'Captain Marvel' soars higher, further and faster than standard superhero origin story

'Captain Marvel' soars higher, further and faster than standard superhero origin story

'Captain Marvel' soars higher, further and faster than standard superhero origin story

Brie Larson plays the titular Captain Marvel, also known as Carol Danvers, in a story that dives deep her into her past and chronicles her rise to understanding her game-changing powers.

With her movie finally here, this is do-or-die time, and our last real chance to get some information before the final showdown with Thanos happens in Endgame when it releases this April.

It is spectacular and unsurprising that Captain Marvel, a vivid action-adventure centered on the rise of Carol Danvers, is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe led by a female superhero. It's hard to say, but I wouldn't be surprised if this isn't exactly how Carol's arrival on Earth plays out in Avengers: Endgame.

Disney held its annual shareholders meeting earlier today and a select few were privy to some of the first footage from Avengers: Endgame, as well as the first Star Wars: Episode IX footage. Other comparable films are Black Panther ($25.2 million) and Captain America: Civil War ($25 million), which ended up taking in $202 million and $179.4 million on their respective opening weekends. Tony looks crushed, though, possibly because of the loss of Peter Parker or because he nearly didn't get to see Pepper, so he doesn't stick around and leaves Nebula with the Avengers.

Carol Danvers is one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's most powerful heroes - but alas, even she can't banish trolls.

Two living Avengers are conspicuously missing from the scene: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), who is probably still stuck in space with Nebula (Karen Gillan), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), who may have left earth on some sort of mission with Rocket (Bradley Cooper).

Naturally, as the trailers and TV spots made very clear, Nick Fury's pager from the Infinity War post-credits appears once more in the new movie. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury, seemingly spilled the beans by saying Brie Larson's character *could* travel through time, and now he's walked that back completely, saying he "made up" those Captain Marvel powers.

Rhodey (Don Cheadle) interrupts the lamenting to inform them that the pager "just stopped doing whatever the hell it was doing", and Cap directs Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) to reboot it and send the signal again.

"Honestly, since they won't tell us anything about "Avengers". The more outraged these men get, the more evident it becomes that they know it too. There she meets Nick Fury in the form of Samuel L Jackson, convincingly digitally altered to look 25 years younger. She turns around and nearly runs into Captain Marvel standing behind her.

With sturdy performances, supercharged special effects and souped-up wisecracks, "Captain Marvel" soars higher, further and faster than both the standard superhero origin story and the ridiculously lofty expectations on it. But here, she seemed a little...bored.

Rotten Tomatoes was already inundated by negative reviews for Captain Marvel... written by people who haven't even watched the movie.

And Gamora (Zoe Saldana) is sacrificed by her father Thanos in order to retrieve the Soul Stone.

Ultimately, Captain Marvel is one of Marvel's most baffling missteps.

The scene opens in Fury's seemingly empty office as Goose jumps up onto his desk and licks his paws, then starts to retch like he's going to cough up a hairball. Where normal cats would have a heart and lungs and a stomach, Goose has a pocket dimension in which he's able to "store entire universes" and "a great many of things" he can access at will.

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