Captain Marvel: Yet another Marvel from Marvel Studios

Capt. Marvel shines in the MCU prequel/origin story …

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Captain Marvel is a wild thrill-ride full of twists and turns, with an emotional punch to provide some balance to the fun factor. The vision of directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck resulted in a smart, daring, and satisfying prequel story.

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Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel) and Samuel L. Jackson’s (Nick Fury) chemistry and interactions are absolutely delightful. Ben Mendelssohn is stellar in the role of the Skrull, Talos, with a versatile performance beyond what one may expect. Lashana Lynch in the role of Maria Rambeau provides some of the film’s most touching and poignant moments.  Addtionally, Akira Akbar is absolutely charming as the young Monica Rambeau, Maria’s daughter. Clark Gregg makes his return to the MCU’s big screen as Agent Phil Coulson (albeit with limited screentime), bringing back all the humor, balanced with true emotional depth, that die-hard fans of the franchise will fondly remember from its early days…

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