Captain Marvel Reactions Hint at Trippy, Truly Epic Cosmic Adventure

We’ve been waiting a long time for Captain Marvel. Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers is the first female superhero to get top billing in a Marvel film, and her Captain Marvel is arguably the most powerful superhero in the MCU. She was teased at the end of the MCU-shattering Avengers: Infinity War as the Avengers best possible hope. She’s definitely the most likely person to help the Avengers live up to their name and get back at Thanos in Avengers: EndgameNeedless to say, expectations have been high for Captain Marvel, and now we finally have a sense of whether or not Carol Danvers will fly Higher, Further, Faster. In short—she does.

The first reactions are here, and we’ve rounded a bunch of them up—spoiler free of course—to give you a sense of what people are saying. People are enthused about Captain Marvel. People are stoked (90s reference!) about Brie Larson in the title role. She literally glows and metaphorically glows. Lots of people were really taken back by how super ambitious and winningly weird the movie is. Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have captured something new for the MCU.

Then there’s the unsurprising but nevertheless great news. We assumed that Larson would be fantastic. We knew Samuel L. Jackson would be great. We told you her cat Goose steals the show. We are very the least bit surprised that Ben Mendelsohn apparently steals every scene he’s in. We are thrilled to hear how much people love Latasha Lynch’s Monica Rambeau. Onto the reactions!

Full reviews of Captain Marvel won’t be available until March 5. The film hits theaters on March 8.


Bryan Abrams

Bryan Abrams is the Editor-in-chief of The Credits. He's run the site since its launch in 2012. He lives in New York.