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Introduction to Captain Marvel Movie Review by Ms. H
I would like to start off my movie review with a question to Disney. My question is...Really? With the millions of dollars that your mega company has -- you could not come up with quality talent to bring to life Captain Marvel in a more entertaining light?
Instead of using money to fly planes in CA to announce the movie’s opening, Disney should have spent the money on the content itself. But I’m getting ahead of myself. It’s been a few days since I watched the Captain Marvel movie, and instead of my take on the movie becoming more positive -- it’s heading in the opposite direction. So before my opinion of this movie goes any lower -- herewith is my movie review of what some may say is the long “anticipated” release of the Captain Marvel movie. It's unfortunate the hype as illustrated by the picture below did not match the actual movie.
Who is Captain Marvel?
DId you know that Captain Marvel is known by the name Captain Marvelle in the comic books. If you watch the movie, you will find that the actor who plays Captain Marvel alluded to this name during the movie. Personally, I have no problem with the movie having the Captain Marvel title -- But first, let’s start with some positives.
Pros of the Captain Marvel Movie
Stan Lee’s Cameo in the Captain Marvel Movie
Of the miniscule highlights in the Captain Marvel movie, one was the cameo appearance of the late Stan Lee. Additionally, the movie is prefaced with a “Thank you Stan” message which I thought was admirable. I also liked the creatively used in showing the Marvel marquee with images of Stan Lee in the graphics.
Female as a “Lead” Character in Marvel’s Superhero Movie - Captain Marvel
I applaud Disney for releasing a comic book movie starring a female. As you may know, most of the heroes are male when comic books transition to the big screen. So again, I give credit to those responsible for bringing a female superhero character to the spotlight in the Captain Marvel movie.
Diversity in the Captain Marvel Movie
I think the Captain Marvel movie showed a fair amount of diversity in casting its characters, which is always a plus. This shows that the writers/directors do not live in a bubble and ensured the film depicted the real world.
Cons of the Captain Marvel Movie
Ambiguous Storyline of the Captain Marvel Movie
In my opinion, the Captain Marvel movie merely showed a sequence of events that happened, rather than a well put-together storyline. After seeing the movie, a concrete plot to the Captain Marvel movie is fleeting to me -- and I can only offer my guesses. Maybe the plot involved discovering how Captain Marvel received her powers.
However, there are many subplots. For example, when she is captured by aliens, her memories are researched in order to locate a pilot that she was associated with -- before she got in a plane crash.
Or maybe the plot evolved around the character Fury and his association with Captain Marvel especially when they are working together to identify the aliens who have the power to morph into human beings.
There may be more so feel free to take your pick. As for me, all I saw from this movie was a mumble jumble of actions with the highlights being Captain Marvel pointing her fist at a target which left a fiery (probably Computer-Generated Image (CGI)) mark.
Captain Marvel’s Appearance as a Superhero in the Movie
In the fantasy world of comic books, the artists have the power to create an image any way they want. In my opinion, Captain Marvel’s outfit even if it was true to the comic book was not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Instead, she appeared to look like a teletubbie or a suited up race car driver instead of a Marvel superhero.
Captain Marvel Hidden Among the other Characters in the Movie
Due to the unclear storyline, i think it was difficult for the writers to make sure Captain Marvel stood out from the other characters. She was conveniently pushed to the outskirts of the action until about the end of the movie when all of a sudden she had the power to fly out in space. The CGI department went all out on this segment which to me it looked like a cartoon animation especially when you saw a trail of light as she flew out into space -- for what -- I do not know. Unless it was to continue to fight aliens on another planet -- but that is just my guess..
Assessment of the Captain Marvel Movie
You may decide to see the Captain Marvel movie out of curiosity, and who knows, you may even like it. As for me, seeing the Captain Marvel movie once was more than enough for me.
Rating of the Captain Marvel Movie
Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate the Captain Marvel movie two (2) stars.