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Captain Marvel

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 2019
  • Ryan Fleck
  • 118 mins
  • 12

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.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Carol Danvers / Vers / Captain MarvelBrie Larson
Nick FurySamuel L Jackson
Yon-RoggJude Law
Talos / KellerBen Mendelsohn
Supreme Intelligence / Dr Wendy LawsonAnnette Bening
Minn-ErvaGemma Chan
Agent CoulsonClark Gregg
RonanLee Pace
KorathDjimon Hounsou
Maria RambeauLashana Lynch
Bron-CharRune Temte
Monica Rambeau (11 years old)Akira Akbar
Stan LeeStan Lee

Crew

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DirectorRyan Fleck
DirectorAnna Boden

Details

Theatrical distributor
Walt Disney
Released on
2019-03-08
Languages
English
Guidance
Some violence and swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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