The subject of Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios’s first superhero film with a female superhero as the main character is Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). Danvers is an officer of the United States Air Force who, following an accident, ends up becoming one of the universe’s most powerful heroes.
Also starring Lashana Lynch, Jude Law, Annette Bening and directed by Anna Boden plus Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel features the classic elements of the superhero origin story. Yet it also has a couple of satisfying twists and turns I didn’t see coming, especially since I don’t read comic books.
Well acted, adequately engaging – both story-wise and visually, what will stay with me most about this movie is the moment I realised and saw just how powerful Captain Marvel really is. A truth that had me both wowed and wondering about who the most powerful avenger actually is. I also couldn’t help but be curious about the important role Captain Marvel would eventually play inAvengers Endgame (2019).
Having seen Wonder Woman (2017), DC Comic’s first female superhero movie months prior to the Captain Marvel release, part of the reason I was drawn tothe latter film was to find out which of the two movies I’d find more entertaining. In short, the answer is Wonder woman. I’m not saying I think it’s a perfect film but I do remember enjoying the humour, story, action, musical score and visual effects that little bit more.
I’m now wondering if Wonder woman will still come out in front once I’ve seen the sequels for both films, when they eventually arrive.
I’d say watch Captain Marvel if you’re curious but you probably already have. So instead I’ll ask, which movie did you prefer and why? Captain Marvel or Wonder Woman?
In new action / mystery The Rhythm Section, Blake Lively is a woman determined to seek revenge against the people behind a plane crash that killed her family.
Directed by Reed Morano; additional key cast includes Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown, Max Casella…
Both Peppermint (2018) and Taken (2008) came to mind as this trailer played. That’s precisely after the thought… ‘Is Blake Lively speaking in a British accent?‘ The answer is yes and my fingers are crossed that the end result is as thrilling as this trailer suggests.
Daniel Mays, Richard Brake, Raza Jaffrey, Geoff Bell, Nasser Memarzia, Jade Anouka, Jack McEvoy, Tawfeek Barhom and Ivana Basic also star.
Redmayne is joined by Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farell and others for more ‘wandtastic’ adventures as Newt Scamander…
The stunning visuals – including costume design, that’s why I’m in. I also can’t wait to see what Johny Depp’s character gets up to.
I have a feeling that this movie is going to be a constant reminder for of the reason why movies are my absolute favourite. They are, when done wonderfully, a true perfect amalgamation of all the arts.
Paolo Sorrentino, the rightfully celebrated writer/ director is the man behind the brand new HBO / Sky series The Young Pope. Starring Jude Law, Diane Keaton and Silvio Orlando, Law is Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII and history’s very first American Pope…
My levels of excitement about this show were first high because the trailer looks fantastic, great music and editing. But the joy reached new levels when I learned of Sorrentino’s involvement. After all, he did write and direct Youth (2015), one of the most visually stunning movies I’ve seen in a while. There’s also the The Great Beauty (2013), 2014’S Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner.
I say bring on the stunning cinematography and storytelling. I can’t wait to find out what really drives Pius XIII – because based on this beautiful trailer, it’s not just love and holy duty.
King Arthur – Legend Of The Sword is the title of Guy Ritchie’s latest present to passionate film lovers like myself. Starring Charlie Hunnam, an actor better known for hit TV series Sons Of Anarchy, I feel as though this retelling of the King Arthur story has arrived just in time. For one, Hunnam feels like a brilliant casting choice and second, I could do with a refresher on the story since I barely recall the premise…
I LOVE this King Arthur trailer! The music, editing, dialogue, camera work – all the reasons I fell in love with Ritchie’s talents in the first place. I’d stop writing this post and go see it now if could. Patience! – said everyone.
Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Honsou, Annabelle Wallis and Aidan Gillen Michael McElhatton also star.