Superhero film is one to marvel at

Callum Hunter, 8/10South Western Times
Girl power is the definition of Captain Marvel, the latest super heroine to hit our screens.
Camera IconGirl power is the definition of Captain Marvel, the latest super heroine to hit our screens. Credit: Washington Post \ Bloomberg

This was good.

Superhero movies are not usually my first pick when heading to the cinemas, but I would make an exception for this one.

Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, Captain Marvel had none of the cheesiness or cliches other superhero movies contain.

Larson’s performance as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel was top notch with just the right level of sassiness, never tipping into obnoxiousness.

Samuel L. Jackson was as good as ever, showing a more humorous and naive side to a younger Nick Fury – a given seeing as in MCU terms, this is a prequel.

Whoever cast Ben Mendelsohn as the initial, shape shifting antagonist of the movie should be given a crisp high five for their choice.

Mendelsohn’s voice, Australian accent and mannerisms are all a perfect fit for the role and shows his range when swapping ‘forms’.

I also loved the fact three different races/species sported three different accents, with the very British Jude Law joining the cast as Danvers’ Kree mentor and commander.

What really completes the package is the way all the little details have been attended to and as previously mentioned, some quality writing.

This movie is not afraid to laugh at itself with some bad jokes and references, not dissimilar to Deadpool, but in a much more subtle way.

It is entertaining, never boring or particularly predictable and boasts some quality acting and writing.

- 8/10

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