SYNOPSIS: 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 maelstrom.
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 sheís 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 Iíve 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 didnít 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 itís 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 sheís in. I first saw her in Scott Pilgrim, sheís
won an Oscar for Room, and now sheís 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 thatís 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 wasnít 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, donít 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 canít expect anything less. Oh
yeah, and itís 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 itís 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
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