Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Benning, Clark Gregg, Lashana Lynch
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Release date: 8th March 2019
It’s 1995, and on Hala, the Kree home world, a band of fighters, known as Starforce is being sent to find a rogue spy called Soh-Larr. Led by Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) the group go to Torfa to find him, but on arrival they are ambushed and shot at. Vers (Brie Larson) is a skilled fighter, who is then taken captive by the Skrull and her memories are scoured for information. She is having a lot of memories that she doesn’t have any recollection of.. She escapes and gets off the Skrull ship, landing on Earth. It’s not long before she draws attention to herself and a chase is in progress. She is still experiencing a lot of weird memories that she doesn’t understand. Gradually things start to piece themselves together and she realises that her life is not what she thought it was. She must remember her past and help stop a war that is raging between two alien races.
This is the twenty first movie in the Marvel Universe, and sees Captain Marvel as its first female lead. It is set in a previously unseen part of the MU, and some of the characters, including Nick Fury and Coulson had to be digitally de-aged for the whole film. It’s a bit unsettling when you first see it but after that it’s fine.
There are a lot of very strong performances in the film, not least from Brie Larson herself, and also a ginger cat named Goose, who almost steals the film entirely.
Captain Marvel is everything you could want from a movie really; loads of action and punch ups, a fantastic 90s soundtrack that will have your feet tapping constantly, a great story with lots of twists and turns and a new hero for girls to aspire to.
If you can see this on a big screen, definitely do. Spend that extra couple of quid, you won’t regret it.
Make sure you stay until after both sets of credits for some extra Marvel goodness.