We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM. - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
Samuel L. Jackson
After crashing an experimental aircraft, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers is discovered by the Kree and trained as a member of the elite Starforce Military under the command of her mentor Yon-Rogg. Six years later, after escaping to Earth while under attack by the Skrulls, Danvers begins to discover there's more to her past. With help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, they set out to unravel the truth.Written by
Marvel Studios Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers shares the same surname as DC Comics Super Girl Kara Danvers. (TV series version) See more »
At around 0:34 minutes in the film, Nick Fury shows his ID and says "Official S.H.I.E.L.D. activity". Also around 0:42 minutes he identifies himself as Nicholas Joseph Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. But the term S.H.I.E.L.D. was not used untill the events of Iron Man (2008) when Agent Phil Coulson meets Pepper during press conference & says he is from "Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division". It was only at the end of Iron Man (2008) that Phil says now they are known by S.H.I.E.L.D. Since Captain Marvel is set in 1995, there is no way this acronym could have been used.
Coulson never says that they are now known as SHIELD. When Pepper tries to say the full name, Coulson responds: "just call it SHIELD". Even if one regards that as the birth of acronym, it has been ignored since the start of the MCU. The opening montage of The Incredible Hulk shows a document, written before 2008, where the organization is identified as "Shield". Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (set in 1946) calls the organization "SHIELD". As does flashbacks (that take place before the events of Iron Man) in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. See more »
As this is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film released after Stan Lee's death, the Marvel Studios logo features images and clips of Lee's cameos and comes with a message: "THANK YOU STAN". See more »
Well. I've watched this movie for the record, cause I had no particular expectations for it. Brie Larson is not Gal Gadot, and it was obviously seen in the trailers. However, there was a hope that such charismatic actors as Jude Law and Samuel Jackson would push it on, but alas... Jude Law's character simply didn't reveal, and about S. Jackson... I will write further.
This movie's problem is that it is not memorable. It doesn't bring emotions. There's no drama, there's nobody to empathize, it's impossible to identify yourself with the protagonist, for she, both being a usual human, and having become basically invulnerable, shows no serious feelings - absolutely. It looks like Marvel's movie-makers merely were afraid to give this "stone lump of good and justice" any kind of real human feelings - the feelings inherent in a real human. Human can be weak, vulnerable, can lose heart, can be afraid, can be merciful, compassionate and so on. Humans are not ideal, and that's why they can be attractive. In the movie, its creators obviously forgot about a simple truth: a viewer must put himself in the place of characters, he must be "catched" by their stories. Here we have an unalive, unreal superhero, whose invulnerability and "roboticness" drastically decreases interest in her. While Superman had kryptonite, while there was a drama as Superman loved a mortal woman, vulnerable for enemies, there were mortal parents, in the case of the captain there's no such thing. She doesn't love anyone, she is not tied to anyone. She is unreal, non-archetypical, fictional, she has no roots in real life.
This movie is not a comedy too. Yes, there were one or two funny moments with Fury, with Mainskrull, when I grinned. And that's all. Nick Fury, who was a severe and contradictory character, has been turned into someone quite unserious, with not very good sense of humour, slobbering over a cat, like a baby. It's awful.
Based on skrulls' metamorphness, there could be a great detective line in the spirit of, for example, John Carpenter's "The Thing", when everybody is under suspicion, and it's not clear who is who. But alas, such a possibility to waken viewers' interest was simply ruined with another questionable "twist".
The soundtrack is not memorable, inserting of the 90-s songs is out of place. It looks like they took some songs without thinking whether it would work or not. Basically, there's no 90-s atmosphere. Yes, some antediluvian computers were shown. Yes, I grinned slightly. But there was no feeling of nostalgia for the real 90-s.
Visually sometimes it's good, at times it looks quite bad (by the standards of Marvel). Generally speaking, it's made with no own director's vision and style. For example, although Zack Snyder's films shot for DC have obvious problems, he manages to make the scenes spectacular, pleasing to the eye, even if there's no action.
Basically, this movie doesn't add anything special to MCU. It's very, very boring origin story. Yes, we were shown how Nick Fury lost his eye - and we'd better not have seen that. Yes, we were revealed that pager's story. Nothing special too.
If she simply comes and defeats the purple titan, the people, who've been watching this truly great show by Marvel for more than 10 years - what will they say? I hope that Marvel's bosses will find a way to reduce the captain's powers. Otherwise, "The Avengers: Endgame" may become a turning point for this cinematic universe. People are getting tired of comics-based films, and if it's gonna become a conveyer ala "Star Wars: Episode 7-8-9-10...17", steadily supplying mediocre uninteresting films such as Captain Marvel, ruining the well-established canon - films made for the sake of the current moment, it may be the beginning of the end for so called the "Marvel Renaissance".
And well, I really don't want that.
P.S. For Samuel Jackson's apples of youth, for a few visually good moments, for one or two not very foolish jokes:
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