A major character (an obvious one) creates the MCU just like how Scrat created the whole GALAXY in the Ice Age Movies. How bloody nuts is that?!?
Onto the review.
As the long wait to Avengers Endgame is coming to an end,here's a movie about a Female Superhero that no one's ever heard of before that the fans of the “acclaimed” Glass and Mortal Engines are complaining about because they have nothing productive to do. And you know what?
In a way,I have to thank the fan outrage for this one (A LOT). If it wasn't for them,I wouldn't be as excited as I was for a movie like Captain Marvel.
But we're not here for the millionth negative hack review. You want to know if the movie's good or bad. For most of it,I can’t say it was bad,that's for sure,but just “Cool”. Like,30% Good,30% Bad and 40% Campy as hell.
The script has nothing new to tell for a Female-led movie,but there's enough secondary material that makes it justifiable: A message about Girl Power that blows the “female movies with a message about the power of Love” out of the water,an interesting twist for the Skrulls (the main baddies of the movie) that makes them charismatic villains,and all the 90's campiness that's basically the humor part of the movie (or,for most of it,at last).
Sure,Brie Larson smiles in the movie,but she doesn’t deliver much. Yeah,I liked her performance,but it was in service of a strange script,while Samuel L. Jackson and Goose The Cat were the better characters in here. And hey,the kids were bearable this time. (Come to think of it,there’s so much material to make me tear apart A Wrinkle In Time here!)
The Blockbuster scene is easily the best part in here,and it'll sure be for every movie lover.
Pinar Toprak's score is better than I expected it to be (speaking of the orchestra),but it's sometimes a Thor Ragnarok clone with the whole Synthy vibes and classic beats.
Nothing special about the VFX and Production Design. They're just fine,that's all.
Although the use of 3D was fantastic. Visually speaking,when Carol Danvers gets her powers is just as great as the Venom Vs. Riot CG Pan-around from Venom (2018),or maybe I’m just a sucker for visual slow motion greatness…
To top it all,there’s a Stan Lee tribute that is so gut-wrenching,I heard someone almost cried in the theater. (Tears of a true woman/man)
But still,this movie has problems (who would’ve guessed…). For starters,the story isn’t really that interesting (aside the secondary material),since it’s the whole “woman on the journey of self-discovery” thing again. Sometimes the fanservice is unnecessary (like when they explain how Fury lost an eye. We saw that coming MILES away when the cat was announced to be part of this movie) and again,Brie Larson giving it her all for uninteresting character development. And,this isn’t part of the movie,but the fanservice it got pre-release (and post) was toxic as hell. Jesus,not even something like Star Wars The Last Jedi can top this level of hate (but it makes way for an extra point,so thank you haters).
In the end,Captain Marvel feels like the Birthday Cake that has nothing delicious on top,but that on the middle and end of it,has enough cream and chocolate to make it a Cool tie at the movies. Catch it in IMAX 3D if you can.
P.S. The mid-credits sequence is destined to blow minds all over the world. Stick until that and not the post-credits one.