Details from IMDB:
Carol Danvers gets her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, forcing them to work together to save the universe.
I often ignore negative reviews. If I want to see a movie, I (usually) go. I have seen every MCU movie (including Tom Holland’s Spiderman movies) in theater and I will continue to do that. I find that a lot of times critics just want to tear up about a movie and I think many of them (despite comic book movies winning Oscars) still like to look down on them. Anyway, suffice it to say I went to see it opening weekend and I’m glad I did.
This will be my defense of the movie with just a few negative/concerns. There is (almost) no such thing as the perfect and this is by no means one BUT it is a lot of fun! I suppose my first point is to tell people to LIGHTEN UP! So what if the numbers for this movie aren’t great, go see it and make them better! Ok enough, I have an issue with negativity and I do what I can to stop its spread but I’m way off topic.
Here’s how you should see this movie, in IMAX 3D, with a drink or even better when you’re high (if you’re legally allowed to of course, and interested). Special effects here were excellent, especially in the first 45 minutes and I was quickly having fun and got swept up with the movie. It has great pacing, good acting, a pretty good story, and some neat surprises. Nick Fury gets to tell some jokes. Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan all get some nice character development. The rest of this review is SPOILER MATERIAL!
I quite enjoyed the musical number and while the villain was a little underwhleming, I thought the fact that Captain Marvel made a terrible mistake (destroying a super-computer) was interesting as was her ability to own up to it and fix it. We get to see a TON of cats in this movie too! Ok, technically they are Flerkens (an alien species) but still, it did my heart good to see so many kitties. Maybe the best part of the movie is the mid-credit scene which FINALLY ties the MCU into the X-Men universe! Just in time for Deadpool 3 (I won’t spoil what mutant you see here though!). The final scene is just a bit of audio and while I stayed, there really isn’t much point.
I enjoyed this movie more than Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania and would give it a solid 7.5 out of 10. I appreciated the 1.45-hour runtime and I never felt the movie got slow or needed anything cut. It is PG-13 for some mild violence, a little swearing, and some blood, so I would say ages 13+. Ignore all the haters and naysayers and go see this! I have heard of super-hero movie fatigue but I don’t believe it. Take your friend (or whomever) or just go yourself, either way, see this in theaters, it deserves a chance! I recommend this to any Marvel comics fan and to anyone who enjoys good action, adventure, or comedy. I wanted a space movie and I got one, so I would add there is some sci-fi in here too. GO SEE IT! Ok rant and review over, thanks for reading!