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CAPTAIN MARVEL
DIRECTED BY ANNA BODEN & RYAN FLECK
REVIEWED BY DOUG SOLEM "J.R."
 

There has been a lot of talk that captain marvel would be ruined because of it (Social Justice Warrior) Agenda.  Early reviews made the statement that it was a forced film, throwing itself into the face of the audience.  While it may be rushed in to the marvel cinematic universe, I never got the feeling that the movie was trying to push me in a certain direction.  It did however have a powerful superhero who happened to be female.

Overall it was a fun movie that could have been better.  What I mean is that the movie was entertaining but lacked qualities that make Marvel/Disney movies great.  The story and pacing of this movie is confusing.  From the beginning of the film, I was unaware of character names and backgrounds.  For example, I still do not know the name of Jude Laws character.  It was announced only briefly in the film.  Personally Iím worried about Brie Larson's take on Captain Marvel.   Going forward She Is supposed to be the next leading woman of the Marvel Universe.  Her character had little personality and lacked depth.  From what I've heard, Brie Larson is a wonderful actress, but Iím not sure she has the demeanor for this role.  

On a positive note I thought the acting performances of both Sam Jackson (Nick Fury) and Ben Mendelson (antagonist) were great.  I am once again blown away be the evolution of CGI.  It was unnoticeable on Sam Jackson.  The subtle moment that stole the show was one of Stan Leeís (Creator of Marvel comics) final cameos. The scene is both heartwarming and validating for audiences members.    

Overall, the movie was enjoyable.  Captain Marvel needs better character development.  It also seemed that when it was all said and done, the stakes were never high.   Nothing truly challenged the main character.  Hopefully going forward we can see an evolution to this franchise. 

3.5 out of 5 stars   

 

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