(This review may contain spoilers).
I did, in fact, see the midnight showing of this movie. The buildup to seeing it was exciting, but I was also a bit apprehensive, having a fairly good idea of how the plot would go from reading the comics.
I liked that the movie went straight into the action and that I had the chance to see the Avengers working as a team. At the same time, I could understand both sides of the issue. What was kind of disappointing was that the movie seemed to be very much about Bucky… and not about the Superhero Registration Act. So although the action wasn’t quite as dark as in the comics, Steve’s point of view didn’t come across quite as valid in the movie.
Having seen them in the comics, I was particularly interested in seeing Wanda and Vision. I thought that their interactions were sweet and Wanda especially was sympathetic, considering that even her fellow Avengers referred to her as a weapon. While her powers were dangerous, I wouldn’t have said they were any more dangerous than the other abilities… and even though there was destruction caused by the team right at the start, it was difficult to say that they would have made things worse.
There was more humour than I was expecting there to be, considering the plot. I especially liked seeing Spider-Man in this movie, though considering the comics, I would have preferred seeing a slightly older version of him, since he isn’t perpetually a teenager. I also enjoyed seeing the Black Panther, though I would have liked a bit more detail about the culture he was from. It was also interesting to see how he fought on Tony’s side, but had his own reasons for doing so.
I enjoyed seeing Scott Lang put in an appearance and I would have liked to see him interacting a bit more with some of the others… though he had several amusing exchanges with Steve and with Tony.
This movie was really good to watch and I found I was drawn into the plot really easily. I would recommend watching it… but it isn’t a standalone movie and there are a lot of characters/sub plots you need to have a passing familiarity with.