Here it is! Captain Marvel, the strongest superhero of the MCU, is out!
Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is more than an origin story. This film is a quest for her identity. Carol Danvers is a Kree who tries to figure out where she comes from when she’s not busy fighting the Skrulls. Throughout her quest, she will discover that appearances are deceiving and the origins of her powers.
Unlike Black Panther or Avengers: Infinity War, I was not really interested in this film. I watched it because it was the last movie to come out before Avengers: End Game. It was entertaining, despite some bad points.
Captain Marvel’s problem is her power. She is too powerful and seems to have no weakness. Or perhaps her only weakness would be to have been surrounded by men who told her that she was bad at everything. And how did she get her revenge? With all these great powers with which she will defeat Thanos in End Game. However, these superpowers don’t make her really human. It’s really difficult to have empathy for this character.
This empathy you should have for her, you have it for Nick Fury. He is entertaining, you laugh with him and it is quite funny to discover how he loses his eye. The digital rejuvenation of Samuel L. Jackson was really well done. You also have empathy for Talos, the leader of the Skrulls (Ben Mendelsohn). I also really loved the cat, Goose. It was so cute and has he was useful to the story. I didn’t feel Jude Law invested in his character (Yon-Rogg). I thought he was lacking of credibility. Too bad.
As for the soundtrack, I was surprised to hear music from the 90s. The movie wanted to sound like the Guardians of the Galaxy. It tried to make some scenes cool enough with Nirvana, No Doubt or R.E.M. It’s nice to hear that, but even if the film takes place in 1995, the music didn’t fit the atmosphere of the movie.
However, I found very interesting the scenery of the 90s with cars, shops, computers and the Internet of that time. It was also nice to see Coulson and Ronan the Accuser, even though they didn’t have a very important role.
The first post-credit scene is great. I think it’s a direct scene from Avengers: End Game, like the post-credit scene from Doctor Strange, was a scene from Thor: Ragnarok. The scene is related to the post-credit scene from Avengers: Infinity War. It reveals little, but it’s enough to arouse your curiosity and your desire to see End Game.