Captain Marvel

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Packed with action, humor, and visual thrills, Captain Marvel introduces the MCU's latest hero with an origin story that makes effective use of the franchise's signature formula.

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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 Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Cast

Brie Larson
as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
Lee Pace
as Ronan
Lashana Lynch
as Maria Rambeau
Gemma Chan
as Minn-Erva
Annette Bening
as Supreme Intelligence
Clark Gregg
as Phil Coulson
Jude Law
as Yon-Rogg
Rune Temte
as Bron-Char
McKenna Grace
as Young Carol (13 Years Old)
Vik Sahay
as Hero Torfan
Ana Ayora
as Agent Whitcher
Colin Ford
as Steve Danvers
Kenneth Mitchell
as Carol's Father
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Critic Reviews for Captain Marvel

All Critics (504) | Top Critics (52) | Fresh (395) | Rotten (109)

  • Solidly good and very enjoyable. But the film has flickers of greatness, most of which are when the film takes on the form of buddy comedy with Larson paired with Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury. Jackson and Brie have a hilarious rapport.

    January 29, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Captain Marvel is an enjoyable escapist movie that happens to check all the boxes for a modern progressive audience and delivers humor and action in an easy to watch, slickly-made package that maybe even the fanboys might like.

    January 19, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Marvel's first stand-alone female hero is definitely formidable. And very likely a key component in the next movie.

    December 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • After all, Captain Marvel is a Marvel Studios film with significant ties to the U.S. military. While it's nominally critical of war, its hands are filthy with government propaganda.

    December 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • One of Marvel's most layered films, which only gets more enjoyable on the rewatch.

    December 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Brie Larson packs a punch as one of Marvel's great new heroes.

    November 22, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Captain Marvel

  • Dec 23, 2019
    Got a headache after watching the movie. Extremely disappointing.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Apr 27, 2019
    Marvel delivers its first female centric superhero film with Captain Marvel, a prequel to the Avengers series. After escaping capture by the Skrull, a Kree soldier named Vers gets stranded on Earth where she discovers that the Skrull are searching for something and during her investigation she unearths a past that she never knew about. Brie Larson gives a decent performance, though she's clearly doing an imitation of a Tony Stark-like character (which there are already too many of in the MCU), and the supporting cast is pretty strong; featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and Djimon Hounsou. Unfortunately the script is rather poor, as it desperately tries to avoid telling an origin story while also ham fistedly forces one in at the same time. But the action-scenes and fight sequences are fun and exciting, and there's some lighthearted comedy that works really well (particularly the Stan Lee cameo). Also, the soundtrack is incredibly well-done; using '90s music to set the tone and time period. Despite some flaws, Captain Marvel is yet another solidly entertaining pop-corn film from Marvel.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2019
    Captain Marvel thrived on the MCU franchise formula - but it took a while for me to warm up to the character. This reminded me why Kevin Feige is a genius in bringing all these puzzle pieces together, and why this works as a build up to the concluding chapter - Avengers: Endgame. This is for MCU fans.
    Chrisanne C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 31, 2019
    .As a Captain Marvel fan, this film fails to ignite her and comes across as a giant feminism driven plot. On the plus side I would like to see young girls going to the cinema and seeing a character like this, but this is no Wonder Women. This fits loosely in the Marvel universe and opens up a lot of plot issues by having a character so powerful missing for so long, maybe a sequel will solve these. The true reason for this film is the connection to Avengers: End Game. Larson is well cast and is extremely talented, it's almost a shame seeing her in a film of this stature. She might be attempting to raise her profile, and this will succeed in doing so, but at what cost? There are a lot of trolls and anti feminist protestors out there and Larson is very outspoken with this passion. I personally didn't love the film, but I get the forced nature of the plotting, it is time for change. The central storyline of getting back up is the key for all the little girls out there and that's one message everybody can use. Not my ideal Captain Marvel storyline or film, but it ends with the character in full swing for Endgame. 19/03/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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