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🎟 🍿 SPOILER-FREE IMPRESSIONS of™ - CAPTAIN MARVEL!

• Directed by Anna Boden, and Ryan Fleck
Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Okay... After all the hype, the trailers, and the ultra-silly online fussing, it was time to see the actual FILM, and take it on its own merits. All the negative buzz doesn't look to be hurting the opening weekend box office too much. Where things go from here we shall soon see.

I enjoyed it. I also think it could have been a lot better, considering the Marvel movie pedigree. True, not all of the entries have been homeruns, and I rank this one as a solid double. A double seems apropos since the directing team is yet another duo. However, this tandem is not in the same league as the Russo Bros.... yet.

As most folks know, I tend to call 'em like I see 'em, to extend the baseball analogy. I grew up loving the male version of the Captain Mar-Vell character as illustrated most notably by artists Jim Starlin, Gil Kane, and Allen Milgrom. But as much as I might have wished to instead see that version up on the big screen, I never insisted on it to the point of even entertaining the notion of skipping this film simply because they decided to go with the Carol Danvers version. I mean, really? Someone astutely pointed out that if the version of Captain Marvel that so many fans were whining for had been supported back in the day, the successful sales of that comic book would have kept it afloat. Instead, Marvel wound up trying different iterations, male, to female, to black female, all to inevitable failure. So, where were those fans then that they should rightfully make demands now? The fact that Marvel/Disney is bold enough to take a chance on a third-string character that failed repeatedly back in the day is nothing if not to their credit. So, kudos to them. And, to the whiners? Suck it up, and just go have a good time. Personally, I can't conceive of an all-out war with Thanos on the big screen without some version of Captain Marvel involved. And here she is at last. In the interest of opening up the playing field to more female characters, and more characters of color, I can embrace a dose of inclusion under the right conditions. This may not be the ideal, but I'm cool with it. And I definitely don't feel threatened by a powerful female character given the spotlight. The genre could use more diversity in order to reflect this modern era, and less of the era in which most of these superheroes were created. If it's done well, then all the better.

I think the script needed some tweaks. The bulk of what we get here consists of an array of clichés and tropes which cannot surprise. It's a better Green Lantern story, but that's not saying much. They do offer a nice twist in the third act, and everything manages to fit snugly into the established MCU. I appreciated the sensitive heart at the center of this story, and it's there that we get to see Larson step up her game in glimpses. But for the most part, she is required to rein it in, largely because of her character's clouded past, the struggle of a woman in a very macho corner of a man's world, as well as her role as a soldier in an extraterrestrial military. All of these factors serve to make the actor's performance a bit cold, wooden. But I can forgive this on her first outing, as she works to find and grow into the character. Gal Gadot possesses an inherent innocence which enhances her charm, and which meshed so well with the innocence of her Wonder Woman character. Brie Larson, on the other hand, appears to be a mix of sardonic sass, peppered with a no-nonsense attitude. She can still be playful, and she has a quick laugh, but she's been around the block a few times, so to speak. No, she isn't as dour as some have pegged her based on the trailers. She's NOT. Indeed, there are splashes of humor present, as is typical of these movies. Those gags that are derived naturally are what I prefer, the "fish out of water" stuff. But, of course, they couldn't resist going for too much, in my opinion. I also don't like the lack of scope and impact, where such incredible occurrences fail to register on the world around, as if no one else noticed, or as if they somehow entered MEN IN BLACK territory and forgot to tell us.

Mendelsohn has some very good moments. Jackson is-- well-- Jackson. I like that Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou are present to lend some valuable continuity. Bening shines-- literally. Akira Akbar is a delight as young Monica Rambeau. Yes, there are Easter eggs aplenty scattered throughout this film. The tribute to the late Stan Lee is appropriately touching. My audience applauded enthusiastically. Rest in peace, Stan "The Man."

So, going forward, this movie nicely dovetails into AVENGERS: ENDGAME right down to the modified pager used by Nick Fury. Based on this adventure's climax, Captain Marvel does justify Fury's faith in her. While several questions go unanswered as to how exactly Captain Marvel managed to become who she is, and even more, how she became the powerhouse she is by the end of the movie, she is definitely one formidable beast. Larson mastered her superhero stance, and her super slow-mo power strut for sure. I'm not crystal clear on what power level she belongs, but I'd place her well above Iron Man, and perhaps in the vicinity of Thor. Yeah, this woman's a bad-ass.

And so, though this movie is a bit wobbly, I still see it as a welcome addition to the Marvel Movie Freight Train. Mediocre, but an entertaining interlude between the Avengers epic two-parter. By the way, stay seated for key middle and post-credits fun. But you all should know that by now.
RECOMMENDED.
And, as always, Your Mileage May Vary!
Cheers! :)


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Current Residence: Monrovia, CA, USA, roughly 117° longitude, 34° latitude, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way
Favourite genre of music: Depends on my mood. Classical, Rock, Jazz, R&B, Film Scores
Favourite photographer: Peter Parker. Jimmy Olsen is a HACK!!
Favourite style of art: All art is digital if you use your fingers
Operating System: Central Nervous
MP3 player of choice: iPod, by Apple
Shell of choice: Mi-shell Pfeiffer
Wallpaper of choice: Those realistic tunnel paintings that always fooled Wile E. Coyote
Skin of choice: African-American. But if I could've picked, I'd have chosen armor
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs, Popeye, Tom & Jerry, George Bush...
Personal Quote: "No! Try not. DO! Or do not. There is no 'try.'"
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FrogGod1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
suggest drawing DC/ Marvel characters that people have not seen for a while (X-men/ Plastic man/ fantastic four ) or have not ever heared of (Frogman/creeper).

I think it's about time for a new
-Xmen cartoon series (for 2020)
-Plastic man cartoon series (1979-1982)
-Silver surfer cartoon
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TMRproductions2016 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Student Filmographer
what feature films did you work with?
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Professional Filmographer
I have only worked with certain film productions tangentially, as it applied to my position as a comic book illustrator, or as a character artist for Warner Bros Marketing.  Other than that, I have worked on Direct-to-Video features in the animation industry as a character designer.
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TrollArtistry Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Hi, sorry for mass faving a lot of your Agents of Smash works!!

I just wanted to say though, the series of Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. has always been one of my top favorite cartoon series of Hulk. I can't tell you how many times I've watched and rewatched it through, and wishing for a third season. The fact that Hulk gets his own little family, and slowly shows the world they aren't monsters makes me extremely happy while I still get to laugh at the comedic moments. HAS version of Hulk is my top favorite by far.

Thank you so much for working on such an incredible show!! I hope to see more HAS designs you upload!
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:iconmanhattonoctoberfest:
You worked on Iron Giant?
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Professional Filmographer
Only on the marketing style guides.  So, although I got to meet director Brad Bird and work with his production team, I did not work directly on the film.
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NickyVendetta Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019
That's still amazing! :D
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:iconmanhattonoctoberfest:
Still. Good work. X3
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!  :)
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kmcgu1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018
Can I Request a book pls
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Deathstroke1960 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
Do you take requests?
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E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018   Artist
I'd like to know your opinion, since you;re in the biz and you've worked for WB Animation,
what do you think will happen to the live action DC properties after the huge failure of Justice League?
From a business point of view., since they barely recuperated the investment, and all that scandal/gossip around director Zack Snyder.
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Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
I have a question for you: What are your thoughts on the possibly impending deal with Fox studios and Disney,and its implications on the MCU?
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Professional Filmographer
I think that it's very exciting for those MCU fans hopeful for a further extension of that universe, opening up the possibility for properties like The X-Men and The Fantastic Four to return to the Marvel fold.  United under the Kevin Feige "regime," many folks believe that better movie adaptations of all those characters could be forthcoming.
For the comics fans, it represents the possibility of the Fantastic Four title returning to publication by Marvel after a lengthy hiatus due to political animus between Marvel and Fox Studios.  My concern is always about high standards of quality.  But I am also appreciative of the unprecedented era in which we have finally gotten to see dreams come true with so many of our superhero favorites translated to live action on the big screen.
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Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017
I highly concur with each of those sentiments.  Alterations from the source material and cries of formulaic stories withstanding; Marvel Studious has already accomplished an unprecedented feat in capturing the essence of so many of their characters with amazing casting and an actual devotion to a cohesive story tapestry and who the characters are fundamentally and visually.  Also wanting to present that to those who are not as well versed with them, as well as the fans...new and old.  Actors in the MCU who's portrayals have complete encapsulated who their characters are include: RDJ's Stark, Evans' Cap, Hiddleston's Loki, Holland's Spidey, and from what it looks like, Brolin's Thanos. Of course, Bernthal's Punisher and Cox' Daredevil can be counted amongst these spot on performances...but I digress; I think we are in for something special with MCU versions of the X-Men and FF and the entirety of Marvel's catalogue under one roof.  It will also be good to see the embargo against the soon to be former FOX-tages, lifted in the comics and merchandising as well. Thanks for your thoughts.
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unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, you're amazing! I am so jealous of you.
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Isa-Sparks Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I just wanted to let you know user bloomvaltor has reuploaded your YOUNG JUSTICE: MR TAWNY image here: bloomvaltor.deviantart.com/art…
Just wanted to let you know in case you want to report them. Have a nice day :)
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hectorvonjekyllhyde Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
May I ask you something?
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Professional Filmographer
You just did.  ;)
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hectorvonjekyllhyde Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
I was hoping if you could some Marvel characters I had in mind
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