Okay, so this is more of a personal post – not exactly “movie news” but exciting news all the same.
I just posted my first episode of the Reel Movie News Podcast where I gave my thoughts on the new Captain Marvel movie. Yes, I already gave my thoughts in a written review already. However, I wanted to add a more personal touch to the Reel Movie News brand and thought a podcast would be the next best step. You can listen to the first review below!
Let me know what you think! This is something new that I’m trying out and would love comments from the community. If you follow the link HERE then it will take you directly to the feed where you can subscribe and get notifications as soon as a new episode is dropped.
The episodes will also be available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, and Alexa devices very soon. At the time of writing this they are in the process of being approved, so keep an eye out.
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Captain Marvel is the newest film in the Marvel franchise, meaning that it is just one film closer to the most anticipated Marvel movie of the year, Avengers: Endgame. However, this is not just a stepping-stone movie – a placeholder if you will until we get to the main event. It is a film that manages to stay as engaging and as entertaining as Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, or Dr. Strange was when they first debuted.
Carol Danvers, the superhuman Captain Marvel, is played by Academy Award winner Brie Larson. While many criticized her when the trailers came out as being very one-note, she fully proves that she can carry not only this film, but will be capable of can acting alongside future Avenger teammates Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), and Chris Evans (Captain America).
Alongside Larson is Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as the soon to be S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos. While Jackson and Law turn in performances that as good as you would expect, Mendelsohn surprisingly is the stand out star next to Larson. His character has a pivotal shift that you would not have expected, and he manages to convincingly portray every turn his character takes. I would like to go into more details on this but then we are getting into spoiler territory – so just know that you will walk away from Captain Marvel loving his character and hoping that he will have future appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.