Brie Larson. I was hesitating at first to watch Captain Marvel. Because if you remember, before the movie was airing, there is this whole ordeal about Brie being super feminist and told that “white man shouldn’t watch his movie”. After researching if its true or not, turn out is just a complete BS being resurfaced for an attempt to halt Captain Marvel. She never said that and what she did say is explained perfectly here and it’s not about Captain Marvel, it’s about her previous movie, A Wrinkle in Time. I’m glad I’m taking all the information with a grain of salt and clear the confusion about the gossip, now I can write watch and write the review in peace.
Oscar-winner Brie Larson plays as Vers/Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel an amnesiac warrior from the Kree, a humanoid population (Kree is not a race) of the planet Hala and an elite Star Force pilot under the command of her mentor, Yon-Rogg (Jude Law). Vers lost her memory in the battle against Skrulls, the shape-shifting race that Kree still in war with. She has an unexplained superpower and couldn’t recall how and why she has this power.
We saw Vers’s main weapon during her training, a glowing fists which produce explosive proton blasts. She’s unable to fully control her power and repeatedly told by Yon-Rogg to “control her emotions”. In her new mission to recon on Skrulls supposed activity, Vers caught in an enemy ambush yet managed to escapes and lands on the planet C-53 a.k.a Earth 1995. Shes encounter our lovely young S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in some kind of CGI or de-aged digitalization that makes Fury look much younger, well somewhat. What cool about Vers landing on Earth is that she land through the roof of a Blockbuster Video store among all place. Its revive the memory of the 90’s kids including a VHS, RadhioShack, CD-Rom, Nirvana, R.E.M, AltaVista, etc. While on earth, Vers begins to uncover the mystery behind those supposedly upsetting dreams she’s always having.
Unlike “Alita” which many reviewers found a bit of similarity with, Vers found the pride and arrogance of superpower early on. Larson brings the message of proud by being a woman quite clearly in this movie and don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that. I completely forget that she is the same actor in “Room”, aside from the political fiction I think Brie is a fitting role for Captain Marvel if you put aside some of the boring dialogue she delivers.
In the end, the supposed mother of all superhero “Captain Marvel” is not great nor bad. It’s just hit the spot. Marvel certainly playing it save this time despite being one of the highest film budgets of the year. Same formula with for the same “solo” superhero like the Spider-man: Far From Home. It’s clear some of the questions that fans had but nothing that we don’t know already of. In the end, the film is good, but that just it. Captain Marvel 2 is told is being in development for the MCU phase 2.