It's been seven months since Captain America: Civil War was released in theaters, but Civil War comic book writer Mark Millar has only now released his review of the film as part of his rundown of the best films of 2016 on his Millarworld blog. But lest you think the Marvel blockbuster made his list, Millar included it in his list of films he "didn't really dig."
"Civil War had a good opening twenty mins, but then I honestly can't remember what the movie was about," wrote Millar. "It's interesting the Russos 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."
Captain America: Civil War only loosely adapted Millar and McNiven's story, borrowing the theme and title but eschewing many of the characters and subplots. It received positive critical reception, and banked over $1 billion at the international box office, making it the top grossing film of 2016.