'Captain Marvel' Reviews: Carol Danvers Packs a Helluva Punch

The movie claims an 83 percent "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Captain Marvel flies into theaters this weekend, and reviews are in: Carol Danvers packs a helluva punch. As of this writing, the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score is in at 83 percent and rising, though this number could change by the time this email hits your inbox.

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As Inverse’s own Corey Plante writes, Captain Marvel “feels new and absurdly weird in so many ways.” He also writes that the film “feels safer than some other recent Marvel films like Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Panther, and Thor: Ragnarok that each took different stylistic risks. But Captain Marvel comes across as so much more earnest and realistic, thanks to excellent performances by Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Reggie the Cat.” (Corey really likes cats.) Read more.

What’s Next: You’re going to see Captain Marvel this weekend, and you’ll probably like it! When you see it, let us know your thoughts by sending an email to eric@inverse.com.

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On Wednesday, DC fans can pick up Doomsday Clock #9, the next issue in Geoff Johns’ sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen set in the mainstream DC Universe. On Friday, Captain Marvel hits theaters. That same day, Amazon premieres its delightful new animated series Costume Quest, a Halloween fantasy based on the acclaimed indie video game series. Between all of that, your upcoming weekend should be quite, well, super.

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