Captain Marvel (2019)
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Maybe my opinion will change in the future or when Disney gives me money so I can sell out, ya friggin' turds, but I need more than Hentai cats to stay engaged.
It's an OK origin story, but it makes no sense as to WHY she's supposedly so powerful.
The cat was good.
If anything Captain Marvel piggy bagged on The Avengers fandom because otherwise mist people wouldn't be interested in this version of a female Superman.
Samuel L Jackson, the cat and the aliens save the movie and make it worth the ticket. Not so much the Captain Marvel character and her story line.
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.
The film overall was not up to the recent standard of the MCU, especially when compared to highly entertaining movies such as Thor Ragnarok or Avengers Infinity War.
A few moments annoyed me inparticular such as Brie Larson's cocky facial expressions at the end of her unfunny plucky little quips. She just came across as obnoxious.
The humor was poor, the character is so OP. I am dreading her being in Avengers Endgame and the way she has been wedged in so suddenly, only a month before the MCU's main event; I think it's such a bad move. I might have more love for her if she had been fleshed out in several films like other characters. Thor for example is a powerhouse, and his first film was distinctly average, but I have grown to love him over about 5 or 6 films. Captain Marvel is unfortunately being shoehorned in to the MCU and I think it has the potential to ruin the final Avengers film.
First of all, there is a good story here somewhere, but it's just not well told, and there's too much of it crammed within about 115 minutes. The movie is fast-paced, but never really works, because the pacing is flat and timing is off. Aesthetically, "Captain Marvel" has been processed through the same "Marvel filter" as the rest of them. Dull. The filmmakers (indie directors of the great "Half Nelson") have given absolutely no attention to the music: the score is completely forgettable as are the 90's songs.
As for the themes, the MGTOW people are going to have a field day with "Captain Marvel's" less than subtle "feminist agenda". I'm putting that in quotations, because it's more accurately described as simply female agenda. Which is absolutely fine and commendable; the problem is the infantile in-your-face way the filmmakers address the theme. The movie is set in the year 1995, and it really feels made for that year's audience. "Captain Marvel" lacks a fresh perspective. And, by the way, any fans of "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer" will immediately recognise one pivotal scene lifted from a truly powerful scene in the series finale. In any case, Carol Danvers of the comics was always a decidedly feminist character, so this shouldn't cause any waves. What's lacking, is Carol's wide array of problems: her character history in the comics is one of the craziest in the Marvel universe (which is saying something.). Movie's much simpler.
The biggest disappointment, however, is the resourceful Brie Larson. She's just off. I don't know what happened, but the brilliant actress from "Room" is nowhere to be seen. She was just the wrong choice, I guess. Still, I'm surprised by her lackluster-ness. The cast isn't great, anyways, but at least Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn seem to be having fun.
Unlike me, for the most part.
But could the film makers deliver a quality movie when they are so caught up in gender, identity & social justice politics? Sadly... no.
I loved Jude Law & his Kree team in this movie. Gemma Chan was melt in your mouth & STILL break a tooth cool! I could easily have watched a good movie about these guys, (called Kree/Skrull War?)... not what we got though.
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel looked sad, uncomfortable, awkward & angry the entire movie. Her appearance did not look heroic, any Captain Marvel cosplay I have seen looked better than her, & it never looked like she enjoyed the role or costume.
Nick Fury the character, in almost half the MCU movies is ruined in this movie, & his origin & that of his infamous missing eye is thrown out for cheap laughs, that fell completely flat. For him to get his eye scratched out by a ridiculous MCGUFFIN is film heresy, & the writers should never work in film again.
The Skrulls first outing & origin is also ruined in this film. For 57 years in comics & cartoons, they have been the coolest & bad-ass enemies of the Fantastic Four, X-Men & Avengers. But in this movie for a social commentary they are made into sympathetic refugees (2/3s into the movie?) & ruin any chance of telling some of the greatest stories in the MCU.
Captain Marvels powers were completely inconsistent the entire movie also, sometimes she could be beaten by Jude Law, or normal humans, or an average Skrull, & her photon blasts were just that, a lame light show that mostly did nothing? Also, CM received her powers from the cosmic cube being shot at, but Jude Law was ALSO caught in the blast & received a concussion instead? Bad writing...
Over all, I gave this movie a 3 or 4 out of 10 for 2/3 of the movie & watched it reluctantly entertained... until the final 1/3 when it completely $hit the bed. The ending was so poorly written & executed it went down to a 2/10 with absolutely NO chance of redemption. A real blown opportunity & the first FAIL in the MCU...
I was hoping to see a lot more Carol and Maria moments, but we don't get much of them. Also Nick Fury was beyond pathetic, didn't even look like that badass Nick Fury we've known for years from previous MCU movies, all he did was to get emotional with Goose in every chance he got, even when he absolutely shouldn't.
The action scenes are pretty meh, and that's a shame for such a "powerful character" like they say Carol Danvers is. I mean, that "how did you get the code" scene, WHAT THE HELL? You don't ask such thing after getting your ass beaten up.
Marvel's marketing campaign for this film had me expecting to leave the movie theater like "omggggg", but actually it hasn't gotten even close. The mid- and post-credit scenes managed to be better than the whole movie. I was pretty disappointed, they pushed it too far, I'd say. But let's see how Brie Larson's gonna be in Endgame next month, maybe it was just a (really) bad start.
she gives it to him after he hands it to her earlier in the film but this time she modified it to call her) overall I'd say it reminded me of a Netflix marvel show I'd say it was watchable but nothing more...annoyed at myself for sticking up for it before I saw it and now I actually want my money back!
1) The are scenes where Brie and SLJ are funny and have a witty conversation. 2) The chemistry between actors seemed to work really well. 3) The graphics are really good.
1) Liberal brainwash throughout the whole movie. Its relentless really. 2) No development of character for anyone. 3) The movie jumps from one thing to another, often leaving you wondering what the hell just happened.
One of the worst Marvell movies ever. Sorry Stan :-/