The Author of Marvel’s Civil War Likes X-Men: Apocalypse More Than the Latest Captain America Movie

Sunday, 22 May 2016 - 3:55PM
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X-Men: Apocalypse
Captain America: Civil War
Sunday, 22 May 2016 - 3:55PM
The Author of Marvel’s Civil War Likes X-Men: Apocalypse More Than the Latest Captain America Movie
Is there any bigger name in independent comics than Mark Millar? He established himself with works like Superman: Red Son and Marvel's Civil War, and since, he's been pumping out high quality independent books like Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Chrononauts, Jupiter's Legacy, Huck, and Empress. Basically every comic he writes has a movie deal before it even hits shelves.

Clearly, he has the qualifications to be considered an authority and expert on all things comics. However, he recently said something which the grand majority of comic fans (and comic book movie fans) would probably disagree with.    



That's right - Millar thinks X-Men: Apocalypse is the best movie since Guardians of the Galaxy, giving preference to it over the adaptation of Civil War. Of course, that's not to say that Millar didn't enjoy Civil War, though. In fact, he says that he "loved it."



Of course, this may come as a surprise to most as X-Men: Apocalypse has received fairly mixed reviews, and currently sits at a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes. Yet the film has found quite a few fans, and it looks like Millar certainly counts himself as one of them.  

Many might question why Millar would like X-Men: Apocalypse over Civil War, considering that he was the guy to pen one of the storylines that inspired the movie. Yet it has to be remembered that Civil War was really an adaptation of Millar's work in name only, as it hardly bore any resemblance to the storyline from the comics. So it's unlikely that Millar views Civil War as anything very personal - Marvel essentially just took advantage of Civil War's popularity and pasted the name on a Captain America movie to generate hype.  

All the same, Millar's love for X-Men: Apocalypse serves to accentuate how different movies appeal to different people, and that in an age when many moviegoers make posts about how certain films are "objectively" terrible or awesome, that really, it's all still opinion based (unless we're talking about the Schumacher Batman movies, of course).
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