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Captain Marvel Review

With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.

The time has come.

Although this film was not my list for the most anticipated films of 2019, I did anticipate her arrival. As we know, Captain Marvel is most likely our saving grace in the upcoming superhero showdown, Avengers: Endgame, and for those who wish to thoroughly enjoy that finale, I highly suggest you take a look at this first.

This film is good. Not amazing, not spectacular, just good. The lightning fast action sequences and thunder explosions will surely throw you in for a loop, but there is a lot of work to be done here.

I usually speak on the actor’s performances last but this one really bothered me. Brie Larson (yea you guess it, the one and only Captain Marvel), performance is extremely bland. Almost as if she was asked to give no extra attributes to the character. As a female lead, I expected kickass attitude, a large range of emotion, and wide character development. Compared to other female superheroes, she has big shoes to fill and I truly believed that she would deliver. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Instead, we were given a superhero who undergoes many challenges, but continues to keep the same straight face. How lovely.

On the contrary, her co-stars gave fantastic performances. Samuel L. Jackson gives us no other than everything we love about him and more in this film. As Hollywood tends to deem him as the f-bomb master, he is here once again to show everyone that his acting chops are not to be mistaken. Another standout performance includes Lashana Lynch. A new British actor that delivers a deep performance even with the size of her role. These two, and at times Jude Law; were able to keep me invested throughout the film by keeping the magic real.

Visually, the film is stunning. Marvel never disappoints when it comes to creating a galactic universe. Particularly, one that compliments a variety of action scenes. While the film’s first half is slow, the second half has enough action to get your money’s worth. However, since most viewers are still recovering from Alita, this film action scenes still falls under the radar.

Over the past few years, one main aspect of Marvel films have grown rapidly. That aspect is the comedy. Captain Marvel is loaded with comedic relief. Does it nail it? Not every joke, but I appreciate the attempt.

Also, the idea of the villain is complex. The unveil could have been more epic as well as the villain itself. I constantly found myself forgetting that a true villain even existed, and that my friends is no Bueno.

As the first film installment, I’ll say a job well done.

Nonetheless, we will not accept this with Black Widow.

Stay for the after credits scene. You’ll thank me later.


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