With 68 reviews counted, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” has racked up a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes and is doing well.
Even so, reviews seem to be running a little soft for the film with 3.5/5 and 4/5 a common score and many enjoyed it whilst still calling the overall film somewhat slight. Here’s a sampling of quotes:
“This movie is no Black Panther or, if we’re expanding the field of comparison, Wonder Woman… Luckily, Captain Marvel doesn’t have to be better than all of the MCU’s previous films to be something enjoyable.” – Kayti Burt, Den of Geek
“Absolutely grounds itself in the ’90s, even evoking a riot grrrl-adjacent feeling, buoyed by a soundtrack that features almost exclusively rock fronted by female voices – a reminder of an era that showed so much promise for brash, loud women.” – April Wolfe, TheWrap
“‘Captain Marvel’ mostly plays like a perfectly solid addition to this massive commercial franchise. It’s fun and breezy but also a tad familiar.” – Tim Grierson, Screen International
“It takes a few wild swings for the movie to finally land, but once it does, it becomes a fun, brisk, and engaging movie – though one nestled comfortably within the Marvel movie formula.” – Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm
“‘Captain Marvel’ ultimately feels more obligatory than inspired, a movie that basically gets the job done and little more.” – Brian Lowry, CNN.com
“Captain Marvel is a lot weirder and more cosmic than you’re probably expecting.” – Mike Ryan, Uproxx
“In the age of the dour superhero flick, Captain Marvel strikes a pleasing chord, at once delivering levity, gravity and spectacle.” – Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies
“She’s the hero for anyone who has ever been told they couldn’t, and who works out they could, and should have a long time ago. Higher, further, faster? Damn straight.” – Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle
“Captain Marvel is not the blunt-force challenge to the accepted norms that Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther came to represent, but it’s a potent statement of intent.” – Simon Foster, Screen-Space
A full ist of reviews can be found here. The film opens everywhere on Friday.