Captain Marvel ★★★½

"I’m not what you think I am."

Hits familiar beats and does enough to deviate from a generic origin story while also changing Marvel's comic book lore in the MCU. Making the cinematic universe diverge from the comic books and keeping it less predictable in that nature.

Captain Marvel, the first female superhero blockbuster to be released by Marvel, does a terrific job in building a strong female empowering icon that kicks butt and talks smack. One of the most likable characteristics of Brie Larson's "Captain Marvel" is the quick quips that are part "Spider-Man" and part "Deadpool" but less annoying. While her overpowered abilities make most the fight scenes dull and unimaginative. Her quick retorts with actual replies to her foes' lines made it more entertaining in a film that does nothing to make it stand out completely from Marvel's recent releases (Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok).

The undeniable chemistry between Brie Larson and Samuel L. motherfuckin' Jackson is the main highlight of the film. As the buddy-cop chemistry between the two characters gives Nick Fury a chance to develop as a character for once in a Marvel movie and show his character before becoming the head of S.H.E.I.L.D.

Nothing exciting for the MCU as everyone waits for the big Endgame, but Captain Marvel is still an enjoyable entry to a new hero that is ready to make a big swoop to save Earth from Thanos and people better be ready cause she is a strong independent woman who gets knocked down but always gets back up.

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