Has it really been 10 years and 20 movies?
Yes, we're missing a charismatic villain and, yes, the final battle gets too explosion-y and long. But all that changes - finally! - with the introduction of a stand-alone female Marvel superhero.
What do you think of these ideas?
Warning: the following contains spoilers for Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson. She also told us that she learned that playing a blue character meant, unfortunately, being in the makeup trailer at 3 a.m.
When Hole's lacerating song "Celebrity Skin" rolled up over the credits, I actively slumped in my seat despite the fact that it's one of my favorite songs. But the movie took a turn (and Captain Marvel slipped her way into my heart) when Carol was at a crossroad, trying to pick sides in the alien war. The story is by Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
Leader of Starforce (Jude Law), Ronan (Lee Pace), Korath (Djimon Hounsou), Att-Lass (Algenis Perez Soto), Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Larson), Bron-Char (Rune Temte) and Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan). Both even include a scene of someone being tossed across a room into a jukebox. Marvel has often received criticism for its failure to develop fully rounded villains in their films, but in Talos they have a loveable, comedy masterpiece on their hands, flitting effortlessly between his main roles in buttoned up, shapeshifted, human form and laconic, sarcastic Kree form. She takes an Earth name, because Vers sounds silly. What is interesting is that Captain Marvel seems to appear out of thin air, possibly suggesting she now has teleportation powers.
Of the decision to set the story more than 20 years in the past, Marvel Studios Director Kevin Feige said at the film's premiere in Hollywood, "We wanted Carol to have her origin all to herself". "I guess I've got to start reading the comic book". But the film lacks the courage to actually declare its intentions. I loved you as Captain Marvel, because I thought you were such an empowering female role figure. "Who is Captain Marvel?". She doesn't hesitate to employ her photon blasts or superstrong fists, but the swirl of action around her is so baffling that she's not sure whom to trust, or whom to help. As Monica, Akira is an incredible protagonist who knows her mom and supports the risks she should take. They've already found the pager Captain Marvel left behind with Nick Fury which James Rhodes interrupts to inform them has stopped working. Back when the very first preview screenings dropped, social media teasers confirmed there were two scenes after Captain Marvel ends and one "very emotional" opening scene. Magnanimity may be a trait of superheroes, but it's one audiences will need to embody themselves if they're to truly enjoy this latest chapter.
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