Marvel’s newest entry into their cinematic canon was screened for critics, and although there’s a review embargo in place, early reactions are all over Twitter. And they’re extremely positive. Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson have been praised for their “buddy cop” dynamic and Ben Mendelsohn has been singled out as “scene stealing.” Effusive tweets also mentioned the 90’s vibe, the soundtrack, and Goose the cat. One reviewer even compared the style to The First Avenger.
As we all know by now, Captain Marvel is the first film set in the MCU to have one of Marvel Comics’ female heroes as the lead. That little fact aside, everything that I’ve seen about the movie makes it look like a fun trip to the theater. Though I was a comic book geek in my youth, Captain Marvel is a character I never knew much about, so I’m looking forward to something a little different here.
Captain Marvel is set in 1995 and follows the story of Carol Danvers, who becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Marvel’s latest adventure hits theaters March 8, 2019
These reactions are spoiler-free, so check them out, True Believer!
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel is a great origin story. Brie’s buddy cop chemistry with @SamuelLJackson is so much fun and her relationship with Lashana Lynch is the real heart of it. Ben Mendelsohn and the cat both steal the show.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) February 20, 2019
The future of the MCU gets even brighter adding #CaptainMarvel to the mix. Really fell for @brielarson’s sass, strength & energy in the role. Same with @LashanaLynch too! Ben Mendelsohn is A+ casting as Talos. And yes, Goose is a scene stealer. 2nd viewing can’t come soon enough.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) February 20, 2019
Captain Marvel is a blast! Has some cool surprises that I definitely didn't see coming, and the mystery/origin it weaves is engaging and fun. Brie Larson is awesome, and makes a fantastic first step into the MCU #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/oqrRtgDQrp
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel has a great ‘90s sci-fi vibe w/ a tone unlike any other Marvel movie, really. It’s retro & trippy, mysterious & dorky. It’s funny in surprising places & badass in all the right places. It remains entertaining because it’s always changing. It’s got the right stuff pic.twitter.com/o7AvqYY63x
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 20, 2019
Captain Marvel is an effective Avengers prequel in some ways akin to the 1st Captain America movie. It’s pro-woman without being overdone with pre and post credit scenes that made me tear up and gave me goosebumps respectively pic.twitter.com/or2Oj7CdRV
— sonaiya kelley (@sonaiyak) February 20, 2019
Fans of #CaptainMarvel comics are going to love the movie. Plain and simple.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) February 20, 2019