"Well, Thanos is f--ked," tweets one reporter after seeing the film.
Haters trying to rain on "Captain Marvel's" parade got a shock to their systems on Tuesday night, as the first social media reactions to the film flooded Twitter with praise.
As we previously reported, a group of trolls began trashing Brie Larson's standalone film before even seeing it, in reaction to the actress calling for more inclusivity during the movie's press tour. These toxic fanboys apparently saw her request as an attack on white men.
While official reviews won't be released until March 5th, a group of journalists got to watch the first screening of the movie on Tuesday night and tweeted out their initial reactions online following the film. The tweets were almost universal in their praise, setting the bar high for Marvel's first superhero film with a solo female lead.
See some of the early reactions below. "Captain Marvel" hits theaters March 8, 2019.
#CaptainMarvel has a great ‘90s sci-fi vibe w/ a tone unlike any other Marvel movie, really. It’s retro & trippy, mysterious & dorky. It’s funny in surprising places & badass in all the right places. It remains entertaining because it’s always changing. It’s got the right stuff pic.twitter.com/o7AvqYY63x— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel: Well, Thanos is fucked.— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) February 20, 2019
Realized something half way through #CaptainMarvel...the de-aging technology being used has become so seamless that I forgot it was being used. We are on the precipice of something both exciting and scary. Can only imagine what Scorsese will do with it in 'The Irishman'. pic.twitter.com/JvYbobhoXp— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) February 20, 2019
Fans of #CaptainMarvel comics are going to love the movie. Plain and simple.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) February 20, 2019
And in news that is very true to my brand, I would die for Goose the cat. #CaptainMarvel— Devan Coggan (@devancoggan) February 20, 2019
I can't wait to see who cries more, the triggered manbabies or Thanos.— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) February 20, 2019
Marvel does a prequel right, not overexplaining too much but giving us unexpected answers in interesting ways. MCU’s most multilayered villain story. A fun 90s soundtrack, but sometimes the song choices feel too obvious.— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel is a welcome addition to the #MCU. The movie is really well done with some great moments. #benmendelsohn steals almost every scene he's in. @brielarson literally shines in the role. So ready for #AvengersEndGame pic.twitter.com/GET0socRjl— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) February 20, 2019
The future of the MCU gets even brighter adding #CaptainMarvel to the mix. Really fell for @brielarson’s sass, strength & energy in the role. Same with @LashanaLynch too! Ben Mendelsohn is A+ casting as Talos. And yes, Goose is a scene stealer. 2nd viewing can’t come soon enough.— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) February 20, 2019
I would also like to confirm what others are saying. Goose the cat is definitely a scene-stealer but one that has a purpose. The entire supporting cast is terrific especially Sam Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lashana Lynch. They add plenty of humor and heart to the film.— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) February 20, 2019
Really loved #CaptainMarvel. It’s a little wobbly at times but only because it’s so ambitious. It’s beautifully constructed, hilarious and offers tons of surprises. @brielarson obviously rules but Ben Mendelsohn is the surprise MVP. pic.twitter.com/yQLQGl2Yt0— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel was a lot of fun! Just enough ‘90s nostalgia without overdoing it. Brie Larson is great. Ditto Sam Jackson & Ben Mendelsohn. Goose the cat is purr-fect. Some nice surprises and clever decisions throughout. Cool sci-fi elements. And funny! Thumbs up! pic.twitter.com/PzzxXir8pZ— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) February 20, 2019
#CaptainMarvel was my ultimate 90s nerd girl fever dream + a cat. 💕🐈 💫 ✈️ Ben Mendelssohn gives Samuel L Jackson a run for his scene-stealer $$$. But it’s ultimately cool AF to see @brielarson harness the power of being “just a girl” 👸 pic.twitter.com/bFHUwa3Gb8— Angelique Jackson (@angelique814) February 20, 2019
Oh, and yes, Goose is a brilliant scene-stealer— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) February 20, 2019
Some initial #CaptainMarvel reactions:— Kayti Burt (@kaytiburt) February 20, 2019
1. Cat people will love this movie.
2. Several truly magnificent music moments for this 90s kid.
3. Carol's hero moment was very cathartic/true to the female experience, imho.
4. The MCU feels more complete now that Carol is in it. ♥️
Facts: @brielarson is an unstoppable force as #CaptainMarvel. A supreme embodiment of the late 80’s to 90’s heroines that we looked up to, fully formed with agency and whose main relationship is with her best friend. So many girls are gonna see themselves, their struggle & fight!— Sabina Graves (@SabinaHasNoR) February 20, 2019