Monday, March 11, 2019

Captain Marvel

Shyam and I wandered out to catch Captain Marvel last night.  In a couple words, we enjoyed it.

A few thoughts (Spoiler Warning, and whatnot):

  • I enjoyed the Brie Larson/Samuel Jackson dynamic.  Lots of good give and take, there.  Impeccable timing between the two.
  • I enjoyed getting to see Samuel Jackson in a Marvel movie not being such a frigging heavy.  When Jackson showed up again in Iron Man 2, his Nick Fury was fun and funny.  The Fury that shows up in the Whedon and Russo Marvel flicks is grim, and not a lot of fun to watch....there's no meat there for him to grab on to, even in Winter Soldier.  
  • Jackson's gasp when the extent of the Flerken is revealed is comic gold.  I could watch that a million times....
  • Kudos for making Ben Mendelsohn and the Skrulls three-dimensional.  Plus, my mind KEPT doing the thing about "Don't trust Skrulls" and "Don't trust Ben Mendelsohn's character" over and over.  
  • The red and gold Captain Marvel color shift when Carol decides to redesign her costume as a nod to Shazam was a nice touch.
  • I enjoyed how bright the movie seemed.  It was a stark contrast to the mid-credits scene, where Carol shows up at the Avengers HQ.  I'm sure that the color palate choice for all the Endgame stuff has been a conscious choice.  It's just pretty harsh how dark it looked, compared to the end of Captain Marvel.
  • Damn, Marvel.  You can make a cat puking entertaining.  I watch that shit several times a year, and it's not nearly so entertaining.....


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