It's almost the last stop on the Captain Marvel taster train: it's true, Captain Marvel's first reactions to the world are there for the lucky ones who saw Carol Danvers' MCU debut a few weeks before their general release.
It's March 8 for the rest of the world, but you can take a quick look behind the curtain, as a dozen of them chose Twitter to reveal excerpts of what they thought of the adventure cosmic Brie Larson. Are you ready? Soft spoilers for Captain Marvel follow …
What is the general reaction?
You can breathe easily. Of course, the first reactions will surely be a little more positive than those of the general public, but it is always reassuring to learn that Marvel managed to hold what could have been a difficult landing. The 90's setting works; Brie Larson is great, and even comic book lovers have everything to gain – the future is bright.
#CaptainMarvel is a pure joy. I can not wait for the generation of little girls who will grow up with Carol Danvers as a hero.February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel 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. That's the good thing pic.twitter.com/o7AvqYY63xFebruary 20, 2019
Captain Marvel is an effective pretext for the Avengers, which looks like Captain America's first film. It's a pro-woman without being exaggerated with scenes before and after the credit that made me tear and gave me goosebumps respectively pic.twitter.com/or2Oj7CdRVFebruary 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/0ou7HU93MYFebruary 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel comics fans will love the movie. Clear and simple.February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel is (takes a deep breath of the '90s) TOTALLY AWESOME. Never related to a Marvel character like Carol. She's the stubborn child of the 90s that I like to think about. pic.twitter.com/H6Q9s90KHAFebruary 20, 2019
Although there is obviously no intrigue in the details (unless you want Marvel to pick you up), things are not going to seem to be happening as far as we expect from a previous movie . The surprises are many! Something that may not be a surprise? Goose the cat has a lot of fans.
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 #CaptainMarvel MCU pic.twitter.com/oqrRtgDQrpFebruary 20, 2019
Really liked #CaptainMarvel. It's sometimes a bit unstable, but only because it's so ambitious. It is beautifully built, hilarious and offers tons of surprises. @brielarson obviously reigns but Ben Mendelsohn is the surprise MVP. pic.twitter.com/yQLQGl2Yt0February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel was very fun! Just enough nostalgia of the 90s without doing too much. Brie Larson is awesome. Same as Sam Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn. Goose the cat is purring. Some good surprises and smart decisions all along. Cool science fiction elements. And funny! Thumbs up! pic.twitter.com/PzzxXir8pZFebruary 20, 2019
Here is a comparison of The Last Jedi – wait, come back!
One of the most nuanced reactions comes from Mike Ryan of Uproxx. Not only does it imply that the trailers are a little misleading because things are more cosmic than we would have imagined, we could also head to the Star Wars territory: the last Jedi when it's over. It's about tripping scenes.
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)February 20, 2019
A bad guy to watch
Ben Mendelsohn has a track record of brilliant villains. From Ready Player One to Star Wars: Rogue One and beyond, it seems ready to be someone you love to hate in any blockbuster. Here he plays shouting Skrull Talos, and he receives rave reviews.
#CaptainMarvel is a beautiful story of origin. Brie's buddy chemistry with @SamuelLJackson is so much fun and his relationship with Lashana Lynch is the heart. Ben Mendelsohn and the cat steal the show.February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel is a welcome addition to the #MCU. The film is really well done with good times. #benmendelsohn steals almost every scene in which he finds himself. @brielarson literally shines in the role. So ready for #AvengersEndGame pic.twitter.com/GET0socRjlFebruary 20, 2019
Light spoilers here, but the film begins with a tribute to Stan Lee. Captain Marvel is the first MCU movie since Stan's death. So it seems normal to open the discussion with himself.
#CaptainMarvel begins with a very moving homage to Stan Lee, which Marvel fans will love. pic.twitter.com/yXDScRwiwWFebruary 20, 2019
The last word
Hello Thanos Bye, Thanos.
#CaptainMarvel: Well, Thanos is fucked.February 20, 2019
Captain Marvel could very well launch a series of fantastic new Marvel moviesSo why not check what's in store?