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'Captain Marvel' is the humane superhero we need right now

'Captain Marvel' is the humane superhero we need right now

The last third of the film devolves into a series of battles between Captain Marvel and her enemies, but also apparently between the film's editor and cinematographer (visually, these scenes are nearly incoherent), and between the directors and the studio. Annette Bening is superb in a pivotal role that has more layers than expected and that if I said any more about would be considered a spoiler. Interestingly, the outlet also points out that this movie will also have the widest IMAX opening of all time, hitting 1,360 screens globally. Still, it's unlikely it will experience the same massive success as Black Panther (which opened with $202 million domestically) or Avengers: Infinity War ($257 million).

Eventually, the haters will be drowned out by the fans who, I'm convinced, will embrace "Captain Marvel" as a fast-paced, sometimes amusing, always smart action movie with a heart of gold. The premiere was held last night in Hollywood, and reviews arrived online this morning - including our own.

For all of the ways that Marvel and specifically their Marvel Cinematic Universe have led the way with superhero filmmaking, they've fallen short with diversity and representation.

In fact, it was Captain Marvel co-star Samuel L. Jackson who got fans buzzing, when he made the comment that Carol Danvers can time travel - a power that would be a major game-changer for Avengers: Endgame.

Believe it or not, Marvel had all the intentions to feature Captain Marvel in Avengers: Age of Ultron but the studio chose to dismiss the thought for some logical reasons. "Watching Danvers' story play out, complete with boggling plot twists and a scene-stealing friendly feline, is hugely entertaining, and it can't be over-emphasised how central Larson, about to become the most recognised woman on the planet, is to the enterprise".

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Earthbound flashbacks to Carol at different ages suffering she's-not-good-enough failures and chauvinist-delivered indignities pay off in a "pick yourself up" montage that resembles a sluggish Nike commercial. The casting would be the first time a gay superhero would appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With this in mind, I've prepared a quick rundown for anyone who wants to brush up on their history prior to entering this year's big Marvel releases.

On the flip side, the film has some noticeable drawbacks that its Marvel brethren (and pointedly, this movie only has brothers) do not, starting with the performances. The title character is a metaphor for every woman - heck, every person - who is trying to figure out how to harness her own power. She also reconnects with her Earth BFF Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and Maria's cute-as-a-button 11yo daughter Monica (Akira Akbar). Zoom forward and we finally get to meet the mysterious Captain in the new film Captain Marvel. At least he though Samuel L. Jackson's de-aging CGI was cool. She spent a few years associated with the group until she was kidnapped, brainwashed, impregnated, and taken to an alternate dimension by the supervillain Marcus. Or they'll say I'm "virtue signaling", a repellent insult hurled at liberals by the far right, a shorthand way to call someone a liar and a poser who doesn't believe in the equality or fairness they espouse.

The actress previously said she worked out four hours a day, seven days a week in the gym with trainer Jason Walsh for the role. The multifaceted nature of womanhood is what sets Carol apart from all the heroes that came before her and it's what makes her the strongest hero the MCU has ever seen. The CGI transformation is so convincing that even if you remember well what they looked like at the time, it's easy to forget the lives that he and Clark Gregg as a wet-behind-the-ears Agent Coulson have led in the intervening decades.

"You have no idea who I am".

I'm really confused, and I have a headache. After Carol's memories of Earth were wiped, she was recruited to join the elite Kree squad, Starforce.