The Brie Larson starrer Captain Marvel (2019) wasn’t the best movie that the MCU had to offer. The debut for the actress was rough since many fans criticized and reacted negatively to the movie. Many people went as far as to blame the Room actress for the failure of the movie and that drew a line between fans of the MCU.
Years after the film’s initial release, the fans started a debate once again on Twitter to judge the movie, and surprisingly, many fans defended Brie Larson and called her an underrated actress.
Fans Defend Brie Larson Amidst Overhatred of the People
Sitting at an average score of 6.8/10 on IMDB and a 64% score on Metacritic, Captain Marvel had a rough opening in-store. The film received mixed receptions and many went on to blame Brie Larson for the so-called failure of the movie.
The American author Christopher Golden, who converts films and series into novels, took to Twitter to express his opinions. According to him, Brie Larson was an overhated character and he is tired of people whining about the actress. The tweet managed to garner a lot of retweets and comments defending The Glass Castle actress and how the people just wanted someone to blame for the failure of the movie.
Um…I loved Captain Marvel. There’s room for criticism of the story structure but literally 99% of the hate is from bros who hate knowing Carol would laugh at them. She doesn’t want or need you or notice you.
— Christopher Golden (@ChristophGolden) December 4, 2022
Captain marvel is SEVERELY overhated https://t.co/0twASw1Y5t
— Rachael Evren (@RachaelEvren) December 4, 2022
I have my issues with the Captain Marvel movie but Carol was not unlikeable. Like lets not
— Z (@TheeDCstan) December 3, 2022
Rey is a great character.
I’m unfamiliar with Galadriel🤷♂️
Captain Marvel is overhated.
Bo Peep is badass as fuck.
There are many modern female heroes that are more likable than many modern male heroes.
Cope. Fuck off. https://t.co/Q8IhzqwLHb
— SD (@Spider_Devil7) December 3, 2022
“I have nothing to prove to you.” Is one of the greatest lines in the MCU.
— Lyssa shouts about myths & Sandman & comics (@lyssawrotethat) December 4, 2022
Although not the best, the film still managed to bring in one of the most important races of people known as the Skrulls which will be important in the upcoming MCU projects. The movie brought in Samuel L. Jackson along with Brie Larson and managed to grab a whopping $1.2 billion at the global box office.
Brie Larson And The Story of Captain Marvel
The production of Captain Marvel had been years in the making before anything was officially confirmed. In June 2016, it was revealed that Brie Larson would helm the role of Carol Danvers and would be the first female-led superhero film in the MCU. The Captain Marvel actress was hesitant at first but stated that “this movie is everything I care about”.
“[I] couldn’t deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up”
The decision turned out to be a good one since many people love and adore the Kong: Skull Island actress despite being overhated. Brie Larson is all set to reprise her role as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel when Captain Marvel 2 releases on 28th July 2023 in theaters.
Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel are available to stream on Disney+.