#MovieMonday: Captain Marvel Review: An Enjoyable Movie with a Slow Start

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It’s about time.

Ever since Avengers: Infinity War (A:IW), I’ve been thirsting like a rabid wolf for the next instalment of the franchise:

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I mean, sure; it’s not exactly Avengers 4: Endgame. But from what the ending of A:IW insinuated, Captain Marvel seemed like a necessary, if not vital addition to the series. Someone really needs to kick Thanos’ ass, you get what I’m saying?

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And naturally, everyone’s bound to be hyped about Captain Marvel’s own standalone entry into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). But here’s the thing… did it live up to expectations?

Well, suffice it to say; the answer’s a resounding…

Read on please.

Captain Marvel

Before we proceed, let me just get on with the usual introductory stuff.

First off, we have the synopsis:

Captain Marvel gets caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Editor: Wait, that’s it?

Well, that’s what the first Google search got me.

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Editor: Give the readers a more concise one, what does that synopsis above even tell anyone?

Well, fair enough.

Popcorn’s synopsis:

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

And here’s a more detailed description, courtesy of everyone’s favourite site:

Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet also contributing to the screenplay. Brie Larson stars as Danvers, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after the Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.

Is that detailed enough?

Editor: Detailed, but it could be even better.

What’re you now, an Asian Mom?

Captain Marvel: More Deets

I’m so, so sorry, but before I get on with my personal movie review I would just like to get some other stuff out of the way.

Reviews wise, Captain Marvel currently stands at 82% on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s rated 6.3/10 on iMDB, and 69% liked the film.

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Honestly speaking, they aren’t the most rave reviews (considering the anticipation that awaited the film’s release), but objectively speaking they aren’t the worst either. So in that aspect, I guess it’s still 50-50.

Another point I would like to talk about is that Captain Marvel’s a film set in the 90s, which also means that our favourite Agent pair, Nick Fury and Phil Coulson…

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Are technically younger in Captain Marvel.

But that does get us wracking our heads: did Marvel get a couple of lookalikes to portray Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg’s younger roles or what?

Well, as it turns out, Marvel opted for digital de-aging. And boy…

I must say that it works like a charm.

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Kudos, Marvel. Kudos.

Indeed, now I’m kinda hyped to see a digitally de-aged Chuck Norris.

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If anything could be orgasmic, that’ll be it. But enough digressing, for it’s time to…

Enter my personal review

I’m lucky, in the sense that I caught Captain Marvel the moment it sneaked into Cinemas on 6 March 2019. Had I not, I couldn’t even have imagined the pandemonium going on in the ticket reservation section, with everyone fighting tooth and nail (just figurative, hopefully) for a ticket.

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