, and yet here you lot are, doing the exact same thing.

          • Corvo

            It’s not the same thing Jamie. I reckon that there are good performances in BvS (Batman and WW, for example). Lex Luthor is not one of them, very very far from that.

          • DarkoCool

            Many people including myself loved Eisenberg’s performance.

    • Christian Martinez

      wait you saw the movie? How would you know it was good?

      • Fritz Leipold

        I saw Civil War last week. It is good, the reviewer can’t possibly have seen the same film I did..

        • Delandro Melo

          Or… He have a different point of view! Why is so difficult to understand this?

          • Fritz Leipold

            Perhaps because not only is he a clear outlier in the 35 reviews posted so far, but that he criticises exactly the things others praise? And oh, yes, because I DID see the film, and IMO his complaints are not valid.

          • Schuyler Finley

            Because everything Marvel craps out is gold. Seriously, commenters who strongly disagree to negative opinions like this are really making it hard to like Marvel movies now. Can’t stay excited for an X-Men movie after seeing hundreds of comments talking about how Fox should give the rights back to Marvel. Can’t get excited for DC movie after seeing thousands of comments saying that DC should be like Marvel.

      • Fro

        I agree with Fritz, I too saw it last thursday and it is magnificent. The twitter, youtube and other critics hype is real.

    • Merlin235

      He’s allowed to have a dissenting viewpoint. I appreciate his desire to like the film, but being honest that he didn’t. It helps balance my expectations.

      • GeekFurious

        That is IF he’s being honest. How do we know? You think being negative is being honest? So being positive is not?

        • Merlin235

          I just assume. I’d rather assume good things about his intentions than bad things.

        • nametaken

          you’re right, its probably a part of an evil plan. what other rational could it be for showing an opinion.

        • Gregory A. Swarthout

          I think HIS being negative is being honest, so HIM leaving a positive review would have been dishonest. The movie isn’t all things to all people, judging by the numerous other negative reviews the film has been receiving.

      • Nate S.

        Certainly he is allowed, but aren’t we allowed to disagree? Apparently for a day or so we weren’t when they locked the comments, but after that…

        • Merlin235

          Disagree with his disagreement? Or disagree with his appreciation of the film?

          I think the latter applies.

          • Nate S.

            Disagree with his review.

          • Jordan Richardson

            There is a difference in disagreeing with his opinion and claiming that he is A, Payed off, or B Trolling for views. Its pathetic to make such claims

          • Nate S.

            Well, it’s not pathetic because A does happen quite often (see Aintitcool for details).

            With that said, the reviewer appears to be conflicted with his hatred for Marvel success and the style in which all Marvel movies are made. DC chooses the gritty style that Snyder has established, while Marvel runs off of Favreau’s Iron Man style, which works.

            Neither way, at least on paper, is wrong.

            That is the main argument from the reviewer. He simply doesn’t like the style the movie is made, but the internal structure of Civil War works (writing, acting, etc.), so that opinion is based on expectations, not on how good/bad the actual movie is.

            Does that rambling make sense at all?

          • Jordan Richardson

            Not even a little bit. Its convenient you people make claims of being payed off, only when someone disagrees with you or gives a review you don’t like. That is, by definition, pathetic. The director, is conflicted because he believes the movies multiple tones are unbalanced. The emotional scenes aarent as powerful as the can be to him, because of that.

            Its not that he doesn’t like the style. ITs that he doesn’t think the movie is that effective in what it’s trying to accomplish do to shallow characters, who serve no real purpose, and just excuses to go to the next action scene.

          • Nate S.

            You’re making a nonsensical judgement about something you are assuming doesn’t happen because you’re not in the industry where it does happen.

            Oh, by the way, Sherlock, where did I accuse the reviewer he was being paid off? Find that sentence where I accuse him.

            Reading is fundamental, but assumptions are easier, right?

          • Jordan Richardson

            You people make a nonsensical judgement based on no evidence and reasoning aside from them giving a review you didnt like. “OH he’s obviously payed off”. Pathetic. DC fanboys did the same thing with all the critics of BvS. They were all payed off by marvel apparently.

            I never claim that YOU specifically stated that he was paid off. I was responding on your comment that was on behalf of what other people were saying.

          • Robert O’Dell

            A does not happen quite often. You are perpetuating another internet myth.

          • JPaulBeaubier

            How can you disagree if, supposedely, you haven’t seen the movie yet?

          • Nate S.

            Did I say I haven’t?

          • JPaulBeaubier

            As I’ve written… “supposedly”.

        • Jamaal Christian

          Thumbs up for Macross/Robotech.

          • Nate S.

            Thank you, Jamaal. Childhood favorite growing up.

          • Jamaal Christian

            Same here dude. Rare to find other fans of that these days.

    • Digi V

      the movie is crap. all these marvel flicks are the same garbage.

    • Robert O’Dell

      Clear as mud. He simply expressed his own personal critical assessment of the film. Assigning nefarious motives to it is juvenile at best. Just because someone doesn’t agree with your or my opinion doesn’t mean they have some ulterior agenda behind it. Be happy with all the good reviews it is receiving and stop making yourself look like a spoiled child with your ridiculous accusations.

  • roberlin

    Trolling, trolling, trolling.

    • AmazingSpiderHam

      Trolls in the dungeon!

      • Toby Kirkby

        Thought you’d want to know *passes out*

    • AmazingSpiderHam

      Trolls in the dungeon!

    • AmazingSpiderHam

      Trolls in the dungeon!

  • roberlin

    Trolling, trolling, trolling.

  • Jgrey

    NO THIS IS WRONG!! DON’T LISTEN TO THIS REVIEW.

    I KNOW THAT I HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE YET BUT I KNOW THAT THE MOVIE WILL BE THE BEST ONE YET IT HAS IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA ALL OF THEM FIGHTING.

    THIS REVEIWER ‘CRITIC’ IS A TROLL AND IS RUINING THE PERFECT SCORE THAT THIS MOVIE WOULD HAVE HAD IF THIS TROLL REVIEWER DIDN’T RUIN THE SCORE WITH LIES.

    LIKE OTHER HAVE SAID THE REVIEW SOUNDS STUPID AND WROONG BECAUSE IT PROBABLY IS . THE ‘CRITIC’ SHOULD CHANGE IT AND THE SCORE.

  • Jgrey

    NO THIS IS WRONG!! DON’T LISTEN TO THIS REVIEW.

    I KNOW THAT I HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE YET BUT I KNOW THAT THE MOVIE WILL BE THE BEST ONE YET IT HAS IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA ALL OF THEM FIGHTING.

    THIS REVEIWER ‘CRITIC’ IS A TROLL AND IS RUINING THE PERFECT SCORE THAT THIS MOVIE WOULD HAVE HAD IF THIS TROLL REVIEWER DIDN’T RUIN THE SCORE WITH LIES.

    LIKE OTHER HAVE SAID THE REVIEW SOUNDS STUPID AND WROONG BECAUSE IT PROBABLY IS . THE ‘CRITIC’ SHOULD CHANGE IT AND THE SCORE.

    • Artakha the Creator

      Not sure if sarcastic or sincere.

  • John

    Wow, pretty clearly just going for attention with this post. I suppose that’s what you will get though. Congrats troll.

    Considering you gave London Has Fallen a higher review, I think we need not any further clarification of you being a troll. But we do have further clarification, don’t we as literally every critic says the exact opposite of you. If that’s not the definition of someone crying for attention, I’m not sure what is.

  • John

    Wow, pretty clearly just going for attention with this post. I suppose that’s what you will get though. Congrats troll.

    Considering you gave London Has Fallen a higher review, I think we need not any further clarification of you being a troll. But we do have further clarification, don’t we as literally every critic says the exact opposite of you. If that’s not the definition of someone crying for attention, I’m not sure what is.

  • Batman

    Kudos to this review, telling how it is, I agree with everything.

    • zeghe,vara

      Shocking!! =))

    • jas

      From the guy called “Batman”

    • jas

      From the guy called “Batman”

    • Jonathan DaSilva

      Considering your name is Batman…Your opinion doesn’t matter so go back to Gotham and cry over Robin’s costume.

    • Jonathan DaSilva

      Considering your name is Batman…Your opinion doesn’t matter so go back to Gotham and cry over Robin’s costume.

      • Evilos

        Maybe you should do the same over this review.

    • Fro

      Lmfao, sure go with one review but ignore the 24 other ones LOL. Funny.

  • Batman

    Kudos to this review, telling how it is, I agree with everything.

  • AkilTheAwesome

    Seems like a reviewer who is mad that the film didn’t do what he wanted it to do. Disagreeing with the direction a movie takes should not be confused with the evaluating of the quality of film.

    Bad review imo

  • AkilTheAwesome

    Seems like a reviewer who is mad that the film didn’t do what he wanted it to do. Disagreeing with the direction a movie takes should not be confused with the evaluating of the quality of film.

    Bad review imo

    • okungnyo

      I’m sure you said the same thing when most of the criticism leveled against Batman v Superman was that it was so dark and depressing, that Superman is supposed to be a happy hero, etc.

      Did you criticize the reviewers then? For “disagreeing with the direction a movie takes” and not “evaluating of the quality of film”?

      No, I’m sure you didn’t. Typical double standards of a comic book fan.

      • funkmasterrex

        BvS wasn’t too dark or depressing… it just didn’t make any sense…

        2 hrs of the movie is devoted to the argument of “if he could, should he?” and all of that goes out the window when doomsday shows up… Oh but now they are fighting on an island so other people dont get hurt? Nevermind the fact that the sonic booms that broke the glass muliple times undoubtedly killed people.

        BvS would have been so much better without doomsday… i’m still salty about snyder’s choice to cram that shit in…

        FKING stupid.

        • okungnyo

          My point was that all the Marvel fans who were cheering when BvS got negative reviews are now angry that CA:CW has received a negative review for the same reason that BvS did.

          I’m simply pointing out the hypocrisy.

    • okungnyo

      I’m sure you said the same thing when most of the criticism leveled against Batman v Superman was that it was so dark and depressing, that Superman is supposed to be a happy hero, etc.

      Did you criticize the reviewers then? For “disagreeing with the direction a movie takes” and not “evaluating of the quality of film”?

      No, I’m sure you didn’t. Typical double standards of a comic book fan.

    • okungnyo

      I’m sure you said the same thing when most of the criticism leveled against Batman v Superman was that it was so dark and depressing, that Superman is supposed to be a happy hero, etc.

      Did you criticize the reviewers then? For “disagreeing with the direction a movie takes” and not “evaluating of the quality of film”?

      No, I’m sure you didn’t. Typical double standards of a comic book fan.

    • funkmasterrex

      this. 100% this… he obviously cannot view the film objectively.

      • Gregory A. Swarthout

        Here comes the circular logic.

    • Artakha the Creator

      He’s upset for a film not doing what the film itself built itself up to do, i.e. presenting a two-sided emotional conflict and being a game-changer that would shatter the current status quo. Civil War’s marketing would have you believe it would do both of those things, and the critic’s problem is that the film didn’t. What part about this do you not understand?

  • ShadowBroker

    This person is clearly just wanting to have the first Negative Review. It’s the internet. Trolls will be trolls (even ugly trolls). Just move on and ignore the clickbait from the person begging for attention.

  • ShadowBroker

    This person is clearly just wanting to have the first Negative Review. It’s the internet. Trolls will be trolls (even ugly trolls). Just move on and ignore the clickbait from the person begging for attention.

  • thecritickitten

    Never have I read a review that screamed “NOTICE ME SENPAI” more than this one. I usually don’t like to accuse reviewers of making bad reviews for attention, but let’s be honest, that’s exactly what this is. Numerous other reviews have already heaped praise on both the acting and story, i.e. the two key facets that you complain about feeling “phoned in”. Reviewers with loftier credentials than you or this site can boast, at the very least.

    The mere fact that you felt the need to defend your opinion in the opening paragraph doesn’t speak highly of you or your review, and as others have pointed out, you’ve been known to give better reviews to worse movies. You had a chance to write a review that had some air of legitimacy to it, instead you gave us this. I’m not mad, just disappointed. If you’ve got to try and discredit a film, at least put forth the effort to explain in a way that literally every other reviewer disagrees with.

  • thecritickitten

    Never have I read a review that screamed “NOTICE ME SENPAI” more than this one. I usually don’t like to accuse reviewers of making bad reviews for attention, but let’s be honest, that’s exactly what this is. Numerous other reviews have already heaped praise on both the acting and story, i.e. the two key facets that you complain about feeling “phoned in”. Reviewers with loftier credentials than you or this site can boast, at the very least.

    The mere fact that you felt the need to defend your opinion in the opening paragraph doesn’t speak highly of you or your review, and as others have pointed out, you’ve been known to give better reviews to worse movies. You had a chance to write a review that had some air of legitimacy to it, instead you gave us this. I’m not mad, just disappointed. If you’ve got to try and discredit a film, at least put forth the effort to explain in a way that literally every other reviewer disagrees with.

  • Ahmad O.Ali

    Michael Fairbanks from the The Young Folks you won I fell for your click bait I hope you feel good.

  • Ahmad O.Ali

    Michael Fairbanks from the The Young Folks you won I fell for your click bait I hope you feel good.

  • Hancock

    Lol, Fanboys.

    • Fro

      go look at every bad review on BvS. Its’ way worse.

  • Hancock

    Lol, Fanboys.

  • CrookedKnight

    It’s amazing (though not surprising) that to some people a review that includes “an incredible mid-film rumble between all of our favorite characters” and “The action and humor really sing” as unmitigated, trollish hating.

    The two big weaknesses of the Avengers franchise, all the way back to Iron Man 2, are that the villains (Loki excepted) are under-used and that they don’t get conclusions, just setups for the next movie. As far as this particular reviewer is concerned, they finally overshadowed the rest of the movie. He’s not pulling criticisms out of a hat here.

  • CrookedKnight

    It’s amazing (though not surprising) that to some people a review that includes “an incredible mid-film rumble between all of our favorite characters” and “The action and humor really sing” as unmitigated, trollish hating.

    The two big weaknesses of the Avengers franchise, all the way back to Iron Man 2, are that the villains (Loki excepted) are under-used and that they don’t get conclusions, just setups for the next movie. As far as this particular reviewer is concerned, they finally overshadowed the rest of the movie. He’s not pulling criticisms out of a hat here.

  • Hasan Ahmad

    for years…years…we saw dc fans call out critics for craving attention during Nolan batman movies and now we finally see Marvel fans doing the same.

  • Hasan Ahmad

    for years…years…we saw dc fans call out critics for craving attention during Nolan batman movies and now we finally see Marvel fans doing the same.

    • Tony Vargas

      They wanted that 100% bro.

    • Tony Vargas

      They wanted that 100% bro.

    • Nap60

      Read the review

      • Artakha the Creator

        You mean the lukewarm review with respectful lamentations that Marvel fanboys are labeling as outright hate just because it isn’t praise?

        • Nap60

          I stopped giving a single Fack after new reviews came out. I don’t really care the guy wanted attention and got it. I got better things to do right now so Ciao

          • Artakha the Creator

            You sure do seem to be making a lot of salty posts for a guy that “stopped giving a single Fack”.

        • Nap60

          Funny comments coming from someone who hates Marvel. Shall I dare say that the MCU is till “impactful after 8 years”. Go figure. I bet you’re giddy on the inside because of this review but eh whatever.

        • Satal Khaal

          I absolutely love how you keep saying “Lukewarm” in all of your comments, AKA about 25% of this entire section.

          Defending the review is one thing, but using the same backwards argument is a far cry from that.

          • Artakha the Creator

            And what would you label a C-rating?
            A “C” is generally defined as average, perhaps mediocre to an extent.
            It does NOT imply hate, malice, or even outright dislike.
            Of course, that doesn’t stop all you Marvel fanboys from pretending otherwise.

    • Nap60

      Read the review

    • Nap60

      Read the review

  • Tony Vargas

    Well, there it is. The dumbest thing I have read all day. People claiming this is a not a review.

  • Tony Vargas

    Well, there it is. The dumbest thing I have read all day. People claiming this is a not a review.

  • Kevin Wong

    I don’t get why fanboys expect a 100% rating on a CB film which is not even close to being as good as Oscar type films.

    • Nap60

      Have you seen the movie. If not you got no right to speak and this guy shot himself in the foot and his reviews are untrustworthy

    • Nap60

      Have you seen the movie. If not you got no right to speak and this guy shot himself in the foot and his reviews are untrustworthy

    • Nap60

      Have you seen the movie. If not you got no right to speak and this guy shot himself in the foot and his reviews are untrustworthy

      • Kevin Wong

        are you saying this film is better than films which win Oscars?

      • Kevin Wong

        are you saying this film is better than films which win Oscars?

        • Akindu Dasanayake

          It’s quite the misconception that Oscar winning films are at their own level, but none of us really have seen the movie yet, and we should really allow our opinion to form after we actually see it, so we have something valuable to argue with. I suggest we should all see it first, and then completely demean this critic or completely agree with him.

          • G.

            A lot of people have seen the movie. There were dozens of early screenings yesterday that fans and critics went to (including myself).

        • Akindu Dasanayake

          It’s quite the misconception that Oscar winning films are at their own level, but none of us really have seen the movie yet, and we should really allow our opinion to form after we actually see it, so we have something valuable to argue with. I suggest we should all see it first, and then completely demean this critic or completely agree with him.

        • Nap60

          Many great movies haven’t won oscars and not every movie that wins an Oscar is good.

        • badgered

          “are you saying this film is better than films which win Oscars?”

          I have no idea. I do know that a good film should make a lot of money, since many people go to see said movies. IMO the Oscars are a joke. A few stodgy old geezers decide which are the best movies. That’s crap. The best movies are the ones people go to see. The masses of people.

          • Kevin Wong

            are you saying Avatar, Titanic, Transformers, F&F Series, Jurassic World, etc were good films since they made a lot?

          • badgered

            That is exactly what I’m saying. If millions of everyday folk are willing to shell out their hard earned money to see a movie (especially if they see it more than once).. that’s a good movie. The best picture is the one EVERYONE wants to see. Not just a few stuffed shirts.

      • Kevin Wong

        are you saying this film is better than films which win Oscars?

    • Evilos

      They expect 100% on Marvel studio films.

  • Nap60

    This guy is bullshitting. Gave London has fallen a B-.

  • Nap60

    This guy is bullshitting. Gave London has fallen a B-.

  • Nap60

    This guy is bullshitting. Gave London has fallen a B-.

  • cabezon198

    @theyoungfolks

    you mad bro?

  • cabezon198

    @theyoungfolks

    you mad bro?

  • cabezon198

    @theyoungfolks

    you mad bro?

  • Maximum keks

    Laughing hard at all the fanboys defending a movie they didn’t even watch.

  • Maximum keks

    Laughing hard at all the fanboys defending a movie they didn’t even watch.

  • Jessie

    LMAO! I knew it was garbage. Thanks for letting us non sheep know!

    • Nap60

      “Unlike the rest of the sheep, I don’t let bandwagon critics or fanboys dictate my enjoyment of a film. With that said, big box office = more movies for me to enjoy. So again, suck it critics and MCU fanboys. Your bias means nothing to me.” DC fanboy

  • Jessie

    LMAO! I knew it was garbage. Thanks for letting us non sheep know!

  • Declan

    In the immortal words of Wolverine, go fuck yourself pretty boy!

    • funkmasterrex

      100%.

  • Mitch Schuman

    Lol, and this is coming from the guy who gave “The Boy” a fresh rating. Whatever. Get out of here you toll. There’s always one idiot who ruins the rating on a fantastic movie.

  • Mitch Schuman

    Lol, and this is coming from the guy who gave “The Boy” a fresh rating. Whatever. Get out of here you toll. There’s always one idiot who ruins the rating on a fantastic movie.

  • Mitch Schuman

    Lol, and this is coming from the guy who gave “The Boy” a fresh rating. Whatever. Get out of here you toll. There’s always one idiot who ruins the rating on a fantastic movie.

  • Jonathan DaSilva

    I’ve honestly seen better journalism from a high school student than from this whack job. You clearly went into this with a certain expectation and because you were personally let down, you let your personal feelings influence your professional criticism. It clearly shows in your craft. If you don’t think you’re biased read your “critique” again, anyone who goes as far as comparing one director to another is clearly showing their personal disdain and not their professional and unbiased opinion. Perhaps you were disappointed that your personal concept of Civil War from the comics wasn’t envisioned but in all honestly how could they truly replicate everything without having its key players. At least the film kept its essence, I was very impressed by it and thought it really captured the essence of the arc and you clearly missed that.

    • FatherJohve

      He apparently thought a lot of people die and that probably doesn’t happen or wanted cap to die like in the comic and it doesn’t happen. This is why I don’t go to movies with a wish list and just let the filmmakers tell me the story

    • Jonathan DaSilva

      In the comics, Cap dies in the aftermath of Civil War. That’s exactly how I go into a film, it’s an adaptation not a replication of an arc.

    • Jonathan DaSilva

      So in the actual Civil War arc, Cap doesn’t die in the comic. But only in its aftermath which is different than the actual Civil War.

  • Jonathan DaSilva

    I’ve honestly seen better journalism from a high school student than from this whack job. You clearly went into this with a certain expectation and because you were personally let down, you let your personal feelings influence your professional criticism. It clearly shows in your craft. If you don’t think you’re biased read your “critique” again, anyone who goes as far as comparing one director to another is clearly showing their personal disdain and not their professional and unbiased opinion. Perhaps you were disappointed that your personal concept of Civil War from the comics wasn’t envisioned but in all honestly how could they truly replicate everything without having its key players. At least the film kept its essence, I was very impressed by it and thought it really captured the essence of the arc and you clearly missed that.

  • Jonathan DaSilva

    I’ve honestly seen better journalism from a high school student than from this whack job. You clearly went into this with a certain expectation and because you were personally let down, you let your personal feelings influence your professional criticism. It clearly shows in your craft. If you don’t think you’re biased read your “critique” again, anyone who goes as far as comparing one director to another is clearly showing their personal disdain and not their professional and unbiased opinion. Perhaps you were disappointed that your personal concept of Civil War from the comics wasn’t envisioned but in all honestly how could they truly replicate everything without having its key players. At least the film kept its essence, I was very impressed by it and thought it really captured the essence of the arc and you clearly missed that.

  • Badboy88

    Lmao Cue the Marvel fan boys who didn’t watch the Film go on a Rampage.

    Massive Idiots. “YOUR JUST HATING”

    so pathetic

    • G.

      You’re*

      • Artakha the Creator

        Nah, I’d say that typo is pretty faithful towards how well-articulated all this backlash has been.

  • Badboy88

    Lmao Cue the Marvel fan boys who didn’t watch the Film go on a Rampage.

    Massive Idiots. “YOUR JUST HATING”

    so pathetic

  • Badboy88

    Lmao Cue the Marvel fan boys who didn’t watch the Film go on a Rampage.

    Massive Idiots. “YOUR JUST HATING”

    so pathetic

  • Robotman

    I saw the film. It’s really great, probably the best superhero film ever made. Everyone is entitled to their opinion with supporting details, so I respect your opinion and moderate love for the film. This film is basically “The Dark Knight” of all the marvel films.

  • Robotman

    I saw the film. It’s really great, probably the best superhero film ever made. Everyone is entitled to their opinion with supporting details, so I respect your opinion and moderate love for the film. This film is basically “The Dark Knight” of all the marvel films.

  • Robotman

    I saw the film. It’s really great, probably the best superhero film ever made. Everyone is entitled to their opinion with supporting details, so I respect your opinion and moderate love for the film. This film is basically “The Dark Knight” of all the marvel films.

  • Laura Davis

    There’s always gotta be one contrary cool kid in the bunch

  • Laura Davis

    There’s always gotta be one contrary cool kid in the bunch

  • Laura Davis

    There’s always gotta be one contrary cool kid in the bunch

  • Marcus Duvall

    Michael Fairbanks attempted to hit a movie with this trash review. Instead he hit himself. And came out of this review looking like a complete fool.

  • Marcus Duvall

    Michael Fairbanks attempted to hit a movie with this trash review. Instead he hit himself. And came out of this review looking like a complete fool.

  • AmazingSpiderHam

    I see this has a negative rating on RT but a I would hardly call a C negative. What I read of the interview (Want to avoid plot points) seems to me the writer just got vanilla when they were expecting rocky road.

  • AmazingSpiderHam

    I see this has a negative rating on RT but a I would hardly call a C negative. What I read of the interview (Want to avoid plot points) seems to me the writer just got vanilla when they were expecting rocky road.

    • Evilos

      I’ve read reviews on MOS the was given a B- by a critic and a rotten tomatoe! So yeah this system doesn’t work.

  • AmazingSpiderHam

    I see this has a negative rating on RT but a I would hardly call a C negative. What I read of the interview (Want to avoid plot points) seems to me the writer just got vanilla when they were expecting rocky road.

  • Rich L.

    He’s entitled to his opinion. He gave Batman v Superman a C+. I would’ve given BvS a B. But I digress. I’m still excited to see CW and bet it ends in the low 90s on RT.

  • Rich L.

    He’s entitled to his opinion. He gave Batman v Superman a C+. I would’ve given BvS a B. But I digress. I’m still excited to see CW and bet it ends in the low 90s on RT.

  • Rich L.

    He’s entitled to his opinion. He gave Batman v Superman a C+. I would’ve given BvS a B. But I digress. I’m still excited to see CW and bet it ends in the low 90s on RT.

  • Lundon Clark

    I came here to read this review because Rotten Tomatoes showed this as the only negative review so far. And after reading a half dozen positive ones before this one I’d have to agree I’m also surprised to see how much negativity there is here. Sorta the opposite of all the other reviews so far. Sucks that this one review was the first to hurt it’s 100% freshness rating.

    • The Comedy Bros

      And the funny thing is, he states many more positives than he does negatives. He’s a self-contradicting idiot looking for attention and he’s getting it. Not to mention, this ol boy also gave “The Boy” and “London Has Fallen” fresh reviews…he’s either a troll or really wrong in the head.

      • Lundon Clark

        I havent seen the movie myself so I can’t personally comment on whether it’s amazing or a piece of garbage. But I find it hard to believe it’s a disappointment or just “meh”. I have love for all superhero movies whether it’s Marvel or DC. Personally, I feel Marvel’s been hitting them out of the park for the most part since Iron Man and the quality seems to be improving even more of late. Winter Solider in my opinion was one of Marvel’s best movies to date and based on what I’ve seen and read so far I find it hard to believe it missed the queue on some many things.

    • The Comedy Bros

      And the funny thing is, he states many more positives than he does negatives. He’s a self-contradicting idiot looking for attention and he’s getting it. Not to mention, this ol boy also gave “The Boy” and “London Has Fallen” fresh reviews…he’s either a troll or really wrong in the head.

    • The Comedy Bros

      And the funny thing is, he states many more positives than he does negatives. He’s a self-contradicting idiot looking for attention and he’s getting it. Not to mention, this ol boy also gave “The Boy” and “London Has Fallen” fresh reviews…he’s either a troll or really wrong in the head.

    • Artakha the Creator

      Really, reviews like these just go to show how flawed the Tomatometer’s black-and-white system can be. This review isn’t overwhelmingly negative, it’s lukewarm, shifting between positive and negative outlooks. That’s why it’s a C, not an F. These sorts of things don’t mesh with a system reliant on just slapping definitive “positive” and “negative” labels.

  • Lundon Clark

    I came here to read this review because Rotten Tomatoes showed this as the only negative review so far. And after reading a half dozen positive ones before this one I’d have to agree I’m also surprised to see how much negativity there is here. Sorta the opposite of all the other reviews so far. Sucks that this one review was the first to hurt it’s 100% freshness rating.

  • Lundon Clark

    I came here to read this review because Rotten Tomatoes showed this as the only negative review so far. And after reading a half dozen positive ones before this one I’d have to agree I’m also surprised to see how much negativity there is here. Sorta the opposite of all the other reviews so far. Sucks that this one review was the first to hurt it’s 100% freshness rating.

  • Homem Animal

    do a bad review for a movie so praised its a good way to do people visit your website. Congratualtions!

    • Marcus Duvall

      Hopefully this fool gets blacklisted from screenings. He’s trying to use this as an opportunity to get his name out there by posting such an absurd review.

      Reminds me of a Variety reviewer who actually said ‘American Hustle’ was a very bad & overrated movie, just months after saying ’22 Jump Street’ was great.

      I came into the comment thread with an argument already happening between he & others. Then I pointed out that he gave ’22 Jump Street’ a great review & his shut his mouth.

      As for Michael Fairbanks, he gave ‘London Has Fallen’ a “B-” and ‘Captain America CW’ a “C”?!??? ‘The Boy’ a “C+”?????

  • Homem Animal

    do a bad review for a movie so praised its a good way to do people visit your website. Congratualtions!

  • Evilos

    There’s a sale on butthurt cream at Walmart!!!

  • Knievel

    ‘sense’ and ‘to.’

  • Knievel

    ‘sense’ and ‘to.’

  • Knievel

    ‘sense’ and ‘to.’

  • lintz

    poyi chavada patti

  • lintz

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  • lintz

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  • Rich L.

    He actually gave Avengers: Age of Ultron a B. He might be the only “critic” in the world to prefer AoU to CW when all is said and done. :)

    • Shimon Ohana

      AoU should get a C-, a crappy movie that u don’t think about 5min after it’s over.

      • Fro

        It’s funny you keep saying that but people still talk about AOU AND Avengers, so… yea.

  • Rich L.

    He actually gave Avengers: Age of Ultron a B. He might be the only “critic” in the world to prefer AoU to CW when all is said and done. :)

  • Rich L.

    He actually gave Avengers: Age of Ultron a B. He might be the only “critic” in the world to prefer AoU to CW when all is said and done. :)

  • Marcus Duvall

    Michael Fairbanks’ movie ratings. What is the matter with this guy and why does Rotten Tomatoes even post his insane reviews? Does he actually watch the movies he reviews? Does he understand good movies from bad?

    Daddy’s Home “C+” (31% RT score)

    The Boy “C+” (29% RT score)

    Triple 9 “C+ (53% RT score)

    London Has Fallen “B-” (24% RT score)

    Captain America: Civil War “C”

  • Ultron

    Wow, thanks for the spoilers in that second paragraph.. Either way, I don’t see how a “C” qualifies it as a bad movie.

    • Evilos

      Ask MOS a critic gave it a B on his site and a Rotten tomatoe. :/

  • Ultron

    Wow, thanks for the spoilers in that second paragraph.. Either way, I don’t see how a “C” qualifies it as a bad movie.

  • Ultron

    Wow, thanks for the spoilers in that second paragraph.. Either way, I don’t see how a “C” qualifies it as a bad movie.

  • Marcus Duvall

    Good. Batman V Superman fans are running out of the backup supplies.

  • Liv

    I don’t agree with you but it surprised me that you didn’t comment on what some other critics are saying about how inappropriate, unnecessary and icky (these were their words) was the fact that Cap had a romance with Sharon because she is Peggy’s niece and it happens not long after her funeral. Apparently that was the only function of her character, which is disappointing. To make out with the ex of your dead relatives isn’t a theme I was expecting on the MCU, but apparently they prefer this than give us a gay or biracial relationship. Poor Peggy deserved more respect.

    • Blanket-Man

      I think Cap gets a pass since his “ex” was over 90 years old when she passed, so any romance they may have had was like 70 years ago. I think she’d be glad that Steve may find happiness with someone Peggy loves. And it’s not like Peggy and Cap were married or anything – they shared one kiss a lifetime ago…

      • Ultron

        Yeah they really had nothing serious. Peggy moved on too and got married. I don’t Steve could’ve possibly loved her for too long after coming out of the ice. In Winter Soldier it was more like a deep respect for her accomplishments and for their friendship, which is the most tragic part, that they didn’t get to explore too much.

        • Liv

          The MCU never wasted a chance to show how important Peggy is for Steve, even in Age of Ultron when Wanda used her mind tricks and hallucinations, Peggy was the one Steve saw in his. So keep telling yourselves that it wasn’t tacky as hell to shoehorn this relationship in civil war.

      • Liv

        LOL Peggy and Steve were so much more than this, as the MCU constantly remind us in Agent Carter and also Age of Ultron. To diminish Peggy’s character like this is even more disrespectful, she was important to Steve, not just someone he kissed once. And the movie proves that Steve already has someone that is the most important person in his life, for whom he’ll give up everything and that’s Bucky. But because he is a man and hollywood will never say you can be complete having a brotherly or platonic relationship instead of a romantic one, they can’t admit that having bucky in his life again would be enough for Cap to be happy. They have to sacrifice sharon’s character and little screen time to make her a “no homo” card for Steve. As soon as they kiss, she is disposable and never seen again. I just found curious how Marvel and Disney are more ok with showing people making out with the ex of their dead relatives than in a gay or interracial relationship. Really creepy.

        • Blanket-Man

          Well, that escalated quickly!

          • Liv

            what can I say, I hate romantic subplots, it’s distracting… Especially if they are shoehorned and underdeveloped just to make clear how heterosexual is that character. They sell the excuse that they make romance in comic book movies because it’s what women like. And nope, we like action and well developed drama and storytelling just like everybody else. No need for this cheap romances.

    • Ultron

      Well to be fair they fall in love in the comics. But they should’ve spent a portion of WS focusing on their relationship and they didn’t (which was a mistake) so they had to put it in this one.

      • Liv

        I’m really glad they didn’t in The Winter Soldier because one of the greatest things about that movie is no useless romantic subplot. All the characters have zero time for this. Natasha has the right to shine as a characters, not a trophy and in Civil War Sharon’s only job is to kiss Cap, as I heard. It’s really sad for us who are waiting for layered female characters to have another one wasted like this. And I don’t really care about what is canon on the comics, the MCU is totally different and a romantic relationship should be earned in development not just because it happens in the comics.

        • Blanket-Man

          Oh, so you’re complaining about Sharon’s role but haven’t seen the movie? She does quite a bit more than just stand around and look nice for Cap to kiss. She has a cool fight scene with Bucky and Natasha, and helps Team Cap acquire some critical intel and equipment. At least wait til you see it to rail against it.

          • Liv

            I know she fights Bucky, it was spoiled in a teaser and she looks like the double agent. But she also is never seen again after the kiss, that’s how disposable her character is and how the script make clear that was her only function. As a Sharon fan I’m sad because I had high hopes. I’m still very excited for the movie. I think this will be my only complain, from what I’m hearing about everything else sounds amazing

          • Blanket-Man

            I’m not sure I agree that because Sharon’s last moment in the film shows her kissing Steve, it means that was her only function in the film. I just don’t see the logic there. The last time we see Spidey, he’s lying on the ground complaining how much pain he’s in, but I don’t see how that “proves” that his only purpose in the movie was to get his butt kicked. That’s the last thing anyone is talking about re: Spidey. Sure, the Sharon kiss is a big deal because Cap hasn’t kissed anyone in a truly romantic way other than Peggy, five movies ago! But she shows herself to be quite important to the film in other ways, too.

            I hope when you see it, you come away with a better impression than what you’re reading about Sharon. But I’ll admit, she was way down the list of characters I was excited to see, so this could be a case of us just having very different expectations and perspectives. Hope you enjoy the movie, though.

  • Blanket-Man

    There is some logic on display here that you might be missing. If 90% of the critics loved CW, that kinda does leave one to legitimately question why the other 10% didn’t see it the same as nearly everyone else. Same with BvS, but in the opposite direction.

    If 80% of music critics say Michael Bolton’s music is awful, what would you say to the 20% who enjoy it? They’re entitled to their opinion, or they’re obviously clueless tin-eared dolts?

    • Henrique Rodrigues

      You’re seriously stating that you want to question ANOTHER PERSON’S OPINION ON A SUBJECTIVE WORK OF ART?

      What’s next? Are you gonna question him about why he likes the beers he likes?

      • Fru Fru

        But opinions can change faster than I do change my underwear. An opinion is not set in stone. Sometimes it just needs to be questioned by someone else for you to see that you maybe were not thinking this through completely. And this is the reason why we have a discourse about stuff.

    • Shimon Ohana

      92% of the critics loved Ex Machina and it’s PURE GARBAGE
      so what’s your point?

      • Blanket-Man

        Never saw it.

  • Yeyo CN

    What happened? Marvel fanboys can’t take one bad review?… I thought that we (DC FANS) were insecure… and for one little critics opinion?… You know what I’ve noticed? Nobody panics when things go “according to plan.” Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a major DC movie even’t will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all “part of the plan”. But when I say that one little critic gave a rotten review, well then everyone loses their minds!

    • Ammon Miller

      It’s okay that this movie gets one bad review. “Because he can take it.” :P

      • Toby Kirkby

        …Thats batman…. you want “I can keep this up all day”

    • Jonathan DaSilva

      what a blanket characterization you just gave Marvel fans. One bad review isn’t making anyone insecure. It’s the way the review is poorly constructed.

      • Yeyo CN

        Well, in your opinion, in some parts it does makes sense, the critic is giving a point of view of what he expected, therefor, he describes that he didn’t get what he was expecting… but still, I’m not saying this guy is right, just saying that he’s in titled to his opinion. I do think the movie is going to be great, and from experience, it doesn’t matter what critics say… as long as you enjoy the movie, nothing else matters :)

      • Artakha the Creator

        Not saying what you want it to say =/= Poorly constructed
        Learn the difference.

    • fred

      Exactly, being a Marvel fan myself the first thing I want to tell the fanboys is CTF down. It’s this reviewer’s opinion and he’s entitled to it. A few bad reviews here and there won’t stop a film from being great to a majority of people if they enjoy it. All films get bad reviews, big deal.

      • Yeyo CN

        couldn’t agree more, I’m a big DC fan, but I do enjoy seeing marvel movies, some of them :), I bet that the movie is going to be great :) most critics found the movie great, so, no big deal.

        • Spencer Conway

          Civil discourse among Marvel and DC fans?! Unheard of! hehe

    • Shimon Ohana

      lol so true

    • Corvo

      This “movie critic” considers ‘Mad Max Fury Road’ one of the biggest letdowns of 2015 alongside ‘Fant4stic’. Case closed.

      • Yeyo CN

        Well, probably for him, but it doesn’t mean is a fact… don’t you think?

  • Kenedy M

    Again what’s your point of criticism except that it is not dark enough?? After reading the review, your main concern is that its not dark enough. I believe movies are rated based on the characterisation, pace,action and dialogues but not on the darkness. Your review seems a bit weird but that’s it.

  • LOL

    Comic book fans are worse than twilight fans, they can’t handle bad reviews, and sometimes even good reviews because they aren’t great enough in their minds. It’s pathetic.

  • Callum Jewell

    BOOOOO!!!… Oh well, there is always someone who has to start the negativity off.

    • Taggard Andrews

      Gotta get them clicks. The last one this site will ever get from me.

  • fred

    Even this film reviewer who didn’t like “Civil War” says Boseman stands out as Black Panther. One thing that is becoming obvious is that Black Panther is seemingly universally liked which is a great thing.

  • MrFreezeRhino

    Well, you may have completely lost your credibility as a reviewer with this but just think of all the revenue you guys are getting from people who saw the Rotten review on RT and clicked on over here!

    • Evilos

      Those critics are rolling in dough after BvS….

  • Braylon Thompson

    Finally FINALLY someone speaking the truth about marvel’s strategies…lets please fans with fight scenes between superheroes and they will forgive thin story and plot as all they need is CG on their face…of course marvel dont need chris nolan or spielberg…they need dumb directors like russo’s or scott dereckson…..these are not work of art…these are money making machines…

    • Kenedy M

      Um DC fanboy alert!!!!

      • Braylon Thompson

        bvs sucked sooo bad….i care about quality movies and not hollywood products

        • Kenedy M

          Have you seen the movie?? Care to explain how there is no plot in the movie coz many reviewers have been calling it the most mature Marvel movie and even the greatest pure superhero movie ever which has a smart writing and good characterisations. Also The winter soldier knocks out batman begins and the dark knight rises out of the park, its almost as good as dark knight, even though in case of action sequences, Russo’s knocks Nolan out of the park. So how is Russo’s a dumb director. Can Nolan even handle multiple characters like Russo’s did?? I don’t think so because Nolan failed miserably in the dark knight rises managing Catwoman and batman.

          • Braylon Thompson

            of course since there is no over use of CG in batman trilogy its gonna look like that…when you have Armour hitting its gonna look cool and rope swinging……the movie is about consequences which of course are gonna appear more natural…by natural they mean “till now we saw cool action..now we are shown consequences”..

            nolan has 3 oscar nominations outside batman trilogy….russo’s directed garbage comedy movie..so i don’t need to explain nolan >> russo’s + whole marvel creative team ITS a fact.

            your definition of knocking out again brings me back to CG obsessed fanboys argument….character development >>>>> CG fights and wooden acting….bale and hathaway won oscars….

            Critics are giving it a pass because marvel invented shared universe…they don’t like other studios copying this idea…which i agree…

            batman begins is a character piece and the dark knight rises is the true definition of consequences to actions, not the quips thrown by avengers “punch on you teeth”?? is that a real dialogue in a serious argument ??

            vision cripples war machine(rhodie) in the airport fight and cap’s team except bucky and cap are imprisoned after the airport fight..they escape…of course i have seen the movie.

            and btw kubrick and hitchcock have oscar nominations…so oscars are a measure of talent

  • BIMPY KING OF LORDS

    This is a rant. Not actual criticism.

  • Viktor Adishi

    “Evans frankly looks a little bored, as Steve is borderline uninvested in anything but his friendship with Bucky the whole time”. Uhm, what do you expect? It is a Captain America movie!! Come on man, you can make a better negative review than this. You made me click on this but your review wasn’t so good.

    • Artakha the Creator

      So because it’s a Captain America movie, it’s fine that he doesn’t care about a conflict with his fellow Avengers?

      • Viktor Adishi

        Though I haven’t seen the movie, but I have read other reviews and most of them agree that initially, Bucky is the driving force of the movie, which later turns into the Registration act. And the directors have stated that, it is a Cap movie and then everything else. I am sure with all the positive reviews, the directors did a good job in balancing every thing out.

  • Miyamoto Musashi

    Hope the clickbait does something useful and helps pay your bills, or education

  • Luis Campos

    Jesus a lot of marvel kids here , that review seems to be honest. Everything is not going to be quips this , quips that. The movie was supossed to be a conflict between friends.
    People saying clickbait are sheeps , fanboys or something. His criticism is valid.

  • Spencer Conway

    This isn’t the first rotten review for a MCU movie, folks. I know this film will be great, and that IS coming from a major fan of the distinguished competition. I don’t foresee this film getting many negative reviews.

  • patrick

    probably the first and last time this site will get hits

  • Johnny High-sman

    A C? bahahahahaha

  • Jaime A.G.

    “In fact, I found Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    to be not just the greatest superhero film of the past decade, but one
    of the greatest films in any genre”

    According to the link, was Jon and not you who found the movie that way…. do you even try?

  • Kenedy M

    If he enjoyed the movie, why give it a rotten rating. He says the problem is movie is not dark enough like he thought it would be.

    • Luis Campos

      The problem is just another marvel movie , he put the things clear. No big change in the MCU or something. That comic basically “destroy” a lot of 616 things.
      No one can deny the action scenes are amazing that’s why he call this a blockbuster. But that’s it.

      • G.

        There are some pretty big changes.

    • Knievel

      Your problem is with ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ then, not the reviewer.

      • Knievel

        What was “poorly written” about it?

      • Gabe323

        I’m sorry to have to be the one to tell you this but there will probably be more than one rotten scoring.

    • Shimon Ohana

      cause “This was the film that was supposed to change everything, and it changes absolutely nothing”
      which means it’s just another Avengers movie that u won’t think about 5min after it is over.

      • G.

        It’s a Captain America movie and a lot does change by the end of the movie. In fact, nothing will be the same.

      • Fro

        Actually it does change everything, I have seen the movie and it does change everything. And no it will not be forgotten, it will be talked about for years cause this is the best superhero movie to come out yet. On Par with the Dark Knight.

    • Artakha the Creator

      For God’s sake, it’s a “C”!
      The only reason RT labeled it as “Rotten” is because they don’t have anything for mixed reviews.

  • MacDhaCreator

    Oh don’t mind me bruh, just here for the comments *eating popcorn*

  • BOB

    – Has there been a war that no one died in?
    – Yep, Captain America Civil War.

    • G.

      People dying is the driving force behind the film’s story, actually.

      • Artakha the Creator

        He’s talking participants, not uninvolved civilians.

  • Billy Humphrey

    I think if this reviewer had not seen a Marvel film before this would’ve been a positive review. The problem he had was that he went in with impossibly high expectations. He wanted a body count. Bruises weren’t enough. He wanted blood on the ground. He thought friends pulling punches was unrealistic. But considering that these aren’t villains, and they’re conscious of the massive deadly power they wield, had they not pulled punches and just fought to win not to kill this film would have a BvS rating and this reviewer would have been in the minority as a positive reviewer.

    I liked BvS a lot. I did not however like that Batman was one huge coincidence away from thrusting a goddamned cryptonite spear through Superman’s heart.

    If they reviewer didn’t like Civil War because Tony Stark chose not to tank missile Steve Rogers into cinders, that’s his prerogative. I don’t have to agree with his opinion to accept it as his valid opinion. My two cents.

    • Artakha the Creator

      He wanted an emotional, grey conflict. To him, he just got quip-filled action scenes with no real tension. Given how Civil War has marketed itself as the former, why is disappointment with the latter being the outcome unreasonable?

      • Billy Humphrey

        Have you seen the film? Most reviewers comment specifically on how gut-wrenchingly emotional the battles are, particularly between Cap and Iron Man.

        It’s baffling how the anti-Marvel crowd complain that Marvel movies contain humor. As if it’s a bad thing. Since when are super hero movies are supposed to be joyless? Even the crown jewel of the “comic movies should be all gritty and dark and stuff” crowd, The Dark Knight, even that movie had humor – and it was essentially a crime/heist movie wrapped in superhero costumes.

        • Artakha the Creator

          No, I have not seen the film. The critic, however, has, and I must take his summations for granted until I can see the film for myself.
          Critics disagree on how a film plays out all the time. Look at The Force Awakens. Critics, positive or not, couldn’t even agree on whether it was taking Star Wars in a new risky direction or playing it safe.
          And as for humor, people don’t hate its inherent presence. They hate it when it’s used as a crutch to hide narrative shortcomings or avoid depth, and Marvel films like Ant-Man, Thor 2, Iron Man 3, and Age of Ultron have all suffered from that issue to some degree.
          Civil War marketed itself as a tense and emotional experience, and if it used humor to the same degree as, say, either of the Avengers movies, then that would undermine said tension. The humor would have to be brief for the sake of levity to give the audience a bit of a break, which is how The Dark Knight used its humor. However, according to this review, the film does not use humor sparingly like that, and that’s where some of his criticisms come from.
          This isn’t a black-and-white humor/no-humor debate. It’s about how the humor is used and the quantity of it.

          • Fro

            Read the other reviews instead of just one. There is humor but it is not forced in any way like AOU or iron man 3. It is natural and fits the characters in certain situations. It is tense and gut wrenching. I have seen the movie by the way.

          • Artakha the Creator

            I hope for as much.
            However, I recently watched a TV spot featuring some banter between Black Widow and Hawkeye during what appears to be the airport scene.
            The “We’re still friend’s right?” bit.
            And unfortunately, it seemed to be more in line with what the critic was criticizing: out-of-place, tonally jarring, and generally the sort of thing that takes the audience out of the drama and kills tension at the worst possible time.
            As such, I can’t help but feel that the critic’s points are coming from SOMEWHERE. Maybe overemphasized, but not nonexistent.

          • Fro

            I totally get that and i felt the same when i heard about that spot(it was shown at d23 about a year ago). But just wait and you will see that it will not take anything away. Someone actually says something to clint about that fight in the movie. Not to mention thats the beginning and it just grows and gets more tense from there…. ill stop here because we are getting into spoilers.

        • Fro

          Your first paragraph is spot on. I have seen the movie and it is so damn gut-wrenching and emotional and not a single joke in final battle. Dont worry no spoilers from me. Actually your 2nd paragraph is spot on as well.

  • Nate S.

    Well, he did think that Batman v Superman was a better movie. But whatever.

    https://fairbanksonfilm.wordpress(dot com)/2016/03/25/batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-review/

    • Spencer Conway

      If he has seen both films, well – I don’t see anything wrong with that.

      • Nate S.

        It’s pretty obvious if you can squint a bit.

        • Spencer Conway

          Heaven forbid that someone break away from the pack.

          • Nate S.

            Without good reason is a bad way to ‘break away from the pack’.

            Just because is a bad reason to ‘break away from the pack’.

            Sure, there are legit reasons to ‘break away from the pack’ when you’re reviewing movies sometimes, but his review reads like a bitter child needing attention rather than a reviewer who truly believes the ‘faults’ of a fantastic movie.

            Anyway, defend him if you want. It’s legitimately a bad review.

          • Spencer Conway

            It’s an opinion, which has just as much weight as anyone else’s. Have you seen the film? Why is one negative opinion out of many so damaging?

          • Nate S.

            Yes, it was beautiful movie from beginning to end.

            Definitely not perfect, though it’s in my top two MCU films to this point, but certainly not what this reviewer feels. Not even close. You can fall back on ‘this is his opinion’ if you want (it’s a safe way to go when someone doesn’t fully understand a review process), but a reviewer is supposed to critique a film, break it apart, prove their point through examples and then wrap it all back together with a final judgement.

            Again, this is a bitter child ranting over something that apparently didn’t go the way he wanted. THAT isn’t a review.

            Can you respect the difference?

          • Spencer Conway

            I respect the fact that you like the movie, and he was disappointed by it. Let’s get some perspective here – he assessed a grade of C to the film, which ultimately is not negative. The only reason people noticed his article was because RottenTomatoes’ calculation classified it as “rotten”.

            I’d be curious to see if you would apply the same criteria to all those critics that rated BvS so poorly.

          • Nate S.

            They were correct about BvS. Goyer’s story killed that film. The editing killed that film. Snyder’s lack of respect for the source material and his random cutting of graphic novels and trying to slap together random DC storylines killed that film.

            That was a mess on its own that deserved every bad review it received.

            Comic book fans in general should shun the heck out of that film. Ayer’s Suicide Squad should redeem the DC movie universe and remind us that DC characters can make for some great movie entertainment.

      • Fro

        I’ve seen both and BvS should not even be mentioned in the same sentence. This movie is on par with Dark Knight and should be compared to great movies not crap like BvS.

        • Spencer Conway

          And yet, you see plenty of other critics comparing CA:CW to BvS – even the positive reviews.

          • Fro

            guess you missed my point but thats ok.

          • Spencer Conway

            I got your point. You don’t like BvS, and you think your opinion is better than the author of this article. It’s one slightly negative review, and by the way a C is much better than what BvS was assessed.

          • Fro

            I don’t think my opinion is better than the authors in fact in different posts on here I state, “I respect the Reviewers opinion, but I disagree”. By the way I do not care that he did not like it, that’s his opinion, I just wanted to state my opinion as well. You said he has seen both and you dont see nothing wrong with his opinion.. I said I have seen both and gave my opinion yet something is wrong with me giving my opinion? Ok.

          • Spencer Conway

            I didn’t take issue with yours whatsoever.

          • Spencer Conway

            In other words, does it bother you if positive reviews mention BvS in the same sentence as CA:CW, or only the negative reviews?

          • Fro

            It doesn’t bother me at all negative or positive if BvS is mentioned actually.

  • Marvel sucks

    Lol this is soooo true hahaha

  • ZeoVGM

    “Ultimately, this is the movie that feels like it was made by the directors of You, Me, and Dupree.”

    It’s really hard to take the review seriously with nonsense like this. No, you know it doesn’t feel like that. Don’t be dishonest. And this whole idea of “not taking chances” goes against EVERY other impression of the movie. What do they need to do, kill off half the cast?

    Then again, this same critic gave a positive review to London Has Fallen. I think it’s all starting to make sense.

  • Randy

    He is doing this for publicity! I’ve never seen such awful critic!
    That is horrible… It simply makes no sense at all…

  • samm

    Dude, what are you saying? If anything it didn’t set up future movies at all lol wtf

    • Fro

      Exactly.

  • Spencer Conway

    Perhaps he simply feels betrayed by the trailers. I felt the same with Iron Man 3.

    • Nap60

      Or maybe not.

      • Spencer Conway

        Go on.

  • Nap60

    this guy liked London has fallen.

  • Shimon Ohana

    “This was the film that was supposed to change everything, and it changes absolutely nothing”
    There you go: another Light-action Marvel movie with a joke every 5min.
    No ty, I had enough.

    • Moriakum

      Civil War has 18 RT reviews so far. This is, so far, the only rotten review. All other reviews are praising CW, saying the movie is amazing, a game changer and that it is the most serious movie in the MCU. How about read other reviews too, rather than just read the ones that suits you?

      • Labyrinthruler

        honestly, RT are too deep in marvels ass to give it a proper review… they gave AoU 79%.. not to mention Sharknado has 80%… I’m going to watch the movie myself and make a decision but in his review (any many others) it just sounds like another unchanging marvel movie

        • Fro

          I don’t think you know how RT works. By the way RT is owned by Warner Bros, but nice try.

    • Fro

      Yea you missed the other 24 reviews, but pay attention to the only one that suits you. By the way i’ve seen it and it’s epic. But go on believing the one review.

  • Edward v Jacob: DawnofTwilight

    As trailers go, though, I’d rather watch Suicide Squad. Amirite?

  • Realbadcar

    The moment you start by defending your point of view means even you know your review is full of shit..,!!!!

    • Edward v Jacob: DawnofTwilight

      Yes, I believe that Kierkegaard said (paraphrasing) that to defend is to discredit.

  • ASIALATRIECEMAYFIELD

    Only bad review I’ve seen Lol I’m still going to see the movie so yeah. And to be honestly a C isn’t even necessarily bad.
    EDIT:At the same time I almost feel as though this guy did this just so he could get people to click on the website oh well.

    • Artakha the Creator

      He would’ve given the film a worse rating if he wanted attention.
      Like you said, a C isn’t even that bad, nor did the critic say the FILM was that bad.
      The only reason so much has erupted here is because so many of these Marvel fanboys suffer from the same pettiness and insecurities that the DC fanboys suffer from.

  • If you have it a “C” why is that considered rotten on RT

    • Artakha the Creator

      More importantly, why are the masses of Marvel fanboys interpreting a C as hateful and inflammatory? Are lukewarm shrugs of “meh” really considered cries for attention now?

    • cruzzercruz

      The reviewer gets to choose whether it’s counted as rotten or fresh.

  • Rhinestone Cowboy

    Yeah, the reviewer is totaly wrong and wants attention! This movie deserves a 30/10 score AT LEAST because I have no logic behind my claims since i haven’t seen the movie yet just like the rest of people in this comment section

    GET YAR SHNIT TOGETHER, THEYOUNGFOLKS! And never give an opinion that is different from others!

    • Fro

      Actually alot of us in the comments section have seen the movie. But nice try.

  • Brock Lesnar

    I watched the movie last night. Ignore this so called review. This movie was awesome and has a lot of highpoints in it. I’ll gladly go see this again on the official premiere day.

  • des_3

    For those who think this writer is being unfair (or intentionally writing a bad review just to get attention), you might want to check out the review on IGN. It’s a notoriously friendly site to comic book and sci-fi films, but the review is decidedly mediocre. He made most of the same points this reviewer made, except he gave it a slightly higher grade based on the cool effects and strong introduction of Black Panther and Spiderman.

    You need to prepare yourselves because this isn’t going to be the last C review. It’s still going to be vastly higher than BvS was, but it’s not going to reach Winter Soldier levels.

    • Fro

      What about the other 23 reviews out and the ones not counted by rotten tomatoes?

      • des_3

        I’m not saying it’s not going to be a good movie or that you won’t love it. But the comments attacking this guy’s review as being biased is missing the point that all his criticisms are the same ones by the IGN guy who gave it an above-average score (not good or great). You’ll see more of this as the reviews come in. The movie has some great performances and great moments (everyone is raving about the airport fight), but it lacks a good villain, it’s plot is uneven, and it isn’t the home run people thought it would be. If you read those 23 reviews, you’ll see those complaints pop up among critics who said they enjoyed it.

        • Fro

          I have not read a good review that says the plot is uneven and completely disagree that the plot is uneven myself. Obviously I’m not a film critic but its pretty clear to see when a plot is uneven like BvS or even AOU which was not that bad . Some do talk about the villain but he was not really a big part of the story. This isn’t a lex situation, he is just pushing the plot forward and it is not about him, it is specifically about the civil war. I actually found the villain to be set up very well and his motivations were super clear and he was extremely sinister. And I did love this movie and cannot wait till it comes out so I can watch it again. The reviews are up to 31 now and I have read each and everyone(thats what i do, what can I say), as well as listened to most youtube critics like Collider, Jeremy Jahns, SourceNerdFeed, Screenjunkies, and a bunch of others… none have said the plot is uneven and half of them AND RT certified critics are saying best superhero movie ever and the others saying on par with Avengers, Dark Knight and Winter Soldier.

    • SB

      Just letting you know that the IGN reviewer (Jim Vejvoda) also gave Man of Steel a 9. A lot of people don’t take his reviews seriously either

      • des_3

        I don’t take any reviewer seriously. I look for patterns in their reviews. It doesn’t matter if they like or dislike something because my opinion of like and dislike will probably be different. But when I see multiple reviewers comment on the underwhelming aspect of the film’s villain (or that the story is uneven), then it’s a pretty good bet they’re right. The criticisms of this reviewer mostly boiled down to he must just be seeking attention to not recommend the film. I don’t think he is, based on what I’ve seen so far.

  • Stavros Hadjiyiannis

    I remember when TFA came out and the first negative review was in. Before seeing the film I thought that the writer was being right. After actually seeing it, I realized it was just clickbait. Maybe this is the case here as well. I shied away from reading the whole review since it seems to me to be filled with spoilers.

  • Spoopa Troopa

    You people are being pissy by saying “Oh, first negative review on this God-send of a movie? Time to belittle his review.”
    You were just waiting for the opportunity to defend your supreme overlord franchise, weren’t you? Such a convenient route to take.

    Movie was meh, stop crying.

  • SOAPMAK3R

    “How to dramatically increase the web traffic to your site in 1 easy step!”

    Step 1: Write an inflammatory review that goes against the general consensus.

  • Labyrinthruler

    Guys… he gave C… that’s average, it’s not negative and his points are actually very interesting but you are all losing your shit because someone dares to say something negative of a movie most of you didn’t even see.

    • Fro

      I saw it and disagree with the negative points. But respect his opinion.

  • jack1e

    Wery good review. Thank you!

    • Fro

      Theres like 24 other reviews of this movie you should read.

  • Abraxas

    Eh, one negative review out of countless positive notices? I think Cap and the Avengers can weather that storm, lol.

    • Gregory A. Swarthout

      I just look it up and you’re absolutely right! Webster now defines countless as 17.

      • Fro

        Well theres actually 25 reviews counted now. so… Yes I get what you mean.

      • Toby Kirkby

        Ovr 35 now and more you tube reviews than you can count…. IE countless….

      • Corvo

        50 positive votes VS 1 negative vote

        • Gregory A. Swarthout

          Check again. Several other Rotten reviews have now been posted.

  • badgered

    The movie will be fine. But if you’re actually putting any stock into one person’s opinion of a movie (or 100 for that matter), you’ve got issues. Learn to think for yourself. It’s just a an opinion, and just like butts – everyone’s got one, and they usually stink.

  • T David Carangan

    I’m pretty sure you just wrote this negative article for the notoriety and to get some traction for your website. Not cool. You’re freaking scandalous.

  • Batman rocks

    you must be happy now..because your click bait worked well..to bring people to watch your creepy review and site…

  • Artakha the Creator

    Call me crazy, but I think you clicked on a link and loaded their webpage onto a tab on your browser.
    I can only speculate, of course.

  • Bii

    It’s only a comic book movie hahaha, why are you so emotional about it?

  • Brian Adair

    Just an interesting aside: of all the critics on the first page of reviews for Civil War, the lowest % with which a critic generally agrees with the T-meter is 72%. One more has a 73%. There’s also a couple 74s in there.
    Mr. Fairbanks has a 58% rate of agreeing with the T-meter. He also reviews more TV than movies.

    This of course, means nothing. I haven’t seen the film yet, and it could be just as disappointing as he says. Just seems odd his gripes are the things others have praised. You know how it goes, though… Art, subjectivity, blah, blah, blah…

  • Paris

    I guess someone forgot to send this critic the check… Thanks for your honest opinion, now I’m sure I’ll skip this movie and I’m done with the MCU, really. The movies are all the same BS and takes no risks, characters are shallow and don’t evolve. I respect who likes this movie, but it’s not for me.

    • patrick

      so you’re saying the MCU is exactly like comic books

    • Fro

      So you are going to ignore the 25 other critics that praised this movie and listen to the one that suits you. LOL. Ok. Sucks for you.

    • KyleVPirate

      One negative idiotic review is going to make you skip this movie? THIS changed everything? Currently sitting at 97% on RT and THEE one negative that was pandering for attention changed your mind?

  • “Most annoyingly, the little darkness that does rear its head in the film ends up being a complete smoke and mirrors act. This movie is so toothless that you’ll probably pay for your ticket in a paper cup on the side of the road. When it finally decides to become the emotional story it should have been the entire time in the last fifteen minutes, it chickens out of delivering a legitimate emotional gut punch. Everything just fizzes to a stop, essentially losing all of the momentum that it builds up just by the sheer force of its energy. However, it’s so concerned with keeping everything in line for future movies that it ultimately takes no risks, and I’m just about done giving rewards for that.”

    And that’s how I know you’re full of it. You cannot tell me that ending, which changes EVERYTHING going forward, which is going to have heavy consequence, was “playing it safe”.

    lol this is ridiculous

    • Fro

      Yea that was kind of weird to me. I saw it as well and yea, everything changes. Nothing is the same.

  • Cássio Gomes Pereira

    Congratulations on being the first and only negative review so far. You suceed in life.

  • Fritz Leipold

    You and I clearly did not see the same film. I believe you just wanted to stand out from the overwhelmingly positive reviews to draw people to your page… mission accomplished, ignored in future.

    • 11thKenpachi

      Except it and deal with it!

      • Sal3669

        *ACCEPT

  • Nate

    Here’s a summary of his Pros and Cons

    Pros
    New characters (Spiderman, Black Panther)
    Mid-film battle sequence

    Cons
    “One note” acting
    Weak story
    Weak tone?
    Lack of emotion (“emotional gut-punch”)
    Doesn’t take risks

    Dear “The Young Folks,”

    You may have gotten me to click on this article this time, but I will never return to your site ever again. It is incredibly oblivious that this low score was to drive traffic to your site, and not an actual reflection of someone’s opinion of the film. I have no problem when someone has a different opinion than mine for a film, but your arguments and reasoning for disliking this film are incredibly weak and inaccurate (I have seen the film). This is a short-term win for your site, but these sort of tactics won’t help you win in the long run. You should be ashamed of yourselves. These sort of reviews will tarnish your credibility in the long run.

    • 11thKenpachi

      Why you mad? Lol theirs gonna be plenty of dislikes on RT when the movie comes out. What you gonna do complain that everybody trying to get clicks.

  • yourbestguest

    I heard this was intentionally click baited, is this true? (with proof)

  • Spencer Conway

    I guess I don’t understand Rotten Tomatoes – the author of this article gave a letter grade of C for this film, and RT calculated his score as rotten?

  • likeyeahwhatever

    Even tho I can see your point, I have to disagree in that these movies ARE All the same, just compare the first and second acts of this and the winter soldier lol

  • sweaf

    The writer clearly stated in the last paragraph that Civil War is “a well assembled summer movie”. How in the world did he gave rotten score to that?
    Average? maybe. Rotten? NO.

    • Spencer Conway

      I think that is Rotten Tomatoes’ doing honestly. I’ve noticed a lot of discrepancies between this and BvS. Technically, anything 0-59% is rotten, and anything 60-100% is fresh.

      • sweaf

        What you’re describing is a tomatometer – a percentage of critics who have given the movie fresh rating. If there are only about 0-59% of critics give fresh rating, then the movie would be considered rotten.
        However, every critic has the option whether they’d give a certain movie a rotten or fresh rating.
        This site clearly stated that Civil War was a well assembled movie. A ‘well assembled movie’ shouldnt get a rotten score.

        • Spencer Conway

          Yeah, I understand all of that. The author of this article gave a C grade, which is at least 70%. So, how his score specifically is classified as rotten doesn’t make sense.

  • WilliamK99

    Michael Fairbanks has rated London Has Fallen higher than Captain America: Civil War, thus discrediting him as a critic… London Has Fallen was absolute trash with no redeeming qualities, anyone who rates that higher than this movie loses all credibility with me.

    • 11thKenpachi

      Both movies are pop corn flicks. There’s nothing special about neither one. You just bias to the superhero genre

  • Michael Nathaniel Armada

    I’m guessing he thinks the movie just needed more Martha…

    • Spencer Conway

      Or more James. hehe

  • Satal Khaal

    I generally respect everyone’s opinion, especially people who review.

    To me this honestly just seems like the guy venting the issues that he himself had in a rather rantful way that has rubbed off wrong on the people who think that Civil War deserves a 100% freshness rating.

    But, while the fans are somewhat overreacting to this review. The author did not give his points in a precise way, instead defending his review in every spot he can cram it into.

    Rating: C

  • Fro

    I don’t see any Marvel fans saying that WB paid this guy and that there is a conspiracy. That is pathetic.

  • Fro

    cool story, alot of people have seen this movie, me included, it was shown in 20 cities last thursday and actually shown last night in LA. But nice try man.

  • 11thKenpachi

    Saying you like 1 DC movie as a way of not being bias fanboy is like a racist saying he’s not racist because he has black friends.

    • Fro

      I didnt only say i like 1 movie, i said i thought it was the greatest movie ever! Big difference there. And if you must know, i love batman begins, DArk knight rises, thought MOS was ok, Liked Superman 1 and 2. Liked all batman movies INCLUDING Batman and Robin, Love son of batman, under the red hood, Justice league war, love the flash show, watch gotham…. should I keep going???

  • Fro

    Couldn’t have said it better.

  • John Parker

    Another DC fanboy being paid off by WB…. I kid, i kid.

  • Manoj Varughese

    I need more legit reviews like these. It’s surprising that all the critics are referring to BvS lacking joy or put to shame while trying to review. I do feel the first wave of critics are deliberately doing it.
    ” thinkpiece about how the genre is decaying,” This was evident from Ultron.

  • Farkhat Galiullin

    Looks like you’re right.

  • youngshyne

    I agree with this author. If felt like they wanted the characters to fight each other without hating each other. It’s was a great summer movie but it’s not the best superhero movie of all time.

    • G.

      They are friends. Fighting was only a last option in the movie. Nobody hated each other, not even in the comic arc.

  • GeekFurious

    Many years ago I wrote this:
    “There are so many blogs now; so many podcasts; so many critics that you have to be lucky to make a name for yourself… so your best move is to find a super popular movie and rip it to shreds in ways no one else would. THAT is how you’d get noticed. That’s how you’d make a name for yourself because people would bookmark your site and wait to see what stupid thing you were going to say next. Do it for long enough and you’re popular.”

  • 4wearemany

    I commend your guts to say your real thoughts on the film, Mr. Fairbanks. However, I’m still eager to see it, and when I do it, I’ll tell you if I disagree. I loved TWS an I hope this is at least as good as that one.

    • G.

      The Winter Soldier was my favorite Marvel movie up until I saw Civil War. The hype is real.

      With that said, I do think that The Winter Soldier still has one of the best fight/combat scenes in action movie history but overall I loved Civil War better.

      • 4wearemany

        Good to know! I’m seeing it (IMAX 3D) in April 29th. I’ve seen that the general consensus is that the film is actually pretty good, and I’m happy to know the characters are treated with lots of care.

  • José Passadinho

    Lool such a ridiculous “review”!

  • Caleb Jackson

    Haha, looks like you’re gonna be alone here. :D

  • Jamaal Christian

    Must be a WB associate.

  • RCV

    Hahaha

    Negative review for Civil war and flowers for BvS??

    How can we take this guy seriously?

  • Lee Walker

    I think it’s a fair take, as he states it didn’t live up to what he expected -a point many have also criticised BvS over.
    And that’s just it. It’s so difficult not to get over hyped about these films as they’re all taking on huge storylines and ideas, everyone, whether you’re a comicbook fan or not, can’t help but hold high hopes, which can be quite personal, and when they aren’t met, you’re left feeling slightly disappointed.
    As with all these movies, everyone is entitled to they’re opinion and for the best part it provides for interesting discussion.
    I’m going to see it this Friday and look forward to making my own mind up about it, as I’d recommend everyone does.

  • Toby Kirkby

    Your “Critic” did watch the movie right? I note they get a lot of information incorrect? You know this pretend review has caused a massive online shitstorm that neither you the editor nor your “critic” can ignore. So, what say you? Your “Critic” never saw the movie did he?

  • Chris Poindexter

    Saw it on 14 April and he had a lot of same issues as me. Civil War was too early. Should have waited for phase 4. However, I disagree with RDJ part. Probably best to have not used him and used Panther as neutral adversary. Bozeman killed it! Spidey was Ok but looking forward to new movie in 2017. Tied for second favorite MCU film after Winter Soldier!

  • cruizerdave

    Actually, this is exactly what I was afraid of. That it would be good, but not as emotionally tugging as it needed to be to be great.

  • Randy

    This critic makes no sense at all:
    “At their best, these movies are absolutely monumental, and Marvel has been at the eye of this hurricane of quality for quite some time. Nobody had more faith than me in directors Joe and Anthony Russo (who return from Winter Soldier) to take on Civil War, perhaps the most emotionally dense and powerful Marvel story.”
    At the ending:
    “. Ultimately, this is the movie that feels like it was made by the directors of You, Me, and Dupree. Going into the film I was emphatically team Cap; now I’m team nobody.”

    It is totally BIPOLAR

  • Robert O’Dell

    Must feel very lonely out there Mikey. If this film is such a disappointment to you to only earn a C rating, well, we don’t have much confidence in your claim to being a big defender of super hero movies.

  • KyleVPirate

    This is unequivocal attention seeking. Kind of pathetic really. Are you that horrible as a reviewer? At least he’s loving the attention and for admitting that his behavior is unprofessional (his words, not mine).

  • S khan

    Till date none of any bloody review mentions Sebastian’s awesome performance——–Its like they are paid to not mention his name!! Sick of these self proclaimed critics who are so pathetically biased!. At least Seb has a huge legion of fans in East who appreciate his genuine talent!

  • Fro

    hahahaha BURN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Adam

    BvS was so much better.

    • Adam

      Anything is better than Marvel. It’s just terrible. I feel bad for people who think that Marvel actually makes good movies.

  • Keenen Waihoolanamalie Manley

    damn he wants that click bait hard, someone rescind this mans critic rights plz

  • The Tyrant Boss

    So 38 reviewers give positive reviews to Civil War, and the vast majority of these reviewers are from established, quite reputable publications.
    Then some clown from some clown site called “The Young Folks” wants to get attention……and he disagrees with 38 other reviewers?

    Not only does it make him look petulant, it undermines any of his credibility as a movie reviewer and it damages the reputation of the site.
    But if it was attention he wanted…he got it. Still pretty weak.

    • Robert O’Dell

      Not really.

  • vivek sharma

    He’s entitled to his opinion, i get it!
    What i don’t get is how he so underrates this movie yet claims that Cap:Winter Soldier is his all time favourite????
    Having seen both, i too would agree that Winter Soldier will be considered the superior film once it stands the test of time ….. BUT only just!
    These are two unique films of the same ilk. Not even in the way that Star Wars & Empire Strikes Back are … they are more so … in the way that Fellowship of The Ring and The Two Towers are.
    My point is that everyone will have a favourite out of the two BUT it’s unfathomable that someone can Love one and dislike the other!!!

    It stands out as the only Rotten review on Rotten Tomatoes.
    For that reason I clicked on to read this out of curiosity, expecting a well balanced opinion.
    Instead i would say the only thing toothless is this anaemic review.
    It won’t hurt the movie’s box office but i fear it has damaged the credibility of this (otherwise awesome) site.

  • PAC

    It is just so obvious for many reasons that this review is just negative to bring clicks to this website. It sad that someone would throw away their integrity and reputation just for clicks. I can maybe understand if the guy desperately needs the cash from the clicks he’s generated but it is really a short term gain and he will loose out in the long run. I hope RT picks up on what he’s done and bans him from posting anymore reviews. Poor form dude, poor form!

    • Robert O’Dell

      It’s only obvious to folks who refuse to believe someone might not share their opinion on a Marvel film. Assigning ulterior motives to explain why a negative review exists is a clear sign of denial that in the real world not everyone shares your point of view. To add to the proof that your grasp on reality is slipping, RT cannot ban a critic from posting their reviews. RT merely collects reviews from various sources and provides an average of positive/negative from the data.

      • PAC

        Why is my observation and opinion a denial and invalid? I certainly haven’t given a point of view on the movie at all so there’s no point of view for people to agree with or not regarding it. I do believe you may be losing your grasp on reality if you don’t believe people can have ulterior motives especially when money is involved which I’m sure it is when an article or review reaches a certain amount of clicks. Of course RT can’t ban someone from writing a review but they can choose not to add it to their listed reviews which they draw their data from. And just because you don’t agree with me doesn’t mean I’m not right.

        • Robert O’Dell

          I too am expressing my opinion and point of view. You can take it or leave it. I find your point of view as ludicrous as all the DC fanatics who insisted that BvS received all the negative reviews because Disney paid them off. All this assigning ulterior motives instead of accepting the obvious, that there exists the simple fact that there are various opinions on things, is denying reality.

          • Robert O’Dell

            Out of anything related to our discussion so you need to resort to amatuerish attempts at insults. I’m not in any of my comments defending this review. I don’t agree with it as I saw an advanced screening of the film and absolutely loved it. You not knowing what BvS has to do with it brings your comprehension skills into question. You voice an absurd theory about the reviewers’ motivation for giving this film a negative review just like the DC crowd did when BvS received all the negative reviews. It’s a perfectly legitimate and obvious comparison.

    • Gregory A. Swarthout

      Were the other critics giving the movie poor ratings on Rotten Tomatoes also doing it for the clicks?

      • PAC

        I read those reviews and going by the history of those reviewers and the way the reviews were written I believe them to be genuine reviews based on their own opinions which I have absolutely no problem with.

  • disqus_sgxa7tUdPD

    Who gives a crap. Have your own opinion. It doesn’t matter the reason’s for the review its not going to change your opinion of the movie or his. He wasn’t a big fan so what does that really matter?

  • Most annoyingly, the little darkness that does rear its head in the film ends up being a complete smoke and mirrors act. This movie is so toothless that you’ll probably pay for your ticket in a paper cup on the side of the road. When it finally decides to become the emotional story it should have been the entire time in the last fifteen minutes, it chickens out of delivering a legitimate emotional gut punch.

    So it’s every other Marvel film ever made?

    • Robert O’Dell

      I was praying it would be that good and it turned out to be even better!!!

  • Erron Black

    I just saw somebody post 140 reviews. This was the only negative one. Don’t think there’s really any point to reading this, do you?

    • Gregory A. Swarthout

      Not if you want to insulate yourself from differing opinions.

  • jimmybcmy

    why telling the movies is good but give low rating just because the movie couldn’t change everything? In fact, we don’t want it to change everything, we want the same thing — “Enjoy watching”

  • mattinacan

    ah congrats you got me. first negative on RT trying to get click, congrats you win. 2002 spiderman got you into films, what are you 17?

  • ×RockinRobyn×

    I love this guy, he wasn’t afraid to give his opinion knowing what would happen in the comments.

    • Corvo

      Yeah, it was not like he wants to get attention by saying gibberish…

      • Gregory A. Swarthout

        Are the several other critics giving Rotten reviews to the movie also saying gibberish?

  • JOE

    This reviewer was not bribed like the other reviewers.

    • Robert O’Dell

      Another knucklehead with these absurd conspiracy claims that he can neither substantiate nor provide a rational defense supporting it.

    • Corvo

      Actually he was bribed by Warner Bros to defend the BvS Lex Luthor…

  • I watched the movie today, and your review is totally spot on, sums up everything that I felt.

    It’s a enjoyable experience, but I can put past the wasted background and groundshaking moments they missed when chose the easy road.

  • After seeing the movie last night, I can totally understand why he’d rate it as he did. I agree with him, but I’d still rate it higher than a C, especially since this movie showcases the best superhero fight ever seen thus far.

  • Jonny Cortizo

    I agree completely with this review. First half great, bug men great, fight scene amazing, ending meh. It felt like a long tv episode of a Marvel show. What happens in the next episode? For me, I don’t really care. Disney wins, we lose.

  • Wen Sheng Foo

    Watched the movie and have to agree with the review. The action were visually nice and worth the ticket price but have to say it felt safe ie at no point there was any danger feel with all the jokes popping out. Plot is definitely shallow with one of the most ridiculous lame villian plot I have seen. Definitely a crowd pleaser for general audience and a kid friendly movie

  • Robb Cagle

    It must give you people extreme satisfaction to be the ONLY critics to hate this movie.

    • Gregory A. Swarthout

      At least 4 others to date on Rotten Tomatoes.

      • Robb Cagle

        Yes they have….now. But this site gave their review way before….for what it’s worth. This is just another example of a group of people who don’t get or understand the characters or the comics themselves.

        • Gregory A. Swarthout

          That’s true. Not getting or understanding the characters or comics is the only possible reason someone would give this movie a bad review. Food for thought.

  • potus

    “This movie is so toothless that you’ll probably pay for your ticket in a paper cup on the side of the road.”
    I don’t know what this even means. Is this something that TheYoungFolks know?

  • TwiZZZ

    One of the most pathetic click baits I’ve ever seen. Sorry dude, but you lost all your integrity as journalist with this review..that coming from a big DC fan.

  • D.D. Davis

    I wonder how the reviewer feels to be “that guy.” BB trollin’ hardcore!

    • Gregory A. Swarthout

      Are the several other critics giving Rotten reviews to the movie also trolling?

      • thegameplay ness

        A few others, yes.

      • Robert O’Dell

        Playing kinda loose and fancy free with the definition of several, don’t you think? Maybe a few, but several…I don’t think so.

        • Gregory A. Swarthout

          It fits the definition of several. Don’t take my word for it. Look it up!

          • Robert O’Dell

            I don’t have to look it up. Saying “several” is purposely misleading, done to try to fortify your false premise. In no way has there been several reviews that support this one. There have been a few but the overwhelming critical response has been the exact opposite f this one.

          • Gregory A. Swarthout

            *sigh* What exactly is my “false premise”? And I don’t know what your spin of “support this one” means; I just mentioned that there were several other reviews listed as Rotten. This is an accurate, verifiable fact.

          • Robert O’Dell

            “sigh” Love it when folks like you pretend to not know their own agenda when called out on it because they have know real verifiable data to prove their position. Again the verifiable fact is that there have been a smattering of negative reviews amongst an overwhelming amount of positive ones. Saying several is your way of trying to minimize the amount of critical acclaim the movie is receiving by exaggerating the minimal negative responses. That is the false premise you are trying to pass off off as accurate (not), verifiable fact.

          • Gregory A. Swarthout

            So I have an “agenda” and a “false premise” for pointing out that the movie has several negative reviews? Nobody has to take my word for it. All the data is there on Rotten Tomatoes. Read back to the beginning of this particular thread and you will see that the statement that this negative review is trolling, and the implication that any negative review would be trolling, is what prompted my response. You sounds very defensive. Have you seen the movie? I, myself, have not and am quite looking forward to it, particularly because of all the critical acclaim. But I’m not burying my head in the sand and pretending that the movie is all things to all people.

          • Robert O’Dell

            That’s how it appears from your comments. It’s a matter of semantics, I guess. RT is still at 95% which is not possible to obtain if there are SEVERAL negative reviews. 95% certainly indicates that there are some (a few) negative reviews but definitely not several. I stand by my contention that you are playing fast and loose with the word “several” to make it sound far worse than the actual fact of the matter.

          • Gregory A. Swarthout

            So you go with “some” and “few” but balk at “several”? My thinking is that if this is really a point you want to defend, I’d look up the meanings of those three words. What, pray tell, would be my motive for making it sound worse? I can’t even…

          • Robert O’Dell

            Again, rather than be condescending, which seems to be your nature, accept the fact that I am well aware of the definition of all three words. I also know what each of those words bring to mind to the average person. Some and few is interpreted as not too many by most. Several will be interpreted as many. You don’t have to have a Rhodes Scholar knowledge of language to be aware of that fact. What your motive would be is something only you could answer. But you not knowing how those words are commonly perceived, well, I can’t even….

  • Pats

    Wow this review is a bunch of garbage. Putting his gripes with the story to a side, the fact that he claims the acting is poor really shows what a terrible movie reviewer he is. It’s ok to dislike a film, but when it feels contrived just to stick out, perhaps get somebody a little more skilled to write for you. Maybe then the legitimacy of the review/website wouldn’t be questioned.

  • Stain48

    I already saw the movie and this writer is so wrong I don’t know if the both of us saw the same movie.

    This writer said the following:

    “However, it’s so concerned with keeping everything in line for future movies that it ultimately takes no risks, and I’m just about done giving rewards for that.”

    “This was the film that was supposed to change everything, and it changes absolutely nothing.”

    Now I don’t know if you guys have already seen the movie or not but if you haven’t, I suggest don’t read what I’m about to write because it is spoiler heavy. I don’t quite know how to counter this writer’s biased opinion without going into spoiler territory.

    SPOILER

    SPOILER

    SPOILER

    SPOILER

    SPOILER

    Now, at the end of the movie, after the fight between Captain America, Winter Soldier and Ironman that we saw in the trailer, Captain America smashed Ironman’s arc reactor, essentially winning that fight. As he and Winter Soldier were about to leave, Ironman called out to Captain America and said, “You don’t deserve that shield, my father made that shield!” So, what Cap did was he dropped that shield and went on his way with Winter Soldier.

    So, at the very end of the movie, although Captain America and Ironman are not exactly enemies, there aren’t friends also. They both went separate ways.

    So for the writer to say that the movie didn’t take risks for the future or didn’t change anything is just simply wrong. The Avengers are essentially broken up. Which means that everything is changed. For things to return to normal, a whole lot of creative writing will need to take place.

    Conclusion: This article writer is simply wrong and is clearly a pathetic DC fanboy.

  • Sara Johnson

    This review is borderline laughable. Michael Fairbanks is one of those guys that drank too much Snyder cool-aid (check his previous posts) and vowed to run a hit piece on Marvel’s next movie. I’m extremely disappointed you let this kind of person work for you. You should be ashamed TYF. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED!

    • Gregory A. Swarthout

      Would you say the to the several other critics giving Rotten reviews to the movie?

      • thegameplay ness

        I would, and, in particular, the review from Deborah Ross.

  • Cadman Gloria-dan

    Watched the film and found it to be very entertaining, both myself and my wife enjoyed every second.
    As for the reviewer well you cant be right all the time

    • Gregory A. Swarthout

      Your own opinion is always right on subject matters.

  • Typhoon Terry

    People are entitled to their opinions.

    I mean I have a friend that thought Transformers 4 was the best thing ever.
    People have different tastes. Some holds action above story and emotions. Some like seeing their childhood heroes brought to life. I’m talking about the DCEU fans.

    Personally I thought this film
    Was better than the dark knight series so yeah.

    But that’s just my opinion and if everyone’s opinion were the same, what would that say about the world?

  • Pad88

    I’m “Team Nobody” as well, but perhaps not for the same reasons you are. Obviously you didn’t seem to enjoy the movie as much as normal viewers and Marvel fanboys alike, which in turn makes you somewhat a “special” individual, which I’m sure that’s what you were aiming for. But anyways, be as you will, despise a great movie like this as much as you want, and although everyone has the right to express themselves and share your opinion, I will do the same by saying… you’re dead wrong. For me, I’m “Team Nobody” because the movie itself was so good, and although you clearly know that both sides have completely different views of events happening in the movie, I still equally root for both.

  • Psytrix

    Very accurate review that looks logically at this film from an unbiased standpoint. Anyone who flares up about it, has either 1. Not even seen the film or 2. Not have the ability to look past their own fanboyism.

  • jaxon

    I agree with this review, it didn’t take any risks. A fracturing of a friendship like this should have resulted in real game changing damage, but they just went safe to preserve their slate. Poorly written and directed like the outcome didn’t matter

  • Jake

    everything you say here is true i really wanted this film to be great but it is just riddled with flaws, formula, corny jokes and just filler that gets us to the next action scene. people let the fun overshadow all the flaws and this movie is fun but it isnt a great film at all

  • Colton McBryer

    “it’s so concerned with keeping everything in line for future movies that it ultimately takes no risks” This makes me laugh. It takes a big risk and a large turn from the usual when Zemo murders the other super soldiers, effectively shattering the Avengers from the inside. The usual being Zemo reactivates the super soldiers which brings the Avengers back together and reinforces Captain America’s ideals.

  • First Last

    Just watched this movie. Seemed mindless titanic drivel egotisically driven cultural inanity. A robot terminator power, that is the human soul?

  • Jimmy Wilson

    You fanboys are sad, I’m a MCU fan myself and this movie wasn’t great, deal with it.
    Winter Solider was better than this Smoke and Mirrors crap.

  • Tis Life

    I would have to agree with the reviewer. IT was average and didn’t add anything new to the franchise, pretty much an Avengers 2.5 and I thought the Avengers was ok. Though I do love Captain America, he is my favorite Marvel Super hero and was a bit disappointed that he didn’t feel like a main character because Tony Stark was more the main character sometimes. Captain America: Winter Soldier was amazing and I was expecting so much more depth, and emotion from this film. When there were heart felt moments, you didn’t have time to digest it and instead was thrown in a joke every second. I do like some jokes but it was constant and took away from feeling the weight/seriousness of the film.

    It was a fun film and that was it. I hope the next Captain America films they focus more on the actual main character. And if not call it Avengers 3.

    This reviewer was merely stating their opinion.

  • DarkoCool

    You’re absolutely right. Although personally my score would be a B +. The movie has no cojones. At least DC killed off Supes which took guts regardless of how you feel about the film. If you read the comics you know how Civil War ends. I honestly thought Cap was gonna go which would have had an actual impact in the MCU. The whole airport scene (which was fantastic) is basically just one big slap fight. The villain was interesting but why call him Zemo at all. Great review. Only thing i can’t agree with is the score.

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