Synopsis: A Kree solider ends up on Earth in the 90s and is in a race against time to get to an energy source called the Tesseract.
Director: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Writers: Anna Boden; Ryan Fleck; Geneva Robertson-Dworet; Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve
Stars: Brie Larson; Samuel L.Jackson; Ben Mendelsohn; Jude Law; Annette Benning; Lashana Lynch; Gemma Chan; Djimon Hounsou; Lee Pace & Clark Cregg
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The BMAF Review: After DC Comics studio released Wonder Woman, a lot of eyes headed to Marvel to release a film with a female lead and Captain Marvel was the result
Like all films we went in with an open mind as yet again, this one seems to be receiving a lot of negative reviews from people feeling it has an ‘Agenda’
We get an initial opening on Hala, the planet of Kree, we meet female soldier, Vers who is being training in their battle with Skrulls, a breed of alien shape shifters and whilst on a mission to infiltrate them she ends up being captured.
She manages to escape but ends up on 90’s Earth, in a Blockbuster video where she encounters Marvel favourites Nick Fury and Phil Coulson.
After some big action sequences where Vers is tracking down the Skrulls who have followed her to Earth, the plot is revealed and we learn that it is battle to find an energy-core known as the Tesseract.
Captain Marvel with the help of Fury and A Scene stealing Cat called Goose plus some other friends but to tell you would be spoilers.
We really did enjoy this film, it certainly is not without faults, Brie does well in the lead role. but we don’t know if its down to 2 directors, the film does seem to be a mixed bag in style and some of the humour doesn’t work, unless Goose is involved.
The ending is a bit of a rush but was nice in that it wasn’t the huge CGI fest of some of the Marvel films. The 2 hours did feel overlong at times but it was an enjoyable adventure and we had fun from it which is what we want from a film.
If you really are mortified by a female lead, the film works just as well as a Nick Fury origin story so it is definitely worth giving a chance.
The film also has a lovely tribute, as well as a great cameo for Stan Lee
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