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Article written by: Griffin Spencer
Staring: Brie Larson (Room), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Ben Mendelsohn (Rouge One: A Star Wars Story)
Directed by: Anna Boden (It’s Kind of a Funny Story), Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson, It’s Kind of a Funny Story)
Written by: Anna Boden (Half Nelson), Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider)
Story by: Nicole Perlman, Meg LeFauve, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet
Quick Summary, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), or known as Vers to the Kree Empire, is caught up in the middle of a war between the Skrulls and the Kree. All Vers knows is that the Skrulls are the bad guys and the Kree are good guys. One day she is captured by the Skrull leader, Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), who reveals some memories to her that are deep in her mind. Not knowing what to do, she escapes to this little planet called Earth. She meets a man named Nick Furry (Samuel L. Jackson) who helps remind her where she came from.
I figured since Captain Marvel just came out on Blu-ray it would be a perfect time to do a little review on it. I personally enjoyed this Marvel origin story. It is a fun, good time with very well executed action sequences. I also thought that Brie Larson did a good job as Captain Marvel/ Carol Danvers. The main complaint I saw about her is that she was “too monotone” or “stale” as some people like to call it, but I thought she was doing that at the beginning because she is pretty much an alien. All she really knows at the start is to just kill Skrulls, so of course she would be a little monotone. However, once she gets to Earth and meets Nick Fury she opens up and becomes more lively. I thought they did a pretty “marvelous” job at developing her character.
The story for Captain Marvel was pretty average, nothing really ground breaking. Larson’s performance made you care about this character but the story/script did not really do well at making you care about anyone. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s action direction was probably my favorite part. The fight scenes were shot very strong and had a very good flow to them, they didn’t have too many jump cuts making you wondering what the hell is going on right now. It is an average origin story, but it was carried out quiet hardy by the actors and directors making it more than an average movie.
In conclusions Captain Marvel is a fun origin movie that could have been even better with a more engaging story. Let me know what you thought of the latest Marvel origin story. Did you think it could have been much better or was it everything you wanted it to be? Let me know down in the comments.
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