Marvel’s first female-led film appears to be a home run with critics — but tragically fails to connect with the “misogynistic trolls who haven’t even seen the movie” crowd.
Over in the “Upside Down” crybaby men have been flooding review site Rotten Tomatoes with negative reviews of the yet-to-be-released Captain Marvel for the past few weeks — decrying the fact that the movie they have not seen a frame of was created by “SJWs” and that star Brie Larson “hated white men.”
But last night, legitimate reviewers got their first chance to see the actual film, and the early reactions to the movie are universally positive, with critics praising the acting performances of star Brie Larson, villain Ben Mendelsohn and … Goose the cat?
The films quirky vibe and ’90s setting also got a shout out from critics. In fact, for some of a certain age Carol was the first Marvel character they could really relate to.
While others noted that the mismatched pairing of cosmic Carol with down-to-earth Nick Fury gave the film a “buddy cop” feeling and her platonic relationship with Lashana Lynch’s Maria Rambeau gave the story heart (with additional shout outs to Mendelsohn and Goose.)
Finally, there was the question of whether Captain Marvel was truly the “strongest hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe” as promised by studio head Kevin Feige and how she will fare against the mad Titan Thanos who murdered half of all life in the galaxy with a single snap in Avengers: Infinity War.
This question was best answered by Mashable’s Angie Han.
Captain Marvel opens wide across the United States on March 8, 2019.