No Surprise Here: The Initial Reactions To ‘Captain Marvel’ Are Overwhelmingly Positive

This may come as a shock to some, but apparently, the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie starring an Academy Award-winning actor as an iconic and beloved character is pretty damn good. Shocking, right?

While Captain Marvel, the latest movie from the Marvel money-printing factory, is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 8, early reactions have already begun to pour out on the internet, and it should come as a surprise to no one that they’re overwhelmingly positive.

Starring Brie Larson as the titular Captain Marvel, the story follows Carol Danvers as “she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.”

According to the movie’s official synopsis, “set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

And if the early reactions are any indication, this “unseen period” in MCU history is supposedly pretty damn awesome.

Mike Ryan, an entertainment writer for Uproxx, said in a tweet that “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.”

I can’t get over how great Ben Mendelsohn is. I was worried he was just going to be one of those Marvel villains with alien makeup, but that’s not the case at all. This movie doesn’t work without him.

— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 20, 2019

Mashable Deputy Entertainment Editor Angie Han kept it simple by merely tweeting that “Thanos is f*cked.”

Perri Nemiroff, who works for Collider, gave a more in-depth description of the flick on Twitter:

“The future of the MCU gets even brighter adding #CaptainMarvel to the mix. Really fell for Brie Larson’s sass, strength & energy in the role. Same with Lashana Lynch too! Ben Mendelsohn is A+ casting as Talos. And yes, Goose is a scene stealer.”

Check out more initial reviews of Captain Marvel below to help yourself decide whether you want to go check it out when it hits theaters on March 8. Given that Carol is shaping up to be the Avengers ace in the hole against Thanos, you almost kind of have to.

Love the cat, love Sam Jackson, LOVE Ben Mendelsohn, but honestly I’m calling Lashana Lynch as MVP. She brings an emotional weight to the film that is needed and transforms the entire movie upon arrival. Definitely need to see more of her#CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/QeEzUBM8O1

— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) 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

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

Really loved #CaptainMarvel. It’s a little wobbly at times but only because it’s so ambitious. It’s beautifully constructed, hilarious and offers tons of surprises. @brielarson obviously rules but Ben Mendelsohn is the surprise MVP. pic.twitter.com/yQLQGl2Yt0

— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) February 20, 2019

Despite explosive action, #CaptainMarvel is a character piece & Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers does not disappoint. She crushes it, despite having only 10 mins of screen time sandwiched between full episodes of America’s favorite sitcom, Friends. Can't wait to see her lead Phase 4!

— Ben Mekler (@benmekler) February 20, 2019

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