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 (512) | Top Critics (53) | Fresh (401) | Rotten (111)

  • "Captain Marvel" has things going for it that elevate it a bit above the pack and provide more cultural oomph and import, but despite that, this is also a Marvel movie that feels like another Marvel movie.

    June 30, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • The problem is with the corporate anticulture that controls these productions-and the fandom-targeted demagogy that they're made to fulfill-which responsible casting can't overcome alone.

    March 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Lacking the wit and graphic oomph that sometimes rescues the Marvel franchise from terminal fatigue, "Captain Marvel" is yet another origin story for yet another superhero.

    March 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • For Marvel there's a new boss in town.

    March 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film may be about women breaking their shackles, but the lead actress feels kept in check for much of the picture. Humor winds up being provided by Samuel Jackson's Nick Fury, heart by Lashana Lynch's Maria Rambeau, and pathos by...well, it ain't Larson

    March 8, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Does it work? The short answer is: yes. There's enough to keep both diehard Marvel fans and newcomers engaged.

    March 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Captain Marvel

  • Jun 02, 2020
    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and the ever under-the-radar (but always working!) Ben Mendelsohn team up in this better-than-average superhero turn, meant primarily to introduce a lead female role in the Marvel Universe, diversifying the same where there previously was a lack. The story is decent, the point of feminine inclusion well hidden by good writing, and sparkly CGI ably imparts a welcoming glow for ladies watching not previously interested in the whole predictable good guy/bad guy face off usually necessary for the genre. All-in-all a worthy effort. Annette Bening and Lashana Lynch round out the cast nicely.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • 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

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