Excerpt: I am astonished that for all the planning that goes into the world’s longest and most expensive soap opera (aka The Marvel Cinematic Universe), Captain Marvel is essentially a pastiche of other films ranging from Top Gun to Toy Story 3.
Excerpt: An indie ethos comes to the comic-book movie, upending the origin story and offering a female superhero who throws out the boys’ rule book, goes her own way, and stalks among us with easy confidence.
Excerpt: Captain Marvel transcends traditional boundaries like gender as much as Black Panther traversed race. Both films deliberately confront what makes them different and then they move on to display in no uncertain terms that superheroes not cut from the same cookie cutter cloth as all the rest can still save the Earth, spin a quip, and make the audience root for the good guy…or girl. ?
Excerpt: More than a decade after the first Avenger origin film (“Iron Man”) was released, Disney is finally putting out a film with a female lead. “Captain Marvel” gives voice to a generation of fans who haven’t had the kind of representation they deserved and the end result is heartening.
Excerpt: Full of ups and downs, it’s still an engaging, entertaining addition, one that will have a lingering on-screen impact moving forward and also carries surplus revelatory weight simply by existing.
Excerpt: oing in I was completely unfamiliar with the background of this character which I am led to understand is the single most powerful in Marvel’s super-canon. That’s a heavy burden to lay on a single movie.