Marvel’s blockbuster adaptation of Civil War was one of the biggest hits of the year, but it turns out the comic’s original creator wasn’t really a fan.
Mark MIllar, who wrote the main Civil War series for Marvel Comics back in 2006-2007, wrote on his personal blog that he didn’t enjoy the “bleakness” the Russos brought to the concept in Captain America: Civil War. Which, yeah, he kind of has a point. The Russos come from a comedy background (check out their excellent contributions to Community as a reference point), but Civil War was largely a dour affair (though there were certainly some light moments, most notably the introduction of Spider-Man).
Check out an excerpt from his comments below:
"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 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.”
Though he wasn't a fan of Civil War, Millar did enjoy Star Trek Beyond, The Jungle Book and Doctor Strange. So, there's that. What do you think of Millar’s mini-review of Civil War? Is he nitpicking, or really onto some faults here?