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|Original title:||Captain Marvel|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Fantasy|
|Direction:||Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck|
|Production country:||USA 2019|
|Running time:||Ca. 124 min.|
|Rated:||From 12 years|
Vers (Brie Larson) is one of the best fighters of the Starforce, an intergalactic military special unit of the Kree. But in her dreams she always sees fragments of memories of another life. She wants to find out who she really is while her mentor Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) wants to free her mind from these memories so that Verse can concentrate fully on her powers. But then she lands on earth in an operation against the Skrulls, threatening shapeshifters, and seems to have found the place where she originally came from. Together with the SHIELD agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) she wants to prevent the invasion of the Skrulls and uncover her own secret - just to uncover a much more powerful conspiracy…
That's about time: Of course there were some very strong women in the Marvel movies, but only the 21st century was the time for her to find out. Contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe focuses on a female superhero. And what a one! Before Carol Danvers alias "Captain Marvel" in "Avengers: Endgame" will record it with Thanos - as would be generally known - we first introduce her to the audience in her own film. This begins a little bit confused, because first of all it has to be conveyed in which state of confusion Carol or Verse is, before she later realizes who she actually is and where she comes from.
This way the viewer is catapulted into the middle of the action, which is interrupted again and again by shreds of memory. Only gradually is this character, which is important for the Marvel universe, introduced correctly, which admittedly makes the introduction somewhat difficult. But after about twenty minutes the whole thing has recorded so much driving that you can sit back and relax and let yourself be entertained extremely well. Surely, the movie doesn't have the meaningful size of the last "Avengers" movies. But the harmonious mix of action, humour and wonderful 90s nostalgia make the cinema debut of the superheroine, who celebrated her comic premiere at the end of the 1960s, absolutely successful.
That is also thanks to Brie Larson, who plays Carol Danvers with a charming wink and thus lends the film a certain lightness. In the more dramatic moments the Oscar-winner also scores well, which is why this superheroine not only flatters the eye, but is also really interesting as a character. The scenes between Carol and Nick Fury work really well. Samuel L. Jackson was rejuvenated with the help of computer technology, which looks almost perfect. Only in a few scenes is it still recognizable that modern trick technology was used here. But the secret star of the film is Ben Mendelsohn as Skrull warrior Talos. But more shall not be revealed at this point…
"Captain Marvel" is once again a relaxed, but quite spectacular breath before "Avengers: Endgame", after which the cards are shuffled completely new. Which role Brie Larson will play as Carol Danvers is still open at the moment (although there is still enough material for a sequel, especially regarding a story element). Even though the movie has some small flaws, it's really a lot of fun, it's entertaining and almost perfectly executed. So one hopes that "Captain Marvel" will still be shown at the cinema more often after the showdown against Thanos. Absolutely worth seeing!
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