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Captain Marvel

By Lorry Kikta | March 8, 2019

I’m just letting Y’all know that this is not a review written by some all-knowing Marvel genius or a living female manifestation of “The Comic Book Guy” from The Simpsons. Instead, it’s written by a casual tourist, so forgive me if anything I say sounds dumb because I don’t know everything about the Kree-Skrull wars or which issue the Flurkin is introduced. I’ll leave that to the experts, of which there are plenty, who probably already have hour-long YouTube videos about the film.

She was bestowed special powers that she has not yet learned to harness…”

Coming in (relatively) blind, Captain Marvel is two hours of fast-paced fun. First of all, I had no idea that Jude Law was in the film, and I love him. So I was very excited to see him at the outset of the movie as Vers’ (Captain Marvel’s Kree name) mentor of sorts, Yon-Rogg. When we first meet Captain Marvel…or Vers (pronounced Veers)…or Carol Danvers…she is on Hala training with Yon-Rogg. She was bestowed special powers that she has not yet learned to harness. She also has no memory of her life beyond six years prior and consistently has strange dreams that suggest she has another life…on another planet.

A co-star in this dream is someone that we eventually find out is Dr. Lawson. Dr. Lawson, who is also Vers’ visualization of the Supreme Intelligence (the A.I. ruler of the Kree, who takes on the form of the person most important to whoever is in front of it at the time), is played by another person I never thought would be in a superhero movie, Annette Bening.

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  1. adam lae says:

    By 8:00 A.M. on opening day in the United States, the film held a 33% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes from more than 58,000 reviews, which was more audience reviews than

  2. KAD says:

    I’ve been waiting for the Captain Marvel to air, hoping it would complement the MCU, but her origin was so clouded with action and special affects, that it is unclear to know how she truly became Vers and where she is going at the end of the film. I like her attitude though she looks lost in her role at times. She’s able to help us understand some details from Affinity War, but Samuel L. Jackson was the true star, holding up the integrity of Marvel. Jude Law is terrific, as expected whenever he’s performing. I just wish I liked the overall movie more.

  3. Jon says:

    Ehhh, it was okay. Larson was stiff as a board but it was a decent by the numbers Marvel movie.

  4. Horus Mazinga says:

    They squandered a villain with great potential (Skrulls) in order to take a side in political allegory. Larson was sorta OK at first and I even liked some of the stuff in the first half of the film. But it started halfassed and got less assed as it went. By the end it was just outright stupid. Too bad. I really had high hopes.

    • Tessa says:

      I don’t get where you think that the Skrulls were wasted “to make a political point”. Honestly, I just thought it was an awesome plot twist, especially since GOTG already established that the Kree are not exactly the nicest folks.

      25 years will have passed between the time this movie took place and Phase 4. That’s plenty of time for some evil Skrull to have taken over and turned them into a threat. They might be the Big Bad for the entire movie cycle.

      A villain that hasn’t yet been used is hardly squandered.

  5. That's What She says:

    I disagree with Mr. Gore. Larson is well cast in the role. It’s the lack of her character’s depth in the script that let Larson down. I doubt any actress could’ve pulled off a better, or actual, performance. Even Meryl Streep couldn’t mat “She-Devil” work, so don’t bother bringing her up.

  6. Duder NME says:

    No The Breeders, Kate Bush, or Kittie, no sale.

  7. Steve smith says:

    Pfft yeah okay.

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