Film Review: Brie Larson as ‘Captain Marvel’ is Not as Marvel-ous

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CHICAGO – Since the Marvel cinematic universe began over a decade ago with “Iron Man,” it’s shown an amazing talent for consistency. While only a few installments have surpassed their comic book origins to become great examples of the genre – and great stories in general – Marvel hasn’t had many out and out clunkers either (possible exception, the second Thor movie).

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“Captain Marvel” has the added notoriety for being Marvel’s Studio first solo adventure headlined by a woman superhero. So Captain Marvel delivers the usual thrills, even if it doesn’t quite have the pep of the best installments. Brie Larson stars as the title character, a half-human/half-alien fighter pilot who crash lands back on earth squarely into 1995. She’s trying to stop an infestation of the shape shifting “Krull” on earth, while also tries to ferret out clues to her own true identity.

“Captain Marvel” opens everywhere on March 8th, in IMAX, RPX, 3D and regular screenings. See local listings for format, theaters and show times. Featuring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law Annette Bening, Lashana Lynch and Clark Gregg. Screenplay by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Rated “PG-13”

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Brie Larson as ‘Captain Marvel’
Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios

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