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Captain Marvel (2019)

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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.

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Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brie Larson ... Carol Danvers / Vers / Captain Marvel
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Ben Mendelsohn ... Talos / Keller
Jude Law ... Yon-Rogg
Annette Bening ... Supreme Intelligence / Dr. Wendy Lawson
Lashana Lynch ... Maria Rambeau
Clark Gregg ... Agent Coulson
Rune Temte ... Bron-Char
Gemma Chan ... Minn-Erva
Algenis Perez Soto ... Att-Lass
Djimon Hounsou ... Korath
Lee Pace ... Ronan
Chuku Modu ... Soh-Larr
Matthew Maher ... Norex
Akira Akbar ... Monica Rambeau (11 Years Old)
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Storyline

After crashing an experimental aircraft, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers is discovered by the Kree and trained as a member of the elite Starforce Military under the command of her mentor Yon-Rogg. Six years later, after escaping to Earth while under attack by the Skrulls, Danvers begins to discover there's more to her past. With help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, they set out to unravel the truth. Written by Blazer346

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language | See all certifications »

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USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Marvel Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$153,433,423, 10 March 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$286,477,835, 21 March 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Vers' crash-landing point in Los Angeles is in the Valley Plaza area of the San Fernando Valley, based on visible landmarks such as the Valley Plaza Tower, which can be seen in several shots. There are (and were) no above-ground rail lines in this area, and the Douglas rail station featured prominently soon after is 28 miles south. See more »

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Nick Fury: So... you're not from around here.
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"Captain Mediocre."
17 March 2019 | by VenturousArtistSee all my reviews

As a Marvel film, Captain Marvel had potential to outdo its predecessors. As a regular superhero film, Captain Marvel had potential to outdo its premise. Unfortunately, despite carrying many elements of previous Marvel installments, it fails to embody their success due to its questionable ambition. Not only does it fail to carry enough baggage to persuade audiences to care about her ordeals, but also giving more time to tolerate her.

The story of Captain Marvel follows protagonist Carol Danvers on her elongated adventure to recover memories while utilizing her vast superhuman strength within an ongoing war. Although she's joined by allies and foes, she's presented as an unstoppable and stoic heroine with behavior that could be considered reckless and unsympathetic.

One of the biggest problems with Captain Marvel, unfortunately, is Captain Marvel. Aside from her blatant stoic attitude, which at times are followed by some mildly emotional and disjointed comical outcomes, she's incapable to avoid being merely humdrum. Her attitude in this film is dreadfully humdrum to the extent of not caring about her impending fate. Although she manages to somehow build chemistry with other characters, their personalities feel more alive than Captain Marvel.

Carol, as a character, leaves an interesting impression towards audiences. She's seen as a genuine heroine but also a recklessly stoic individual. She's given the strength to overcome her worries, and overpower her foes, but not enough time to appear outmatched. Time is also another unfortunate problem in the story since audiences aren't given enough with characters and subplots. The storytelling featuring certain crucial ideas are merged in sections that either feel rushed, unfinished, not enough, or outright questionable.

The universe that Captain Marvel introduces to audiences has ideas that could've been given more depth but was purposely condensed to fit the main narrative. It's all about Captain Marvel's quick flashbacks and toughness but never about vulnerability and giving more context to her origins. This also follows other characters in certain instances but theirs are underutilized and unsatisfying.

Captain Marvel is mildly enjoyable with lowered expectations and ignoring any potential setbacks that greatly trembles any storytelling or characterizations. In comparison to other Marvel installments, this gave audiences the least dynamic introduction to a character that feels too abrupt than properly timed. It''s an ambitious installment that fails to entirely exceed its intent.

Carol Danvers isn't Captain Marvel yet. For now, she's Captain Mediocre.


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