Captain Marvel (2019)
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Besides being just plain out bland, I lay most blame on Brie Larson's utter lack of personality. At no point was I remotely emotionally invested in her character. She's easily right up there with Kristen Stewart and Hayden Christiansen for utterly lacking in any ability to emote.
If this is the character they're going to base he MCU around going forward, good luck to them.
And lo and behold, i was right. This movie tries so hard to present Captain Marvel as this near-perfect heroine without any glaring weakness at all, that is just makes me sick.
Boring SJW trash
It's an OK origin story, but it makes no sense as to WHY she's supposedly so powerful.
The cat was good.
What I didn't like: 1. Everything about Brie Larsons performance. She was wooden, delivered her dialogue like she was reading off cards. No charm, no charisma, no emotion. Whenever she showed emotion it felt massively forced and disingenuous. She is just incredibly unlikeable and I can't believe they got the casting THIS wrong. I hope they kill her off and an adult Monica Rambeau takes her place (fun fact: Monica was Captain Marvel in the 80s, before Carol Danvers was even Ms Marvel)
2. The Writing. Good lord this film was lazily written. Not only was the dialogue garbage, but come on, did EVERY SINGLE MAN IN HER LIFE HAVE TO BE A HORRIBLE MISOGINIST?!?! And the super thin feminist message, the Kree (patriarchy) were holding her back (the inhibitor chip) and once they stopped she was unstoppable. Really?!
3. They ruined several characters. Mar Vell had one of the best arcs ever in the comics, but nope she's just shot in the chest (what a waste of Annette Benings talent). The Skrulls, one of the best villains in marvel comics and the entire set up for the awesome story Secret Invasion, nope they're the good guys because we need an analogy for refugees. And we already discussed Monica Rambeau.
4. THATS HOW FURY LOST HIS EYE?!?!?! SCREW YOU MOVIE.
5. Boy howdy they messed up the Marvel timeline. So they were SHIELD in the 90s? I thought Coulson didn't have that name until 2008? She's the inspiration for the Avengers? Nah man that is Cap. So Fury knew about Aliens already? Why was he so shocked by the Chitauri and the Asgardians? Ugh! This movie was so lazy! It was like they've never seen a marvel movie.
In conclusion this movie was terrible. It did real damage to the MCU and will continue to if she's the face going forward. I thought to myself while watching this, "you know, if you guys hadn't run off Joss Whedon, he could have made this movie amazing." NO ONE does strong female characters as well as Joss. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, And the women of Firefly. Not to mention how good he wrote Black Widow in Avengers 1 to being a 3 dimensional character and not just eye candy. This movie proved that Marvel still doesn't know how to make strong female characters as the focus of a movie. Sure they can be side kicks, but can't carry a movie. Compare that to DC. For all their flaws DC makes killer female characters. Wonder Woman? amazing. Suicide Squad May have been a train wreck but they nailed Harley Quinn (how she uses overt sexuality to her advantage and she can throw down in a fight, plus she is an actual 3d character) and they nailed Amanda Waller being a cold hearted b**ch but you have to respect her. Mera was probably more capable than Aquaman until the end.
If you want to watch a superhero with a feminist message, Supergirl on CW. She is also the strongest by far in the Arrow verse, but unlike Brie she is charismatic, likeable, flawed, and still badass when she throws down.
This movie was trash and I Hope Thanos kills her.
End Of Rant.