Larson, 29, stars as Carol Danvers, a pilot who becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes, Captain Marvel, when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
There are fanboys itching to attack me for that last sentence. Oh, the '90s! My 11-year-old daughter reacted the way I expect most kids will react to these old school additions: she had a few questions about what a Blockbuster was, as well as what pagers did, why the internet was "sooooooo slow", why computers were so big, and why we wore so much flannel. However, I have to say I did not feel it was fully developed. Do you think this bodes well for Disney's Captain Marvel? She immediately takes aim at Arnold Schwarzenegger on a True Lies poster in the first of many nods at "90s culture, including needle drops from TLC, Nirvana, No Doubt, and Hole that range in effectiveness". Now, the first reviews of the film have finally arrived.
The movie will open in South Korea on Wednesday for the first time in the world.
Nevertheless, Marvel persists to deliver an overwhelming majority of (white) male lead characters time and time again rather than giving the audience what they want: women. Some boycotters say they'll go see the James Cameron-produced "Alita: Battle Angel" this weekend instead - as if pitting one female action hero against another isn't its own form of sexism.
The results are not likely to equal the impact of "Black Panther", in part because "Black Panther" had considerably more violence as a selling point.
'Ref made a bad call,' Spike Lee says of 'Green Book' award
When he collected the trophy for " Moonlight ", Ali was the first Muslim to win an Oscar for acting. After the film won Best Picture, Vallelonga was asked about the backlash the film has met.
The newest Starforce member is Vers (pronounced "Veers"), Larson's character.
The rest of the cast is rounded out by Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence, and Clark Gregg as Coulson.
Vers has been gifted with seemingly unlimited superpowers, starting with the ability to shoot high-energy fireballs from her fingertips. We're introduced to Danvers, known as "Vers" (pronounced "Veers") to the Krees, in a dream sequence in which she flashes on stray images from her earthly childhood. Vers escapes the clutches of the Skrulls and finds herself stranded on Earth in 1995. After all, Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury wouldn't use his flash of dusting to make contact with her if she wasn't capable of saving the universe from an intergalactic threat not even The Avengers could contend against. Amidst all the humor, the buddying up with Fury to help piece the puzzle together, the traveling to Lousiana to learn about her past, Vers journey of discovery is so layered and cleverly revealed. Know that I personally cannot wait to see Captain Marvel again and more of Brie Larson as Carol Danvers in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The action scenes are also disappointingly average.
This could be heavy stuff, like much of "Avengers: Infinity War" was, but Boden and Fleck have a light touch that plays up the comedy and absurdity of having a superhero walking around Los Angeles.
Boden and Fleck also handle the pyrotechnics with abundant skill. And Larson, a perceptive, low-key actor, carries the whole affair capably; she smiles just the right amount, which is not a lot. The film has been praised by critics for its 90s vibe and with it, we'll get a whole backstory of the character.
- Trump celebrates North Dakota football champs with fast food
- Zarif reacts to Rouhani’s rejection of his resignation
- Pakistan 'shoots down two Indian jets' over Kashmir
- Ottawa Senators trade Ryan Dzingel to Columbus Blue Jackets
- Victoria's Secret closing 53 stores after poor holiday sales
- Yorkshire school issues warning to parents over unsafe Momo challenge
- Avalanche Rips Across Colorado Highway, Swallows Cars in Snow
- Olivia Colman wins best actress Oscar
- Anonymous victor claiming $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot
- Kylie Jenner Is the Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Ever