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It's actually a pretty good story, let down by the lead actor. This should have been a role to have fun with, but Brie Larson as Vers/Carol Danvers seems to be trying much too hard. Consequently, she comes across as too light in the serious moments and very flat in the light ones. There are a few "girl power" dialogue moments that come across as contrived, unnatural word usage, but it doesn't come across as man hating, as some would have us believe. The supporting cast generally performs well, the highlight being Samuel L Jackson, but I found Jude Law vaguely annoying. Not terrible, but a weak addition to the Marvel Universe.
Absurd, illogical, disjointed and mostly poorly acted, except by Sandra Bullock who manages to overact like never before. The best advise is to do exactly what Sandra tells you to do at the start of the movie, put on your blindfold. Then pick something else.
The fourth version of this story and a very well done remake. Lady Gaga demonstrates that she is not just one of the best singers of our time, but also a pretty good actor. Bradley Cooper proves that, with some dedication to training, he can sing almost as well as he can act.
Nevertheless, (spoiler ahead) in an age where Robert Downey jr can make it into favor as a recovered addict, it is depressing to see Bradley's Jackson Maine suicide after cleaning up through rehab, even if you've seen a previous version and know it's coming. Ally's love for Jackson is real and a virtue that, I think, many of her fans would praise her for. He may think he's getting out of the way of her career, but he's actually destroying her emotionally. In real life, it would be a miracle she gets back on stage in any short time, if ever.
As (almost) live action Manga, this is a great movie that will entertain fans of animee and scifi alike. And let's face it, that's what it's meant to do. Somehow this is less acceptable to media critics than, say Star Trek: Discovery, because it's not promoting a feminist agenda, even though it features a strong female lead. Maybe it needed a token gay.