With captain marvel hitting the big screen, Marvel cinematic universe have now registered it’s involvement in which could possibly be said the only jenre where it was lacking behind DC extended universe- a female centred superhero movie.
Captain Marvel is a film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers and how she becomes most powerful superhero of the universe. Film begins in planet of Hala, where starforce member Vers (Brie Larson) is suffering recurring dreams from past. Yon-Rogg (Jude law) her mentor trains her to control her abilities and the Supreme Intelligence, an organic artificial intelligence and ruler of the Kree, suggests her to keep her emotions in check. During a mission to rescue an undercover Kree operative infiltrating a group of Skrulls, alien shapeshifters with whom the Kree are at war, Vers is captured by Skrull commander Talos (Ben Mendelssohn). Vers escapes and crashes in Los Angeles. Here begins her quest to know her past and becoming universe’s most powerful hero when Earth is caught in the middle of a war between two alien races Krees and Skrulls. During this course she join forces with S.H.I.E.D agent nick fury. Film is set in the 1990s.
Brie Larson’s role of Vers/Carol Danvers is a blast of fun. Oscar winning actress have done full justice to action as well humour. Captain marvel has fists that shoot pure energy, she can fly and habe other powers that are insane even by Marvel standards. Other cast members includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law all of whom have also completely justified their roles. This is third film together by Brie and Jackson, and the chemistry they brought to screen is truly remarkable.
Involvement of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson, Sugar) as directors has raised expectations that might bring a fresh energy and a grounding in realism. But direction remained just about average. Still, there are lots of pleasures – Special effects and action sequences are magnificent, certain level of humour is maintained throughout the movie. But for a movie which is introducing most powerful superhero of marvel universe, movie could have been more remarkable. Overall, I would give the rating of 7.5 out of 10.
Captain marvel also connects lots of points of MCU such as formation of tesseract, foundation of avengers and post credit scenes confirmed the fact that message send by Nick Fury in the end of infinity war was to Captain Marvel and we are surely going to see her in Endgame.