Marvel's first solo female-lead film starring Brie Larson is already receiving raves among early reviewers

By Eric Todisco
February 20, 2019 11:36 AM

The first batch of Captain Marvel reviews are in — and they’re out of this world!

The Marvel film, which is set to hit theaters March 8, was screened for the first time by various press in New York City and Los Angeles, and the Brie Larson-led superhero adventure is receiving positive feedback across the board.

“#CaptainMarvel is (takes deep 90s breath) TOTALLY AWESOME,” Ash Crossan of Entertainment Tonight tweeted. “Never related to a Marvel character quite like Carol. She’s the stubborn witty 90s kid I like to think I am.”

IndieWire‘s Kate Erbland also had a strong take on the superhero film, saying it was a “different and weirder spin on the origin story narrative, and that’s a good thing.”

While Larson unsurprisingly received positive feedback for her lead role as Carol Danvers, another actor has also been identified for their strong performance in the film: Ben Mendelsohn.

“I can’t get over how great Ben Mendelsohn is,” tweeted Mike Ryan of Uproxx.

“I was worried he was just going to be one of those Marvel villains with alien makeup, but that’s not the case at all,” he added. “This movie doesn’t work without him.”

Credit: Carol Danvers/Captain Marve

Mendelsohn, 49,plays Thoros in the film, the leader of the shape-shifting villainous aliens Skrulls.

Perri Meniroff of was so enthusiastic regarding the film and the cast that he was ready for round two, tweeting “2nd viewing can’t come soon enough.”

The film, which chronicles Danvers becoming Captain Marvel when Earth is caught between a galactic conflict, also stars Lee Pace, Gemma Chan, Clark Gregg and Samuel L. Jackson.

Captain Marvel flies into theaters March 8.