After a little while away from reviewing movies, we’re back! And what a movie to kick off for in 2019.
Captain Marvel is the 21st movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which, as expected, has smashed it’s opening three days on the box office.
The Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directed Super-flick raked in a Domestic total of more than $153m and $300m internationally as of 10th March.
Starring Brie Larson as the first female lead in an MCU film, Captain Marvel has stirred some controversy months before its release date.
Despite the box office, critical response for the movie has gone haywire due to unnecessary politics stemming from two camps.
As a result of this, the response to Captain Marvel has suffered both over-appraisal and over-criticism.
After a viewing this Monday, I’m here to give my opinion on the latest comic book release.
It’s good. Not terrible, neither revolutionary…just good.
Over-exaggeration in the divided camps of fans and critics has led to the confusion of Captain Marvel’s critical success.
Personally, I’d say the film lived up to the standards of regular Marvel origin stories.
Sure, the structure of the origin doesn’t follow canon but I believe the feature is at the same level of the first Iron Man, Captain America and Thor movies.
A great personal conflict holds back Larson’s character (Carol Danvers) that slowly reveals her true origins throughout the movie.
The story is packed with awesome Easter eggs and subverts character arcs from the comics to give a fresh twist.
What made audiences tick was the chemistry between Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson. Both complimented each other with some light-hearted banter and of course Goose the adorable ginger cat.
For most of the movie, the CGI was pretty decent. Nick Fury and Phil Coulson’s facial regenerations were impressive and unnoticeable.
Last year’s blockbuster release, Infinity War, set a high standard for villains in the MCU. For this reason, the antagonist in Captain Marvel seems to be lacking in impact.
In General, Captain Marvel is a pretty good movie and is a must watch before Avengers: End Game releases next month.
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