"Captain Marvel" really is going higher, further, and faster, judging by the first reactions from early screenings.
As one Twitter user put it: "Thanos is f---ed."
There are already high expectations surrounding Marvel's first film led by a female superhero, which introduces Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). The powerful character is unlike anything we've seen yet in the MCU and should play an important role in defeating Thanos in the upcoming "Avengers: Endgame."
"Captain Marvel," which opens March 8, was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The tone of the movie is receiving a lot of praise, as is the performances by Larson. Co-star Ben Mendelsohn, who plays the villanous Skrull named Talos, also gets mentioned as a standout.
Here's a round-up of early reactions, including from Moviefone's own Drew Taylor:
Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls. Read More