'Captain Marvel' Now Being Review Bombed By Trolls On IMDB

'Captain Marvel' Now Being Review Bombed By Trolls On IMDB

'Captain Marvel' Now Being Review Bombed By Trolls On IMDB

There's a glimpse of Annette Bening holding a gun.

When Larson was informed that some fans wanted her to play Captain Marvel, Larson questioned, "Isn't that a boy?"

In two hours the film weaves its story of personal intrigue with some bruising if sometimes confusing action sequences, and the odd cathartic fist pump of righteous triumph.

Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios' debut female-led superhero film, is an action-alien film with a message of empowerment. There's no denying that Larson is a talented actor, but she's tasked with breathing life into a character who seems to change in name only. Captain Marvel is expected to join the Avengers for their battle against Thanos.

Captain Marvel just flew higher, further, faster than its pre-release review bombers.

She falls from the sky and through the roof of a Blockbuster video store (not the last 90s reference milked for nostalgia or comedy) barely able to get her bearings before she's exchanging fire with more Skrulls. Bening is flawless, with a wise but sly twinkle in her eye. For me, none of that has been louder than my mom's excitement when she called me after she first saw a trailer.

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Those around her fare much better starting first and foremost with Ben Mendelsohn's Skrull leader Talos.

It also helps the film isn't paced at a hyper-pitch.

Following a failed mission with Starforce, Vers lands on Earth, known to the Kree as Planet C-53, in 1995. With her rubber combat suit and ability to shoot proton blasts from her bare hands, Vers isn't hard to spot at all, and soon attracts the attention of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), an agent with the covert security organisation S.H.I.E.L.D. It adequately ties up several loose ends before the release of Avengers: Endgame (April 2019 in the US), but fails to forge its own dynamic identity within the larger canon. Captain Marvel is, I think, their fourth project together. Jackson's scenes as the sceptical Fury are highlights of the film, adding a touch of playfulness. This is, after all, the role that she was clearly born to play, and even the film's naysayers reckon that she shines. So she settles for quips and second-hand glimpses into whatever life she used to live. We get that it's damn-near impossible to pull off but if we have some faith that Brie Larson can get the job done. The film is a creative origin story for Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, wrapped up in a plot with more twists and turns than you might expect. Reggie is like most animals that people bring to set that have been trained to do this, that, or the other, he's snack-oriented. Larson's quite capable of selling that oscillation of maturity without losing the humor of her character; she may be confident, but she's still crafty and calculatingly playful. There's a great meta-moment when a random guy tells Vers to smile, echoing a line that internet trolls have thrown at Larson herself.

Thanks to her role, at 5ft7in, Brie can now impressively dead-lift 225lbs, hip-thrust 400lbs, and even push a jeep up a hill. Indeed co-directors (and two of the co-writers) Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck distract you from the convoluted nature of some of the plotting by making things at times very amusing. Like Larson's, their voices are overwhelmed by Marvel's homogeneous style. As a light speed, fire-fisted superhero, it's clear that Captain Marvel could easily smash the likes of Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk into tiny pieces.

It is also a tale of female friendship, with black actress Lashana Lynch playing Danvers' best friend and fellow pilot Maria Rambeau. But the film is no Wonder Woman (the 2017 hit from a different franchise), whose story of a woman finding power in a man's world spoke to an audience beyond fans of comics-based movies.

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