Mark Millar: Captain America: Civil War Was Bleak


Mark Millar found Captain America: Civil War “bleak”.

The 46-year-old comic book writer was the brains behind the original 2006 Civil War story, and has slammed the 2016 Marvel superhero movie – which sees the titular Captain America (Chris Evans) feud with fellow Avenger Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) – for not featuring “the light as well as the shade” in the form of comic relief moments.

Mark placed the action feature in his ‘Didn’t Really Dig’ category of his blog post entitled ‘Millar’s Top 10 movies of 2016’.

Writing on his website, the writer said: “‘Civil War’ had a good opening twenty mins, but then I honestly can’t remember what the movie was about. It’s interesting the Russos (Joe and Anthony, the film’s directors) have a background in comedy because it’s really missing in these otherwise well-made pictures and very, very missed.

“I really hope this bleakness doesn’t extend into their two ‘Avengers’ pictures because what made that first ‘Avengers’ work was the light as well as shade and I’ll be sad if that’s all lost like it was in this picture. (sic)”

Meanwhile, the Kick-Ass writer did place Marvel’s Doctor Strange on his list, where it just scraped through in 10th place for being a “nice, fun Marvel movie”.

He wrote about the movie: “Just a nice, fun Marvel movie. The only comic-book flick to hit my top 10 this year, which feels weird, but the Marvel formula is a solid one and this was a nice hark back to before they went a little too dark and serious and had lots of nice jokes and a*****e-learning-to-be-a-hero leads. (sic)”

Mark’s top film of the year was Disney’s animated feature Zootropolis (Zootopia).

He said: “Cool, funny and ORIGINAL. I went in expecting nothing and came out texting all my friends to go and see it. Disney ruling the world again this year and as all eyes are on Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ and Pixar let’s tip our hats to Disney Animation who I genuinely think have far surpassed modern Pixar and where the action truly is again. (sic)”


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