‘Captain America: Civil War’ Honest Trailer: The Hero vs. Hero Movie That Everyone Loved

When Screen Junkies did their honest trailer on Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the professional roasters came up with nearly nothing bad to say about the film. In fact, it’s one of the rare honest trailers that absolutely praises the movie, rather than roast it down to the bone. Now Captain America: Civil War, which was an extreme success in all facets (critics, fans, and box-office) earlier this year, has gotten its own honest trailer treatment. While the film was near or on the same level as its predecessor, Screen Junkies has definitely taken a different approach this time around.

I without any kind of hesitation loved Civil War. I’ve seen it nearly a dozen times and am still contemplating whether or not it’s the best Marvel movie I’ve seen to date. Of course, I recognize the flaws it has, with the major being the villain. But in no way, shape or form do I agree with Screen Junkies’ stance that it’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a Marvel filter. If you’ve been following us on our site or podcasts, you know where I stand when it comes to Batman v Superman. You’ve heard my comments, positives, and negatives. Sure, there are similarities, obviously. But quite frankly, I just think they’re flat-out wrong. If they are so similar, why were they received so differently? Why is there no controversy or giant questions revolving around Civil War if that’s the case? Oh that’s right, there is no major plot holes or story issues, there wasn’t a horrible job of editing or even a “better” version that the studio didn’t decide to release theatrically. Oh that’s right, I see now.

Anyway, Screen Junkies has revealed their honest trailer for Marvel’s latest epic entry, Captain America: Civil War. It was directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and was finally released on Blu-ray and DVD this last week. Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts on it in the comments. What did you think of Civil War? Do you agree with Screen Junkies? Do any of their points make you think and possibly change your view? Sound off below!

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  1. This wasn’t a honest trailer. It was a dishonest trailer. It felt like Screenjunkies wanted to throw the enraged DC-fans a bone, but in doing so, they went for the Cinemasins method of half-truths, not watching the movie properly and unfunny jokes. That they had to make sex-jokes and bring in tumblr to fill the time says a lot, but what really angers me is that a lot of statements are simply not correct. There are consequences, half of the stuff they listed under Zemo’s plan aren’t part of it (and point 1. is his MOTIVATION not the plan itself), and they apparently missed the info that Zemo is a trained operative who used to lead a killing squad the way they kept going on that he somehow has the skills to do something. And why did they keep acting as if the airport fight is the only good part of the movie? It is not even my favourite part!

    The worst thing about this is that they actually overlooked a number of observations which are funny (or could have made to be funny). Like: How slow is the plane Cap and Bucky use if Tony has the time to go to the hospital, the raft and still manages to turn up in Siberia five minutes after them? But then, he also managed to travel from Germany to the US and back in 24 hours and found time making Peter a new suit along the way. And isn’t it convenient that there actually is a tape and Hydra is somehow in the possession of it?

    Also, Cap stole a car again! Two if the VW was also stolen. Why is it that in every single Captain America movie ever, Captain America is a car thief?

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