The Lowedown on “Captain Marvel” (PG-13 – Theatrical – US)

Or “Was that a young Samuel L. Jackson I just saw?”

I have been waiting for this since Marvel first announced it was coming. After making 455 million in it’s opening weekend, I decided to wait a bit before going to see this. Opening weekend for MCU is just too busy for this old guy.

Genre: Fantasy
Sub-genre: Comic Book
Length: 2 hrs 3 min

Let’s get the Lowedown on the scores…

Cast=10

Acting=7

Plot=9

Ending=9

Story=7

Movie Score= 8.4

One thing to say about MCU is they always get a stellar cast…I guess that’s the appropriate term for a movie like this. The acting isn’t top notch strictly because movies like this aren’t really about the performance.

Plot: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. I love origin stories that go back in time, but to be honest I was hooked as soon as I saw that Blockbuster in the trailer. With a mid and end credits scene, the ending is worth a watch as it ties into Endgame. Unfortunately, I found a few story holes that gave me pause, but all-in-all they did a good job.

Favorite Quote: “You know anything about a lady blowing up a Blockbuster? Witnesses say she was dressed for laser tag.”

Let’s see how the Genre scores add up…

Next stop…Laser Tag

Imagine=10

CGI=9

Pace=8

If Captain Marvel was to get full marks, it has to come at least close to the comic book. I saw good detail on the Skrulls and the war with the Kree…maximum effort here. The CGI was great, but not exceptional…loved the Anti-aging CGI on Fury, but Coulson no so much. The pace was solid, albeit predictable for a comic book film…all boxes were checked but no surprises.

My hair’s standing up too…

Comic=7

Funny=7

Genre Score: 8.2

Total Score: 8.3

I got a little teary-eyed when she crashed into that Blockbuster…but not in the reason you might think. Knowing the connection between Captain Marvel and my favorite Marvel character, I was really looking forward to this. This was a solid watch…it checks all the boxes for an MCU movie. The only thing was there was no great story hitch or unique twist to make it great.

Who’s my favorite Marvel character? Silver Surfer

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