Don't forget, you can also see the two in Captain Marvel, opening in theaters tonight. "The casting news is paired with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige's positive sentiments about LGBT-inclusion during last year's publicity tour for Ant Man and the Wasp", notes Esquire, a reference to Feige reassuring LGBT fans that a gay superhero was indeed "in the works", as the Daily Wire reported in June. Will Brie Larson, as the titular hero, serve as a strong, noble hero for the women and girls in the audience?
Marvel Studio's first foray into a female-led film must, in our modern world, necessarily carry with it an unfair amount of cultural baggage. "It was really fun going from playing Astrid, who is this very warm-hearted, kind, empathetic person, to Minn-Erva, who is much. well, she's got a harder edge". She also pushed a Jeep up a hill for 60 seconds!
Think about it when people automatically start pitting Captain Marvel against Wonder Woman, simply because they're the only two big superhero films that have featured a woman... against an infinity of male-centric stories.
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Captain Marvel is good, but could easily have been better. And as a kid from the 90's, I loved the film's diegetic NEEDLE DROPS, which included Nirvana and No Doubt, which amplified the moments they were used to soundtrack Carol's journey just like the childhood's of many. Larson is far too eager to play her own action figure, and that proud approach doesn't leave Carol anywhere to go once her memories inevitably return.
Much to the chagrin of a small group of angry and confused fanboys, it looks like Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is about to make a whole lot of money at the box office. I swore I was watching a repeat of an old "Streets of San Francisco" episode at one point. Directed by indie filmmaker duo, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and co-written by them with Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer, it is led by Brie Larson. They still haven't figured out how to navigate an ocean liner instead of their usual handcrafted yachts.
Danvers' rise to power sees her rediscover her humanity, and this is where Larson draws you in and wins you over.
Along the way she's aided by her commander (Jude Law) and partnered with local grunt investigator Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson), a man Marvel fans already know has an extraordinary future ahead of him. The results live near the Uncanny Valley but not actually in it. After beginning as a standard, if tentative, Marvel outing, then losing its footing in the early scenes on Earth, "Captain Marvel" finally finds its groove in the back half, when Mendelsohn's Skrull character, Talos, becomes an unlikely source of humor, with some line readings that are more amusingly nuanced than most Marvel movies dare.
Captain Marvel, the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is all set to release in India on Friday. Kree are humanoid invaders who are blue-blooded in nature. She always dreamed that she could fly and be a superhero. Which, admittedly, may not be what the hordes are looking for in a superhero movie. She told the crowd that the thing that she loved about Carol was that she didn't lie down but got back up after failures. Without making a fuss, it's a movie about regaining oneself and one's values in a universe where the boys are busy fighting. Maybe the nerds expected it but I had no idea. Like the title character and the actress who plays her, they just want to take care of business.