Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Clark Gregg and others in attendance

Wednesday, 06 Mar, 2019

His star pupil is Vers, a female warrior with incredible energy powers. Her mother was an undercover Kree soldier who was against destroying the human race. Mendelsohn seems to be the only one aware that he is in a movie about blue aliens fighting shape-shifting reptiles, and hams it up to the nth degree, chewing scenery like he was a starving man. Vers sees flashes of a past life on Earth.

On her first mission, Vers is captured by the Skrulls.

Captain Marvel is hitting screens this week, and the standalone debut of the most powerful hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has critics everywhere furiously typing.

"I will never forget tonight", she marveled. She's a great actress, but that's a tall order for the best of them. Mendelsohn also gives Talos an unexpected depth. Does that mean I don't understand why other women feel strongly about Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel? No. In fact, backlash against star Brie Larson touting her efforts to make sure the film was "a big feminist movie" and the press junket wasn't "overwhelmingly white male" got bad enough that Rotten Tomatoes chose to make some big changes. "As a Nick Fury [Samuel L Jackson] buddy comedy, it's fun". And he's a cat lover.

On the other hand, Larson is actually allergic to cats. The de-aging effect used on Gregg and especially on Jackson is remarkable, as are how deftly the 90s references are used. You feel like you're watching the 90's era Samuel L. Jackson. Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) urges her to keep her emotions under control, but Carol senses that she has a hidden past. Captain Marvel's current Rotten Tomatoes score puts it on par with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which has an 84-percent rating and ahead of Captain America: The First Avenger's 80-percent rating. He has a few surprises up his sleeve and is definitely an audience favorite.

The two different scenes serve some very different purposes. She found it amusing and odd, but she was too taken by the story to get overly distracted by those additions. As a result, the action in Captain Marvel is on autopilot - all rapid cuts and no rhythm, and very clearly shot by a second unit who were well-versed in the technical aspects of such a scene. He said, "The making of a first film is in some ways a brainstorm on the future and on what can be". It's not until Vers arrives on Earth that things start getting a little more interesting. This is evident in the script, co-written with Geneva Robertson-Dworet ("Tomb Raider"), which builds up the action-adventure stakes while also focusing in on Vers' struggle to understand herself. What images you do remember, after the movie's over, tend to be defiantly lo-fi, such as the Skrulls strolling out of the ocean or, more kinetically, Danvers' speeding-train smackdown with a Skrull disguised as a sweet old lady.

The story gets a tad confusing as it flashes back and forth in time.

At this point, you can't read about a Marvel movie without mention of the Marvel formula.

Lasahna Lynch's plays Maria Rambeau a former test pilot who worked with Carol and was her best friend. Or they'll say I'm "virtue signaling", a repellent insult hurled at liberals by the far right, a shorthand way to call someone a liar and a poser who doesn't believe in the equality or fairness they espouse. "Got a smile for me?"

Larson made headlines in early February when she told Marie Claire UK's Keah Brown that she has taken steps to make sure the movie's press junket is not "overwhelmingly white male". Considering Captain Marvel is half-Kree, viewers should look out for their role in the film.