Movie Review: Captain Marvel

This film is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and it stars Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lashana Lynch.

This film introduces the character of Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). She is a creed warrior struggling with controlling her powers all while trying to remember her entire past. During an assigned mission she lands on earth (where she had a previous life) and tries to complete the mission while trying to find out her true identity.

I’m going to write this as carefully as possible so I won’t get murdered. I think Captain Marvel is a fun space movie full of Guardians of the Galaxy vibes. The action was ok. I do admit that this film does work as a connective tissue sort of speak as it gives an explanation and/or origin to some topics and items from the previous MCU movies. I enjoyed goose the cat very much and for me Ben Mendelsohn was the highlight of this movie. Samuel L Jackson was great as Fury. Jude Law and the supporting cast did a great job too. I do wonder why Ronan appeared in this movie as his character was completely wasted. I enjoyed Captain Marvel’s powers she is definitely (IMO) the most powerful superhero in the MCU and I can’t wait to see what she does in End Game.

Now I’ll inhale and exhale. As a 90s child the music did bring back memories but I don’t think the music was the most appropriate for certain scenes. I don’t want to think that this movie was trying way too hard to let us know that this film takes place in the 90’s. I shouldn’t compared but this time I will. Both of the Guardians films are certainly films that do a great job selecting songs from a particular era and placing them in the appropriate scenes. I purchased both soundtracks from the Guardians movies right after watching the films and sadly I don’t feel the same for this movie. I thought Captain Marvel was ok (i admit her powers are extraordinary) but I didn’t find myself caring for her character. I believe if we would have seen her story unfold as part of the movie and not through flashbacks perhaps I would have had a different reaction. I sadly didn’t get into the film until the third act. Overall it’s an ok film. I don’t love it but I don’t hate it either. I did tear up a little and I’m sure you guys will find out where. Lastly, please watch the mid credit scene and the post one too.
I give this film a 7 out of 10

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