In a hilarious video, two Marvel Cinematic Universe fans do their best to take down those people who would troll the Captain Marvel movie. The trolling began after Captain Marvel star Brie Larson was quoted out of context when she requested a more diverse press tour for the film. This triggered some fans into blasting Rotten Tomatoes with negative reviews of the movie, although it seemed that they had not yet seen it. Since then, Larson has clarified her comments.
Despite the trolls, though, there are plenty of reasons to see the movie, particularly for fans who have followed the last ten years of the MCU. Not only is Captain Marvel the first female-led film of the MCU, but it follows the story of Carol Danvers, a former Air Force pilot who becomes a galactic superhero. She returns to Earth when it comes under threat by a war between two alien species. The character will also play a pivotal role in how the Avengers defeat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, potentially by using the power of time travel. Captain Marvel is set in the 1990s and Marvel's marketing of the film, including a glorious 1990s-inspired official website, has received a lot of attention.
Another reason to see the movie, though, is provided by YouTube user Kirk Deveyck, who posted a video he recorded with his friend, that hilariously tells Marvel fans to pre-order their tickets for Captain Marvel, an effort that will inevitably send the trolls packing. With great enthusiasm, the two men explain how important the movie is to diversity, and even point out that the film releases on International Women's Day, March 8.
As it stands, Captain Marvel is already doing an excellent job of proving itself better than the trolls give it credit for. The film already has a projection of bringing in $100 million for its opening weekend. It is also beating out both Aquaman and Wonder Woman for pre-order ticket sales on Fandango. Despite the trolls, Captain Marvel is already set up to become a huge success.
It also doesn't hurt that early reviews for Captain Marvel are mostly positive, with critics praising its nostalgia factor while mentioning that Larson brings a specific strength and energy to the role. Some reviewers even wrote that Goose, the cat, steals nearly every scene he's in. If that doesn't get people to the theater, nothing will. Regardless, the trolls will have to suck it up when Captain Marvel lands onscreen to dominate the box office.
Source: Kirk Deveyck
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019