Captain Marvel (IMDB 7.0 Rotten Tomatoes 58%)
SPOILERS (kinda)! It has been a long 9 months since the events of Infinity War have changed the entire Marvel universe, in that time we have had a Marvel movie nominated for best picture, Spider-man into the Spider-verse wins for best animated move, and of course we lost the great Stan Lee. So for me this was a highly anticipated movie that I really wanted to see opening weekend to try and avoid any spoilers. The 455 million dollar opening weekend proves I was not the only one that couldn’t wait to see this.
I had done a little research on Captain Marvel before the movie and I would suggest not doing this as it ruined a big surprise in the move. Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel), she is a mouthy and emotional Kree warrior that we find early in the movie does not know where she is from or who she was before the events of the movie. Brie Larson excels in her role as Captain Marvel and deserves the attention she is getting. This movie however is filled with great characters, of course Samuel L Jackson as Nick (not Nicklaus) Fury is very good. I was distracted a little by the CGI to make him look younger but to think we live in a day and age where you can make someone look 20 years younger is pretty cool. The return of Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson was great. One of the most unique performances was that of Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull commander Talos. He brought humor and likeability to a surprising character that I believe we will see in the future of the MCU.
The story line of this movie, all though very encompassing, was very easy to follow. Everything made sense and flowed wonderfully. I believe this not only told a great back story, it also took its place in the bigger story being told and cleaned up some old plot points. It was funny and full of action. From the nostalgia this invokes to the emergence of a cat named Goose, this was an adventure that I was glad I took. Go see this before you see End Game.
I do agree with you as this was a fun movie. But I do feel it was rushed to jam in this time line in order to explain her in ENDGAME. Also, I think Marvel wanted to keep up with DC and have a female superhero lead.
I didn’t mind the de-aging of Sam, that never took me out of the movie. The way they portrayed Nick as less of a bad ass was upsetting. I wanted more from Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, but they under used him in this movie. What a great time it would have been to flush out his backstory.
I agree that Ben Mendelsohn was the best part of this movie. Was this a bad Marvel Movie? No Marvel doesn’t make bad movies, but this was much less entertaining that what they should have provided the fans with.