Fans react to Brie Larson’s female Captain Marvel!

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Captain Marvel, Marvel’s newest, female-led superhero movie, has officially broken records. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it had the highest-grossing weekend for a female-fronted movie ever.

The movie, which stars Brie Larson as the Captain Marvel character, has earned $455 million worldwide in its International Women’s Day opening weekend—$153 million of that in North America alone.

“Marvel Studios once again proves that stories combining diverse perspectives and different experiences make great movies that play to everybody. People crave representation,” says Disney distribution chief Cathleen Taff.

However, the movie has failed many fans who are die-hard Marvel fans. The movie was intentionally released on National Women’s Day since it was the first female lead as a stand-alone super hero of the  Marvel film franchise. Despite the record setting opening, the reviews, many written by men, have not been complimentary.

Publicity photo of Brie Larson in Captain America – courtesy of Universal Pictures.

The movie came out earlier this month, yet it is the most controversial Marvel movie yet.

It’s audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes is the lowest a Marvel movie has ever gotten, a 34%, which has been raised to a 62% recently. It is hard to say it is the quality of the movie, the audience reaction to a female lead or a combination of both that has led to the low ratings.

Another reason the movie may have had a poor opening is the political stance Brie Larson has taken from a personal stand point, and fans are unable to separate her personal beliefs from her character in a Marvel film. Before the movie released, the rating of people wanting to see the movie on Rotten Tomatoes has dropped severely.

“We don’t know what’s gonna happen — how the movie’s gonna be or how the movie will be received,” Brie Larson, who plays the Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, explained on the set to Forbes magazine. “It’s not worth it to build it up into anything other than this is the same thing that I’ve always been doing, [making a movie]. I just like the process. My favorite part is the making. And then the rest of it isn’t really up to me.”

 

As far as the movie is, I would recommend to not get attached before seeing it. It’s honestly a pretty mediocre movie, but I hope you enjoy it if you do decide to watch.