Meaghan Kirby
February 20, 2019 9:40 am

Mark yourselves as busy on March 8th, because you’re going to want to be first in line to see Captain Marvel. If the reactions to early screenings are any indication, the film is not to be missed. While Captain Marvel won’t officially hit theaters for another few weeks, the highly-anticipated movie seems to be living up to its hype. Despite trolls attempts to sabotage the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score—similar to campaigns against Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi—critics and fans who’ve actually seen the film are full of praise.

And naturally, people are raving about Brie Larson as Carol Danvers.

And as for what to expect when Thanos faces off against Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame?

In addition to lauding Larson’s performance itself, a number of others highlighted her chemistry with Samuel L. Jackson’s young Nick Fury and Lashana Lynch, who plays Carol’s best friend and fellow Air Force pilot Maria Rambeau. Of course, Goose the Cat—who stole the hearts of millions in the trailer—also received a ton of praise, as did Ben Mendelsohn, who has yet to meet a scene he couldn’t steal.

If you weren’t already planning on seeing it (really?), these first reactions should be all the convincing you need to go see Captain Marvel when it opens in theaters on March 8th.

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