Movie Review: Captain Marvel

March 14th, 2019

Details from IMDB:

Captain Marvel (2019)

PG-13 | | ActionAdventureSci-Fi | 8 March 2019 (USA)
 
7.1/10
136,866
 
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.

Directors:

 Anna BodenRyan Fleck

Writers:

 Anna Boden (screenplay by), Ryan Fleck (screenplay by)| 6 more credits »

Initial Thoughts:

Ah, Marvel, it's become a staple now. I know when I go to a Marvel movie (to be clear I mean one by Marvel Studios, Sony's up to now can be hit or miss). I'm not a huge fan of Captain Marvel but I do know the character and had heard good things about the movie, so of course, I went to see it.

Main Points:

We get a tribute to Stan Lee first off, which was good as it's the first live action movie since he passed and a fitting tribute. Stan Lee does also have a cameo here (you may have heard it brought Kevin Smith to tears) I enjoyed it but didn't have such a strong reaction.

Onto the movie (briefly), I thought Brie Larson was excellent in her first showing as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. She's a cool character in the comics and Larson fully lives up to it. I also enjoyed Sam Jackson (I always do) and it was nice to see Clark Greg return as a young Colson.

The special effects are excellent, the plot moves along well and for a guy who isn't much of a fan of 90s music, it's a killer soundtrack. I also enjoyed the backstory on the Kree and Skrulls (who in particular get a nice twist to their story).

I did, however, find the story a little rushed/jumbled together and the problem with a story set in the past is you know certain things can't happen/certain people can't die.

Final Thoughts:

Stay right to the end for one post-credit scene at the beginning and one right at the end. I'm happy to have Brie Larson (I've loved her since she did Room) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I look forward to seeing her in more films. I give this a solid recommendation and a solid 8 out of 10. Pay no attention to the sexist haters out there, any Marvel/comic/book/sci-fi fan will enjoy this. It is a little more adult than most Marvel movies, so I would say ages 13+.