‘Captain Marvel’ is a huge hit, opened with about $160 million at the domestic box office

Pete Davidson holds hands while out with girlfriend Kate Beckinsale

An underreported story this year is that before this weekend, the 2019 box office was majorly struggling and underperforming. Despite the cries from studios that they’re just making the lowest-common denominator (all-white-bro) films people want to see, few people have wanted to see the movies on offer in the first two months of the year. Captain Marvel is a big change – the film hit all of its domestic and overseas box office predictions and then some:

Captain Marvel is headed for a heroic debut of $155 million to $160 million at the domestic box office after earning $61.4 million on Friday. Even at $150 million, the first female-fronted superhero pic from Marvel Studios and Disney would land the second-best opening of all time for a comic book adaptation starring a new character behind Black Panther ($200 million), as well as the seventh biggest for any title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe behind the three Avengers movies: Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3, not adjusted for inflation. Other stats: the movie looks to rank among the top 20 domestic openings of all time.

Captain Marvel’s Friday gross included a mighty $20.7 million in Thursday previews. (DC’s Wonder Woman earned $11 million in previews on its way to a domestic launch of $103 million.) Overseas, the tentpole is likewise off to a strong start, grossing $127 million through Friday for an early global total of $188.4 million. That includes $34.3 million collected in China on Friday, the second-highest start for any MCU title, behind Infinity War.

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

I know I’m about to dive into the nerd war, but the box office numbers say to me that Marvel films are basically critic-proof. The Marvel machinery and promotional campaigns are so familiar and all-encompassing that yes, of course every Marvel film is going to break records and become one of the highest grossing films to ever blah blah blah. As soon as the review-embargo was lifted last week, I noticed that a lot of high-profile trade paper reviews were actually sort of meh on the film – like, critics acknowledged that it was important representation to see a female-led superhero movie, etc, but some critics were just like “this is not a great movie.” But we feel like we have to defend it because yes, female-led superhero films are important and representation is important. That’s the thing about Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians and now Captain Marvel: when communities have been marginalized by Hollywood for so long, people expect “the first” films to be all things to all people, and I still believe that is one of the biggest reasons why many critics were meh on Captain Marvel. No one can meet that standard.

Speaking of bad reviews, as soon as Rotten Tomatoes allowed audiences to score Captain Marvel, the trolls, MRAs, misogynists and fools descended on the Captain Marvel page to torpedo the film’s score. 58,000 reviews were counted only to be largely expunged by RT. According to the Hollywood Reporter, RT claims “that a glitch was responsible for thousands of reviews showing up on the site when they shouldn’t have. According to Rotten Tomatoes, it had included audience reviews given before the film was released, something which is no longer allowed.” RT is having to retool their rules for audience reviews and more.

The European Gala of Captain Marvel

Photos courtesy of WENN, Marvel.

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  1. Erinn says:

    I NEVER go see a movie on opening weekend. I went and saw this Saturday. I LOOOOOOVED it. It was so f-cking good. I teared up a bit because for the FIRST time I’ve felt like I could connect to a superhero movie. I’ve NEVER liked any of the black widow, supergirl, batgirl, etc etc superheros. Captain Marvel was just fantastic.

    Brie was amazing, and I’m pretty much just in love with her at this point.

    • Ai says:

      I also enjoyed it so much. Brie was great and as always SLJ. The way the story was told was also good – interesting and it went by really fast. Can’t wait for Endgame.

    • Avery says:

      I teared up too when Carol said she doesnt know who she is and Monica reminded her. I loved this movie. I am taking my little cousins next week to see it. I am in love with BL at this point.

    • Jensies says:

      I felt the same! I can be kind of meh on superhero movies but I thought this had the perfect mix of humor and action. Brie Larson brought so much personality to the character. I loved it.

      • Blacksred says:

        I generally Love Marvel movies and see them multiple times in the theater. I thought this movie would give me something until Endgame. I thought this was so boring there is only 1 major fight. In my opinion this is the worst MCU movie. And I saw Wonder Woman at least 4 times in the theater and Every time it’s on TV.

    • Melly says:

      I saw it on opening night and teared up a few times. I thought the movie was so good! Marvel is a bankable franchise because they can be counted on to consistently make good action movies.

      Sidenote: I was lucky enough to sit next to this little girl who looked at Captain Marvel the way little boys look at Spiderman. I didn’t know this girl, but the way she looked at Brie made me kinda emotional.

      • H says:

        I took my daughter and goddaughter. We all loved it. Yes, the plot has a few issues but the directors made up for that with the chemistry between Carol and Fury and Carol and her best friend. Fury was the side-kick, not the women! We ran out to Walmart and bought Captain Marvel t-shirts. Eagerly awaiting Endgame.

      • Melly says:

        As a cat lady, I fell in love with Goose immediately. I ordered my Captain Marvel shirt on Amazon before I left the theatre! I thought the plot was pretty good considering they are trying to introduce a new superhero to the cinematic universe.

    • Original Jenns says:

      I teared up when (teensy spoiler but not really) she got. Back. Up. That is a great message for girls and boys. For everyone! And she was smart (both she and Monica), and funny, and snappy, and snarky. She was a real person, which I don’t think we’ve seen in any of the women in the Marvel Universe. I thought the movie was really good and NOT just because she’s a female superhero. It was a fun movie.

      I will also add that I am getting pretty burned out by superhero/mutant movies and TV shows – seriously, every other tv show is about superheros now. Can I get another genre??? Anyway, I wanted to add I enjoyed this despite the burnout :) I would watch it again in theaters and on TV.

      • Victoria says:

        Same!!! Plus the ‘90s nostalgia hit me and made me feel old. Why didn’t Trent give a song to the movie? I feel like it would’ve been more bad ass than no doubt song

    • Mgsota says:

      I loved it! And my girls loved it too. My husband said he didn’t like it and quite frankly that annoyed me. He liked Aquaman for God’s sake which imo was TERRIBLE but he didn’t like Captain Marvel!?!? Wtf! He did love Wonder Woman, he’s more of a DC nerd than Marvel nerd.
      But I thought it was great and Brie was freaking perfect.

      • KLO says:

        @Mgsota I think your man might have not liked it because the whole ordeal of Carol not knowing who she is and constantly being told what to do or think is not as relatable to men. But it is very relatable to females. I really liked the little nods to “self-help” and “recovering abuse victim” tidbits like when she said “I AM CAROL” I personally loved the movie.

    • Carol says:

      Husband took two boys Saturday, and they all came back raving about how good it was. He took third boy and me Sunday. We loved it! Great message, fun chemistry between Carol and Fury, great friendship with Alice, no need for a romance storyline – we both place it second to the first Iron Man in the list of best Marvel movies. I don’t know what the critics are thinking, but we had a blast and can’t wait to see her in Endgame.

  2. runcmc says:

    I watched it this weekend and honestly? I found it “meh” as well. I expected to walk out of it like I did out of Wonder Woman and Black Panther but really I was just a bit confused and I wanted to rewatch not because I loved it but because the twists were kind of… weird? I don’t know how else to put it in a non-spoiler way. I’m glad I paid to watch it and I’ll always support women-led films, but Captain Marvel is simply not a good movie even for the standards of a superhero movie.

    • KNMC says:

      I just didn’t get the hype with Wonder Woman. After seeing all the overblown hype, I sat through it wondering, “What am I missing?”

      • Becks1 says:

        I thought the first 10-15 minutes of Wonder Woman were the best part, with Robin Wright.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Wonder Woman fell apart in the last act.

      • jammypants says:

        I like Wonder Woman but the third act was just bad. Whereas Captain Marvel, I enjoyed all three acts.

      • Gigi La Moore says:

        Totally agree.

      • JinnyBye says:

        I liked parts of WW, but the last third was such a mess it really tainted the whole film for me. I’m used to superhero movies having weak third acts, it goes along with the villain problem most of them have, but WW’s third act was unusually bad.

        Plus there was still way too much of Zach Snyder’s vision for the DCEU present for my tastes. I’m hoping the sequel will be totally free of all the DCEU baggage.

      • Harryg says:

        I thought Wonder Woman was terrible. Sorry.

      • Melly says:

        I totally agree. I spent all of Wonder Woman wondering if they had just reworked/ made minor changes to the script of Captain America.

      • BorderMollie says:

        Even for a superhero movie, the acting in WW was just awful. I’m not a huge Marvel fan, but I’ll give them credit for hiring good actors. Brie is awesome, so happy for her.

      • isabelle says:

        Agree is was one of the worst among the worst of superhero movies. Cheesy and not well down, poorly written.

    • Avery says:

      I felt that way about WW. I was so disappointed when I left out of the theater. I wanted to like it and it was so disappointing to me. It was a mess and boring and lagged in a lot of areas. I thought WW was poorly done. I had the same expectations with CM and it was just a million times better.

    • Grant says:

      I agree. I was entertained in CM, but I thought it was about as good as Ant-Man. I definitely think that Wonder Woman was way better, even with a middling third act. CM just didn’t capture the magic the way WW did.

    • josephine says:

      I didn’t love it either. It had some great moments but it felt disjointed, like too much was shoved in, major shifts in loyalty occurred way too fast, and it never really came together for me. I also found the way Brie’s character was portrayed was a major distraction – I think she was supposed to be a bit odd but I found it very hard to like the character. But I think these same criticisms are true of a lot of origin movies when it comes to superhero flicks. And I’m hoping that once she is in the Avengers cast the character will become much more human and likable – that’s been true of other characters. The Avengers are definitely best together because the friendship and interaction is the best part of the movies.

      • truthSF says:

        Between CM and WW, CM definitely wins. Wonder Woman was really crappy all the way around, but especially during the 3rd act! It’s definitely a one and done kind of movie!🤮

        CM had a positive message for girls/women that didn’t center around a man like WW did. It also didn’t have a distraction aka love interest for a woman to find her way like in WW. WW basically implied to women that we need to love a man to be powerful and find our strength! Pure trash, that movie was.

    • Naddie says:

      I was swept away by Wonder Woman when i saw it on theater , but I realize it was more the experience with my girlfriends and Gal’s charisma than the movie itself. Now every time I see it again it seems silly, almost like a fairy tale. Black panther is good but way beneath the hype around it. I’m looking forward to Captain Marvel because I heard there’s no love interest and because I like Brie Larson.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    It’s not a great movie but it isn’t a bad one either. I enjoyed the 90s soundtrack and the women-supporting women dynamic. The group I saw it with loved it. Subtracting out the trolls and MRAs and DC fans, there will always be debate in the MCU audience over which films are great, good, and not so good and it very often depends on who one’s favorite superhero is or whether their little MCU “family” drives you crazy or entertains you.

  4. Kittycat says:

    I saw the movie and the first half seemed slow but it picked up as the story continued.

    I’ve been reading reviews from guys on YouTube (big mistake) and boy this movie triggered some people. Like crazy.

    • KLO says:

      @Kittycat yeah I went to see the reviews too because I personally really liked the movie and I was like “did we watch the same movie?” Especially the guys. Captain Marvel`s story of recovering from emotional abuse obviously went completely over their heads. I was like “is it REALLY that hard to empathize with that kind of story”? and my last thought was “damn, that explains a lot”


  5. Char says:

    Not only the movie is good, toxic bros are crying. Well done, Captain.

  6. BlueSky says:

    I saw it this weekend and loved it. I thought it was funny and I was glad to see a female led superhero movie do so well at the box office.

    That being said, I agree that movies led by minorities or women are judged at a higher and often unrealistic standard. Captain Marvel, like ever other movie, had its flaws but I still enjoyed it.

    • TQB says:

      i feel the same. I thought it was great. It was not life-altering or face-melting, but it was a really great time. It’s a big effort for me and the Mr. to go out to a movie and we both absolutely enjoyed ourselves.

      An important factor that people are glossing over is that this was a VERY nerdy movie. I hope it was enjoyable if you haven’t watched 5 seasons of SHIELD and umpteen other Marvel movies, but the tie-ins were very heavy, much more so than Black Panther or Wonder Woman. This is a movie made first and foremost for women who are Marvel fans.

  7. grabbyhands says:

    People are meh on Captain Marvel because of several reasons – it’s cool to shit on superhero movies, snobbery and sexism among other things. I’m tired of going to review sites and reading these world weary posts from people who don’t like these types of movies listing out the ways the genre is terrible and how they never watch them but still find it necessary to comment on how bad they are.

    If you haven’t seen it and don’t like the genre – take it somewhere else. If you have a legitimate reason why you didn’t like it, cool. A movie can’t be all things to all people.

    I loved it. My theater was packed and people were into it – they cheered, they clapped, they yelled. It was wonderful. The movie celebrate strong women, friendship, integrity and honesty and compassion. All themes that are sorely missing from regular life these days. It was a great movie for young women.

    Was it perfect? Of course not. There were some pacing weaknesses. The Skrull storyline could have been written better. But overall it was a fun watch and I intend to see it again.

    • Jess says:

      Amen, Grabbyhands. I loved it. My 12 yo daughter loved it. My 15 yo son loved it. Our entire theater in suburban wisconsin loved it. And even my brother, who was a doubter, thought it was amazing. My daughter and I are going back to see it again this coming weekend. It wasn’t perfect but it was awesome and I can’t stop thinking about it.

    • Dee Kay says:

      Great comment, @grabbyhands. I agree. I, for one, like many superhero movies (definitely not all of them) and I thought Captain Marvel was solid, and actually got better and better as it progressed, which superhero films *never* do (or, okay, rarely — I think the first Superman with Christopher Reeve does that). I thought it was an outstanding character film, I really felt like I got to know Nick Fury for the first time, and Carol and Monica’s friendship felt really real and substantive. So, a solid A- or A all around from me!

  8. Lucy2 says:

    Going this week and looking forward to it, glad it was a huge success!

  9. jammypants says:

    I’m surprised people found it meh because I frikin loved it. I didn’t find it confusing or bland at all. In fact I want to go see it again. The origin movie I found meh was Doctor Strange.

    • Ai says:

      Yep totally agree. Dr Strange was a total Meh and then followed by the Ant-man movies.

      • jammypants says:

        I like Strange in his appearances in Ragnarok and Infinity War, but his origin story was so boring and cliche. But that’s the fault of the source material. I’m hoping the sequel is better.

    • TQB says:

      Strange was better the second time. But it’s still a bit meh.

    • Erinn says:

      I didn’t even FINISH Dr. Strange. I hated it that much.

  10. Chef Grace says:

    Going with my daughter today to see it.
    Being a Crazy Cat Lady, I am just going for Goose. Being a woman, I am delighted to see a female super hero movie that pisses off the sad little boys living in mom’s basement weeping bitter tears of I can’t get laid by any female so I must Hate.

  11. Insomniac says:

    I was fully expecting to feel “meh” about it and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Brie was great, I loved her with Samuel Jackson, and the story took a few turns I wasn’t expecting.

    And the Stan Lee tribute in the beginning made me tear up. The entire theater applauded it.

  12. Lucy says:

    I! Loved! This! Movie!! At times, it felt as if I was watching an indie film. Loved all the 90s references. Loved little Monica. Loved that Carol is so, so powerful. Samuel Jackson was hilarious. NICK FURY AND THE ADORABLE ALIEN KITTY!!! Come on, now!!!!

  13. Marty says:

    I saw it Friday and was really surprised by the lukewarm reviews because I really liked it, as did the group I went with. It wasn’t a great film, but it was super enjoyable and very cool that young girls have this kind of representation on film.

  14. Rapunzel says:

    Origin stories have a tendency to be meh. Wonder Woman and Black Panther were not really origin stories, as the characters had already been introduced, and that helped them. Dr. Strange, Thor, and Hulk got better once their origin stories were over, so I expect Captain Marvel will. The film was quite good for an origin , and the end was the best part, so I have high hopes for her future.

  15. Becks1 says:

    I don’t love superhero/comic book movies in general because I find them repetitive and needlessly confusing, but I LOVED Black Panther and I really enjoyed Wonder Woman – I think doing something different helps with the repetitiveness factor – I rarely go to the theater so I’ll see this at home – but I am looking forward to it. The “reviews” I’m seeing from people on my FB are all pretty positive, and from a wide range of people (ie some who don’t like the Avengers movies, etc) so that makes me hopeful for it.

    I do think its hard when a movie is the “first” and there is criticism because its not the first AND the most amazing thing ever – some of the criticism of Crazy Rich Asians annoyed me for this reason – rarely does any movie check every single box for me in terms of being excellent, so if Captain Marvel misses a box or two, that’s okay IMO.

    • jessamine says:

      I found the first two Thor movies nigh unwatchable in their awfulness — poor plot, poor execution of plot, amazing cast trapped in a poorly executed plot … and yet we still got a third go-round in Ragnarok (which was absolutely delightful, so yay, but still).

  16. Cate says:

    My husband and I saw it this weekend in a packed theater. We loved it! Our theater laughed and cheered and clapped. It was a good time, I really want to see it again. Brie was amazing and she had great chemistry with Samuel L. Jackson (Goose stole the show)

  17. Maya says:

    I loved the movie and I cannot wait to see more white nerd boys crying when Captain Marvel, a woman, will be the only one who is strong enough to take down Thanos 😂

    • Michael says:

      In the comic books it is a woman who takes down Thanos but it is not Captain Marvel. It is Nebula. So I think they are prepared for it already

      • Melly says:

        You must not watch nerdy Marvel Youtube videos. Everyone is expecting Captain America to sacrifice himself and Iron Man to deliver the deathblow because it’ll be their last movie in the MCU.

  18. Michael says:

    Brie Larson and Samual Jackson have been in 4 movies together at this point and they really know how to work the banter both on screen and off. It should be noted that for all the toxic bros bashing the idea of this movie that over 60% of the world wide audience was men according to the trades. It might be because Marvel is bullet proof at this point or maybe men are more willing to support female superhero movies than female led movies in general. Whatever the case at least nobody has to worry about the box office for this movie

    • TQB says:

      My husband loved it just as much as i did. Toxic bros are toxic to EVERYONE.

      • Erinn says:

        Mine did too. He actually said it was the best superhero movie he’d seen in a long time. The problem isn’t that the average man won’t support female led movies. The problem is all the abusers producing/directing/writing and investors with the purse strings listening to the minority of douchebros that crow the loudest.

  19. jessamine says:

    Rarely see movies in the theatre (budget) and never opening weekend (crowds) but saw this yesterday with my tiny, 80-year-old Lebanese godmother so we could, as she put it “show the patriarchy.” I thought it was smart and entertaining. My godmother left the theatre in tears because she was so grateful that the heroine found her strength without a love interest.

    My godmother dutifully suffered through an emotionally cold, patriarchy-heavy arranged marriage until the youngest of their four children graduated from college. Since then she has lived alone, quietly, ostracized from her family and essentially estranged from her children for “abandoning” their poor, helpless father.

    I’m not in any way claiming this superhero movie — or ANY superhero movie — can cure cancer or perform alchemy or effect fundamental social change and claiming that one might creates and undue burden on the medium. But this one profoundly affected someone I love and I’m grateful for that.

    And I had a good time.

    • TQB says:

      i really dug that there was no love interest. There was simply no time for that, and it emphasized the value of the women’s friendship.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Women standing up for one another, fighting for each other, and valuing their friendship, and raising girls to be strong women.

      • Another Anna says:

        For awhile in the beginning I was worried they were going to make Jude Law some kind of love interest and I’m so glad they didn’t go that way because I think it was a better movie without it. I loved that instead they focused on the redevelopment of the friendship between Carol and Maria and, as one poster above pointed out, getting back up and back into the fight.

        I had a little trouble at the beginning because it felt disjointed, but that actually worked with the plot as the movie went on. By the end I loved that she was in full Marvel ass-kicking and quipping mode. I’m planning to go see it again.

    • Salted Watermelon says:

      I love that this movie meant so much to your godmother. Smash that patriarchy!

  20. Lisa says:

    Looking forward to seeing it this weekend. The bros can keep crying.

  21. deezee says:

    Saw this with the family this weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a lot of fun and I actually want to go see it again.
    My partner (that often falls asleep in these types of films) also really liked it and was completely engaged.
    More importantly my 9 year old daughter loved it and loved that it was a female lead. She was whoppig and hollering along with the sold out crowd that also really enjoyed the film.

  22. Mia says:

    I didn’t grow up reading comic books as a kid, so I come in not knowing backstories on Marvel and WB films. Saying this, I think Marvel does a better job in a making films for the non comic book people. I enjoyed this film. Fury was hilarious with Goose. I enjoyed seeing someone (woc) in super hero films. Looking forward to Captain Marvel 2

  23. PlayItAgain says:

    I loved it! Everyone applauded at the end. I would like a little more explanation of what a Flerken is! Do they all look like cats? Where do they come from?

    I also enjoyed WW. I’m not going to pit one against the other.

    • Lily says:

      Yes, exactly! We got some Skrull backstory, but nothing on the Flerkens, which seemed like creatures to be feared! And how did they know it was not a cat?

    • TQB says:

      I saw CM on Friday night and then rewatched WW on Saturday. They’re very different movies, period. Both great in their own ways.

  24. Lily says:

    All the reviews made me expect a really bland, boring movie, but I still saw it this weekend and I loved it. It was fun and funny, and very entertaining! It also had an octopus cat.

  25. Skyblue says:

    Took my mom, sister and nephew on Saturday. We all loved it! Even my mom who is 73 and not into super hero movies.

  26. Case says:

    I thought it was great. Genuinely mysterious with some twists I really didn’t expect, had good sci-fi elements, good pacing, and fun characters. One of the better Marvel origin stories for me.

  27. duchess of hazard says:

    Carol Danvers has been through some THINGS in the comics (from enforced memory loss, to implied kidnapping and assault, as well as her own mental fcuk up of an upbringing), so I’m glad that Larson brought that sort of brittle shell with the tough underpinnings to the character. I liked the movie, because every actor knew their role and showed up to play.

  28. Avery says:

    Captain Marvel was so good! It was one of the best in the MCU. I loved it. It was better than what I thought it was going to be. Brie and Samuel have such great chemistry. It was funny and exciting while being heart felt and genuine. Whoever the directing team is did a great job. It was better than some of the Avengars because it didn’t lag in places. It kept really great timing and the soundtrack was awesome.

  29. phlyfiremama says:

    I took my niece on Saturday. We had SO MUCH fun! I’m totally girl crushing on Brie Larson (don’t worry AOC, your still #1) now, Goose absolutely stole every scene he was in, I LOVED seeing strong WOC, and thought that the message of “don’t ever let anyone else define who YOU are” was wonderfully conveyed. I need a Lieutenant Trouble movie stat!! This is the message our girls and young women need to see, so take your female friends & relatives and go have a blast!!!

  30. AlmaMartyr says:

    I loved it! I went on Friday with my 10 year old daughter and we both really enjoyed it. We saw it again on Saturday with my husband and 8 year old son too. I loved it even more second time round, both my husband and son loved it too. The whole cinema was buzzing too, everyone laughing and cheering – it was a really good atmosphere. I’ve been surprised at some of the lukewarm reviews because of this, everyone I’ve seen it with seemed to be having a blast. So glad it’s done well!

  31. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Yes the dude-bro movie critics gave it meh reviews. Shocker. I saw it on Saturday and I really liked it. I found it far more feminist than Wonder Woman, which I liked but hated that the film centered around WW and a love interest. There is no love interest in Captain Marvel. The major relationship is her friendship with her best friend Maria -which I think is awesome. And also Nick Fury’s relationship with Goose the cat. THAT was the love story of the film LOL. Goose rocks.

  32. Incredulous says:

    Honestly, I felt it was weirdly flat and less than the sum of its parts. I loved most of the individual parts but it just wouldn’t gel together for me. Brie was fantastic and let just enough of the old her poking out in places – the bit about sandwiches was hilarious and she has banter gold with Sam Jackson.

    That said, the funniest part for me was an audience reaction. (No spoilers, don’t worry) At one point, Brie is outside a shop looking at a map and some douchenozzle rolls up on his motorbike and says something she ignores. Then he says, “Ah, c’mon, honey, smile for me”. The two women beside me, in total automatic unison, went “Uuuugggghhh!” and I nearly lost it entirely.

    Also, I want more Goose.

    • Original Jenns says:

      My boyfriend found a review that legit said she didn’t smile enough for a superhero. #1 – UGH. #2 – Did they even watch the movie. #3 – Has Dr. Strange ever smiled? Where was the blacklash on him not smiling through his hand surgery?

      At least Brie Larson responded with a picture of a bunch of male superheroes with photo shopped giant smiles on their faces. She’s a fighter and I love it.

      • Incredulous says:

        I know when I see a Batman movie, I’m always thinking “Aww, c’mon Brucie, you’re rich and famous and Batman, lemme see them pearlies!”

  33. charfromdarock@yahoo.ca says:

    I have no interest in seeing this movie, or any superhero movie.

    But, I’m so glad this did well!! I was going to buy a ticket online and just not go to support it this week if sales were low.

  34. Lynne says:

    Saw it Saturday and I’m meh. I think they could have done her back history better, the skrulls were more about special effect than plot.
    The special effects were great tho. So was Samuel Jackson and goose.

  35. Nina says:

    It was fine. Not amazing (like I hoped it would be) but perfectly enjoyable. Here are some things that I liked in particular though:

    - Her boots weren’t high heels (they put Wonder Woman in wedges and it just bugs me soooooo much when they put characters that have to do a lot of running/jumping/fighting in heels)

    - The music! Blockbuster video! Basically, all the 90s realness.

    - (spoiler) When she told her enemy that she didn’t have to prove herself to him. I was like YAS.

    - They didn’t give her a love interest

    - Her strong friendships were with other women

    - She found her own strength to get up and keep trying, not because a male mentor gave her a ‘believe in yourself’ speech

  36. Chisey says:

    I saw it last weekend. I didn’t like the beginning very much, and I guess I’m the only one who isn’t into the de-aging CSI, but I was enjoying myself by the end. I also appreciated that her costume wasn’t this super sexy pinup thing, and that she didn’t need a love interest. I’m glad that it meant so much to other people and that it did well. I’m also psyched to see how she works into End Game.

  37. Wood Dragon says:

    I have gone to all of these Marvel comics movies because the kid in me loves adventures. The only comics I read as a kid were Wonder Woman ones. I love her presence on screen and have enjoyed the DC films in spite of their tendency toward darkness and I have loved nearly all of the Marvel films, except for Ironman 2. And I am so looking forward to seeing Captain Marvel again this week. I am also looking forward to the mini Scott Pilgrim reunion when Evans and Larson play off each other in the Endgame.

  38. Cindy says:

    I liked it. If you like Marvel movies, you’ll like this one. It wasn’t as good as Spiderverse or Black Panther, but not all superhero movies have to be.

    I’ll probably get pitchforked for this, but I wish women stopped putting such high expectations on female mainstream films like this. If the protagonist has a love interest it’s problematic; if her mentor is a man it’s problematic; if she shows too much weakness it’s problematic, but it’s also problematic if she’s completely flaw-free; if she wears heels or a sexy costume it’s problematic… None of these things are an issue when you write a story about a male superhero, but when it’s a female, there’s 4390736 sensitive spots you have to worry about. I don’t like that every film with a female lead is expected to be some kind of empowering feminist manifesto, like you have to politically “justify” putting a female protagonist.

  39. Miss M says:

    I saw it on Friday night and loved it.
    I loved for many reasons everyone already mentioned here: the 90′s throwback, goose the cat, the cgi to make some characters look younger, a heroine who is strong and can stand for herself and on and on.
    I loved the movie for the same things people didn’t: the pace and lack of style. To me, it was about the character arc. Her friendship with Monica. How she developed a friendship and respectable work relationship with Fury, and, ultimately, the character’s importance in the Marvel universe. Fury trusts her more than any other Avenger. That sealed it to me.
    I loved that they wrote a heroine for all audiences that shows her actions through a woman’s perspective not to cave in to horny and toxic bros.
    They could have used the Skrull storyline a bit more. But at the end of the day, it was about Carol Danvers and the choices she needed to make upon finding out about her past. I enjoyed it.
    I do not think they should have been full on action scenes and fast pace. The story is in the 90′s dated before Iron man. I think the movie should have a feel like the first phase of MCU and it did.
    I cannot wait to see End game and what Captain Marvel can bring to the team.

  40. Chef Grace says:

    Just got back from seeing Captain Marvel.
    Goose was a scene stealer for sure.
    It was a good movie.

  41. Alice says:

    This is one of the best Marvel movies so far IMO. Brie was amazing, the plot was amazing, everything. I cannot think of anything that they did wrong. The message is amazing to all of us ladies – no matter what they call us, or how far we fall, we just need to keep on going. I can’t wait to see it again!