Marvel Studios' 'Captain Marvel' takes you on a spectacular adventure from the 1990's, tracing the path of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the most powerful heroes in the universe. When a galactic war reaches Earth, she meets young agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) at the centre of a maelstrom, leading to her ultimate destiny as an Avenger!
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Becoming a Super Hero
Big Hero Moment
The Origin of Nick Fury
The Dream Team
The Skrulls and the Kree
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The first real Dud in the Marvel series
- Captain Marvel review by CP Customer
I've loved all the Marvel movies, but this one just didn't have anything for me. To everyone who enjoyed the movie, I'm glad you did - but here's what ruined it for me personally...
The lead actress is wooden, dull and has the charisma of a brick.
The story is minimal and the supposed "twist" is glaringly obvious well over an hour earlier.
When the heroine reveals all her powers, she is utterly indestructible and devastating (even flying through a huge spaceship) - so there's no risk to her at all. How can this be exciting?
The back story on Nick Fury destroys the character on an effort to be funny - making him rather pathetic.
The film left me wondering about the future of the Marvel series. After developing a wide range of great characters over many movies, suddenly a new one appears who is more powerful than all the rest put together... making all the originals second tier and disposable. Not a pleasant surprise!
6 out of 9 members found this review helpful.
Captain Marvel was a Man
- Captain Marvel review by TA
Should have been a great Movie, sadly Marvel got cucked by the Feminazis and decided to ruin the Franchise and cast a Woman as Captain Marvel, they did use the correct name, Carol Danvers but she was Miss Marvel in the Comic Books not Captain Marvel.
Almost a good movie but ruined by these facts alone
6 out of 17 members found this review helpful.
- Captain Marvel review by Alphaville
With a minimalist comic-book story, cardboard characters and the usual cgi flash-bangs set to bombastic muzak, this soul-crushing film is typical of the Marvel franchise. And it gets worse. Using Lola de-aging technology to make 70-yo Samuel L. Jackson look young is just creepy. Ageing is not just about the face. The smoothed-out face looks odd anyway, but on a 70yo actor’s body and posture? (They tried to de-age this too)
The film begins with half an hour of scene-setting. Our Kree superheroine then lands on earth in 1995 and for a while it looks like the plot might develop into something interesting as she adjust to 1990s culture. But we’re soon back to superhero fisticuffs as Skrulls come after her.
What’s our superheroine’s special power? “Supercharged fire hands”, as her friend politely puts it. Yes, really. For two hours. Naturally it all ends in the usual cartoonish climactic biff and bash with orchestral overkill. Who’d have thought? And she survives for the next episode. Who’d have thought? And in case you’re wondering, yes, the film does tick all the politically correct boxes with right-on messages for snowflakes. Who’d have thought? And does it end with a post-credits trailer for the next instalment? Take a guess.
It's okay. I like Bree Larson, she's kind of a female Chris Pratt. She doesn't act, she just poses and does that smile, a kind of smug, sexy, superior smile And often that's enough. But it's not much to make a film out of. There's not much character here. The only actual hint of a character is when we hear from a little girl that Auntie Carol never really got on with her family...and? And nothing. We never hear why. Or learn much about Carol Danvers. Her alien alter ago is also basically blank. There's more time spent to convince us that the US Airforce is NOT racist or sexist at all (I have no idea whether it is or not, but this film seems to protest too much) than there is on Carol Danver's actual personality.
The story is not that interesting either. It's okay. A bit like Star Trek IV for a bit, then a bit like Guardians of the Galaxy. It's not bad. And it doesn't end with a big endless CGI battle, so that's good. But it's not great. Great is the last two Avengers films. Very good is the Guardians films, and the new Spiderman films, and the Antman movies. Pretty good is Dr Strange.
This is slightly better than Dr Strange, but not as good as the new Spiderman films.
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.
Mildly entertaining nonsense
- Captain Marvel review by CP Customer
This is is blockbuster trash. Marvel has shoehorned every background element of the MCU into this film and created a porridge off two dimensional characters and a nonsensical plot. Jude Law is great given the limited. Arterial. Graphics are good. Mildly entertaining. Wait for TV.
I had my reservations - although the film joined the billion dollar club, it wasn't getting the positive buzz that black panther was receiving for instance . However from the word go , like all good action-adventure movies the pacing doesnt let up .
I was a little wary of Bree Larsons understated acting but it actually works - I like this Captain Marvel .
My only gripe was how Nick fury lost his eye. The eye-patch is an iconic image and the reason this film uses is a bit of a throwaway. Otherwise Sam L Jackson seems to be enjoying himself ., Jude Law gets a good role as well.
An enjoyable film and looking forward to the next standalone movie .
Well, origin stories are always the best ones (well usually) as there is more background stuff. This film particularly so; interesting ideas and history of the character. Then of course it is over to CGI. Good twist in the story line. All in all a decent watch. Cannot imagine the follow up being anymore than an action mash-up. Possibly the introduction of a cross-over character? Frankly I am not looking forward to it, there is not much more you can do with the super hero format for me. Then again, Star Wars still attracts big audiences no matter how bad and dumb they are. I doubt this character will have 'legs' so enjoy this origin film but don't build up your hopes for a cracker follow up.
One big problem; Nick Fury is a solemn character as a mature head of Shield but in this he is a younger and rather silly excitable person a complete personality change. Doesn't work.
In relation to the Avengers series this film provides all the answers to the questions raised in the earlier Avengers movies. Fairly obvious plot, but is needed to put things in place before the Endgame movie. Doesn't really matter if a woman plays captain marvel as it's all just fantasy stuff and pure escapism. Bring on the popcorn!
0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.
Sexist, racist and just infinitely boring to boot!
- Captain Marvel review by CS
Captain Marvel is male in the original comic books series, so why have they decided to pander to feminist agendas and give him a sex change is beyond comprehension? This film comes across a a mega mash up of Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars and The Green Lantern, with even a bit of Independence Day thrown in for good measure! Very unoriginal and infinitely boring to boot, this film simply steals from other infinitely better movies and gives us nothing new nor adds anything to the Marvel Universe! The acting is non existent and the script is so unoriginal and again has been done so many times before in other marvel movies. Really awful editing, all over the place, back and forth with timelines and universes. And once again they feel the need to give us an ending which ties in with the next film in the series. Personally I find all these superheroes inhabiting the same world boring and overdone, too much hype and marketing and for me it feels as though all the marvel movies which have come out in the last few years have been all about marketing rather than making a decent stand alone movie. One for the trash bin in my opinion, just like Black Panther and Wonder Woman, pushing blatantly sexist and racist agendas upon us all!
Captain Marvel review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso
Bagged with a lot of online hoopla from feminism-feasting trolls and a controversial campaign of white males against what they deemed a condescending move by Marvel, the Captain Marvel movie ultimately arrives as a strong addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and not the downfall of the saga many had been spinning for months. Though not quite the cultural milestone of Black Panther for its insertion of female empowerment more tacked-on than interwoven, the film stands its ground as a solid workhorse picture of a sci-fi spy story, while also adding to the MCU timeline.
One could argue that it follows the same Marvel formula but there’s a more unique angle present. Most Marvel solo pictures follow the format of posing a hero as comfy in his ways and forced to redefine themselves as a better man. Now we have Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) with a much different take. At the beginning of the film, she’s Vers, a soldier of the intergalactic Kree Starforce. But she’s not like most of the Kree she serves alongside, harboring an amazing ability to shoot energy out of her hands. She also has a fractured memory with dreams of a life on Earth, thoughts that linger while she serves the Kree’s war against the shape-shifting Skrulls, pointy-eared creatures who can manipulate their bodies into any species.
The battle soon leads to 1995 Earth and Carol is determined to find answers. Accompanying her on unraveling both her past and a galactic conspiracy is a young Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), starting to climb to the higher ranks of the secretive SHIELD organization. Jackson has been given a visual effects makeover to make him look as youthful as he did in the likes of Pulp Fiction or more accurately Die Hard With a Vengeance (no mention of those films in this timeline, despite Carol crash landing inside a Blockbuster Video). And yet the film never lets itself get too carried away with trying to make Jackson as booming as he was during that decade.
I suppose that’s the best way to describe most of the movie in how it stages Carol’s sci-fi spy plot of missing memories, invading alien forces, and shape-shifting creatures. It never goes overboard with the 1990s references, avoiding a geeky ode more akin to how Guardians of the Galaxy dipped into a 1970s vibe. It never makes Carol’s true story all-the-way clear until the end, keeping her past diced up in intriguing non-sequential nuggets. I just wish the whole female empowerment angle didn’t feel quite so bold as it does when the message comes smashing into the third act. It doesn’t hamper the rest of the film but it does come with a surprising bluntness that contrasts from the more subtle presentation of the rest of the themes.
The action is as capable as it is in any Marvel film and helps breaks up the story when the fun and exposition may go too long. Carol’s fascinated first exposure to Earth culture quickly leads to a fast and exciting chase and fight on a train. She will later pilot an experimental aircraft with Fury and a cat in tow. And, wow, that cat is a lot of fun in more ways than one.
Many may equate Captain Marvel to the previous Marvel solo movies of heroes defining themselves but I found this one a bit more refreshing. Where most solo heroes start at the top, have their powers stripped, and need to redefine themselves, Carol spends this film just trying to define herself period. And while this does hold her back from coming into her own as the character more comfortably, it does make for a brisker take that left me more excited for the third act than most of these solo movies where we can see the writing on the wall as the film nears home plate. But what I dug most in the film is a scene where Carol finally harnesses her powers and refuses to fight fair with her rival, arguing she doesn’t need to prove herself that way. It’s a statement that Captain Marvel need not be held to a higher degree than the previous solo superheroes in terms of her motivations and pride. And from this aspect, she’ll fit into the MCU just fine.
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