Captain Marvel (2019)

Captain Marvel (2019)

  • Score: 3/5
  • Genre: 3/5
  • Did I enjoy it: Yeah.
  • Did it move me: Ehhh, a little?
  • Rewatch:  Eventually.
  • Art/Pop: It dreamt of art, but it was only a dream.
  • Noteworthy/Significant: See review.

This is the first female-led marvel Superhero film. Have you got that? This is an important film. Really!

Or maybe not. As a white male one-time-in-my-youth comic book nerd, let me state that I have absolutely no issue with Captain Marvel being a woman. I just long for the day when Captain Marvel can unselfconsciously be a woman. Which apparently is not yet today (see paragraph 1, above, and let’s all cross fingers for Scarlett’s first foray, or (ultra cross fingers), Jessica Jones on the big screen). 

This is a fine movie. I enjoyed it. It is just remarkably average for its genre. Our man Sam seems to be having fun pretending he is in his 30s again. Jude Law seems happy to be merely acting. Annette Bening is wondering how she ended up in a Superhero movie, but is a good sport and going along for the ride. 

I think the most interesting thing was the movie’s eventual portrayal of the Skrulls, which is a rather geeky thing to find interesting, and of course Djimon Hounsou is always great.

Not sure what else to say. I mean, it’s fine. Really.

Review Date: 06/22/2019

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