EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH A (HER)O.
In 1995, Vers (Brie Larson) returns to Earth, a member of an elite alien force… but also with vague memories of life as a U.S. Air Force pilot. Virtually serving as a parenthesis between two Avengers movies, Infinity War and Endgame, this film introduces another Marvel hero while also taking the franchise’s fans back to the 1990s (in terms of style and soundtrack), providing us with a slick backstory (in 3D) to why S.H.I.E.L.D. started its Avengers program. Great rapport between Larson, Samuel L. Jackson (who’s been very convincingly digitally de-aged)… and Goose the cat.
2019-U.S. 124 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck. Comic Book: Roy Thomas, Gene Colan. Music: Pinar Toprak. Cast: Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel/Vers), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn (Talos), Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch… Annette Bening, Jude Law. Cameos: Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Don Cheadle, Stan Lee.
Trivia: Captain Marvel next appeared in Avengers: Endgame (2019).