This weekend's Captain Marvel we'll see the man returning to his role, albeit 20 years earlier. And Carol Danvers is every bit as awesome as you had hoped.
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Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as a trail blazing superhero. (It's hard not to be wowed in the presence of one of the greatest living actresses.) Vers and her team, including her advisor (Jude Law), are sent on a mission to a nearby planet where the shapeshifting Skrulls have taken one of their own prisoner.
The more diverse experiences Marvel, and movies in general, tackle the more their stories will resonate with everyone.
However, the biggest failing of this film comes from a common Marvel hiring practice: Boden and Fleck, who made the jump from directing indie darlings to helming Captain Marvel, have never directed a large-scale action scene. We can now add Captain Marvel to that list of groundbreaking comic book-inspired productions that worked. And she'll probably win, even if she ends up a bit worse for wear. The relationship between Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and Carol Danvers is handsome to watch, and something missing from a lot of films.
We've seen those fanboys flail, and now we will watch them fail.
"Captain Marvel" isn't the only franchise Woods has criticized recently, either. "As a Nick Fury [Samuel L Jackson] buddy comedy, it's fun". Jackson himself has been all smiles on the press tour and seems to enjoy seeing his own character's origin story. Some of the bigger laughs in the film come from him, much like Loki in the Thor films.
Agent Phil Coulson was an unexpectedly warm character for me.
In just a few short days, Captain Marvel will finally make its debut in theaters.
But for me, personally, it is the strength of Maria and Carol's relationship that elevates the film to another level. And while you wouldn't think that these objections would be almost enough to derail Carol Danvers' run in the MCU, a new rumor is now drawing a surprising amount of attention for claiming otherwise. "With "Endgame" approaching, fans are also rushing to the multiplex to find out how "Marvel" fits into the 'Avengers" storyline, plus they can't wait to see Goose, the scene-stealing cat". Lynch's Maria is a ideal compliment to Larson's Danvers. This is a fairly obvious nod to the Air Force pilot Goose from the 1986 movie Top Gun.
"Carol Danvers is a good soldier until Nick Fury tells her that she's actually someone who isn't afraid to buck authority and do what's right". She can also handle the humor and is particularly adept at nailing smirks, side-eyes, and witty comebacks. "I've done a lot of (the stunts) and you'll be able to see that".
I was a teen in the '90s, so yes, I was totally hooked on all the nostalgic throwbacks like payphones, pagers, and Blockbuster Video (I used to work there!) locations that appear in the film. And the movie desperately wants to be a feminist rallying cry, but does little to earn that role outside of having a female main character and playing No Doubt's "I'm Just A Girl" during one of the fight scenes. Moving forward, I chose to make sure my press days were more inclusive. The Kree are lorded over by the Supreme Intelligence, an A.I. that takes the form the person approaching it most respects.
All that being said, Captain Marvel still doesn't solve the origin story issue that has plagued every superhero film thus far, whether they be from the DCEU or Marvel.
In pursuit of the Skrull, Vers lands on a unusual planet known as C-53, though we immediately recognize it as Earth-specifically Los Angeles-of the 1990s. The actor bizarrely keeps his thick Aussie accent intact beneath his rubber mask, and the character says things that aliens simply would not say, such as "Hang on now, before you go swinging those jazz hands around!"
If you asked me to recite the Marvel Cinematic Universe origin story of any Avenger, I'd say just about the same thing for majority: ordinary person living their normal life, unusual event, they try to figure out their powers for a while, they chase a MacGuffin, yadda yadda. But when it does.goosebumps galore.
Would Captain Marvel have been made - or considered a box office threat - without the irrefutable success of Wonder Woman?