MovieChat Forums > JakeSWITCH
avatar

JakeSWITCH (243)


Posts


My review of "The Grand Ball": the rhythm of life My review of "The Man Who Feels No Pain": terrific fun My review of "Hotel Mumbai": terrifying, visceral My review of "My Generation": cozy Watched it at a screening last night. Not very good, unfortunately (spoilers) My review of "The Wild Boys": a surreal adventure My review of "Dilili in Paris": a timely animated adventure I'm going to a media screening of "Captain Marvel" in a few days My review of "King of Thieves": a sluggish bore Academy Award for Best Editing??? View all posts >


Replies


You need to watch six films: 1) "Guardians of the Galaxy" - gives you a run down of Thanos, the Infinity Stones and the intergalactic aspect of Marvel films 2) "Thor: Ragnarok" - ends just where "Avengers: Infinity War" starts 3) "Black Panther" - introduces Wakanda where a big chunk of "Infinity War" is set 4) "Avengers: Infinity War" is the first part of the story that concludes with "Endgame" 5) "Ant-Man & The Wasp" - explains the Quantum Realm, which plays a part of "Endgame" 6) "Captain Marvel" - I'm assuming she plays a large part in "Endgame" [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] I would have preferred more action on the Kree homeworld, too. The Earth locations were very bland, particularly the lengthy sequence in a non-descript warehouse. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] Personally, I think it takes a lot away from Nick Fury's mystique and the film went overboard with the Marvel-style light comedy. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] My understanding is that the Carol Danvers version of "Captain Marvel" has only really enjoyed popularity since 2015, when Kelly Sue DeConnick relaunched the character. She was quite badly written up until that point. When I used to read comics, my Captain Marvel was Monica Rambeau, who was the first female African American member of The Avengers. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] Honestly, I could compile a list of my problems with "Captain Marvel" but, ultimately ... I was bored (I actually yawned in the cinema when the Tesseract popped up, yet again). But, as you know, I totally respect your opinion and I appreciate that you are a fan of these films. The person who reviewed it for the site that I usually supply reviews for also looked at it much more kindly than I did ;) [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/[/url][/b] I didn't like 'Aquaman' at all. I think by this point in Marvel's sprawling series, they should have the experience and resources to be making films that are more than competent. I also think audiences should demand more than competence in exchange for their money and time. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] Yeah, Brie Larson is very well-cast. The other actors are fine, too. It's unfortunate that the writing and direction of the film lets them all down, because Marvel had an opportunity to make a big impact with this film. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] Fury gets a tiny scratch on his eyebrow from an alien cat, Goose, in the last ten minutes of the film, after the action is over. The next time we see Fury, Captain Marvel gives him the pager that will allow him to contact her. We see that his eye is swollen. When we next see Fury, Coulson is showing him a box full of glass eyes. Fury lets everyone think that he lost his eye due to Kree torture. To sum up: Fury loses his eye to an infection after being scratched on the eyebrow by an irritated alien cat. He then lets SHIELD believe that his eye was removed by the Kree during an interrogation. It's played as a joke. Personally, it felt like they were trying to make fun of how cool Nick Fury is in the other films by revealing that he was actually kind of a light-hearted dork until his encounter with Captain Marvel. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] I'm not sure if mixed reviews and online antipathy towards Larson will impact the film's box office ... the Marvel franchise is a juggernaut. It definitely won't make "Black Panther" money, though. [i]That[/i] film was an anomaly even for Marvel. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] You're welcome :) I always advise going to see a film if you're curious (even if you read bad reviews) and then sharing your response with friends. Word-of-mouth will always make a stronger impact than anything written by critics. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] View all replies >