This will hit you where you live if you were a kid in the 90’s. Nostalgia meter equals a six out of ten. Nineties music, nineties technology, nineties attitudes even a nod to Kevin Smith and a few other nineties nuggets are what you will find waiting for you.
If you don’t get misty eyed at the opening titles… I can’t help you.Also if you have not seen a majority of the Marvel films I cannot help you.
There are many ties to Thor, Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Avengers.
The film touches on that ever present question. Who am I why am I here and what is my purpose? Captain Marvel is an alien with a terrible case of amnesia. Slowly throughout the film she regains her memories through a series of flashbacks and encounters.
The flashbacks are the biggest flaw in the movie. It relies heavily on them to piece together Carol’s former life before she became what she became.I am not sure why someone felt it was necessary to saddle the main character with Nick Fury as a sidekick. This is the first time we have seen a lot of Fury in any of the Marvel movies. It is also his origin story. I would have been fine with him in his opening scene and then letting Captain Marvel take the rest of the movie. Instead, he becomes her sidekick and comic relief. She is the more powerful of the duo. Possibly smarter of the duo also.
The film kept drawing me back to the original Superman film with Christopher Reeve. Perhaps it was the composition of the flying scenes. No better time to learn you can fly than when falling thousands of feet.
I went in with a positive attitude. Fresh eyes on an unknown character and I know little of Skree or Krull. Kree or Skrull? I read Hulk, Spiderman, and Punisher Marvel comics for the most part. Those two races are not familiar to me.
The hero came off to me more as smug than confident. There was just something under the surface it seemed. Compassionate, but with a chip on her shoulder. She did not need to prove herself, yet it seemed that this movie was at times about showing she could do just that.
Certain scenes that would not resonate with me, most likely resonated with others.
I would have picked a different cinematographer as the visuals were somewhat bland, lacking in play of light and shadow. That is just a personal preference.I went in with no expectations and it was a fine way to spend a cold day. I did see some trailers for films that are now on my list.