You can believe the hype.
The highly anticipated Captain Marvel had its first Tuesday night, and the first viewers described it as different from all the other MCU films that they have seen before, and even more strange than expected.
The main takeaway? As Angie Han of Mashable …
Other critics and viewers thought the film had a strong sense of nostalgia for the '90s, and yes, you bet it will be very entertaining.
#CaptainMarvel really has a great sci-fi vibe from the '90s with a tone unlike any other Marvel movie, really. It's retro and trippy, mysterious and dorky. It's funny in surprising and badass places in all the right places. It's still fun because it's constantly changing. He has the right material pic.twitter.com/o7AvqYY63x
– Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 20, 2019
As you can imagine, Brie Larson is brilliant in the role of Carol Danvers, an Earthling who has gained powers but lost her memory. Your new hero is here.
It's despite herself stuck between episodes of the sitcom of the 90s friends, Apparently.
Despite the explosive action, #CaptainMarvel Carol Danvers of Brie Larson does not disappoint. She crushes her when she has only 10 minutes of screen taken between two full episodes of America's favorite sitcom, Friends. I can not wait to see her lead phase 4!
– Ben Mekler (@benmekler) February 20, 2019
Captain Marvel is an explosion! A few cool surprises that I certainly have not seen coming, and the mystery / origin that it weaves is engaging and entertaining. Brie Larson is awesome and makes a fantastic first step in the MCU #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/oqrRtgDQrp
– Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) February 20, 2019
Captain Marvel is everything I hoped for. This is unlike any other Marvel movie. An original and original version of an original story that feels new. Brie Larson is fantastic as Carol Danvers. It's one of my favorite Marvel movies of all time. #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/0ou7HU93MY
– Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) February 20, 2019
There is also applause for Ben Mendelsohn's performance as Talos, the leader of the Skrulls.
And not weird wacky like GOTG movies. Think more "Rey in endless mirrors" of scenes of the type The Last Jedi. Finally, finally, the MCU and a song of Nirvana are gathered (as wished by Kurt Cobain)
– Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 20, 2019
And you can expect that some cat named Goose will steal the show too.
The future of the MCU becomes even brighter by adding #CaptainMarvel in the mix. Really fell for @brielarsonSass, strength and energy in the role. Even with @LashanaLynch as well! Ben Mendelsohn is A + casting as Talos. And yes, Goose is a stage thief. The second visualization can not happen soon enough.
– Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) February 20, 2019
Initials #CaptainMarvel reactions:
1. Cats will love this movie.
2. Several really beautiful musical moments for this kid from the 90s.
3. Carol's hero moment was very cathartic / faithful to the female experience, IMHO.
4. The MCU feels more complete now that Carol is there. ♥ ️
– Kayti Burt (@kaytiburt) February 20, 2019
Even if Captain Marvel could include a whole new set of new characters, technologies and even a period we have not seen before, there are allusions to the MCU that you should be watching.
Simple mortals like us can see Captain Marvel in cinemas from March 8th.