Critic scores for Captain Marvel are coming in, and the Tomatometer has the film sitting at 89% currently after 78 reviews.
There are 70 “fresh” reviews and eight “rotten” reviews.
Here’s what some of the reviews marked “fresh” are saying:
David Sims in The Atlantic writes, “More of a solid building block for future endeavors than a must-see solo adventure.”
Anne Cohen of Refinery29 has high praise, “Larson carries a difficult role with a grin and a swagger that matches Tom Cruise’s in Top Gun.”
John Campea states, “An important Marvel movie that connects a lot of dots the MCU has generated over 20+ films. Not one of the TOP tier MCU films, but a solid and entertaining one nonetheless.”
Matt Donato writes for We Got This Covered, “Captain Marvel is a recorded mixtape of familiar MCU beats that sets Carol Danvers up for success, but as a period standalone, struggles to be anything we haven’t yet seen from superhero cinema.”
Brian Lowry at CNN writes, “”Captain Marvel” ultimately feels more obligatory than inspired, a movie that basically gets the job done and little more.”
Grace Randolph from Beyond the Trailer states, “When she’s not trying (and failing) to do a Robert Downey Jr impression, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is a hero who doesn’t hesitate – which is pretty darn cool.”
Doug Jamieson of The Jam Report states, “With an endearing heart that’s impossible to resist and a glorious leading lady steering the ship, ‘Captain Marvel’ is an imperfect but supremely entertaining blast.”
And here’s a look at the “rotten” reviews.
Johnny Oleksinki in the New York Post writes, “The character, even when kicking ass, is a total bore.”
Lindsey Bahr for the Associated Press writes, “The first female-led movie of the MCU deserved more.”
Todd McCarthy in The Hollywood Reporter says, “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.”
Joshua Rothkopf with Time Out writes, “Scenes between Fury and Larson’s Carol Danvers, rediscovering her human past, are oddly inert, and the film’s much-vaunted feminism, promised in months of run-up advertising and interviews, gets short-shrift.”
What do you think of the critic score and their thoughts on the movie? Do you think this bodes well for Disney’s Captain Marvel?