Captain Marvel Review:
Captain Marvel is coming out in just 2 days and with the World Premiere being done, the review embargo has finally lifted. The Box Office projections are huge, and the Rotten Tomatoes Score is out, which means that people have already given their reviews. Talking about Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is stated as Certified Fresh, and currently, it stands at an 83% fresh score, with at least 200 more reviews to come in.
Captain Marvel has beaten all other recent movies since Infinity War when it comes to the presales tickets. It is being reported by Fandango that Captain Marvel is showing the highest pre-ticket sales since Avengers: Infinity War came out. And so, the estimated number of $150 Million for the opening weekend at the domestic Box Office does look achievable with ease.
Moreover, Captain Marvel is tracking a worldwide opening of $350 Million, so that’s pretty insane. Having done this, Captain Marvel will have pulled in its entire production and marketing budget, and it would be looking at a hefty sum of profit from there on out.
Well, we have something that will help these numbers even further. A while ago we got the reactions of all the big websites, and now we know what they really think of the film since the reviews are finally out. Here’s the review round up of Captain Marvel:
Comicbook.com – Brandon Davis
“In welcoming a female hero to the big screen as the centerpiece of her own film, Marvel Studios has an expansive and fun hit on its hands. Captain Marvel offers up a complex, heartfelt tale which will leave audiences (especially the young girls watching) feeling inspired and satisfied. This is a brand new type of hero for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and, while it doesn’t reinvent Marvel’s ever-successful formula, Captain Marvel is a brand new, exciting, and fresh adventure.”
Read the full review here.
Variety – Owen Gleiberman
“In Captain Marvel, Brie Larson radiates an ability that too many comic-book heroes never get the chance to show: the superpower of expression. She plays a Kree warrior, known as Vers (pronounced verse), who has been trained in the familiar comic-book-movie art of kicking cosmic butt (she specializes in leaping and flying martial-arts moves). Yet what you can’t help but notice, apart from the slithery bravura of her combat skills, is the feeling she brings to the fight. When she’s up against a gang of Skrulls, with her forearms locked inside a pair of molten cylinders, she’s game as hell, but then the cylinders come off, and it sparks a righteous ‘Yeah!’ and a grin of triumph. Larson seems to be saying: It’s a Marvel movie! If we’re not having an otherworldly blast, what’s the point?”
Here’s the full review.
The Atlantic – David Sims
“In recent years, it seemed like the ever-expanding Marvel cinematic universe kept finding exciting new territory to explore. As the long-running, multi-headed collection of superhero franchises rolled on, it exhibited inventive comedy in Thor: Ragnarok and Ant-Man and the Wasp, staggering scale in Avengers: Infinity War, and a genuine cultural-paradigm shift with Black Panther. With Captain Marvel, sadly, that streak is over. The 21st entry in Marvel’s galactic film empire, and the first focused on a female superhero (played by Brie Larson), is a perfectly fun time at the movies that deftly lays out the stakes of its new character for many future appearances. But more often than not, it feels a little routine.”
Read the full review here.
CNET – Patricia Puentes
“Let’s just say Captain Marvel was worth the wait. It’s two hours of pure female empowerment packaged with all the visual power you’d expect from a Marvel blockbuster. Brie Larson is fierce and effortlessly cool as a fighter-pilot-turned-space-warrior trying to discover who she really is. And it doesn’t hurt that Hole, Elastica and Nirvana set the beat with some of the biggest hits of the ’90s.”
Here’s the full review of CNET.
The Hollywood Reporter – Todd McCarthy
“Captain Marvel has two distinctions: It is the first Marvel Studios film to be built around a female superhero, and it is the least of the Marvel productions made since Kevin Feige took the reins and launched the brand into the stratosphere. The picture is not dull, exactly, just mundane, marked by unimaginative plotting, cut-rate villains, a bland visual style and a lack of elan in every department. Or put it this way: What Black Panther did for black representation in the superhero realm is not done for women in Captain Marvel. And if it came down to a one-on-one between rival franchise uber warriors Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel, there is no doubt who would inspire the heavy betting.”
Read the full review here.
Not all these people praise the movie a 100%, but the general consensus of the film is way above “Just Positive.” It is the difference between ‘Like’ and ‘Love’ as most people would end up liking the movie a lot but they might not love it to its core. Captain Marvel comes out on March 8.
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