Like its title character, ‘Captain Marvel’ gets the job done

Like its title character, ‘Captain Marvel’ gets the job done

It remains, when you think about it, absolutely insane that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has featured two new movies, one of which introduces an entirely new character, in between two halves of a almost six-hour epic where half the cast dies in Part One. Instead, it is a solidly constructed and engaging bit of scaffolding that, while fitting neatly within the overarching storyline of the Marvel movies, only occasionally reaches the Pop Art delirium of the best of those films.

When writer/directors Boden and Fleck steer their film towards spectacle, Captain Marvel does go big, especially during the A New Hope style finale, which sometimes suffers from underwhelming CGI splurge, or lack of an indelible character musical motif, but is requisitely thrilling none-the-less. She takes an Earth name, because Vers sounds silly.

If Captain Marvel is lacking in any area, it would be the music and even this comes with a strong caveat. Larson's Captain spends much of the film as an amnesiac, and for some critics, that means her hero's journey feels weirdly muted and low-key. "There is precious little texture or detail, ups and downs, or emotions of any kind in her performance".

'I think Marvel expected me to at least tell my mom, but I was so scared, ' she said.


Brie Larson attended the world premiere of Captain Marvel at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday. She's a member of the Avengers, was the face of one side of the second superhero Civil War, and is a mentor to the new Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan.

Jackson and Larson may enjoy working on movies together, but their workout routines are a different story. Captain Marvel is definitely a top ten MCU outing, and potentially even a top five one.

"The ongoing joke with him, because Captain Marvel can move planets, so I was like, I just want to be able to push your vehicle", Larson explained. Without making a fuss, it's a movie about regaining oneself and one's values in a universe where the boys are busy fighting.

In addition to Larson, Captain Marvel stars Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan), Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), with Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law. The Kree are controlled by a central AI known as the Supreme Intelligence, who, like the Boggarts in Harry Potter, takes on the appearance of the most feared person in someone's life.


"I spent over two hours with Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers and I still have no idea what her personality is". Carol Danvers drives fast because her Air Force co-pilot and best friend Maria Rambeau says she drives fast. Apple has given a series order to a Brie Larson-fronted drama based on Amyrillis Fox's upcoming memoir Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA, TVLine has learned. The screenplay, by a mostly female quintet that includes co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, also gets a bit hazy with the nature of Marvel's powers, although they certainly blossom during the course of this origin story. The casting would be the first time a gay superhero would appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

She added, "I've been very open about the fact I'm an introvert, I have asthma and I was able to push myself further than I thought possible". "As generic and retrograde as Black Panther was specific and revolutionary, Captain Marvel is a frustrating disappointment at a time when every inclusive blockbuster is fought over as though it would be the decisive battle in our never ending culture wars".

The wearing of flannel, the use of the Alta Vista search engine and much bopping to Garbage and Hole all place the story in the 1990s - 1995, to be exact - but confusion about identity is timeless.


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