Captain Marvel Review – Not The Best Marvel Movie, Yet A Fun Time At The Theater

Captain Marvel
Source: Marvel Studios

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.

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New Spider-Man Suit Has Been Officially Debuted!

If you were unaware, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is set for a release date of July 5th of next year and to commemorate the film’s completion of filming in New York City Tom Holland gives us the official look at the new Spidey costume.

For the past few weeks there have been many paparazzi pictures that have leaked the look of Holland’s Spider-Man, but not in the best way possible.  Many of the pics are grainy, and taken out of context.  It is no surprise that Disney and Marvel decided to get out ahead of the narrative created by these vultures and officially debute the suit that everybody has been talking about last night on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.  You can see the clip below!

Now, if you’re thinking, “Wait, didn’t the web-head get dusted in Avengers: Infinity War?” And you are correct, and Kimmel tried to address the timeline question to Holland, but to now avail.  So we are still left to speculate if the movie takes place before the events of Infinity War or if Spider-Man will actually come back from the dead during Avengers 4 when it releases on May 3rd – one month before Spider-Man: Far From Home. 

What do you think of this suit?  When in the Marvel time line do you think this Spider-Man movie takes place?  Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion about it.

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