BLU-RAY REVIEW:CAPTAIN MARVEL
Arriving home with extensive line-up of extras detailing the
development of this highly anticipated addition to the Marvel
Cinematic Universe (MCU), “Captain Marvel” includes Featurettes
that highlight the transformative journey of Brie Larson
(Captain Marvel) and her character’s impact on audiences around
the globe; the influence of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) on
significant events within the MCU; the perfect pairing of
directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck; the ongoing conflict between
the Skrulls and the Kree; and the raw talent behind the fetching
feline named Goose. Viewers also gain access to six deleted
scenes, director commentary, a gag reel loaded with funnies,
flubs and Flerkens, and never-before-seen concept art and
“Captain Marvel” comes packaged
in various formats to best fit today’s varying consumer desires.
Viewers can bring home the film two weeks early on Digital 4K
Ultra HD, HD and SD and gain access to two exclusive features,
including a behind-the-scenes visit with the Visual Effects team
that makes the filmmakers’ visions of the MCU come to life and
an inside look at the epic team effort that goes into an
action-packed sequence within a Marvel Studios film. A physical
copy of “Captain Marvel” is available as either a 4K Cinematic
Universe Edition (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Copy) or a Multi-Screen
Edition (Blu-ray+Digital Copy), granting fans the flexibility to
watch on devices of their choice.
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" is an
all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the
history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the
journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the
universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war
between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds
herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the
So... you're not from around here.
It's hard to explain.
People of C53 (Earth),
another other worldly piece has been added to the MCU
(Marvel Cinematic Universe) playing board and this one
means business. So she’s not exactly from around here, or
is she? First, a disclaimer, I know very very little of
the comic book character Captain Marvel other than the
little I’ve heard from my boys who are comic book gurus.
So I speak entirely about the character I met in this
film. I am unsure of how true she is to any other
representation. That being said, DAMN!, this woman is
quite powerful, quite determined, and quite human. The
human and determined part gives it away that she must be
from around here originally. The power part is undoubtedly
other worldly. A good chunk of the movie is presenting the
origin story of Miss Marvel, to the point that Priscilla
was starting to get impatient with it. I didn’t mind too
much cause I was entranced by Brie Larson (Captain Marvel
a.k.a. Carol Danvers). I must say, she is a breath of
fresh air. Her acting is so fluid, real, and natural, you
know, down to earth (pun intended), that it’s a pleasure
to watch. Even though it is meant to be this way, her
being the main character and all, she does steal every
scene she’s in. I first saw her in Scott Pilgrim, she’s
won an Oscar for Room, and now she’s a superhero. This
particular superhero is a badass and Brie filled those
shoes well. I had two major reasons why I was looking
forward to this flick: to learn more about this superhero
I knew so little about, and to see Brie in an ass kicking
role. I was pleased with both. I was also hoping for some
good ties to the rest of the MCU, with all that’s going
on, and we get some of that too, whew. On the down side
however, not too pleased with this younger, somewhat
innocent version of Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson). I mean
this is Nick Fury, the alpha male, the man in charge, and
yet in this film he is a bit silly at times . . . weird.
Sure, he wasn’t the Director of Shield yet, but still,
this representation weakened his character a little.
Another character, and he is the ULTIMATE character, that
shows up nice and strong in this film is the one and only
Stan Lee. There is an awesome little tribute to him during
the opening credits, don’t miss it; touching and well
I feel like a broken record with
these Marvel movies, but yes, there is good action, good
amount of emotion, a pretty good storyline (better than I
thought it would be), and of course, amazing special
effects and visuals. You can’t expect anything less. Oh
yeah, and it’s good fun too. For us older folk, the 90s
nostalgia was pretty cool too, especially the soundtrack.
The dialogue in the movie is worth mentioning as well. It
was casual and comfortable, but not dumb. The banter
between Carol and Fury was especially enjoyable, credit to
the Writer/Director team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
They did a great job with this film making it relatable
and easy, but not too easy. Kudos to them, especially
considering it’s their first major mainstream superhero
flick. I picked up on two major underlying themes with
this film. The first is the focus on girl power and it was
refreshing to see women in the forefront of a superhero
film again. The second is the life lesson: if you fall and
no matter how many times you do, you get back up. This is
what Carol Danvers is all about.
Review By Cine Marcos
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Master Audio in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes
English and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish & French
5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital
English SDH & ESL, Spanish & French; DVD:
English SDH & ESL & Spanish
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Alternate Movie Versions
Movie with Intro – An introduction by
directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Movie with Commentary –
Commentary by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan
Becoming a Super Hero – Follow Brie Larson's
journey as she joins the MCU, and see what it takes to be
a Marvel Super Hero in every sense of the word.
Big Hero Moment – Explore
how impactful Captain Marvel's entrance into the MCU is,
and how she inspires audiences around the world.
The Origin of Nick Fury –
Witness some of the MCU’s most significant events through
Nick Fury's eyes, and see how his influence helped shape
The Dream Team – Discover
why Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck are the perfect pair to direct
Marvel Studios’ most powerful hero.
The Skrulls and the Kree
– Take a deeper look into the Skrulls and the Kree, their
ongoing conflict, and the importance of shifting
perspectives in the film.
– The cast and crew dish on working with Goose and the raw
talent it takes to portray such a complex character
“Who Do You Admire Above All Others?” - Kree
Commander Yon-Rogg must answer to the Supreme
Intelligence, who questions his leadership ability.
Starforce Recruits -
Yon-Rogg lectures a roomful of students on the Kree's
mission to defend all nations from the scourge of the
Heading to Torfa - Vers
(Danvers) and her fellow Starforce members banter as they
prepare for their rescue mission to Torfa.
“What, No Smile?” - In
this alternate version of a scene from the movie, Vers is
consulting a map when she receives a dubious offer of
Black Box - Keller
attempts to track Vers and Fury after their escape in a
quadjet from the Joint USAFA Facility.
Rookie Mistake - Novice
S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson helps Director Keller out
of an embarrassing situation.
Gag Reel –
The fate of the universe hangs in the balance as the cast
battles props, flubs and Flerkens in these outtakes from