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Brenda Watkins
March 8, 2019

WWE Superstar Nia Jax recently interviewed "Captain Marvel" star Brie Larson to promote the upcoming superhero film. Those instincts serve them well in "Captain Marvel", which is less bombastic, more humane and easier to relate to than the other Marvel movies.

With the arrival of Captain Marvel, I made a decision to revisit In Pursuit of Flight. Youth are excited about it and they want this kind of films.

Captain Marvel is one of the most-anticipated films of 2019 - and is one of the most established brands in the comics world. The Patty Jenkins film was released to much fanfare and its critical and commercial success was seen as a rare coup for Marvel's rivals DC, whose recent cinematic outings have generally been regarded as weak. It is also the first time a female director, Anna Boden, is driving a superhero film in Marvel's stable with her "equal" collaborator of 20 years, Ryan Fleck.

"I'm more curious to know what you thought of the movie", Larson said.

But there's also a conversation happening that suggests it's a fairly divisive film - amidst speculation that some of the negativity is no more than weaponised "manchilding" - that doesn't quite live up to the hype it's encouraged.

What She Said's Ann Brody wasn't thrilled by the "dark and empty" film: "The problem is the relentless jolts-per-second universe of special effects and endless fights, tech overload and turgid robotic friend/enemy roleplay". It is also an indicator that, fortunately for us, the most interesting parts of her journey are still ahead of her.

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Captain Marvel opens in the United Kingdom and U.S. on Friday, which has been designated International Women's Day 2019.

But the risks, no matter how calculated, can not be ignored. The last third of the film devolves into a series of battles between Captain Marvel and her enemies, but also apparently between the film's editor and cinematographer (visually, these scenes are nearly incoherent), and between the directors and the studio. But all that changes - finally! - with the introduction of a stand-alone female Marvel superhero.

Larson herself has used her red-carpet looks as a way to pay homage to her titular character. They tell us little about whether a woman has any sense of judgment or style or true intelligence. They have a lock and key on that, we feel no commitment and responsibility to that movie at all. We meet the heroine when she is known as Vers, (pronounced Veers) living on the planet of the Kree race.

The film spells out its goal, clearly aided by dialogues that check all the trending words - feminism, female representation, diversity, racism and xenophobia moulded in signature Marvel-esque humour.

The chemistry with Samuel L Jackson, who reprises his role as a digitally de-aged Avengers mentor Nick Fury, albeit in the 90s before The Avengers existed, sparks from the offset, with Jackson frequently playing the stooge to Larson's straight man. As of publication, the film has already opened in France, Italy, Korea and several others with Russia, Australia, Germany, Brazil launching today and China, United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico and more join North America in a Friday, March 8 launch.

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