Movie Review-Captain Marvel

March 7, 2019

 

Brie Larson is Carol Danvers aka Captian Marvel, in the Marvel Comics version of the DC Comics movie WONDER WOMAN. Both characters are amazingly similar. They both come from a far away world and they both possess incredible superpowers. In the case of Carol Danvers, she gets her superpowers from an implant placed in her body and it gives her blue blood to go along with her superhero abilities.

 

While CAPTAIN MARVEL gets her superpowers she loses her memory and while traveling back in time to save the world from an alien race she teams with a young Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). She begins to find clues that give her back her memory. She remembers that she had a best friend, Maria Rambeau, played by Lashana Lynch, who like herself was an Air Force Fighter pilot. 

 

Also, a character named Supreme Intelligence played by Annette Bening, uses the ladies to test pilot a secret plane she invented that travels at the speed of light. She also gave CAPTAIN MARVEL her superpowers.

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL is the funniest one in the Avengers series yet. We find out how Fury got the scars on his eye and he plays a younger, less serious version of his usually stoic character in all of the previous Avenger movies. The remaining actors that round out the cast, Jude Law, Dijmon Hounsou and space aliens Lee Pace and Ben Mendelsohn are amazingly good bad guys.

 

The movie is your standard science fiction fair. But the action and the special effects are stellar. The movie is also an homage to Marvel creator Stan Lee. His small cameo roles in many of the previous Marvel movies are included in a collage during the opening credits and the audience was already cheering before the movie started.

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL is rated PG-13 and lasts a little over 2 hours long. Don't forget the bonus scenes during the closing credits. Actually, there are two bonus scenes in CAPTAIN MARVEL. The movie makes a great statement for "girl power" everywhere. I'd suggest taking your young daughters to see it.  

 

On my "Hollywood Popcorn Scale" I rate Captain Marvel a JUMBO. 

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