MovieRob Milestone Marathon – Countdown to 6K (#21 of 23) – Captain Marvel (2019) – Encore Review


“You know anything about a lady blowing up a Blockbuster? Witnesses say she was dressed for laser tag.” – Nick Fury

Number of Times Seen – 2 (12 Mar 2019 and 10 Dec 2019)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A warrior from a distant planet lands on Earth with no recollection of who she really is yet she somehow remembers living on Earth a few years earlier.

My Take on it – This is a film that I was quite interested in seeing following the final scene in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) which left most of the film goers questioning what it all meant.

This film is a nice addition to the MCU, but it unfortunately fails to be as powerful as some of the other films in the franchise.

Brie Larson does a fine job in the title role and is able to hold her own against Samuel L. Jackson which isn’t an easy task especially given the fact that he steals every scene he is in as the character of Nick Fury.

The story is presented as being very simplistic, it it does a nice job of tying in other elements of the MCU into the plot including Ronan and the Cree.

The part of this film that was most enjoyable is the various pop culture references to the 1980’s and 90’s.

They are able to capture the period quite well and make things pretty fun with t.

Unfortunately most people who didn’t grow up in that period will probably miss many of those references.

The film utilizes its special effects really well and they allow us to see a de-aged Nick Fury.

Whats most impressive about that is the fact that he is in almost every scene of the film and isn’t a supporting character for just a scene r two like they did with most of the other de-aged characters in previous MCU films.

The film has a great message that is even more powerful when taking into consideration every thing that happens in the next film of the series.

The idea of finding a way to stand back up after falling down is presented really well here and resonates throughout this film.

There are some nice twists and turns along the way yet they don’t help make this film feel as poignant as many of the other films in the franchise.

Bottom Line – Good addition to the MCU, but it isn’t as powerful as some of the other films in the franchise.  Larson does a fine job in the lead and manages to hold her own against Jackson who once again steals every scene he is in as Fury. The story is quite simplistic but I liked the way that it ties in Ronan and the Cree. The best part of this film is the various pop culture references to the 80’s and 90’s and unfortunately, many people who didn’t grow up during those eras, will probably miss those references. The special effects of this film are great and manage to once again elevate a mediocre story.  The de-aging effect on Jackson is the best part because he is in almost the whole movie and not just a few scenes like most of the previous de-aged characters in previous MCU films. The message of the film is great and is even more poignant when looking at what happens in the next chapter of the series which says so much more about the character and events.   The story has some nice twists and turns but it still doesn’t make things as poignant as some of the other films in the franchise. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the comics, Captain Marvel’s cat is named Chewie, after Chewbacca from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977). In this film, it was named Goose after Goose Bradshaw from Top Gun (1986). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (slight downgrade from original review)

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