‘Captain Marvel’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

Reviews of “Captain Marvel” tend to say the same thing: it’s good entertainment, but falls short of recent Marvel titles.

The film delivers a political message, but not to the degree of the firebrand subversiveness of “Black Panther.” And it’s an origin story that nicely elaborates on the Marvel mythology, but not to the scale of the epic “Avengers: Infinity War.” As of writing, the latest Marvel installment, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, carried an 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, about standard for the franchise.

The film lands right between “Thor” (77%) and “Black Panther” (97%).

Almost every critic seems to laud the performances of the impressive ensemble cast.

Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, alongside Samuel L.

Jackson, Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn, and Jude Law.“Captain Marvel” flies into theaters on March 8, and is expected to bring in between $115 million and $125 million in its opening weekend.

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