Disney has lifted the social media restrictions on Captain Marvel so critics are finally sharing their first impressions of the movie. Find out what they have to say for this upcoming Marvel superhero movie.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers who becomes a superhero after gaining cosmic powers. It is set during the 90s and serves as a prequel to the current generation of Marvel superhero movies. Captain Marvel will also pave the way for Avengers: Endgame, which is out on April 26.
The first impressions of Captain Marvel from the critics seem to be positive so far. They praise the movie and call out its weirdness and how it tries to be different from other Marvel productions. These are just social media impressions and as we saw with Glass, reviews usually show a different picture.
CAPTAIN MARVEL isn’t what I expected based on marketing. It’s pretty much an “all in” cosmic space movie. Also, it’s a lot weirder than I expected. Ben Mendelsohn is awesome as Talos.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 20, 2019
Just out of #CaptainMarvel. So many fun surprises I didn't expect + new (and old?) characters to love.
— Kara Warner (@karawarner) February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel was a lot of fun! Just enough ‘90s nostalgia without overdoing it. Brie Larson is great. Ditto Sam Jackson & Ben Mendelsohn. Goose the cat is purr-fect. Some nice surprises and clever decisions throughout. Cool sci-fi elements. And funny! Thumbs up! pic.twitter.com/PzzxXir8pZ
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel: Well, Thanos is fucked.
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) 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
#CaptainMarvel is pure joy. I cannot wait for the generation of little girls who will grow up with Carol Danvers as a hero.
— Devan Coggan (@devancoggan) February 20, 2019
— 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
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
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) February 20, 2019
So most of the critics seem to agree on the point that it is mostly an origin movie, so keep your expectations in check going into it. The movie will explore the origins of Carol Danvers and explain how she gets these power cosmic powers. It is also the solo women superhero movie from Marvel Entertainment, who were beaten by DC with Wonder Woman last year.
Captain Marvel will drop in theatres on March 8, 2019. It will be followed by Avengers: Endgame on April 26 where Captain Marvel reportedly plays an important role in the story as seen in the ending of Avengers: Infinity War.