FILM REVIEW: CAPTAIN MARVEL, FEBRUARY 2019

If you are looking to be blown away by an action packed, wonderfully choreographed film starring a hardy but loveable female lead, then you have come to the right place with Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel going by the name ‘Carol Danvers’ (Brie Larson) accompanied by the up and coming ‘Nick Fury’ (Samuel L Jackson) give us an interesting, real world look into war and the deceptions that can come into play, especially with a new race of beings introduced in the film. Having never been shown in any previous Marvel film, it’s interesting to watch as previously unheard of Carol Danvers finds her place in the galaxy and discovers the tremendous power and responsibility she holds (quite literally) in her hands

The epic battle scenes, emotive flashbacks and subtle story adages are visually intriguing, and directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have effectively depicted the pure hatred and agony caused by war, and the cathartic moments in life when we are humbled by our own self discovery.

Expect to be kept wondering about the true origins of Carol Danvers as the film continues through well placed, heartfelt flashbacks explaining this hero’s roots. The film itself serves you with a coming of age and learning oneself theme, although it may also leave you wondering, with the occasional confusing plot point.

Most of the characters have an incredible screen presence but there were some with quite bland and non-memorable appearances, although a cameo from Stan Lee is always appreciated!

Even the history behind Captain Marvel is fascinating with him being created in 1967 and over the years being morphed into the kick-ass woman we see today.

So strap on your leather.. err everything and check it out! Captain Marvel will be available in Australian theatres from the 6th of March 2019.

Rating: 4 stars

Review by: Rhyleigh Dawson

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