After all they hype and media coverage, I went to see Captain Marvel. My first response was that this is no Black Panther. For some reason, the character development felt flat and one dimensional. I enjoyed the uncovering of the backstory of Nick Fury, Agent Colson and the Avengers. Danvers/Marvel’s origin story was told in FLASH’s of flashbacks, so it was unclear and without emotion. I am still left with too many questions. Brie Larson doesn’t really get to show her emotional range (that won her Best Actress Oscar for Room), her character just seems be moving forward with no depth. Her friendship with Maria & Monica is the closest thing to a relationship and even that doesn’t seem that deep. Ben Mendelsohn (Talos) plays his character with much more feeling and conviction. The fight scenes just seem excessively violent and then everyone just gets up and walks away.
Reggie (Goose) is actually the best part of the movie. He is loving and devoted. His stunts are funny. He brings some unexplained things to light. I hope we see more of him in the future.
You should see this movie in theaters due to the special effects and fight scenes. I think a lot would be lost on the small screen.
Our Rating for Captain Marvel
Official Trailer for Captain Marvel:
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
|Principle Cast||Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson (Life Itself), Ben Mendelsohn (Darkest Hour), Jude Law (Vox Lux), Annette Benning, Lashana Lynch, Clark Gregg, Djimon Hounsou (Serenity), Akira Akbar, Reggie|
|Director||Anna Boden, Brian Fleck|
|Screenwriter||Anna Boden, Brian Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet|
|Cinematographer||Ben Davis (Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri)|
|Editor||Debbie Berman (Black Panther), Elliot Graham|
|Production Companies||Marvel Studios|
|Run Time||124 minutes|
|Genre||Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi|
|Premier||March 4, 2019|