Captain Marvel Reviews

  • 1d ago

    Brie Larson's boring romp felt like slogging through mud while someone shouted their agenda in your face. The people behind this obviously felt like their fans weren't worth the listen to because they seemed to go out of their way to attack them, especially with scenes where the main character physically assaults people for asking her to "smile", a common complaint from the fan-base about Brie Larson's acting. The story was built around a lot of extremely overused tropes like the memory loss of a super-powerful character that would give way to her suddenly going all powerful at the end in what was supposed to be an exciting power reveal scene but ended up with Captain Marvel doing some regular fighting stuff with energy blasts and one of the most cringe-worthy songs ever in the background... a song which continued to beat the viewers with the agenda which was the crux of the entire movie. Brie Larson's character is unlikable except for a few moments when she's working with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), which also seem to be the moments when the character has a single emotion. This is especially funny because the main villain keeps telling her that she needs to control her emotions more despite her complete lack of any. Sadly the movie also suffered from Brie Larson's inability to shut up and just do her job. Her regular attacks on the fans who criticized the movie and consistently politicizing the movie in a way which polarized and divided the fan-base rather then bringing them all together gave this movie a bad flavor. In the end this movie makes the same mistake as what so many movies do: It pushes an agenda but forgets that an agenda isn't the entire foundation of good writing. I saw a lot of "female empowerment" messages and lots of feminist messages and even some messages about refugees but these were wrapped in the brown-paper bag of stories. Check it out if you want to keep up on who this character is in Endgame but don't go in expecting anything special.

    Brie Larson's boring romp felt like slogging through mud while someone shouted their agenda in your face. The people behind this obviously felt like their fans weren't worth the listen to because they seemed to go out of their way to attack them, especially with scenes where the main character physically assaults people for asking her to "smile", a common complaint from the fan-base about Brie Larson's acting. The story was built around a lot of extremely overused tropes like the memory loss of a super-powerful character that would give way to her suddenly going all powerful at the end in what was supposed to be an exciting power reveal scene but ended up with Captain Marvel doing some regular fighting stuff with energy blasts and one of the most cringe-worthy songs ever in the background... a song which continued to beat the viewers with the agenda which was the crux of the entire movie. Brie Larson's character is unlikable except for a few moments when she's working with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), which also seem to be the moments when the character has a single emotion. This is especially funny because the main villain keeps telling her that she needs to control her emotions more despite her complete lack of any. Sadly the movie also suffered from Brie Larson's inability to shut up and just do her job. Her regular attacks on the fans who criticized the movie and consistently politicizing the movie in a way which polarized and divided the fan-base rather then bringing them all together gave this movie a bad flavor. In the end this movie makes the same mistake as what so many movies do: It pushes an agenda but forgets that an agenda isn't the entire foundation of good writing. I saw a lot of "female empowerment" messages and lots of feminist messages and even some messages about refugees but these were wrapped in the brown-paper bag of stories. Check it out if you want to keep up on who this character is in Endgame but don't go in expecting anything special.

  • 2d ago

    I believe Screen Junkies put it best, this is a Phase One Movie in a Phase Three world. This is the first marvel film in a while that felt that the direction was faceless. Where the Russo's, Waititi, Gunn, Coogler, and even Reed (Among Others) shined Fleck and Boden's direction felt fairly faceless as the film comes off as just another Marvel outing. However it's not without it's charm. The visuals are stellar to look at, and the makeup on the fan-favorite Skrulls is a sight for sore eyes. The performances by Jackson and Mendelssohn are fantastic, but the movie wouldn't be anything without its leading lady. Brie Larson turns is a fine performance and it's great to see this character finally integrated into the MCU, however she's given very little to work with, and there's not much that truly distinguishes her yet, that's not the fault of Larson, just a writing and direction problem. The film is a fine spectacle, and a nice solo venture, but there's just not much originality that we've seen with the past slate of Marvel films.

    I believe Screen Junkies put it best, this is a Phase One Movie in a Phase Three world. This is the first marvel film in a while that felt that the direction was faceless. Where the Russo's, Waititi, Gunn, Coogler, and even Reed (Among Others) shined Fleck and Boden's direction felt fairly faceless as the film comes off as just another Marvel outing. However it's not without it's charm. The visuals are stellar to look at, and the makeup on the fan-favorite Skrulls is a sight for sore eyes. The performances by Jackson and Mendelssohn are fantastic, but the movie wouldn't be anything without its leading lady. Brie Larson turns is a fine performance and it's great to see this character finally integrated into the MCU, however she's given very little to work with, and there's not much that truly distinguishes her yet, that's not the fault of Larson, just a writing and direction problem. The film is a fine spectacle, and a nice solo venture, but there's just not much originality that we've seen with the past slate of Marvel films.

  • 2d ago

    This movie gets way too much hate. It's a fun ride and Samuel L. Jackson is the best part of this movie no doubt

    This movie gets way too much hate. It's a fun ride and Samuel L. Jackson is the best part of this movie no doubt

  • Jul 10, 2019

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  • Jul 08, 2019

    Broke down and finally watched it... terrible movie. Choppy, no character development.

    Broke down and finally watched it... terrible movie. Choppy, no character development.

  • Jul 08, 2019

    Easily one of the worst of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Underplayed, unoriginal, boring CGI and story, too much nostalgia and universe building and a under-performing lead actor. I can't really get into more details because it is such a forgettable film.

    Easily one of the worst of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Underplayed, unoriginal, boring CGI and story, too much nostalgia and universe building and a under-performing lead actor. I can't really get into more details because it is such a forgettable film.

  • Jul 08, 2019

    Some rare funny or entertaining moments i guess. But this is mostly a bad 2 hour long propaganda movie with no subtlety at all. 5 writers to get a bad story, bad characters, and a bad movie.

    Some rare funny or entertaining moments i guess. But this is mostly a bad 2 hour long propaganda movie with no subtlety at all. 5 writers to get a bad story, bad characters, and a bad movie.

  • Jul 08, 2019

    It was decent. There is not much good or bad about this movie. I did really like the retro aesthetic of the movie when the story was taking place on earth. A problem I had was that Carol was changing personality back and forth from being quite stoic and alien to being very witty. It was like seeing two different interpretations of the same character. It's worth a watch if you like superhero movies but it's forgettable compared to other movies in the same genre.

    It was decent. There is not much good or bad about this movie. I did really like the retro aesthetic of the movie when the story was taking place on earth. A problem I had was that Carol was changing personality back and forth from being quite stoic and alien to being very witty. It was like seeing two different interpretations of the same character. It's worth a watch if you like superhero movies but it's forgettable compared to other movies in the same genre.

  • Jul 08, 2019

    The team sure is gonna need help from this powerful female superhero who contains stunning visuals, despite her forgettable adventure and the unoriginal feels.

    The team sure is gonna need help from this powerful female superhero who contains stunning visuals, despite her forgettable adventure and the unoriginal feels.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Very fun! Great soundtrack. Great Nick Fury origin story. Definitely an important chapter in MCU. Good to watch before Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Very fun! Great soundtrack. Great Nick Fury origin story. Definitely an important chapter in MCU. Good to watch before Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home