Captain Marvel: Why Clark Gregg Found His Return As Phil Coulson Moving

Captain Marvel: Why Clark Gregg Found His Return As Phil Coulson Moving

Captain Marvel: Why Clark Gregg Found His Return As Phil Coulson Moving

That store, plus the nearby Radio Shack, the use of pagers, and Alta Vista as the default search engine help establish Vers is visiting Earth in the 1990s. But that you? Have the joys of one Agent Coulson been missing for you?

Captain Marvel is acceptably entertaining, and already it has gotten the kind of inadvertent advance marketing a studio-in this case, Disney-can only hope for.

When Captain Marvel comes down to Earth, that's when she really soars. And Larson, a perceptive, low-key actor, carries the whole affair capably; she smiles just the right amount, which is not a lot. I have to admit that the trailers made me concerned for her performance.

As has become the Marvel Cinematic Universe's trademark, Captain Marvel has taken the core elements of the comic book story - the warrior who has been told "no" so many times that she nearly believes it, the cosmic hero who overcomes betrayal to find her true self - and modified it to fit in with contemporary storytelling techniques (there are some elements of comic book Carol's backstory best left confined to the dustiest of corners). "I found it really moving". It's one of the few downsides with the 2009 animated movie, and the Patty Jenkins film just reminded me so much of the Brian Azzarello run in the comics, which I do not care for. For a film virtually devoid of romance, there's a lot of love on display, whether it's a shared bond between two best friends, the beauty in seeing a family reunited or when Nick Fury turns into a puddle of cuddly goo whenever he's in the presence of an alien cat named Goose. Mendelsohn also gives Talos an unexpected depth.

I haven't seen Captain Marvel yet, and I'm going to give it the same fair shake I did the Thor movies (before 3) and Wonder Woman.

It is certainly not in the league with Black Panther, but Marvel set the bar for superhero comic book movies pretty high with that Best Picture Oscar nominee, the first of its genre to be so honored. Vers is determined to take down the Skrulls that land on Earth, but there's somebody on Vers' trail, too: the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the USA government's super-secret spy agency - specifically veteran agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and eager rookie Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg). He's younger, naïve, and less battle tired. Neither are as battle-hardened as we've seen them in recent years.

For even more star power, Larson dazzled in starburst drop earrings from Sydney Evan and starburst and shooting starburst stud earrings from Graziela Gems.

Like Jackson's impeccably executed de-aging, the visual effects that accompany the Skrulls and their shape-shifting transformations are all incredibly well done, with animation that blends seamlessly in with the practical effects used on the Skrulls' natural green-skinned forms. You feel like you're watching the 90's era Samuel L. Jackson. Mendelsohn, again, is a hoot as Talos - a genuinely unexpected shift from numerous villains he's played in recent films - while Jude Law offers a slick, authoritative but charming turn as Yon-Rogg, the teacher trying not to be obliterated by his student. This is closer to a Guardians of the Galaxy outing than a Captain America one. Seasoned veterans Mendelsohn and Benning are both clearly having the time of their lives being a part of the Marvel universe in pivotal roles, and yes, Goose the cat is the magical MVP. He has a few surprises up his sleeve and is definitely an audience favorite. Captain Marvel is here. Captain Marvel isn't a awful movie. A real highlight, though, is the newly reconfigured Marvel logo at the beginning, which is a winning tribute to Stan Lee.

"Captain Marvel" isn't the only franchise Woods has criticized recently, either.

Almost every aspect of this film is half-baked. This is evident in the script, co-written with Geneva Robertson-Dworet ("Tomb Raider"), which builds up the action-adventure stakes while also focusing in on Vers' struggle to understand herself.

The story gets a tad confusing as it flashes back and forth in time.

Andy Nicholson's production design in creating the look of the ships and the Kree-Skrulls worlds is eye-candy impressive, as is Sanja Hay's costume design. But things start to come together when she crash-lands on Earth in the middle of a Los Angeles Blockbuster Video somewhere around 1995, which you know because there's a "Babe" poster and a cardboard display for "True Lies". "I know it wasn't just for the film, but for Cajun - the big cat!"

A big part of the story is the close friendship between Carol Danvers and Maria Rambeau. "If I could push your jeep, then I'll feel like I was ready".

"Season 6 is very different than what we've done before", Elizabeth Henstridge, who plays Jemma Simmons, said. "I've got all the feelings".

But perhaps most important of all, this movie will serve to inspire women.

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