Friday, March 15, 2019

Our Captain Marvel Review

This past weekend the family went to see Captain Marvel. I have to admit, I was a bit worried this was going to be a waste of 2 1/2 of my life's hours. I'd heard about the bad reviews and was seriously hoping they were false. My brother & sister-in-law saw it the night before and they said they both liked it!


I'll be honest here, I didn't know who Brie Larson was before this movie. My hubby (if I remember correctly) told me that Captain Marvel is supposed to be the most powerful of all the Marvel characters. While I liked her character and for the most part enjoyed her acting, I felt like she wasn't "fierce" enough. I think the special effects helped with her intensity when she was using her powers. Otherwise I felt like she was constantly on the verge of smiling. All of her training for the role certainly paid off. The action scenes were exciting! Also, the amount of sarcasm and banter with Fury made me smile!



I had no idea Jude Law was in the movie. That was a shock as I haven't seen him in anything for what seems like ages. I liked his acting as well as his character. Then Annette Bening, it was so incredible to see her. That woman is timeless and I really like how she played her character. I'll tell you what, when I saw the young Colson and Fury I had to laugh. This might've been set in the 90s, but they made me think of the late 70s. Maybe I just remember the 90s differently.


And while we're at it, let's talk about Goose. Notice how they used a cat to play this part? And to see Fury's cat loving side gave me the warm fuzzies for him. lol Notice how they didn't use a dog? Cats were made to play roles like Goose! This is the first animal in the Marvel Universe. Smart move on their part!


Overall I liked the entire storyline. The movies this past year in the Marvel Universe have really won me over. I didn't feel like there were any political messages being thrown around in the story or that any feminine agenda was present. I took the movie at face value - an action adventure. I felt like the storyline was pretty easy to follow. There were a couple spots where I was confused trying to figure out who Carol Danvers really was, but other than that, the movie was easy to follow along. Also, the costumes and makeup were terrific! I think the costume designer and makeup artists should be up for awards next year.

Here's Jacob's review:

The first, of hopefully many, female led movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel exceeded my expectation of what this film could be. It was visually stunning and made the audience go ‘oh, so that’s how that happened’ numerous times.
Each main character, from Goose to Jude Law’s character Yon-Rogg, had a compelling story to tell. The whole movie, even at the end, I wanted to see the characters Yon-Rogg and Carol Danvers build their relationship onscreen, though for those who have seen the movie, I don’t think that’ll be happening anytime soon.

 

I loved seeing Fury and Coulson back in the mix in lager roles. I’ve been waiting to see Clark Gregg on the big screen inside the MCU again, and this movie didn’t disappoint. Here’s to hoping we see Coulson in Endgame.
To address Fury’s eye, it was a cute little thing, but I feel like there could have been something more significant. Say if Law and Jackson had scenes of the two working together, Law could have betrayed Jackson in their scene and that would have fit the quote from Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, ‘Last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye.’ There were many fun easter eggs to past MCU movies, and the one I think sticks out the most is in the last scene of the movie where Fury is typing up his Protectors Initiative plan to find others like Captain Marvel to help save the planet in the future. While looking into the files of Carol, he sees her old callsign from when she flew jets: Carol ‘Avenger’ Danvers.
Overall, I enjoyed the movie. One that I’ll be going to see in theaters again. I’m excited to see how she will fit into Endgame, and maybe even give Thor a run for his money.

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