Critics are praising Captain Marvel in first wave of reactions

Captain Marvel poster Brie Larson

Captain Marvel has been getting some flak from angry fans due to her comments about white men. This even resulted in them giving negative “reviews” on Rotten Tomatoes. Now that the social media embargo has lifted, what do the critics think? Well, they are pretty positive with quotes like “Totally Awesome,” “Retro and trippy,” “A unique and fresh take on an origin story,” and “Captain Marvel absolutely soars.” Some say that the cat and the villain are scene stealers.

We have ET host Ash Crossan relating to her “stubborn witty 90s kid” feel.

Fandango’s Erik Davis enjoys the ’90s vibe and thinks it’s funny and badass.

Entertainment Weekly’s Devan Coggan says it’s pure joy and appreciates Carol Danvers as a hero for little girls.

We Live Entertainment’s Scott Menzel says the movie feels very different compared to other Marvel films with a fresh take on an origin story.

Slashfilm’s Peter Sciretta also praises the film’s origin story and comments on the chemistry between Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson. He adds that the heart of the movie is her relationship with Lashana Lynch.

Heroic Hollywood’s Umberto Gonzalez keeps it short and simple.

And for those of you who miss Stan Lee, it looks like you’ll get a sweet tribute in the beginning.

Synopsis: 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. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and written by Boden, Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer from a story by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse. It stars Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Lee Pace as Ronan, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, Rune Temte as Bron-Char, McKenna Grace as young Carol Danvers, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson and Jude Law as the Starforce Commander.

Captain Marvel flies into theaters on March 8, 2019.

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