Captain Marvel Reviews
As a diehard Marvel fan, I take no pleasure in giving this movie a one star rating, but sadly the movie gave me plenty of reason to. I'll only list a few in this review.
Captain Marvel has most often been described as mediocre, but I think even that is being generous. This movie is below average, which is a rarity for Marvel movies.
This movie fails to develop anything close to an interesting origin story. Carol gets her powers by complete accident and frankly, why this accident gave her powers instead of killing her is not even explained. It just happened. Imagine a Captain American origin story where he accidentally receives the super soldier serum and for reasons that are totally outside of his understanding, is now a superhero. He did not earn it or go through any significant trials. He is simply now a superhero.
She is so absurdly overpowered that the most accurate comparison I can think of is that of Superman, except that Captain Marvel has no equivalent to kryptonite (at least that I'm aware of).
Captain Marvel introduces several plot holes and inconsistencies within the broader MCU timeline and even manages to slightly downgrade other MCU movies such as The Winter Soldier due to plot implications it has for that movie.
The origin of Nick Fury's eyepatch was not only underwhelming, it was absurd. It felt like a massive middle finger to the audience and any Nick Fury fans out there who care about the character and were hoping for a more compelling backstory to one of his most famous attributes.
Brie's acting was, simply put, not good. It felt uninspired, bored and lacked any sense of emotion. I was actively looking for opportunities to latch on to her character and care about her, but none came. I'm not sure what Kevin Feige was thinking in introducing this character into the MCU into Endgame. The likes of Steve, Bruce, Natasha and Tony deserve better.
1) Lack of a love interest ‚" Capt. Marvel does not swoon over a male co-star, nor does she need one to help/save her. She is enough on her own, a positive lesson for girls. Obviously, I don‚(TM)t mean movies where the female lead falls for the male lead are evil, just that it‚(TM)s nice to see some versions where the female lead is sufficient on her own to carry the story.
2) Her suit is full-coverage and functional- Though I loved Wonder Woman, I thought her armor was classic, but grievously outdated (she fights in a STRAPLESS MINIDRESS for gosh sake, it‚(TM)s simply impractical and doesn‚(TM)t make sense for such a strong character). In contrast, Capt. Marvel‚(TM)s suit is practical (don‚(TM)t have to worry about a nip slip or panty flash), functional (doubles as a space suit!) but still maintains sex appeal (I‚(TM)m not saying female superheroes should be unattractive and wear a potato sack, just that their clothes should make sense for fight scenes and such).
Overall Capt. Marvel was a great movie from an entertainment aspect, and also a step forward for female-lead super hero movies. I will definitely be watching it again.
Lots of negative audience reviews, fine if you didn't enjoy it, as enjoyment is subjective. But I think there is a lot of unwarranted outrage about this film which is going to be at least partly responsible for a proportion of the negative reviews.
Also, for those saying their negative reviews were deleted, just saying - my 4 star review was deleted too. Make of that what you will