Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel

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6.82 h 3 min2019X-RayPG-13
Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel takes you on a spectacular adventure from the 1990s, tracing the path of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. When a galactic war reaches Earth, she meets young agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) at the center of a maelstrom, leading to her ultimate destiny as an Avenger!
Directors
Anna BodenRyan Fleck
Starring
Brie LarsonSamuel L. JacksonBen Mendelsohn
Genres
Science FictionAdventureAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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15142 global ratings

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Ben MaskeReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Epic only in terms of its failure
For the first time, a disappointing entry in the MCU. Brie Larson spends the whole bloody film walking around with her fists clenched, and delivers a completely unmemorable performance that has more than a few cringe-worthy moments. With a better lead actress, this could've been a great movie. As it was, Ms Larson was simply not up to the task, delivering a lacklustre performance as an entirely forgettable heroine. The rest of the cast does a good job, but with a weak lead the movie simply falls short of what it should have been.

Also, the decision to make this a "feminist" movie was a bad one that brought on a number of terrible, awkward lines in the film that were obviously added solely to point out how "empowered" Captain Marvel was.

To paraphrase Tywin Lannister: Anyone who needs to constantly remind others how powerful they are is not powerful in the least.

Near the end of the movie there is a scene where the protagonist informs her antagonist that she has nothing to prove to him. Perhaps; however that statement rings hollow in light of the fact that her opponent is correct, and that while Captain Marvel has managed to access her full powers and is now easily able to overpower her foe through brute force, doing so is effectively a crutch to save her from her own impetuosity. Which is curious because every other MCU hero to date has been forced to fight either without their powers or against an obviously stronger foe in order to find their true strength (Iron Man defeated Aldrich Killian without his armor; Thor couldn't defeat Hela and had to allow Surtur to destroy Asgard in order to stop her; Black Panther was forced to fight without powers and lost, but later won the rematch with equal power levels...the list goes on...), while somehow Captain Marvel finds her "true strength" only when she's absurdly overpowered compared with her foes.

I could go on, but at the end of the day this movie fails for two reasons: poor choice of lead actress, and the studio tried too hard to make this movie politically correct. A better actress could have masked weaknesses in the story, or a better story might have been easier for Ms Larson to convincingly depict. Unfortunately neither was the case, resulting in a movie that is disappointing at best.
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CraigCReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Please stop with the social engineering.....
.....and the politically correct nonsense. Focus on making a great movie and leave the politics out of it.
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M. OlesonReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
A perfect fit into the Marvel Universe. Brie Larson is excellent.
Theater review. Possible spoilers. What better entertainment for International Women’s Day than the Marvel Universe’s first film headed by a new character who is a woman. For those who don’t remember at the end of “The Avengers: Infinity Wars” (2018), Thanos pretty much took out much of the world’s population including some Avengers using the power of the 6 Infinity Stones. At the end of the film a wounded Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is seen using a device to call Captain Marvel for help.

So this is the origin story of Captain Marvel. It turns out she was once a crack Air Force jet pilot. But I’m getting ahead of myself. As usual, I will give a disclaimer about my Marvel geeknous. I have none. I’ve seen all the movies and liked almost all of them. At the same time I may screw up some characters, events, timelines and who’s a good guy and who’s not. The film opens on the planet Hala occupied by the blue-blooded (literally) Kree. A young woman known a Vers (Oscar winner Brie Larson) is decked out in a form-fitted aqua-green jump suit, as is her trainer Yon-Rogg (Jude Law). It is clear that the Kree have some seriously good fighting skills, but Yon-Rogg keeps telling Vers to control her emotions before launching some of her more serious weapons, especially fiery blasts from her fists. In what seems to be a well-placed and recurring attack on the emotional stability of women, we are sure to see more.

Vers keeps having nightmares and dreams often involving a woman of mystery called Supreme Intelligence in the credits played by 60-year old Annette Bening who also fills out her uniform nicely (not a sexist comment). Vers has memory intrusions as well of living another life in another world. She wants a combat assignment and finally gets it as an attack is planned on another planet by the Kree’s enemy, the shapeshifting Skrulls. In a series of exchanges and perhaps my confusion the Kree squad – including Vel - and led by Yon-Rogg, chase the Skrull leader Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) to Earth. Frankly I’m not sure who was chasing who. Vers gets separated and gets to Earth first, right through the roof of a Blockbusters Video and next door to a Radio Shack. These obvious “ancient” references are played for fun and it all works, including plenty-o-songs from the ‘90’s. When Vers gets her action on, the songs seem to be those with female leads (Garbage, Salt-n-Pepa, TLC and No Doubt). Nice!

Through these intermediary battles with the now shapeshifted Skrulls, Vers meets Fury and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) both with CGI engaged to make them younger. Works well with Jackson in particular who is in a lot of scenes. The scenes with Vers and Fury are witty enough to make the film watchable alone. A third wheel is a house cat called Goose who is likely to be remembered as much as the lead actors.

As time goes by, Vers's memory begins to come back. She reunites with Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch, “Brotherhood”) a fellow pilot. The two flew together and Vers discovers her real name is Carol Danvers. As Carol more memories return including interaction with a scientist named Wendy Lawson who looks a lot like Bening.

To be honest, this film closely follows the set up established for all of the Marvel films by Kevin Feige. What is remarkable is that Captain Marvel slides right in there without a hiccup. The film is fun, flashy, exciting and entertaining. Larson is perfect in her role. She goes from a newbee warrior with a bit too much attitude to a confident superhero who absorbs energy to create a character every bit as strong as any we’ve seen so far. When the Captain is at full throttle, glowing through the sky it raises one’s pulse. Let’s see how she does with Thanos in a couple months. Recommended.
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Urban WriterReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The movie well done. And Brie Larson is Captain Marvel!
I loved the MCU's take on Carol Danvers origin story. Some reviewers said that the movie started off slow for them, not for me. I was interested in how they were going to unfold her origin story as well as seeing what their take was on how she got her powers. I thought it was well done. I enjoyed the movie from beginning to end. Can't wait until we get to see Captain Marvel in Endgame!
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NHMovieLoverReviewed in the United States on May 18, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
What a true waste
Totally hated this movie. First of all, I never even heard of Captain Marvel but I heard she was making an appearance in The Avengers so I felt the need to see it. Amazing how her powers were more then Superman's. With her powers who needs the others? Plot was a bore and the actress who plays the lead was so one dimensional, couldn't relate to her or feel for her. By far the worst Marvel character ever.
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C. LepakReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not Marvels finest work
I don’t understand how some are giving a 5 star rating but yet saying negative things in their review? I found that while moments of the movie were entertaining and it answered a couple plot questions, it is lacking in what I have come to expect from Marvel. Some of it almost seems forced. Like they tried to jam too much into one movie. I suspect that the next Captain Marvel movie will be better because it will take on a new story line rather than rushing to explain a character plot before “Endgames” release next month
214 people found this helpful
MovieMavenReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Boring
Verified purchase
We are use to much more
133 people found this helpful
MommyBReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Movie!!! Brie Larson Rocks!
Verified purchase
Excellent movie!!! Brie Larson rocks (she really owns the character in this movie). I’ve always been a Star Wars fan and not as into Marvel. This movie really hooked me into the Marvel Universe. We took our oldest daughter, her friends (preteens) along with our youngest daughter (6 years-old) to this movie for our oldest’s birthday a couple of months ago. I loved this movie so much I actually watched a lot of the other Marvel Universe movies to “catch up” before watching Avengers: Endgame. Great movie, good ‘90s flashback songs. Plus an explanation for Fury’s eye patch. :) Captain Marvel is also a Marvel character that has strong qualities (true grit and determination) that are important for preteen/teen girls to see in a female protagonist. I highly recommend!
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