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Captain Marvel
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain...  View more >

Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Mar 12, 2019
"Captain Marvel" is a good movie, if not a great movie. this movie comes out one month before the other Captain Marvel movie which will hit theaters in early April. Brie Larson did a terrific job of portraying the hero. Four years ago, I was impressed with her performance in "Room" and four years later she plays a super-hero in a Marvel movie. I fell in love with her performance in the movie. The Captain is a Knee warrior who is caught up in a war between her race with the Skulls. I first learn of the Knee and the Skulls in the Knee-Skull war which was fought in Avengers #89-97. the Skulls are a race of creatures who disguise as human. The Super Skulls which made its debut in Fantastic Four #2 has the power of all four members of the group. The film's plot is twisted but I find the film entertaining. Last year "The Black Panther" is a set up for "Avengers: Infinity War." With "Captain Marvel," this film is a set-up for "Avengers: Endgame." And stick around for the end credits. If you don't, you'll miss something.
Apr 23, 2019
With the release of Avengers: Endgame coming shortly, I thought it was high time I get to see Captain Marvel before it lapses into that awkward (albeit short) period of being out of most theaters but not yet on home video. I've grown so tired of the MCU movies, especially after the letdown that was Infinity War, it was difficult to make time for this one when so many other movies seemed more worthwhile.

I admit to being very pleasantly surprised! This movie could have been so unnecessary, and so corny (the mohawk suit in the trailer and images made me wonder), but they managed to find the perfect blend of everything.

I attribute this impression largely to the performances of the two lead characters. Brie Larson takes what could have been a painfully bad character (remember Catwoman?) and gives her the right mix of warrior-hero, lost soul, and capable woman alongside the suddenly youthful Samuel L. Jackson. Their interplay makes the movie enjoyable.

The tone is perfect. Her interaction with Jude Law's mentor character hits all the right notes, and their final scene was unexpected and appreciated. Even though it's set in the 90's, it gets a chance to toss in some zingers about sexism if you're paying attention, which is laudable. Ben Mendelsohn takes a relatively minor role and makes it meaningful and poignant. His scene in the house is another example of them getting the tone just right.

In writing this, I feel like I should be giving it a "See Now!" rating, but I can't bring myself to do so. For ardent fans, all of these movies are See Now! events and it wouldn't matter a bit what others say. For those of the rest of us that don't voraciously consume everything MCU-related, the reaction is a little more muted, and I can't say that there's enough here to warrant the highest possible rating. It's definitely more watchable than many of the recent Marvel movies, so I can see actually owning this one when it comes out on home video... maybe.

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