“There is no need to waste your time working to be anything other than you.” – Brie Larson
Hello! Welcome to the first post in my Take Me to the Movies series (no spoilers). As many of you know, Captain Marvel was released today which happens to be International Women’s Day. Coincidence? I think not! Not only that but this is a HUGE release for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as it’s the final piece to the puzzle leading up to Avengers: End Game. I’ll start with my ratings for the six categories I have and for a seventh bonus category. My boyfriend is also a huge Marvel fan so we discussed our thoughts in depth.
Screenplay/Originality – I’m sure this was a difficult screenplay for the writers. Not only is this an origin story for Capitan Marvel but also the Avengers. For a two hour movie, it’s quite tough to bring those two together. There were some things left out, a few “whys” with a few of them being pretty important. Maybe those whys will be answered in End Game but we’ll see. Also, one of my biggest pet peeves in movies that have flashbacks is when they bounce quite a bit with a lack of clarity as to where we are. With Captain Marvel specifically, there were a few scenes where they identified where they were but not with all of them. It made a bit of the flow confusing considering we knew there would be flashbacks. For originality, this was not to the T Carol’s story and of course they had to make creative decisions to tie in so many other story/plot lines from other MCU movies. So the originality was not that bad.Read More »