Home Action Dystopian epic: Civil War by Ex Machina director Alex Garland is one of the most anticipated films of 2024 [Advertisement]

Dystopian epic: Civil War by Ex Machina director Alex Garland is one of the most anticipated films of 2024 [Advertisement]

by Mike

The hotly anticipated action dystopia from an absolutely exceptional director opens in just a few days. We tell you 3 reasons why Civil War is a must-see movie.
Civil War opens in cinemas on April 18, 2024 and promises to be one of the great film experiences of the year. Of the films with the highest number of reservations on Moviepilot in 2024, Civil War comes in at an impressive third place, behind only Dune: Part Two and Deadpool & Wolverine, which can already build on the interest generated by previous films. We show you 3 reasons why Civil War is so extraordinary

You can already secure tickets for Civil War here

1. Master director Alex Garland returns after Ex Machina and Extinction with the 50 million epic Civil War


(Civil War: Alex Garland (right)

The name Alex Garland has become a brand for thrilling, exceptional entertainment and is worth a visit to the movies for that reason alone. The Brit began his career as the screenwriter of The Beach and went on to write the screenplays for acclaimed end-time and sci-fi films such as 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd before becoming a filmmaker himself.

Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina created a buzz and Extinction remains one of Netflix’s most sensational sci-fi works to date. After his foray into the horror genre with Men, in Civil War he turns his attention to a dystopian idea that springs from the immediate present: What if a second civil war broke out in the USA from the hardened fronts of the political camps? With a budget of 50 million US dollars according to IndieWire, the trailer already promises that Civil War will trigger a devastating scenario.

Watch the trailer for Alex Garland’s Civil War here:

2 Civil War features a strong cast around Kirsten Dunst

Meanwhile, Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst chooses her film projects very carefully. Civil War is her first acting appearance since The Power of the Dog (2021). The role of photographer Lee, who sets off with her team on a road trip through the war-torn United States, must therefore have held a special appeal for her.

Her press team is also made up of exciting stars: From seasoned reporter Sammy (Stephen McKinley Henderson from Dune) to confident journalist Joel (Wagner Moura from Narcos) to up-and-coming photographer Jessie (Cailee Spaeny from Priscilla), the cast shines with acting talent. Nick Offerman (The Last of Us) as a tyrannical president and Jesse Plemons (Killers of the Flower Moon) as a dangerous militia supporter also impress in supporting roles.

3 Civil War is finally a movie without a franchise connection

Most blockbusters today are sequels, prequels, spin-offs or tied to a franchise in some other way. But the original story of Civil War stands on its own. This has the advantage that we are thrown into a movie with an uncertain outcome with a fresh perspective. When Kirsten Dunst’s team makes its way from New York to the White House in Washington D.C., no one is safe on their mission to interview the President. Because despite protective press passes, a lot can happen in the crossfire of the dictatorial government and the seceded states of California and Texas.

(Civil War: Alex Garland (right)

(Civil War: Alex Garland (right)

The first euphoric reactions to Civil War already promised a gripping and haunting war film that we have “never seen before” with its frighteningly topical idea. If that’s not a reason to buy a movie ticket immediately .

Civil War opens in German cinemas on Thursday, April 18, 2024. In just a few days, you can find out how the conflict in Alex Garland’s epic dystopian vision ends for the star-studded characters and the world

Related Posts

Leave a Comment