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07 Mar 2019 17:30 #63084 by fats
Hi all,

As kindly suggested by Shadar we need a spoilers thread for the movie so here it is, you can choose to use the spoiler code to hide your posts or you can post freely, just be aware that SWM will not be responsible for any loss of enjoyment you may have for the movie.

That is all.

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08 Mar 2019 02:57 #63097 by TwiceOnThursdays
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I guess I'll go first!

I've never teared up during the company logo part of a movie before.  Marvel deserves a tip of the hat.  A thing about Lee's cameo, I think he's reading the screen play for Mallrats which is his first movie cameo.  The movie was released in 1995, which I think is the year Captain Marvel is set in.

I didn't get to read all the Marvel comics thanks -- it started with Neal Adams (probably due to drawing the Kree-Skrull War).

Also, I am not sure, it was quick and I missed the credits to check, but I think Kelly Sue DeConnick was in the subway sceen.  Carol walks through crowd and there's a quick flash of red hair and it looked like Deconnick's glasses.  I'm going to have to watch it again.

As for the movie, I really enjoyed it.  I think Brie Larson delievered what they asked her to.  She had great chemistry with Sam Jackson.

Of course I really liked it when she threw off her fetters and came into her full power. ;-)

A nice re-telling of her original origin shaken and stirred a bit (with some changes to Mar-vell).

Good use of the Skrulls and misdirection. ;-)

I haven't been paying attention (I didn't want the movie spoiled) so I don't know if the Skrulls bit was revealed in the trailers or Mar-vell's identity.

Of course, Goose stole the show.
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08 Mar 2019 17:55 #63107 by slim36
A tale of the DC and Marvel Captain Marvels,  and a detailed breakdown of the train fight scene. www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/03/cap...-carol-danvers-guide
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09 Mar 2019 03:46 #63110 by ballen
No spoilers in this comment and I will keep it brief.  It was a good movie but not an awesome movie.  For those who care about the strength feats I would give it an eh.  Throughout the movie it is clear she is very strong but that is demonstrated in super fights where she punches and kicks Skrulls across rooms as opposed to her lifting and tossing cars and tanks for example.  When she comes into her own at the end of the film she becomes VERY powerful but we only get a sense of that with her flying through space ships and stopping a rocket in mid-flight. 

Perhaps there will be more badassery in End Game.  That could be likely as I get the impression she is integral to the fight against Thanos.
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09 Mar 2019 20:11 - 09 Mar 2019 20:16 #63119 by lowerbase
The movie is okay.

For me (us?), it is so awesome to watch such an ubergirl getting onto the stage

My only critique is that the second half of Captain Marvel was a bit too predicable. The whole movie played too safe, as it seems to avoid any kind of risks

And I think it played so safe because Marvel/Disney producers knew that so many toxic nerds want to destroy her character

look at this youtube channel right now www.youtube.com/channel/UCMvVQIAfsGwzrfPLxiaIG8g/videos

Half a dozen videos each day distributing disinformation, hate, boycott

what the hell is up with this people? There is an ongoing online obsession on hating her. Look at the views... any drivel against captain marvel gets 10x more views on this channel

The problem with it is not with the movie. As I said, the movie is okay.

The problem is with part of the audience. Their problem is politics.

And I find deeply disturbing such politics
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10 Mar 2019 02:46 #63121 by kikass2014
Watched it today.

The movie was fine imo.  Nothing special. Nothing outstanding.

It was an origin tale, but at least it mixed up the formula a bit.  You didn't get the standard "A - B - C" arc.  Instead, Carol starts with her powers, and the narrative is then slightly jumbled up.  This allows a sense of mystery in the audience as the piece together what happened as Danvers does.  That was a nice touch.

The origin is a mash-up of her comic book origin and worked well imo.  And I too also liked the Skrulls and the little misdirection along the way.

The film was also fairly well-paced, with the story constantly moving along.   It felt as long as it needed to be, and I am glad they didn't pad it out with silly sub-plots.

I enjoyed Larson as Carol Danvers, and felt she captured that character really well.  That was my biggest takeaway.  I loved the cocky arrogance and confidence she exuded.  And she had really good chemistry with Jackson.

Ben Mendelson was great (as always) in this.

And ofc, Goose the cat was hilarious :P 

Ultimately this was a film that checked some boxes more then told a good story.

- We got to see how Fury lost his eye (though many predicted this months ago tbh :P)

- We got to meet Carol Danvers in this universe

- We got to see the origin (of sorts) of the Tesseract, where it was before Avengers

- We got to see how the Tesseract was with SHIELD in the beginning of Avengers

- We got to see Carol give Fury "the pager" and why

- We got to see where Carol was for the last 20 years

I am sure there were some other things.

Oh, one thing that did stand out in a big way to me, and Im slightly confused as to the internet reactions because of it - there was VERY little SJW messaging/pandering in this film.  The way some ppl have responded, you would think its chock full of the stuff.  But there isn't really anything (especially compared to WW, which was full to the brim with that stuff).

Overall, I really enjoyed it.  Not the best Marvel film, or even the best Marvel origin film.  That credit, for me, goes to GOTG.

A solid 7/10 imo.

Enjoy.

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P.S. Capt. Marvel is one bad ass girl :D  
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10 Mar 2019 02:46 #63122 by kikass2014
Watched it today.

The movie was fine imo.  Nothing special. Nothing outstanding.

It was an origin tale, but at least it mixed up the formula a bit.  You didn't get the standard "A - B - C" arc.  Instead, Carol starts with her powers, and the narrative is then slightly jumbled up.  This allows a sense of mystery in the audience as the piece together what happened as Danvers does.  That was a nice touch.

The origin is a mash-up of her comic book origin and worked well imo.  And I too also liked the Skrulls and the little misdirection along the way.

The film was also fairly well-paced, with the story constantly moving along.   It felt as long as it needed to be, and I am glad they didn't pad it out with silly sub-plots.

I enjoyed Larson as Carol Danvers, and felt she captured that character really well.  That was my biggest takeaway.  I loved the cocky arrogance and confidence she exuded.  And she had really good chemistry with Jackson.

Ben Mendelson was great (as always) in this.

And ofc, Goose the cat was hilarious :P 

Ultimately this was a film that checked some boxes more then told a good story.

- We got to see how Fury lost his eye (though many predicted this months ago tbh :P)

- We got to meet Carol Danvers in this universe

- We got to see the origin (of sorts) of the Tesseract, where it was before Avengers

- We got to see how the Tesseract was with SHIELD in the beginning of Avengers

- We got to see Carol give Fury "the pager" and why

- We got to see where Carol was for the last 20 years

I am sure there were some other things.

Oh, one thing that did stand out in a big way to me, and Im slightly confused as to the internet reactions because of it - there was VERY little SJW messaging/pandering in this film.  The way some ppl have responded, you would think its chock full of the stuff.  But there isn't really anything (especially compared to WW, which was full to the brim with that stuff).

Overall, I really enjoyed it.  Not the best Marvel film, or even the best Marvel origin film.  That credit, for me, goes to GOTG.

A solid 7/10 imo.

Enjoy.

Peace.

/K

P.S. Capt. Marvel is one bad ass girl :D  

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10 Mar 2019 16:31 #63129 by kikass2014
For any interested, as of 10/3/2019, Captain Marvel has taken $455,000,000 at the box office (worldwide).

This does not include Sunday's takings to conclude the opening weekend.

I thinks its safe to say that the film was a success :P 

Peace.

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11 Mar 2019 02:29 #63133 by lfan

kikass2014 wrote: For any interested, as of 10/3/2019, Captain Marvel has taken $455,000,000 at the box office (worldwide).

This does not include Sunday's takings to conclude the opening weekend.

I thinks its safe to say that the film was a success :P 

Peace.

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nice job, review bombers! :p

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11 Mar 2019 04:57 #63135 by ChaozCloud
Saw it yesterday.
It's a good movie, but not great. It's on par with the rest of the Marvel origins movies and suffers the same problems as well. A decent 7-7.5/10 movie.

It has some nice superwoman stuff, especially at the end. But it doesn't top Wonder Woman as the go to live action female super hero movie.

Glad it's doing well. Would be a shame if it bombed just because Brie said some minor stuff that people overreacted too.

Hopefully we get a 2nd one and get to see the character shine properly.

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11 Mar 2019 10:52 #63141 by brantley
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11 Mar 2019 22:14 #63147 by Woodclaw
I just returned from the cinema and I'm still processing some of the element, but I generally feel that this was a "checkbox movie".
It was entertaining  and I actually appreciated how they reworked the Kree-Skrull War to fit into the Cinematic Universe, but it didn't have the "wow" factor I got from many other Marvel movies. In general, the movies of this last phase of the MCU tried to put superheroes into different genres: spy-thriller, heist movie, crazy family comedy, etc. Captain Marvel doesn't even try to break any new ground, it felt like the writers were filling a checklist of elements that needed to be included in a origin movie.

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11 Mar 2019 23:01 - 11 Mar 2019 23:02 #63148 by brantley
I found it very disappointing, plagued by the same kind of sloppy writing that plagues most comic book and space opera movies these days.  And the howlers -- Wendy Lawson was trying to invent a light speed engine in a universe with FTL interstellar travel? Not to mention the "energy core" that fits in a luch box. The plane Carol and Nick steal from a NASA facility in 1995 has scramjet AND fusion engines? Skrullls can match human DNA, but are made of something "off the periodic table?" And the magic: our heroine fiddles with Nick's i-phone and turns it into an ansible! .And silly stuff like the cat that can turn into a tentacled monster.  The best scenes were those involving the Rambeau family rather than the frantic action.  Great SFX, but SFX are so easy to do these days that filmmakers get lazy about everything else.

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11 Mar 2019 23:24 #63149 by shadar

Woodclaw wrote: I just returned from the cinema and I'm still processing some of the element, but I generally feel that this was a "checkbox movie".
It was entertaining  and I actually appreciated how they reworked the Kree-Skrull War to fit into the Cinematic Universe, but it didn't have the "wow" factor I got from many other Marvel movies. In general, the movies of this last phase of the MCU tried to put superheroes into different genres: spy-thriller, heist movie, crazy family comedy, etc. Captain Marvel doesn't even try to break any new ground, it felt like the writers were filling a checklist of elements that needed to be included in a origin movie.


That's a bummer, Woodclaw. As far as Marvel Universe goes, I keep hoping for another Guardians of the Galaxy. The original. That movie delighted me despite myself, and that's rare. 

But I enjoyed the Ms. Marvel character of the 80's, and the Skrulls are neat because I think shapechangers can work well in genre fiction, so it's worth seeing for that.

Even if there is a damn cat in it. My three Labs, at least one of whom always has their eye on the TV if I'm watching, will get VERY loud when the cat appears, so I'll never hear the dialog in any of those scenes.  

Upside is that based on the totality of the opinions in this thread, I can stream Captain Marvel someday knowing it won't delight me, but that it should still be entertaining, I can't be disappointed that way. 

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12 Mar 2019 03:05 #63152 by rabid_schnauzer
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brantley wrote: a NASA facility in 1995 has scramjet AND fusion engines?


That line bugged me too. 
Especially as the Quadjet has previously taken off unassisted, so it also needs a third propulsion system. Editing that technobabble to drop the scramjet reference and just be "Switching to fusion engines" would have been an improvement.. But, "Here's where we see if those modifications work" would have added brief tension and helped build audience trust in that skrull further when nothing went wrong. It would have been that easy to change a line that told me your final screenwriters are bad at technobabble into a line that told me something relevant about your characters.

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12 Mar 2019 08:01 #63158 by Fred9101
So she is super strong when the movie start? What's she's doing that proves her strength?

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12 Mar 2019 10:09 #63161 by kikass2014

Captain Marvel doesn't even try to break any new ground, it felt like the writers were filling a checklist of elements that needed to be included in a origin movie.


I agree Woodclaw, this was more of a "we need to do this this and this to set/introduce this character before Endgame", then a Carol Danvers story.

I would like to say that, Capt. Marvel did have its own "genre-take" like the other Marvel films.  It was noted in interviews that the genre/style they were going for was the 90s blockbuster and sci-fi invasion films.  They have been noted as saying Independence Day and T2 were their influences.

I totally got that in terms of tone and style for the film.

But ye, the story itself isn't anything special and is a origin story for sure.

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12 Mar 2019 11:28 #63162 by Woodclaw

kikass2014 wrote:

Captain Marvel doesn't even try to break any new ground, it felt like the writers were filling a checklist of elements that needed to be included in a origin movie.


I agree Woodclaw, this was more of a "we need to do this this and this to set/introduce this character before Endgame", then a Carol Danvers story.

I would like to say that, Capt. Marvel did have its own "genre-take" like the other Marvel films.  It was noted in interviews that the genre/style they were going for was the 90s blockbuster and sci-fi invasion films.  They have been noted as saying Independence Day and T2 were their influences.

I totally got that in terms of tone and style for the film.

But ye, the story itself isn't anything special and is a origin story for sure.

Peace.

/K


That actually explain a lot. For me the Blockbuster invasion movies are some of the most boring movies ever.

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12 Mar 2019 13:42 #63163 by kikass2014

That actually explain a lot. For me the Blockbuster invasion movies are some of the most boring movies ever.


Fair enough :)

I didn't mind those tbh.  I remember having a blast watching ID4 and T2 when they were first released in cinemas :)  Not once thinking they were high art, but good old fashioned popcorn movies :)

I enjoyed Capt. Marvel from that perspective for sure :)

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12 Mar 2019 14:47 #63164 by brantley
The Air Force loves the movie; it's even running a commercial urging young women toi find their Origin Stories. Can't find a link to that, but there's this about the hype:

www.dailydot.com/parsec/is-captain-marvel-military-propaganda/

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