Culture - Film review: Captain Marvel

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The announcement of a solo Captain Marvel film came in 2014, with Brie Larson attached to the lead role in 2016, closely following her Oscar win for Room.

When asked by KROQ's Kevin & Bean this week about whether any of the cast members have gotten in hot water for leaking details about the movie, Larson called Jackson out for trolling folks by saying things that are straight up not true. The reality is a good critic should be able to assess a film on its own merits and put aside, at least to some degree, their biases, including any supposed innate gender biases. The film embodies what 90's pop culture meant to those who haven't seen it represented much on screen in the way that nostalgia for 80's and before have for folks of those generations.

It's time for a new generation to have their Superhero moment and they do in Captain Marvel, an unstoppable force of a movie with a fully formed lead and the universe at stake!

And while Carol's powers have significantly moved the goalposts and raised the stakes, that doesn't mean everything special about her comes from those powers, or that they make things any easier for her. In Pursuit of Flight is about unlocking the potential of our power, not simply how much of it or what kind we have.

The IMAX release of "Captain Marvel" will also be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. She is OK in the action sequences, which are many, but is too serious an actor for the character. As a light speed, fire-fisted superhero, it's clear that Captain Marvel could easily smash the likes of Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk into tiny pieces. Those instincts serve them well in "Captain Marvel", which is less bombastic, more humane and easier to relate to than the other Marvel movies. There's a nuance between these women that is different than from how men communicate in new partnerships. The big catch for her is that she has no idea who she is, having completely lost her memory in unknown circumstances.

The result was a mix of incredible and not so spectacular games, but there were ultimately a lot, making it hard to narrow down this list. But its sense of nostalgia may stay with you most.

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Here's your obligatory spoiler warning: Major Captain Marvel plot points discussed below. This is because a lot of changes will be occuring in the vicinity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) post the release of these two movies.

This one works as well as it does thanks to Larson's very human take on the role - she's resolute, often perplexed, open-minded; in a word, redoubtable. The smaller throwaway moments provide the greatest payoff, such as Fury painstakingly reproducing a jailor's fingerprint to escape his cell only to have Carol casually blast a hole in the door with her fiery fist.

Anyway, I loved this movie because it's excellent and because it's carried by a woman.

Captain Marvel finds a pleasant, if unspectacular, groove once Fury joins the adventure. "[Captain Marvel] is very cool, she's amusing, she's smart and she's not overly serious, but then she becomes, you know, the bomb, so it's very cool".

Ultimately, Captain Marvel is one of Marvel's most baffling missteps.

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