Film Review: “Captain Marvel” (2019) ★★★

I normally avoid writing about the DC or Marvel Universe as I don’t think that me writing about it will bring any difference. What kind of support I can provide to something that will find its way to go up regardless? However, that tradition I thought can be broken with “Captain Marvel”, and not because of Brie Larson’s appearance nor the always great Annette Bening along with Samuel L. Jackson, who, like really, has created his own time zone that is far different from ours. It’s because the film puts itself at the beginning of a fantastic world, trust me whether you are a fan of it or not, which you will never stop admiring.

Set in 1995, on the Kree Empire’s capital planet of Hala, Vers (Brie Larson) is going through traumatic memories that keep occurring all the time. She always sees an older woman, Dr. Wendy Lawson (Annette Bening), who has significantly contributed to Vers’ past which she is yet to find out. Due to that, her emotional weakness does not allow her to properly control the power she has while her mentor, Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), keeps trying to help Vers to advance her emotional intelligence and keep it apart from what the mind says. However, soon when two Galactic alien races start a war between themselves that will take place on planet earth, they must face the most powerful hero of the universe – Carol Danvers aka Vers herself.

The story by Nicole Perlman, Meg LeFauve, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet scripted by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet while directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, “Captain Marvel” has a lot of exciting scenes and funny lines to offer. Additionally, the role of the cute literally becomes the most interesting and memorable character of them all. As I try to refrain from giving away too much information from the new superhero movie, one fact I think is fair to be mentioned is that “Captain Marvel” is not the usual superhero movie you tend to watch. It’s something new, refreshing, and in a way, revolutionary.

Why it’s revolutionary is because of its fearless attitude towards creating characters, giving them a voice, and with this, it helps Brie Larson’s Carol to turn into an awe-type of character no one would ever mind not to follow. As for diversity, the cast comes from all over. While in some movies it appears forced, in “Captain Marvel” it felt so organic. As for the cast, having Annette Bening in it was not only refreshing, it was a complete joy watching her play the character that plays a pivotal role in not only Carol/Vers’ life but in the life of the entire universe that, after you watch it, you will realize the importance.

In the end, “Captain Marvel” is not a flawless superhero movie but an exciting and absolute fun to watch nonetheless. Brie Larson is simply amazing as Captain Marvel who has that enigma she needs to lead the Marvel Universe all by herself while she continues helping Carol to reveal more about herself. Indeed, “Captain Marvel” might not be pure perfection, but none of the Marvel’s movies are. So do not worry about anyone speaking unpleasantly about it, because it is not. And it is far better than what it gets credit for. Just check it out yourself and you won’t regret doing it!

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