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Captain Marvel |OT| The name is legally hers.

Oct 25, 2017
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Set in 1995, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy's mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with questions about her past and identity when Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.

Direction by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Story by Nicole Perlman, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse
Music by Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel Main Theme)
Produced by Kevin Feige

Cast
Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel - An ex-U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and member of an elite Kree military unit called Starforce whose DNA was fused with that of a Kree during an accident, imbuing her with superhuman strength, energy projection, and flight.

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury - The future director of S.H.I.E.L.D., who at this time is a low level bureaucrat

Ben Mendelsohn as Talos - The shape-shifting leader of the Skrull invasion of Earth, who is working undercover within S.H.I.E.L.D.

Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer - A Kree mercenary and second-in-command of Starforce.

Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser - A high-ranking Kree official.

Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau - One of Danvers' oldest friends and a fellow Air Force pilot who goes by the call sign "Photon".

Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva - A Kree sniper and member of Starforce.

Annette Bening as The Supreme Intelligence - An artificial intelligence that is the collective embodiment of the greatest minds of the Kree people, and the ruler of the Kree Empire.

Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson - A rookie agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who works closely with Fury.

Jude Law as Yon-Rogg - The commander of Starforce and Danvers' mentor, who trains her to use her new powers.

Reggie, Archie, Rizzo and Gonzo as Goose - A super-affectionate tabby, is the friendliest and most adventurous cat around.

Trailer 1 | Trailer 2 | Special Look | Big Game TV Spot
Featurette | Intergalactic War Featurette | Cast Featurette



Metacritic: 67
Rotten Tomatoes: 84% Certified Fresh

Captain Marvel Review Thread

Critics Consensus: 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 picture is not dull, exactly, just mundane, marked by unimaginative plotting, cut-rate villains, a bland visual style and a lack of elan in every department. "
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter (Rotten)

"The first female-led movie of the MCU deserved more."
Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press (Rotten)

"[Boden and Fleck] 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."
Owen Gleiberman, Variety (Fresh)

"It's a real treat to see Carol Danvers find her footing and her wings, so to speak, while at the same time Nick Fury is taking the first steps toward becoming NICK FURY. "
Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times (Fresh)

"Absolutely grounds itself in the '90s, even evoking a riot grrrl-adjacent feeling, buoyed by a soundtrack that features almost exclusively rock fronted by female voices - a reminder of an era that showed so much promise for brash, loud women."
April Wolfe, TheWrap (Fresh)

"It succeeds more as an amusing fill-in-the-blanks Marvel backstory provider than a confident, stand-alone tale of a woman discovering her fierceness."
Mara Reinstein, US Weekly (Rotten)​
 
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shira

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Oct 25, 2017
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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/captain-marvel-review-1192277

The characters are not dramatically introduced with any sense of interest or intrigue, the writing, dialogue and direction are pedestrian, and the visuals are sometimes, albeit not always, muddy.

Captain Marvel seems specifically pitched toward millennials, as the action is pointedly set in the 1990s; attention is called to assorted technology of the time, nearly all of which now looks not only antiquated but downright tacky, hardly worthy of any nostalgia.
 

Mugy

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Oct 28, 2017
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#18
I asked on the other thread about the CM embargo, but i guess i ask here too: I'm not expecting to watch the movie, so i was wondering if anyone could sed me the spoiler of the after credit scenes (if you guys happen to know)

Thank you!
 
Dec 1, 2017
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#21
Just saw it. It was ok. Nothing spectacular. As an origin story it was really mediocre. As an action-superhero movie, well, the same. I really digged the 90s vibe. And Goose steals it all. 3/5

Better than Wonder Woman and Black Panther at least. Origin stories are always problematic.
 

Yasuke

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Oct 25, 2017
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#22
I asked on the other thread about the CM embargo, but i guess i ask here too: I'm not expecting to watch the movie, so i was wondering if anyone could sed me the spoiler of the after credit scenes (if you guys happen to know)

Thank you!
Just search for it on google. It’ll be out there.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#23

“Captain Marvel” is a fine rollout for a character who will likely be dropping by many an “Avengers” movie for years to come. But as a standalone film, it’s a little undercooked,

Some spoilers in there.
 

shira

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Oct 25, 2017
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#24
Just saw it. It was ok. Nothing spectacular. As an origin story it was really mediocre. As an action-superhero movie, well, the same. I really digged the 90s vibe. And Goose steals it all. 3/5

Better than Wonder Woman and Black Panther at least. Origin stories are always problematic.
Seems to be the consensus, good not great
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Yasuke

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Oct 25, 2017
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#29
Just saw it. It was ok. Nothing spectacular. As an origin story it was really mediocre. As an action-superhero movie, well, the same. I really digged the 90s vibe. And Goose steals it all. 3/5

Better than Wonder Woman and Black Panther at least. Origin stories are always problematic.
 
Sep 12, 2018
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#33
I haven't been this less interested in an MCU movie since maybe Thor 2? I enjoyed that though.

I hope the movie is a lot better than the trailers as I'm not particularly hyped for what seems to be an OP character, ala Superman / Superwoman.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oct 26, 2017
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#47
So it's looking like high 8s early on? Sort of what I expected, I don't think the MCU is at their best with origin stories. Got my ticket for Thursday night, glad to hear its going to be a fun ride.