It wouldn’t be the spring if Marvel was not releasing another blockbuster film. This time around, it is the hotly anticipated debut of Captain Marvel
This review from the Morale Bros will be a spoiler free review. What that means is that we will not discuss key plot points from the film, but will discuss points from the film at a high level. We will also be posting a spoiler heavy review where we discuss everything and more.
So how is Captain Marvel? It all depends on your expectations for the film. Origin movies are typically a hit or miss. But this one takes an interesting approach as the film starts with Captain Marvel already having her powers. The film then splits between current time (with Samuel L Jackson) and the past where we learn more about how Carol Danvers came into her powers and became the person she finishes the film as.
I really enjoyed Brie Larson as Carol Danvers. She is a really great actress, and her chemistry with Samuel L Jackson is really great throughout the movie. She’s not Robert Downey Jr or Chris Evans (the former heads of the Marvel Cinematic Universe) but her Captain Marvel fills a new spot on the team.
The middle part of the movie feels a little too long, but the third act is substantial. The visuals are stunning, and the birth of Captain Marvel is pretty special. There was the standard Marvel offering where I had “full body chills” which is a great sign for any marvel film.
Captain Marvel isn’t a perfect film, but it is a great entry into the Marvel universe, and fits really well as the appetizer to seeing the full character in this April’s “Avengers Endgame”