- Origin: 24/25
- Story: 23/25
- Camera/SFX: 25/25
- Performance: 24/25
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Rated: PG-13 (Some violence and action)
- Genre: Action and Adventure, Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Directed by: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
- Written by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet
- Release date: 8th March, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 128 minutes
- Studio: Marvel Studios
|Brie Larson||Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Nick Fury|
|Annette Bening||Supreme Intelligence/Dr. Wendy Lawson|
|Lashana Lynch||Maria Rambeau|
|Clark Gregg||Agent Coulson|
|Algenis Perez Soto||Att-Lass|
|Akira Akbar||Monica Rambeau|
Wow, ignore what the big business giants have to say and go see this film. This was a fresh angle for Marvel, showing us new places and exploring the universe made this film one of the best. I loved the time it was set, it created comedy that was unexpected and it allowed for something different rather than watching the same thing over and over again. It was nice to see different species like the Skrulls, they were one of the best twist in the film. This was a film that should be taken seriously, it easily competes with the other Marvel titles and has a great origin story for an epic hero.
Admittedly, I knew how the story would from start to end because they made it very clear at the start that the Skrulls were the enemy, however, in any film they like to throw a red herring into the equation. The Kree was the real baddy and even though it was predictable, I still felt shocked and excited about the events unfolding. I liked how they gradually increased her powers throughout the film, by the end she had unlocked the power of fly. This showed that the character actually learnt from the film and became the hero. Tying the Tesseract into the story was a nice touch, it linked it with the rest of the MCU and gave us an idea of how Nick Fury got the Tesseract in the Avengers film.
Stunning visuals that kept me excited throughout. What made it so good was that it timed its comedic moments very well, add that with shots that complimented the humour was a recipe for laughs. One of the scene that I felt was good, was when the cat start to use his tentacles to attack, it was so unexpected and the angle of shot made it even funnier. The effects to make Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg look younger was very good, for a minute in the film I thought they were that young unreal life.
Brie Larson gave a great performance as Captain Marvel, her wit and strength was what this film needed. One of my favourites was Ben Mendelsohn, he played the role of a Skrull very well and I would like to see him in future instalments. Jude Law plays another great villain, he is calculated and cunning, his last scene just before he gets knocked off of his feet was very good, he was expecting a fist fight and Captain Marvel just had enough and blasted him. His rage made it all the more satisfying when he got shot.