Captain Marvel is one of those movies that’s already dividing audiences. In some ways, it was dividing audiences even before it hit theaters, with silly political drama stirring up some corners of the internet into a bit of a tizzy.
But I’m not interested in the political drama or whether Brie Larson is “anti white male” (she isn’t) or what makes some people angry about a Captain Marvel movie (who cares?) I’m interested in whether or not this is a good film (it is!)
I went to the movie with my kids last night with relatively low expectations. Or should I say . . . no expectations? Early reviews were mixed, though at the time of this writing Rotten Tomatoes gives Captain Marvel an 81% “Fresh” rating, which is perfectly fine. We’ll see what the Cinemascore is soon enough.
I was pleasantly surprised. This is not, by any means, my favorite MCU film. It is no Black Panther or Guardians of the Galaxy. It fails to reach the visual heights of Dr. Strange or the emotional poignancy of Avengers: Infinity War. And yet, despite not being the best at any one thing, Captain Marvel is surprisingly fun, funny and charming with some great action sequences.