Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero film, Captain Marvel, has been enduring sexist troll bombing from people who haven’t even seen the thing, but after critics screened the movie, the real picture is becoming clear. That is, this film is not only a game changer but signals that the MCU is only getting started as Phase Three prepares to wind down with Avengers: Endgame.
Indeed, critics unleashed their tweeted reactions after screening Captain Marvel on Tuesday, and everyone sounds thrilled with what directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have done. Marvel and Disney have also done a marvelous job at not only concealing much of the movie’s charm and story but appear to have added the perfect dash of nostalgia. According to these tweets, a two-eyed Nick Fury and Goose the cat show plenty of heart together, the ’90s soundtrack is on point, and Carol Danvers herself — who the Russo Brothers feared would be too powerful — should strike fear into Thanos’ soul.
UPROXX’s own Mike Ryan reveals how the movie’s “a lot weirder than I expected” while revealing that Ben Mendelsohn’s a surprise MVP.
Did someone say, “Thanos is f*cked”? That would be coming from Mashable Deputy Entertainment Editor Angie Han.
“Fans of #CaptainMarvel comics are going to love the movie,” tweeted ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis. “Plain and simple.”
The chemistry between Nick Fury and Goose the cat truly seems to be off the hook with Goose singled out as a “scene stealer.”
From there, critics reveal a Winter Soldier cameo, several episodes of Friends (?!) housed within the movie, and a fittingly kickass superheroine who’s soared into the MCU in a well-executed prequel. Here’s what people are going to adore when Captain Marvel flies into theaters on March 8.