It's almost time for Captain Marvel, the last entry of the Marvel Film Universe, which will be released in cinemas. The film, which stars Brie Larson as an eponymous superhero, is long overdue, as it is the first movie directed by a woman in the MCU. The first critical critics of the film have arrived. So let's see what the public says about Captain Marvel.
What is Captain Marvel sure?
The film, first announced in 2016, follows Carol Danvers, pilot of the Air Force. It takes place in the 80s and 90s and illustrates Carol's team with SHIELD agent Nick Fury. While most details are kept secret, we know that Carol will get her powers from a source from another world and that the alien races Kree and Skrull will come into play, as illustrated in the comics.
Brie Larson is Captain Marvel
Although the first character to have taken the title of Captain Marvel was a man, the most recent comic iterations saw a woman, Carol, donning the costume. The MCU had always planned to adapt this version of the hero. Award-winning actress Brie Larson was chosen to play the role and expressed only a positive attitude towards the wonder and the movie.
Angry cartoon fanboys
His rival, DC, had to face many controversies before (and after) the publication of Wonder Woman, the trolls were particularly naughty Captain Marvel. Before the release of the film on March 8, a series of negative reviews of the audience of Captain Marvel appeared on Rotten Tomatoes, coming from people who have not seen the movie yet. Accounts say things like, "Looks like their[sic] ready to ruin a franchise !! "and saying" It will be terrible and yet critics will praise the film because they are paid[sic] by wonder. "
Backlash against Larson
Much of the anger towards the film is directed against Larson herself. In an interview with Keah Brown for Marie Claire UK, Larson said she wanted to diversify the reporters she was talking to, creating a more inclusive newsroom and, hence, more inclusive journalism. The film critic is known to be "an extremely white man", as Larson pointed out.
Apparently, it bothered many whites online. Some of the public comments for Captain Marvel on rotten tomatoes expressed anger, saying, "Larson was clear … men should not attend this movie" and "Brie Larsen[sic] made a lot of political statement so my political statement wil[sic] do not see this movie. "
Nevertheless, the first wave of criticism has now seen the film, which is highly praised. Larson received props for his performance, as well as his character's friendship with Nick Fury, the 90s set and, of course, his cat, Goose.
After seeing the film, journalist Markeia McCarty could not say enough good things about Captain Marvel. She speaks of her universal appeal, saying that it is "not a women's empowerment film"Exclusively, but" a reinforcement of oneself. "
While some pointed out the power and capabilities of the character, indicating that Thanos had met Captain Marvel tied, others were focusing on nostalgia, pointing out that (as a kind of spoiler alert!) friends are played in the background.
Overall, critics seem to agree that there is so much to gain from a movie like Captain Marvel. From his seriousness to just being "absolutely awesome," Captain Marvel is about to be a revolutionary movie across the board, despite what the trolls can say.
Check out the cheat sheet on Facebook!