Friday, March 15, 2019

Captain Marvel (2019)

Synopsis: An extraterestrial warrior-hero of the Kree empire finds herself on Earth trying to stop the shapeshifting Skrulls. Plagued by flashes of a past and a connection to the planet she doesn't remember, she teams up with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Nick Fury, to find a valuable piece of tech before it falls into the wrong hands.

The Good: The movie takes place in 1995 and is a great piece of nostalgia for that. The inclusion of Blockbuster and Radio Shack, combined with the soundtrack is perfect. Seeing Carol kick major ass to No Doubt's I'm Just a Girl was perfection.  Like other MCU flicks the fight scenes were well choreographed and the action is spectacular. The effects were crisp. Brie Larson has a great confidence and snark to her, which makes her a perfect Carol. Ben Mendelsohn was phenomenal as the Skrull, Talos. I really liked the character. As always Samuel L. Jackson was great as Fury. I particularly enjoyed his portrayal in this flick because he was younger and more fun loving. Lashana Lynch and Akira Akbar did a wonderful job as Maria and Monica Rambeau. There were very likable supporting characters and added some extra heart to the film. Clark Gregg is a younger agent Coulson and has a small but important role. Finally, as much as I hated seeing everyone saying that Goose the Cat steals every scene he's in... he absolutely does.

The Bad: This film makes a major change from how things are typically portrayed in the comics. I know this is a point of contention for some folks, but it didn't bother me at all. The MCU has been doing it's own thing for a while.

Final Thoughts: This was not the greatest Marvel movie I've seen, but it's a solid mid card title. I'd give it a 4 out of 5.

In Your Game:
Skrull (MCU)
Armor Class: 13
Hit Dice: 4
Move: 12
Actions: 1
Attacks Unarmed d6
Special: Can shapeshift into other being, down to the DNA level. They are also able to replicate the target's recent memories.
Bonuses: +3 to Attack rolls, +2 to Initiative rolls, +3 to Investigation rolls
HDE: 4

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