Captain Marvel Movie Review: An entertaining flick and definitely a treat for Marvel fans.
Last Modified On: 08 March 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
Despite its flaws and a little lousy first half, Captain Marvel is an entertaining superhero film with solid performance of Brie Larson.
Did you watch this movie? How much do you feel it was worth?
Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Bening
Before watching the movie I didn’t know much about Captain Marvel except watching the character in brief in the post-credits of Avengers: Infinity War. To help the other moviegoers who don’t have much knowledge about the superhero, I’m going to start with a little bit of history.
Captain Marvel’s alter ego, Carol Danvers, first appeared in 1968 and was a regular supporting character in the Captain Marvel series alongside a character named Mar-Vell.
Carol was upgraded almost a decade later into Ms. Marvel, with her own solo series, in which she was the editor of Woman magazine.
The ‘Ms.’ was a tribute to the feminist icon and editor of Ms. Magazine – Gloria Steinem. Carol further came into her own in 2012 when she evolved from Ms. Marvel to Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel is the 21st film in the Marvel universe but it’s the first female-led film in the MCU. Captain Marvel is the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Universe.
Oscar awardee Brie Larson is portraying the lead character. She is adorable, witty and showcased an extremely down-to-earth performance. Captain Marvel can release all the energies from her fists and go into space without dying but Co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck make sure to put enough chinks in her armor which makes her a grounded superhero.
The film takes a longer time to establish its plot. The year is 1995 and we are introduced to a battle between the Krees and their shape-shifting enemies, the Skrulls. Vers, as Carol is called by the Krees, is a warrior.
A pejorative military commander – Jude Law as Yon-Rogg – is whipping her into shape and trying to teach her that there is nothing more dangerous to a warrior than emotion. Meanwhile back on earth, a young and two-eyed Nick Fury is policing the streets.
A digitally young Samuel L Jackson brings to the story his signature sense of style and humor. He falls in love with a cat-like creature named Goose.
There are moments in the film, especially in the first half that feels flat and lousy – almost as though the makers were simply putting together a serviceable placeholder, which is what Captain Marvel is – it’s the last stand-alone film before Avengers: Endgame, which will bring the Thanos storyline to a close.
But it doesn’t disappoint you much because it gives all the ingredients of an entertaining superhero film.
The end credits are a delight to watch. And no spoiler alerts but you will definitely miss Marvel universe creator Stan Lee who recently passed away.
So, this women’s day what else you need. Go and watch a superhero film portrayed by a woman smashing all the patriarchy around her.
Overall I would Pay About ₹200- ₹250 per ticket.
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Average Critic Rating:3.5 out of 5.0 based on 4 critic reviews.
Reviewed by: Saurabh S Nair | Rating:
Before watching the movie I didn’t know much about Captain Marvel except watching the character in brief in the post-credits of Avengers: Infinity War. To help the other moviegoers who don’t have much knowledge about the superhero, I’m going to start with a little bit of history. Read full review
Reviewed by: Vaishali Jain | Rating:
Unlike Avengers: Infinity War, which gave us a sneak peek into the beginning of the end, Captain Marvel takes us to the era when it all began. Marvel Cinematic Universe's (MCU) newest hero is in search of her roots, and in the process, pierces through the layers of lies and deceits, with overwhelming rock soundtracks of the 90s in the background. Read full review
Reviewed by: Rohan Naahar | Rating:
It’s a bit of a miracle that despite such a rocky take-off, Captain Marvel manages to regain any sort of control over its journey at all. From the very first scene, the film pounds you over the head with grand world-building, pointless backstory, and unintelligible exposition. Arriving late is out of the question. Read full review
The Times of India
Reviewed by: Neil Soans | Rating:
The first female-led superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been a long time coming. Despite other strong female superheroes who have arguably earned their standalone film (Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Valkyrie), the MCU's focus on the build-up to 'Avengers: Endgame' has reached a fever pitch. So, it only makes sense to introduce Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), or Captain Marvel as a vital piece in the puzzle Read full review
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