Captain Marvel (2019) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
STARRING: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn
RATED: PG-13/REGION A/2:39/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 2
AVAILABLE FROM Disney
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. When a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Marvel has introduced the most powerful good guy this side of Thor and it comes in the form of a woman in Captain Marvel! I’ll admit I wasn’t big on the Captain Marvel comics as a kid and the ones I did read were of the male version but there’s a lot of fun and action to be had in this version that they bring to life with Brie Larson as the flying hero. Carol Danvers. Set in the 1990s and having Samul L. Jackson playing a younger version of Nick Fury, I think a lot of people will have lots of fun with this one as it also helps to move into the more space-oriented area of the MCU. Sure, there’s a few somewhat played out hero tropes this film does that basically all hero movies do these days, but the characters are strong, the plot is simple to follow enough, and in true Marvel fashion the whole flick is just simply a whole heck of a lot of fun. And if this movie is any indication, Captain Marvel shouldn’t have any trouble being accepted as the latest addition to the already stacked Marvel cinematic lineup.
It pains me to say this as a Marvel fan, but if you are looking for a female hero that is as good as Wonder Woman, I don’t think Captain Marvel reaches THAT level yet, but as an origin movie this one does what it needs to do and it is never dull. I think the best Captain Marvel movie is yet to come but this one sets the table and delivers in about every area that anyone should care about when movie watching. I’m also happy to finally see a Marvel movie introduce the Skrulls into the mix and that could lead to lots of cool things down the road. Like all Marvel movies (or most at least) we have a good time here and the door is wide open for more and we naturally still want more so this movie is a winner in my book. When it comes to Captain Marvel, just sit back and have some fun with it and you’ll be happy with what you see.
– An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
– Commentary by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
– Becoming a Super Hero
– Big Hero Moment
– The Origin of Nick Fury
– The Dream Team
– The Skrulls and the Kree
– Hiss-sterical Cat-titude
– Deleted Scenes
– Gag Reel
QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 98%