Reviews: Captain Marvel (2019)

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  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • 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.
  • [New] | Emmanuel Báez @ Cinéfiloz [Spanish]
  • Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Though not without issues, it’s a solid typical Marvel experience.
  • Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews
  • [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Captain Marvel is thoroughly entertaining romp that brings a new hero worth rooting for into the MCU.
  • [New] | Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
    • Excerpt: Captain Marvel carries the faintly desperate aroma of a franchise running on fumes, almost completely lacking in cleverness, real wit, or a compulsive sense of adventurous undertaking…
  • [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Captain Marvel is encumbered with a narrative that is surprisingly old hat. Expectations in 2019 demand a plot with more innovation than the formulaic story beats presented here.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • 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.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • 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. ?
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: While the best is likely yet to come, “Captain Marvel” is a good but unspectacular start.
  • [New] | Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: Similarly, Larson easily conveys a warrior’s resolve but also has a fish-out-of-water vulnerability that keeps the story moving between explosions and vehicle wrecks.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: A meaningful tale of feminine strength — one enhanced by rousing action and clever humor.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • 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.
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: Rather than watch Danvers take her human intangibles and leverage them to become a hero, we witness as a soldier of war rejects indoctrination [to see] the cost being paid.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Marvel-ous in its smaller moments.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: It is interesting to consider Captain Marvel merely as a pretty good superhero film based on just how far this genre has come.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • 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.
  • Shelagh Rowan-Legg @ ScreenAnarchy
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Let loose, as she does, and relish in the unbridled power of this new Marvel Cinematic Universe entry that wrinkles the blueprint with fantastic feminine wiles.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Brie Larson soars high in mostly satisfying and fun ‘Captain Marvel.’
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens