What Captain Marvel proves, though, is how rarely films of Black Panther's calibre come along - making the Academy's recent decision not to give it its best picture award all the more regrettable. Despite marking the studio's first solo outing with a female superhero, the result feels like one of Marvel's lesser lights - a dutiful cog in its vaunted cinematic universe as opposed to any sort of breakthrough.
Much is made in the film of the remarkable powers Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, has at her disposal. She's certainly a likable addition to the increasingly enormous Marvel Comic Universe and within the context of her origin story, she'll definitely be a force to reckon with when Avengers: Endgame comes out in a few months. Keep it together. So here we again have three Captain Marvel volumes 2, and again the one that's listed first is not the first volume 2. Then whatever movie Marvel was presumed to be anxious about goes on to make a whole heck of a lot of money and we move on to the next tweak.
- Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and Larson, who are also co-writers of the screenplay with Geneva Robertson-Dwore appear uninspired and to have struggled to incorporate MCU's continuity within the film, or even the likeability of Danvers. Just as Carol embraces her power, audiences will embrace the wonder that is Captain Marvel. [.] As soon as she meets Jackson's Fury - the character's just beginning his career as a government agent, and is called upon to investigate her unexpected arrival - things click into place; the two actors have an easy, amusing chemistry, and the film nicely balances saving-the-day-swooping-around with charming character bits. It's rare to want to stand up and cheer in a superhero movie, where your protagonist is literally superhuman, but she brings that out in you.
Leader of Starforce (Jude Law), Ronan (Lee Pace), Korath (Djimon Hounsou), Att-Lass (Algenis Perez Soto), Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Larson), Bron-Char (Rune Temte) and Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan). Readers find out that Captain Marvel has tremendous powers drawn from her half human, half Kree DNA. Many of these reviews are still certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, which is perhaps to their credit or indication they're grading on a superhero movie scale. Never heard of her?
But for me, personally, it is the strength of Maria and Carol's relationship that elevates the film to another level. Not yet fully trained by Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) to control the powers that she can not remember how she gained, Vers crashes on a mid-1990s Earth after a violent battle with Skrull leader Talos (Ben Mendelsohn).
Over the years, a number of people assumed the Captain Marvel moniker. Though I love the male Avengers, I'm thrilled that I won't have to peer around them to catch glimpses of powerful ladies in action.
'Captain Marvel' flies into Marvel's elevated expectations
Marvel Studio's first foray into a female-led film must, in our modern world, necessarily carry with it an unfair amount of cultural baggage.
There's also a wonderful cat named Goose that shows up part way through the movie and steals scenes and Fury's heart with its feline wiles. 'I didn't know, I was like, "What if they had tapped my phone" or maybe they were going to come tackle me in the street the minute I opened my mouth, so I just didn't say anything'.
Larson said she trained with Jason Walsh, who is known for getting A-List actors in shape for high-profile movies.
"Time Travel. No I don't time travel".
Larson is a flawless fit as Vers/Carol/Captain Marvel, with both her well-developed dramatic acting chops, and her dry wit; you absolutely believe in both her physical power and her mental state that must traverse some rocky terrain between her known and discovered identities. "It's been a couple of years of working on this movie", Larson said. Her combination of arrogance but unapologetic and snarky self-awareness of the fact is hard to resist and Larson is helped tremendously by a smart story choice that all superhero movie producers should commit to memory.
Captain Marvel opens in the United Kingdom and USA on Friday, which has been designated International Women's Day 2019.