It's finally almost here. The most anticipated movie in Marvel history, Captain America: Civil War, comes charging into theaters on May 6, and the film has already won over just about everybody — despite not even being released yet. The movie currently sits at a near-perfect 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes after 35 reviews, a rating that, if it holds, will make it the best-reviewed Marvel movie yet. And what better way to celebrate the movie's impending success than with a bunch of awesome Captain America: Civil War gifs & memes?
2016 is being hailed as the year of the superhero movie, with two major blockbusters already in the bag. Deadpool kicked off the year with superb reviews and went on to become both the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time and the highest-grossing 20th Century Fox production ever. Then, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came along, and although its reviews were less than stellar, it still became a cultural phenomenon and is likely to gross around $900 million at the worldwide box office. But Civil War looks to be the cream of the crop, with the critical reviews, cultural clout, and box office potential to be the biggest movie of the year in every respect, period. So if for some reason you're not yet excited for the film, here are 18 reasons why you should be.
1. When You Realize This Will Be The Greatest Superhero Battle Ever
This is a comic book come to life, like, for real.
2. When Cap Shows Off His Ups...
Not bad for a 90-year-old.
3. And His Guns
Someone's been working out.
4. When The Action Is So Good You Literally Can't Even
Every other action movie can go home now. It's over. The genre is done.
5. When You Realize They Won't Make The Same Mistakes As That Other Fighting Superhero Movie
6. When Black Panther Shows Up & He's Bulletproof...
That's how they roll in Wakanda.
7. And Also A Total Badass
Actually, I guess technically that's how they roll in Wakanda.
8. When Spider-Man Shows Up...
It's about time.
9. And Proves He's Not Messing Around...
He certainly moves like Spider-Man, but is he funny?
10. Except When He Is
Check and mate.
11. When Falcon Shows Off A Fancy New Kick Move
Things are looking pretty good for Team Cap right about now.
12. But Black Widow Proves She's Still The Best At Fancy Kick Moves
You know what? I actually think Team Iron Man might be where the smart money is.
13. When RDJ Reveals What They're Really Fighting About
More like Tony Snark, am I right?
14. When Stuff Gets Real
That had to hurt.
15. I Mean Really Real
The Winter Soldier is clearly playing for keeps.
16. When You Realize This Movie Might Cost You Some Actual Friends
Get ready to start your own civil war.
17. When You Learn That Friendship Never Dies...
18. Until It Does
Annnnnd my heart just broke in half.
OK, if you're not sufficiently excited for the movie after this, then you need to have someone resuscitate you because you died and you're dead now. Hopefully you'll make it back to the land of the living in time to catch Captain America: Civil War in theaters.