Captain Marvel reviews are up with mainly positive reviews

Captain Marvel poster Brie Larson

Captain Marvel has been the subject of controversy before it’s even coming out into theaters. Brie Larson made a comment about how there are too many white men at the press events, which led to angry fans leaving negative comments on Rotten Tomatoes. This resulted in the aggregated review site making changes to the audience section where users can only comment until the film comes out. However, the presales for the film is doing great, beating out Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Deadpool. today, the review embargo has lifted for Captain Marvel, and the reviews are coming in. Most of them are positive, but there are a few who thinks Brie Larson’s performance was flat. We’ve rounded up a bunch of reviews from different pop culture sites and a few from the standard outlets. Check them out below.

JoBlo’s Movie Emporium – “CAPTAIN MARVEL may not be the most thrilling adventure in the MCU filmography, but it’s likely to please a ton of fans looking for a little bit of empowerment and inspiration.”

CBR – “If Captain Marvel is indicative of the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then the franchise is more vital and impressive than it has ever been.”

Birth.Movies.Death – “Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have managed to create a rousing, fun superhero saga that earns the right to be viewed without needing conditions, asterisks or equivocation to evaluate its artistic worthiness – both alone and as a part of the MCU.”

Den of Geek – “This movie is no Black Panther or, if we’re expanding the field of comparison, Wonder Woman… Luckily, Captain Marvel doesn’t have to be better than all of the MCU’s previous films to be something enjoyable.”

ScreenRant – “Captain Marvel has all the usual MCU humor and action (with a few surprises), and plenty of girl power moments in Larson’s strong performance.”

FanboyNation – “Brie Larson delivers a performance full of depth and nuance that will stand as one of the best in the superhero genre.”

Slashfilm – “It takes a few wild swings for the movie to finally land, but once it does, it becomes a fun, brisk, and engaging movie – though one nestled comfortably within the Marvel movie formula.”

ScreenCrush – “Mendelsohn and Jackson are both so good, they’re basically worth seeing all on their own.”

New York Times – “It’s not too long, not too self-important, and benefits from the craft and talent of a cast that includes Annette Bening, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn.”

Refinery29 – “Larson carries a difficult role with a grin and a swagger that matches Tom Cruise’s in Top Gun.”

TIME Magazine – “Larson does get a few opportunities in Captain Marvel to be that regular, flawed-but-strong human-there just aren’t enough of them, and they’re hardly the focus of the movie.”

US Weekly – “It succeeds more as an amusing fill-in-the-blanks Marvel backstory provider than a confident, stand-alone tale of a woman discovering her fierceness.”

Our very own Mark Pacis thinks Brie Larson struggled a bit, but he enjoyed it overall.

Nerd Reactor – “It’s just unfortunate that star Brie Larson struggles a bit here. She’s typically a great actor (see: Room and Free Fire), but she tends to struggle when it comes to films that require a lot of special effects (see: Kong: Skull Island). It’s ultimately an inconsistent effort.”

“Overall, Captain Marvel is an enjoyable and action-packed ride through the 90s. There are some issues with the film that could’ve easily derailed the film. Regardless, the pros do far outweigh the film’s cons. Captain Marvel a good addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Screen Junkies – “A bit of a misstep at a very crucial time.”

The Hollywood Reporter – “The picture is not dull, exactly, just mundane, marked by unimaginative plotting, cut-rate villains, a bland visual style and a lack of elan in every department.”

Collider – “While the film suffers from bland direction and a convoluted script, Brie Larson’s brash performance makes Captain Marvel a worthy addition to the MCU.”

Cinemablend – “A fantastic hero debut within a spectacular and twist-filled, 1990s-set adventure.”

Nerd Report had issues with Brie Larson’s flat performance.

Beyond the Trailer felt that Brie Larson’s performance felt off and says that her character is a Mary Sue. However, she still has praises for the film. “When she’s not trying (and failing) to do a Robert Downey Jr impression, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is a hero who doesn’t hesitate – which is pretty darn cool.”

Jeremy Jahns believes that he would have had a better time watching the film if he was drunk. This is what he thinks of the film: “[The] filmmakers think that in order to make someone look strong, you need to make them emotionless, and I just don’t agree.”

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.

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