Vic's Flick Picks
(Five popcorn boxes)
Now this is a perfect origin story. Captain Marvel answered questions I didn’t even know I had!
Vers (Brie Larson) is a member of the Kree warrior nation. As a member of their Star Force her mission is to stop the evil form-shifting Skrull from wreaking havoc and mayhem upon the galaxy. Her powers are very strong and her mentor Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) is training her to control her emotions and powers.
Except when Vers crashes to plant C-53, otherwise known as Earth, while being pursued by Skrull bad guy Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) things start to unravel in what she thinks is her life.
You see, Carol Danvers is a human Air Force pilot who was swept into the intergalactic scene and now she must save the world. That happens a lot with Marvel Comics.
This is an origin story – it is set in the early 1990s – and we meet a young Nicholas J. Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), of S.H.I.E.L.D., along with rookie Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg). See? You didn’t even know you wanted more information about Nick Fury!
Writers/Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have touched on the perfect action, drama, humor and heart-warming angles that are the trademark of Marvel Comics Universe. I think this ranks up there with the best of MCU – The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, Thor Ragnarok and, of course, The Avengers: Infinity War.
Five boxes out of five for Captain Marvel. I think this film has sparked a new life and new love for the continuing story – I can’t wait to see how Carol and Tony Stark get along. The strength of this and other MCU films is the depth of the characters. I loved Vers and Carol Danvers – the name "Captain Marvel’ is never said in this film. I wonder who gives her that name?
Captain Marvel is rated PG-13 for action and sci-fi violence. I can recommend it for youngsters age eight and up. Just watching Fury and the cat “Goose” is worth the price of a ticket, but you’ll get lots more. This is a must see for Marvel fans!
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Ben Mendelsohn is rather well known for playing villains in films, including Rogue One and this 2018 film featuring Jamie Foxx, easily the worst movie of 2018.
LAST WEEK’S MOVIE TRIVIA
Jackie Earle Haley makes an appearance (or at least his head does) as a particularly gruesome hunter warrior out to get Alita. I enjoyed Haley in this 2009 graphic novel turned film starring Billy Crudup. Watchmen.