‘Captain America: Civil War’ MTV Spot Shows Fancy Teamwork And Menacing Crossbones
The Captain America: Civil War MTV Movie Awards spot revealed more greatness. The Captain America: Civil War MTV clip aired during the MTV Movie Awards and gave sharper focus to Captain America, Falcon, and Scarlet Witch. It’s fun to see how they work together to take out a group of mindless goons. They complement each other in ways that even the full Avengers team couldn’t top back when they got along. The other big reveal about the clip was the bone-crunching menace known as Crossbones. He is suited up and looking very problematic for Captain America and the crew.
The Russo brothers’ trademark style of directing is all over the new clip. They make Captain America and friends really seem down to earth. It really doesn’t look cartoonish at all. They basically know how to make all this superhero stuff seem like reality, so when you walk into that theater, you don’t find all that on-screen action hard to believe. Even the incredible magic that emanates from the hands of the Scarlet Witch looks believable. The Russo brothers have found the magic Marvel movie formula.
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As Variety reports, during a press event for Civil War, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was confident in his group of actors.
“I’ve said it before, and it’s only getting more and more accurate as cast members keep joining, there has never been an ensemble like this in cinematic history.”
As Rolling Stone reports, on the same night during the MTV Movie Awards, Suicide Squad also showcased a new trailer. Marvel and DC are taking different tones in their respective comic book movie universes. Some would say Captain America: Civil War was more impressive with the majority of its cast of kind-hearted superheroes being rather familiar to moviegoers by now. Suicide Squad was almost exactly the opposite, with its frightening-looking cast who live in a perpetual haunted-house mindset. But enough about that. If you listen, you can already hear the Captain America: Civil War victory party starting.
One-half of the Russo brothers directing team, Anthony Russo, gave his reasoning for why this film works, as reported by Variety.
“We knew we wanted to tell a very complicated story between Captain America and Iron Man and we’re big fans of balance in storytelling, movies that make us laugh and cry.”
Marvel is lining things up for the greatest cinematic experience to come out of the comic book shop. Almost all early reviews are completely positive. Marvel isn’t getting trashed. Reactions to the film are all fairly exhilarating. Of course, comics fans are also happy to see Spider-Man return to form. Some say he has never looked better. Critics are even daring to say that the new Spider-Man in Civil War is better than both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s crack at the character. While DC Comics brings around an older Bruce Wayne, Marvel does the opposite by bringing in a younger than expected Spider-Man.
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Even if you didn’t tune into the MTV Movie Awards, you can watch the Captain America clip after the fact. But why bother? The movie is here in less than a month. Leave a little something for the imagination. With Avengers: Age of Ultron and its slew of non-stop trailers, by the time the movie came to theaters, everyone knew the story. It was a letdown. Batman v Superman also somewhat had the same effect by revealing Wonder Woman and Doomsday earlier than necessary. But the Russo brothers are different. No matter what they might show you in trailers, it’s most likely still a way to fool your expectations. In Winter Soldier, they did that at every chance.
Captain America: Civil War comes to theaters on May 6 in the U.S., or earlier if you can get into one of the early screenings before the wide release.
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