TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - September 18, 2018
Not bad, right? Marvel obviously knows what it's doing, and their run of comic book movies is among the best run for any studio in history. As they step up their game with films like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, however, it puts more pressure on each successive film to be fun, memorable, and original. Ant-Man and the Wasp, while fun, clearly didn't live up to the challenge because I couldn't tell you much about that movie and I only saw it two months ago.
Captain Marvel looks like it might be able to hold its own in a sea of confusing, complicated comic book adventures. Brie Larson looks terrific as Carol Danvers, the half-human half-Kree warrior who holds the key to stopping a Skrull invasion led by Ben Mendelsohn's Skrullin' villain Talos.
Pretty sneaky throwing Blockbuster in there in the opening seconds to let us know we're back in the 9os. The cgi youthinization of Sam Jackson looks solid, mostly because the dude hasn't aged much, but the cgi looks unfinished on Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson. I mean, just throw a Beatles wig on Clark Gregg and let the man act, he can do it without the help of shoddy looking cgi.
If nothing else, Captain Marvel will help set up the title character's role in Avengers 4, due out a month and a half later. The 21st entry in the MCU hits theaters on March 8, 2019.
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