How does Marvel keep doing it? a Slightly biased review of Captain Marvel

Mar 5, 2019
This review is by my hubs, all opinions are his own...obviously.

How does Marvel keep doing it? How can they take character after character, mythos after mythos, make it approachable to the newbie, but keep it smart, interesting, exciting and funny?  Captain Marvel is a great movie. It hits all the plot points necessary for a modern superhero movie, but manages to keep you surprised at every turn. The plot is deeply steeped in the Marvel Universe to the uninitiated (Kree-Skrull war anyone?), but does a good job catching you up with the big plot point(s), intergalactic war that needs to end. This post contains affiliate links, and here is a link to my updated privacy information, by continuing to read, you are accepting those terms.


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The Cast


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Brie Larson, as Captain Marvel, walks the fine line of a confident, funny superhero without crossing over to arrogance or cliché. Having tested fighter aircraft in the California desert myself, I may be partial to her character archetype. She is a fantastic add to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Samuel L Jackson plays a more cheerful Nick Fury, but he also has two eyes in this film, so maybe that is why is mood is improved. Ben Mendelsohn who seems to be everywhere right now, steals the show as the imposing Talos. Jude Law is solid as Capt. Marvel’s mentor and squad leader.


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The Plot (without spoilers):


Between Capt. Marvel’s taunting, an adventurous cat, and Nick Fury’s wide-eyed coming to grips with the greater universe, the laughs are regular throughout. Other than that, you will have to see it. There are so many twists, and fantastic turns, that I don't want to spoil a thing for you.


Kid Friendly Details:



The movie gets the “13” put into PG-13 through some language spicier than the average MCU film. The violence is there, but light, with small amount of blood, and laser violence, but no harrowing scenes of gore and death.

The movie has a positive resilience, and grit message for kids (and grownups).

Captain Marvel is a great standalone movie, and a fantastic chapter in the MCU, I highly recommend getting a sitter, and seeing this one.


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