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Todd Arliss

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Subj: Re: Captain Marvel (spoilers welcome)
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 at 05:31:18 pm EDT (Viewed 69 times)
Reply Subj: Captain Marvel (spoilers welcome)
Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 at 10:32:57 pm EST (Viewed 118 times)

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Has anyone here seen it?

Please post your comments!


What can I say... It was entertaining, but not to the extend I'd be willing to see it again. To me it felt flat with a few bumps along the ride. 

I was never emotionally invested in any part of the story. I never feared for anybody. I never cared for anybody. And I'm a guy that is very sensitive.

I liked Brie Larson as a strong sassy and cocky woman. Sadly, she also lack the charisma of other actors that really fit their roles despite not being great actors (Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa for example). Having the character show a bit of vulnerability might also have made her more likable. She is always confident, determined etc. Not a lot of drama except her quest to find who she is (that doesn't seem to affect her much not to know).

As always, Marvel use of humor comes at a cost. The drama, again, and some characters (Samuel L. mainly). Unlike many, I laughed at the explanation for Fury's eye, but must admit such humor does lessen drama. Unlike GoTG, we aren't sure if the movie is a comedy. Also, despite being a comedy, I cared and cried in GoTG (told you I was sensitive). I believed in the birth of Starlord's romance with with Gamora, the friendship building among these misfits, the emotional scars of Starlord hidden behind a mask of comedy and recklessness... cared deeply for Groot's sacrifice. None of it in Captain Marvel. None. At. All.

I liked the Skrull ending up being victims of Kree oppression. I also liked, and laught, at the 1990 references. How time flies...

Despite not being too much, the political agenda of the movie was very (too) clear. So much so, that I felt the story was serving as a vehicle for the message rather than the message being in the service of the story. And I'm a left-leaning guy socially... I agree with the message, but the way you deliver it will matter and help or hinder the goal you say you are seeking. But this is a minor nitpick.

Overall, I had a nice evening, but I wouldn't pay for a second viewing of a rather boring hero that you don't care for in any way and that has nothing really epic to compensate.


 




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