Written by Josh P. and Ollie C.
Marvel's first female solo movie: An overall success despite a bumpy first half, but leaves fans wanting more.
Brie Larson's recently been getting a lot of slack for her 'miserable' performance in the trailers for Captain Marvel, but we are happy to say that Larson's interpretation of the character is a actually rather likeable and grows on you during the film. The first act is arguably the weakest of the 3, with cringey dialogue and a convoluted handling of the story meant that we were both rather confused by what we were witnessing. However, as the story began to progress, and Carol Danvers' story began to unfold, the picture became clearer as did the film itself.
Nick Fury, portrayed by the ever-wonderful Samuel L Jackson, was a welcome addition to the film, bringing a needed familiarity and familiar face to tie us through the film. At his side was the equally wonderful Goose who certainly stole the show with her lets just say... quirks. The Kree-Skrull connection was perhaps a little shaky with lots being thrown at the audience at the films beginning. Ben Mendelsohn was fantastic in the role of Talos, with a intriguing twist that isn't the one you'll be expecting. And right off the bat, though, the visuals of the film are absolutely stunning! The direction also often takes a buddy-cop vibe with Fury and Danvers.
Many people claim that Captain Marvel is arguably over-powered and an unrealistic assailant to the rest of the Avengers team. However, her powers only come into full force at the films pinnacle which works well as we don't get over saturated and bored with her powers by the time we see them in all their bright glowy glory.
Overall, this film certainly doesn't deserve the criticism its been getting, Brie Larson will take time to warm into the role but we can see her being a fan favourite in years to come. Let's see if Avengers: Endgame can add a bit more to her character; we're excited to see how she will interact with the rest of the team in a few months time. Roll on April!
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