Captain Marvel (2019)
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- ruins MCU continuity
- fails to inspire a single goosebump
- is far too glib
- tries too hard to be a feminist PSA (*show*, don't preach plz)
- has a horribly miscast lead hero who is also poorly written
- made me groan when Nick Fury's eye injury was revealed
- shows a ridiculously happy-go-lucky Nick Fury that doesn't mesh with his MCU personality AT ALL
- is possibly the worst MCU film (Ant Man and the Wasp anyone?)
- doesn't deserve a 7 on IMDB (especially if Wonder Woman, a far superior film, is only .4 ahead)
- can and should be criticized without political insinuations (i.e, I want female superhero films, just not crappy ones like this).
- has mediocre at best fight scenes
- has a sidekick character that - given the circumstances - makes an insanely poor decision to "come along"
- has a weak character arc, the hero doesn't struggle enough to discover her powers and then has totally OP powers and THEN doesn't fully use them against a certain person (who won't be named, Spoilers)
- deflated the possibility of having Skrulls as villains for upcoming films
- made me revise my opinion of Brie Larson as a good actress
- is regrettably diminishing my interest in the next Avengers movie
- is regrettably making me wonder if this movie is what we'll look back on and say "Marvel jumped the shark"
It's an OK origin story, but it makes no sense as to WHY she's supposedly so powerful.
The cat was good.
First of all, there is a good story here somewhere, but it's just not well told, and there's too much of it crammed within about 115 minutes. The movie is fast-paced, but never really works, because the pacing is flat and timing is off. Aesthetically, "Captain Marvel" has been processed through the same "Marvel filter" as the rest of them. Dull. The filmmakers (indie directors of the great "Half Nelson") have given absolutely no attention to the music: the score is completely forgettable as are the 90's songs.
As for the themes, the MGTOW people are going to have a field day with "Captain Marvel's" less than subtle "feminist agenda". I'm putting that in quotations, because it's more accurately described as simply female agenda. Which is absolutely fine and commendable; the problem is the infantile in-your-face way the filmmakers address the theme. The movie is set in the year 1995, and it really feels made for that year's audience. "Captain Marvel" lacks a fresh perspective. And, by the way, any fans of "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer" will immediately recognise one pivotal scene lifted from a truly powerful scene in the series finale. In any case, Carol Danvers of the comics was always a decidedly feminist character, so this shouldn't cause any waves. What's lacking, is Carol's wide array of problems: her character history in the comics is one of the craziest in the Marvel universe (which is saying something.). Movie's much simpler.
The biggest disappointment, however, is the resourceful Brie Larson. She's just off. I don't know what happened, but the brilliant actress from "Room" is nowhere to be seen. She was just the wrong choice, I guess. Still, I'm surprised by her lackluster-ness. The cast isn't great, anyways, but at least Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn seem to be having fun.
Unlike me, for the most part.
Here is a summary: A woman with amnesia and ill explained super powers kicking ass, switching sides and kick ass some more..
It took 2 hours to portray that
Maybe my opinion will change in the future or when Disney gives me money so I can sell out, ya friggin' turds, but I need more than Hentai cats to stay engaged.
she gives it to him after he hands it to her earlier in the film but this time she modified it to call her) overall I'd say it reminded me of a Netflix marvel show I'd say it was watchable but nothing more...annoyed at myself for sticking up for it before I saw it and now I actually want my money back!
The film overall was not up to the recent standard of the MCU, especially when compared to highly entertaining movies such as Thor Ragnarok or Avengers Infinity War.
A few moments annoyed me inparticular such as Brie Larson's cocky facial expressions at the end of her unfunny plucky little quips. She just came across as obnoxious.
The humor was poor, the character is so OP. I am dreading her being in Avengers Endgame and the way she has been wedged in so suddenly, only a month before the MCU's main event; I think it's such a bad move. I might have more love for her if she had been fleshed out in several films like other characters. Thor for example is a powerhouse, and his first film was distinctly average, but I have grown to love him over about 5 or 6 films. Captain Marvel is unfortunately being shoehorned in to the MCU and I think it has the potential to ruin the final Avengers film.