Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers doesn’t rememberer her life before she was part of the Kree civilization. All she knows is that she’s fighting an intergalactic war against the shape-shifting Skulls. And she’s working with the good guys. At least, she thinks she is.

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden did a really nice job bringing this part of the Marvel Universe to life. The sets and special effects were amazing, and the fight scenes were well choreographed. But it would be interesting to know which actors did their own stunts in which scenes.

Brie Larson is a badass. Not only that, but it’s clear she’s versatile as an actress. The juxtaposition of The Glass Castle and Captain Marvel couldn’t point out more differences if it tried, but Larson pulled off her roles in both movies flawlessly. Samuel L. Jackson made his usual appearance in the Marvel Universe as Shield agent Nick Fury, and Stan Lee still had his cameo. The movie actually opened with a tribute to Lee: “Thank You Stan”.
As far as superhero movies go, this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s heartwarming, funny, and plot-twisty. Don’t miss out. Or else Brie Larson will stir up more controversy where there normally wouldn’t be any.

Movies Throwback Thursday

Miss Peregrine’s Movie

When it first came out, I went to see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with a friend.  As far as I could tell, it was spot on, except they mixed up Olive and Emma’s powers. The ending was different too.  The visuals were stunning, but it was scarier than I thought it would be.  Reading it is one thing, but seeing  it is completely different. If you get a chance to see it, do so.  Even if you haven’t read the book, you can still follow it.  You won’t regret it.