Captain Marvel - Five Reasons You’ll Love It
The Marvel Cinematic Universe makes it 21 movies and counting this week with the release of Captain Marvel, a film which introduces a very different kind of superhero.
Brie Larson takes centre stage this time, playing the titular character, Captain Marvel.
This is the story of Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy project and flight, which is just as well as an alien force is on its way to test her new found powers.
Jude Law plays Yon Rogg, who becomes a mentor of sorts to Danvers as she tries to figure out her new powers.
Ben Mendohlsen, star of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Bloodline, is the movie's villain, the leader of the Skrulls, a race of alien shapeshifters hellbent on destroying Earth.
Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace and Clark Gregg co-star alongside Larson, Law and Mendelsohn.
Guardians Of The Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Inside Out's Meg LeFauve have written the script for the movie, while Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the pair who have worked together on films such as Sugar and Mississippi Grind, direct.
The film hits cinemas this week, but we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons why you’ll love it...
Brie Larson is a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe…
Larson is perfectly cast in this role. She's dynamic, charismatic and a superb action hero. We'll next see her in Avengers: Endgame and we can't wait.
The enemy might be extraterrestrial, but the fights are raw and very physical. You'll be wincing as you watch Danvers in action.
But the tone is playful...
There are plenty of laughs here too, some great one-liners and some great rapport, especially between Danvers and Samuel L. Jackson's aged down Nick Fury.
The 1990s aesthetic is a lot of fun...
The filmmakers have had a field day with the setting, with the look of the shops, the clothes, the mobile phones and so much more. It's a joy to see.
The soundtrack is a corker…
Classics from Garbage, Elastica and Nirvana are all prominent features, while an epic fight scene is set to No Doubt's classic 'Just A Girl'. It's great fun.
Captain Marvel is released into UK cinemas on Friday (March 8th).