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Captain Marvel (Boden/Fleck, 2019) The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

Old 05-28-19, 12:15 AM
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Finally saw this. One of my least favorite Marvel films. I do like Larson as an actress a great deal. But I feel like she was the main problem here. For me, she just didn't work. Felt completely miscast. I gave the movie an overall rating of 3 out of 5 stars. And that was generous. I will revisit this again one day. Maybe my opinion will change. But I just didn't enjoy it at all the first time around.
My theory is that it was the script. She had amnesia for almost the entire movie so her character was just lost and in between worlds for almost the whole movie. She didn't have any personality and hopefully it was because of that. Larson is a good actress and she certainly looks the part so I'm hoping that's what it was this. Maybe Cpt. Marvel 2 will have her be much more likeable/relatable.
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Old 06-02-19, 05:07 PM
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It was alright. Some entertaining scenes and the de-aging they did on Samuel L. Jackson was fantastic. Still not sure about Brie Larson in the lead but at least showed far more personality than her blank stares in Endgame. The visual effects also was fairly good, especially on Earth (vs. on Hala or w/e it was called). Worth a rental. 3.5/5
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Brie Larson really dragged the film down imo. It was alright, but could have been much better with a different lead.
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Old 06-02-19, 05:27 PM
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Brie Larson really dragged the film down imo. It was alright, but could have been much better with a different lead.
As much as I don't really care for her personally (I'll just leave it at that), I'd give her another chance in the sequel. Clear the directors for CM, including the writing of the screenplay, did her no favors and she seemed to be forced into Endgame, so hopefully she gets better help from those behind the camera next go around.
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i love Brie so much, in virtually everything, but yeah, this part didn't seem to fit her or she didn't play it as well as maybe someone else...
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Old 06-12-19, 06:54 AM
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I've liked it when I saw it in the theater and more since seeing it again on home video...

The menu screen (for at least the digital copy) is great!
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Old 06-15-19, 02:04 PM
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Finally watched this last night.

It's a film that feels paradoxically epic and slight all the same time.

The supporting cast - especially Lynch, Law, the kid, Mendelsohn, and Benning were all excellent and perfectly cast to me.

Less so was Brie- or at least she wasn't directed well. Most of her line readings are weak and she punctuates almost all of them with a glib smirk that I think was supposed to engender a sense of sarcastic playfulness, but comes across mostly as gratingly self-satisfied. She could be effective enough in the more serious moments, but too much of the script requires her to be a female Tony Stark, which is probably the main problem.

I've never been all that taken with Jackson as Fury, and the chemistry between the two felt a little forced to me. But it was nice to see him play the part at a different pitch than the too-cool-for-school Fury of the Avengers era.

I did love the mid credit teaser though. Can't wait to see Endgame again on disc.

The opening studio tag with Lee was bittersweet and affecting, but his cameo in the film was a weak one to go out on.

Like all the MCU, I had fun. On first viewing I definitely enjoyed it more than Black Panther (thanks mostly to how muchI loved the supporting cast and over-the-top powers in CM), though the latter actually felt more epic in scope to me, despite all the galaxy hopping here.
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Re: Captain Marvel (Boden/Fleck, 2019) The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

The opening studio tag with Lee was bittersweet and affecting, but his cameo in the film was a weak one to go out on.
He didn't go out on that one. His last cameo was the one in Endgame.
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Old 06-15-19, 04:32 PM
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Odd, I can't even remember what that was...

Oh yeah...now I remember. yeah wasn't too charmed by that one either.
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Weak? That was like his best cameo.
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Old 06-15-19, 04:50 PM
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The Mallrats gag? Not to me.

The concept was OK, especially playing into the fact that it serves to support the time frame of the story's events/
What undermined it for me was the clunky obtrusiveness in the execution of it -primarily from Brie's pause and, yet another smirking reaction to bludgeon home the "cuteness" of the moment.
Rather than simply being an Easter egg cameo, it broke the fourth wall too much for me, and destroyed the urgency of the whole moment/sequence.
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