Posted by:
Matt McGloin

Captain America: Civil War Has Frame Rate Visual Effects Problems


Haven't seen this yet reported in the main stream, so here it is.

I noticed something was off regarding the visuals for Captain America: Civil War, especially for the Cap/Winter Soldier/Black Panther chase scene and the Crossbones scenes.

I watched Captain America: Civil War in 2D and noticed the issues. My first thought was some sort of frame rate issue, possibly too fast? It seemed to happen more in the beginning of the movie, or it's possible my eyes adjusted as the movie progressed.

Likewise, our movie reviewer Lawrence Napoli noticed the problems in IMAX 3D -- so much so that he was getting sick because of it.

Now reports are hitting Twitter and Reddit about the problem.

Max Landis even tweeted about Black Widow looking off in the funeral scene:

question: Did anyone else think Black Widow's body looked weirdly digital in the funeral scene in Civil War? Anyone else notice this?"

Yeah this is what I meant. Black Widow looked...stretched.

I've noticed a couple posts on reddit about it as well, with one complaining about Captain America: Civil War "ghosting" issues:

Did anyone else notice a lot of ghosting problems in the first part of the action sequence with cross bones? It felt like it was missing a lot of frames and had a lot of weird ghosting.. very faint but you can see it. as the movie went on i didn't notice it anymore but it was very jarring.

Doing a quick search I came across the fact that Captain America: Civil War was the first movie to use the new Imax/Arri 2D cameras. Not sure if those are to blame or not.

Anyone else notice?

"Captain America: Civil War" has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.


Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.