Captain Marvel ★★★½

Captain Marvel has two jobs to do at the same time, introduce us to this new character while also hyping her up for Avengers: Endgame. The film mostly succeeds in both respects, but in part loses sight of what would make itself stand out. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have made mostly dramas before, and their strengths show themselves in the more character driven scenes, but their lack of action experience is also apparent, especially in the first act. The screenplay follows the well known formula a bit too closely, and you have to have never seen a superhero film to be surprised by the turns in the story.

But still, this film was enjoyable and after the first 15 minutes, it picked up the pace and kept going. The humor mostly sat right and the feminist themes the film wants to tell resonate. The casting is top notch and everyone is doing fine work, most of all Ben Mendelsohn and of course Brie Larson. So if you don't expect a reinvention of the genre, you're probably going to have a good time with this one if you enjoy Marvel films.

Also, Goose for MVP.