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Captain Marvel (2019)

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Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

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Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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Anna Boden (screenplay by), Ryan Fleck (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brie Larson ... Carol Danvers / Vers / Captain Marvel
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Ben Mendelsohn ... Talos / Keller
Jude Law ... Yon-Rogg
Annette Bening ... Supreme Intelligence / Dr. Wendy Lawson
Djimon Hounsou ... Korath
Lee Pace ... Ronan
Lashana Lynch ... Maria Rambeau
Gemma Chan ... Minn-Erva
Clark Gregg ... Agent Coulson
Rune Temte ... Bron-Char
Algenis Perez Soto ... Att-Lass
Mckenna Grace ... Young Carol (13 Years Old)
Akira Akbar ... Monica Rambeau (11 Years Old)
Matthew Maher ... Norex
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Storyline

After crashing an experimental aircraft, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers is discovered by the Kree and trained as a member of the elite Starforce Military under the command of her mentor Yon-Rogg. Six years later, after escaping to Earth while under attack by the Skrulls, Danvers begins to discover there's more to her past. With help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, they set out to unravel the truth. Written by Blazer346

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$153,433,423, 10 March 2019

Gross USA:

$426,829,839

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,128,274,794
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2.39 : 1
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On Nick Fury's ID card his birthday is seen to be the 4th of July, 1950, which makes him 45 years old in this film. In real life, Samuel Jackson was born on December 21, 1948. See more »

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References Kolya (1996) See more »

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Crush with Eyeliner
Written by Michael Stipe, Bill Berry, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of R.E.M. / Athens LLC
By arrangement with Concord Music
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What is there to marvel at?
6 March 2019 | by EnoVarmaSee all my reviews

I was left with the general feeling, that "Captain Marvel" is a major disappointment.

First of all, there is a good story here somewhere, but it's just not well told, and there's too much of it crammed within about 115 minutes. The movie is fast-paced, but never really works, because the pacing is flat and timing is off. Aesthetically, "Captain Marvel" has been processed through the same "Marvel filter" as the rest of them. Dull. The filmmakers (indie directors of the great "Half Nelson") have given absolutely no attention to the music: the score is completely forgettable as are the 90's songs.

As for the themes, the MGTOW people are going to have a field day with "Captain Marvel's" less than subtle "feminist agenda". I'm putting that in quotations, because it's more accurately described as simply female agenda. Which is absolutely fine and commendable; the problem is the infantile in-your-face way the filmmakers address the theme. The movie is set in the year 1995, and it really feels made for that year's audience. "Captain Marvel" lacks a fresh perspective. And, by the way, any fans of "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer" will immediately recognise one pivotal scene lifted from a truly powerful scene in the series finale. In any case, Carol Danvers of the comics was always a decidedly feminist character, so this shouldn't cause any waves. What's lacking, is Carol's wide array of problems: her character history in the comics is one of the craziest in the Marvel universe (which is saying something.). Movie's much simpler.

The biggest disappointment, however, is the resourceful Brie Larson. She's just off. I don't know what happened, but the brilliant actress from "Room" is nowhere to be seen. She was just the wrong choice, I guess. Still, I'm surprised by her lackluster-ness. The cast isn't great, anyways, but at least Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn seem to be having fun.

Unlike me, for the most part.


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