Brie Larson Makes a Fine Captain Marvel-But What Does It Accomplish?

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So when the Oscar-winning actress was tapped to play the Marvel heroine, she did just that by hitting the gym every day, seven days a week. Even at her most stoic, particularly at the beginning of the film in which she's ordered to keep her emotions in check, there's clear turmoil underneath the surface.

Controversies aside, we are thrilled for the upcoming film release. Newcomers won't be lost, but MCU diehards will be thrilled with the little details here. But it's Larsen who gives this weight and emotional depth as a woman who doesn't understand her past, but still knows, somehow, that she is meant for greatness and that she uniquely has the grit to figure out how. It is during one of her adventures with him that her superhuman powers were triggered and awakened. Make no mistake, Carol's superpowers have nothing to do with empathy or warmth - her strength is completely derived from a ideal Molotov cocktail of spite and stubbornness, which is an absolute joy to watch unfold. Her mother was an undercover Kree soldier who was against destroying the human race.

In 2012, DeConnick created something of a masterpiece when she breathed new life into Captain Marvel. Especially in the third act, you positive well up with joy at watching her come into her own and wield her full powers easily.

Mendelsohn's Talos will be a surprise to Marvel comics die-hards, but a welcome one - he's a far cry from a traditional MCU villain, but what he lacks in deviousness he makes up for in a genuinely charming sense of humor.

She's back home - the crash landing through the roof of a Blockbuster Video is a nice touch; the film's set in 1995 - and outside an LA strip mall, a biker tells/asks her: "Lighten up, honey".

Lindsey Bahr for the Associated Press writes, "The first female-led movie of the MCU deserved more". They're also here for how the film ties into Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame. The scenes with Maria and Vers are indeed attractive moments as we get to see their special bond of sisterhood and friendship.

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You know what, quite frankly, is a giant pile of horse dung? His Nick Fury is presented here less as the hardened S.H.I.E.L.D. As a longtime Marvel fan, I was thrilled to see the Skrulls finally make it to the big screen. The corporation tasked with protecting the Earth from alien attacks came together in 1945 (after Captain America: The First Avenger).

Agent Phil Coulson was an unexpectedly warm character for me.

92% are looking forward to the movie's '90s setting. The mystery of her origin is ultimately uninteresting, and it deprives Captain Marvel of a character arc or any notable weaknesses. We rarely see female friendships in the superhero world outside of Jessica Jones.

In the Kree Empire, an elite force of warriors is led by Yon-Rogg under the rule of the Supreme Intelligence.

While the site notes the negative reviews are written by men, it fails to point out that over 30% of the negative reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are written by - you guessed it - females. Mendelsohn seems to be the only one aware that he is in a movie about blue aliens fighting shape-shifting reptiles, and hams it up to the nth degree, chewing scenery like he was a starving man. She jokes with Entertainment Weekly about how she had no problem doing all kinds of stunts, but when it came to scenes with the cat, they needed to find a workaround.

What's up with the social relevance? Whether she's bantering with Yon-Rogg (in which Law's inherent sensuality gives the dynamic a palpable and slightly uncomfortable sexual tension), uncovering a past mentor-mentee relationship with Annette Bening's mysterious scientist, or striking up an unlikely partnership with a young Nick Fury (Jackson), Carol easily settles into every dynamic. "But in her first cinematic foray and this specific telling of her origin story, that part of her history has been skimmed off the top".

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