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: Endgame. Needless 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!
#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
#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
There’s an earnestness to #CaptainMarvel that feels different than other MCU films. I got chills watching Carol Danvers get back up over & over & over again.
— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) 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
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) February 20, 2019
— Markeia McCarty (@markeiamccarty) February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel is a welcome addition to the #MCU. The movie is really well done with some great moments. #benmendelsohn steals almost every scene he’s in. @brielarson literally shines in the role. So ready for #AvengersEndGame pic.twitter.com/GET0socRjl
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) February 20, 2019
Some initial #CaptainMarvel reactions:
1. Cat people will love this movie.
2. Several truly magnificent music moments for this 90s kid.
3. Carol’s hero moment was very cathartic/true to the female experience, imho.
4. The MCU feels more complete now that Carol is in it. ♥️
— Kayti Burt (@kaytiburt) February 20, 2019
Full reviews of Captain Marvel won’t be available until March 5. The film hits theaters on March 8.