Captain Marvel (Movie Review)
Oscar Rendon | St. Louis, MO | March 8th, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, and Annette Bening. Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers becomes one of the universes most powerful heroes and we learn her story in the action packed MARVEL film. Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Lets begin, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel was fun and entertaining. She really had her time to shine not only dramatically but comedically as well. The character is very sarcastic and quick witted. However, the character felt a little overshadowed by a few other characters that had a bit more freedom and a bit more depth. Ben Mendelsohn as one of the leaders of the Skrull’s Talos was perfect. Ben Mendelsohn is usually stuck playing the same one note villains lately but this film surprises how much they let his character have a story arc and it becomes one of the favorite performances of the movie. Samuel L. Jackson (de-aged) is always great but he is especially great in this flick, he felt more fun as Nick Fury than in other films. His story and arc is quite the journey that eventually leads to the creation of The Avengers (great easter egg in the film about that). Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, Carol’s trainer and mentor has limited screen time (more than in Fantastic Beasts 2) but he is so good that you forget and when he is on screen he leaves quite the impression.
The story itself is hard to talk about without revealing any spoilers so I will say this. The story is like a puzzle and we begin to solve things about Carol’s past as it is teased in the films trailers. Writing was good, the comedy worked for the characters that did have a lot of those moments in the film. The best part about the film is that it felt concise and wasn’t jumbled and trying to be too many things at once which could have easily happened with 2 directors in the helm. Visually the film was beautiful, from the space battles, set designs of space crafts to the more practical locations and rural setting. Overall the film is a huge success for us, it contains messages everyone can relate to and was a fun and enjoyable ride from start to finish. The performances were great and Brie Larson fits well in the MCU family. The mid-credits scene does directly connect to Avengers: Endgame.. so stick around after the film is done.