Announced in 2014, and after a tease in Avengers: Infinity War, the wait for Captain Marvel is finally over. Weekend box office tracking for this film is expected to be around $125-$150M domestically. However, does the movie land with audiences? Here is our spoiler-free review for the film.
Captain Marvel proves they have their formula down to a science. The film shows heart and passion while delivering a space adventure that audiences won’t soon forget.
The film overall was a fun and exciting telling of this character and her background. Like with Spider-Man: Homecoming, it avoids the standard origin story outline but does gives subtle scenes that depicts her past. This can get overwhelming at times but ultimately fits into the film’s plot.
Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos was the standout of the entire film. His character development throughout the film was beautiful and we can understand why Marvel decided to bring on Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. Their storytelling was so fine and cemented that the film never has a dull moment. Another stand out was of course Goose, the cat. Right off the bat, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury falls victim to Goose’s cuteness and creates some hilarious moments between the two. Jude Law’s Character Yon-Rogg shows that classic villain mentality and tests Carol’s powers throughout the film. Early in the film, he serves as a mentor to Carol (Vers) And is the leader in their armada. Reoccurring characters like Ronan and Korath, are a breath of fresh air and furthers the film deeper into the Marvel lore. Lastly, Lashana Lynch, who plays Maria Rambeau, gave such a beautiful performance and showed the thick chemistry between Carol and Maria.
Speaking of performance, there are some cringe-worthy moments but that happens with these films. Overlooking those minor details, the film hits all the right buttons for Marvel’s first female-led film.
Working our way down, the de-aging technology used on a Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg was almost unnoticeable. It was so fine-tuned and realistic that you would almost believe he was back in his Jurassic Park and Pulp Fiction days. As for Gregg, his role is very minute but he shows a lot of heart within a short span of time and we remember how good and pure Agent Coulson is.
Directors Ryan Fleck And Anna Boden delivered a great film and a great addition to the Marvel franchise. With a lot of humor and heart, the film delivers a strong message of female power and how future female-led films will proceed. If Black Widow follows the same outline, it’s sure to be another successful film in Marvel’s pocket. Kevin Feige has yet to prove an unsuccessful team behind their films. As the progress begins on a new story for our superhero’s, you bet Captain Marvel will be at the forefront.
See Captain Marvel in theaters March 8, 2019
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer.