Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It 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.
Captain Marvel is the 21st offering in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is the film that is supposed to wet our appetite as we await the conclusion of the Avengers saga with Infinity War.
As with most offerings in this series the quality of the film is superb. There is plenty of action, good performances and enough special effects to keep you awake. The cast is solid with Samuel Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury aided with the help of Disney’s reverse-aging process.
Jude Law is great as the venerable leader Yon-Rogg, who mentors the character ‘Vers who will become Captain Marvel. He strattles a fine line between good-bad-indefferent.
Brie Larson assumes the title role and for my money smashes it out of the park as Captain Marvel. She brings a strength and spunk to the role that should inspire young girls that they can dream to be and do whatever any man can. If there has ever been an actor who was tailor fit to play a super hero it is Brie as the CM.
However, great parts don’t always add up to a great movie and this is where CM falters a bit. The story is very one note, feeling much more like an earlier MCU offering then the latest’s fares which have raised the bar for comic book films. (think Winter Soldier, Black Panther, Infinity War). Also with the story revolving around an amnesia plot point there is little room for the characters to grow. Also the story lacks really any tension because everyone who has watched Infinity War knows, that the Captain and gang are coming back.
Captain Marvel is a sound middle of the road MCU film that will keep us occupied until Endgame arrives.