Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Ryan Fleck (2019)

118min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Oscar winner Brie Larson is a classy addition to the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, here playing a tough intergalactic warrior who falls to Earth in 1990s California, plagued by fragmented memories of a former life among the humans. Aided by Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury, an up-and-coming agent yet to ascend to the higher echelons of SHIELD so familiar from other movies in the franchise, the good captain (aka Carol Danvers) has to use all her cunning and superpowers to protect the planet from warring alien races, the Kree and the shapeshifting Skrulls. Larson makes for a likeable heroine with some kick-ass moves, but tends to make the biggest impression when verbally sparring with Jackson, and there's top-notch support from Ben Mendelsohn (seemingly unhampered by head-to-toe prosthetics) and Annette Bening. The character of Captain Marvel still needs fleshing out more fully, but that is sure to come in future instalments from the MCU, not least Avengers: Endgame.

Summary

Vers, an alien warrior with mysterious powers, crash-lands on Earth in 1994 and joins forces with agent Nick Fury, in an attempt to solve the mysteries of her past. Fantasy adventure based on the comic-book character, introducing her to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn.

Cast & Crew

Carol Danvers / Vers / Captain Marvel Brie Larson
Nick Fury Samuel L Jackson
Yon-Rogg Jude Law
Talos / Keller Ben Mendelsohn
Supreme Intelligence / Dr Wendy Lawson Annette Bening
Minn-Erva Gemma Chan
Agent Coulson Clark Gregg
Ronan Lee Pace
Korath Djimon Hounsou
Maria Rambeau Lashana Lynch
Bron-Char Rune Temte
Monica Rambeau (11 years old) Akira Akbar
Stan Lee Stan Lee
Director Ryan Fleck
Director Anna Boden
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Walt DisneyGuidance: Some violence and swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 8 Mar 2019
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