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Captain Marvel first reactions are in and it's pure '90s fun for fans

Brie Larson in a Nine Inch Nails T-shirt? We are so there.

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Captain Marvel is bringing it. 

Marvel Studios

It feels like we've been waiting an age for Captain Marvel to hit our screens. The newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has promised a lot -- a butt-kicking Brie Larson as airforce pilot Carol Danvers (also known as Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson as a pre-eyepatch Nick Fury and a weird alien race known as the Skrulls

But after all that patient waiting (remember, this is Marvel we're talking about), Captain Marvel has finally landed. Marvel held screenings for a select group of reviewers on Tuesday night and they were ready to share their thoughts as soon as the social media embargo lifted. 

The film won't hit theatres until March 8 in the US and UK and March 7 in Australia. You can read up on everything you need to know about the film here in the mean time) 

But based on the early response, the verdict is in: Captain Marvel has well and truly earned her place in the MCU. "Captain Marvel is everything that I hoped it would be," one viewer tweeted. "It feels completely unlike any other Marvel film."   

Beyond the awesome turn by Brie Larson as the lead character, fans were loving the '90s vibe of the film, something Captain Marvel leaned into with its early marketing

There were also a few unexpected standouts, beyond the usual action and explosions we've come to expect from Marvel. 

And the best part for loyal fans of the MCU? Captain Marvel opens with a tribute to the late, great Stan Lee. 

First published Feb. 19, 9:39 p.m. PT. 
Update, Feb. 20 at 10:10 a.m. PT: Adds more reactions.