The superhero film is based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers. Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.
Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet also contributing to the screenplay. Brie Larson stars as Danvers, alongside Samuel L Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Packed with action, humor, and visual thrills, Captain Marvel introduces the MCU’s latest hero with an origin story that makes effective use of the franchise’s signature formula.
The movie benefits from the craft and talent of a cast that includes Annette Bening, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn. Boden and Fleck are low-key American neorealists, and in Captain Marvel they barely retain a vestige of their signature style.
Yet they have brought off something exciting, embracing the Marvel house style and, within that, crafting a tale with enough tricks and moods and sleight-of-hand layers to keep us honestly absorbed.
Aside from the film’s unique position in the gender inequality conversation, it’s also an unabashedly fun, funny, and entertaining romp that pays loving homage to the ’90s and expands the larger MCU narrative.
Like in every previous Marvel film, Captain Marvel is flooded with break neck car chase scenes, aerial dog fight, aliens, magnanimous sized space ships. The visuals are enchanting to look at. The scene when Carol Denvers transforms into Captain Marvel is well shot in a slow mo sequence. But the one that stands out is the usage of VFX to de-age Nick Fury and Agent Phil as over twenty years younger. There is this cat called Goose and you will be surprised to what it does in the end.
Captain Marvel – Wonder & Wow
PRO: Suresh Chandra
Rating: 3 out of 5