Archive for March 8th, 2019

8th March
2019
written by Adam

Caught in the midst of a galactic war between two alien races, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), becomes an incredibly sought after asset on both sides of the equation. So, when her first mission lands her on earth, the rookie soldier learns more about her origins than she could ever anticipate. With newfound knowledge it’s her tenacity and inner sense of self that drives her to rise above and become Captain Marvel, one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. Directed and Written by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, this condensed origin story serves as a sharp and politically savvy step forward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe creating a female hero, unrelenting in her beliefs of right and wrong with a take no crap attitude; able to hang with the toughest, get knocked down, and, get back up, stronger than before. And, it’s Larson’s deft walk between snark and bite that earns her stripes in the Marvel academy, she’s got “it!” Accompanied by a stellar surrounding cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Bening, and Jude Law there isn’t a sour apple in the bunch. And, despite the constrictive cinematography that accompanies the first act in its action coverage, the second and third acts sing with a poetic ease. Choice in score and music is also sure to bring a smile to the face of any child of the 90’s, reliving grunge, punk/ska hits with the requisite amount of vigor. A message of empowerment for the whole family and just plain fun all round, Captain Marvel is rated PG-13.

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