Captain Marvel first reactions: Brie Larson wins praise as new MCU film screened to press

'I cannot wait for the generation of little girls who will grow up with Carol Danvers as a hero'

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 20 February 2019 08:19
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While the review embargo remains in place for Captain Marvel, Disney has gracefully (and tactically) allowed early viewers to post their reactions on Twitter.

Those who have seen the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment (MCU) – the majority being American journalists – are raving about the film.

The majority of praise has been poured upon Brie Larson’s leading superhero, Carol Danvers.

Other actors mentioned by multiple critics include both Ben Mendelsohn (who plays the film’s villain, Talos), and Lashana Lynch (who plays Maria Rambeau, an air pilot and Carol’s best friend).

“The future of the MCU gets even brighter adding Captain Marvel to the mix,” writes Collider’s Perri Nemiroff.

“Really fell for Brie Larson’s sass, strength and energy in the role. Same with Lashana Lynch too! Ben Mendelsohn is A+ casting as Talos. And yes, Goose is a scene stealer. Second viewing can’t come soon enough.”

Devan Coggan, a writer for EW, wrote: “Captain Marvel is pure joy. I cannot wait for the generation of little girls who will grow up with Carol Danvers as a hero.” See more reactions below.

Captain Marvel also stars Jude Law, Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, and Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva.

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