I’ve rarely (if ever) given an origin story for either DC or Marvel a 5-Icee rating, and this one is no exception. That doesn’t mean the movie isn’t good, because it certainly is… but when you compare any origin story to the first Avengers movie or Infinity War or something like that, it just doesn’t quite measure up. All that set-up information… blah blah blah. Now, that being said, this movie is really good and gets a solid 4 Icees out of 5.
This movie has a good cast, classic Marvel wit and humor and enough action to keep you engaged for the most part. Like all origin stories, there are some slow spots, but fortunately this one doesn’t kill you with an hour and a half of slowness just to have a bunch of action at the end. It sprinkles the action throughout.
Brie Larson does a commendable job as the title character (although a bit stiff at times), but to be honest it really isn’t her that steals the show, nor is it a younger Samuel (which by the way, that de-aging CGI is pretty darn good because after a few minutes of marveling (see what I did there) at how good it works, you forget that it’s even happening). No, the scene-stealers are Ben Mendelsohn as Talos (Skrull leader) and Goose the cat. The rest of the cast does a great job, but those two just have a way about them. You’ll see what I mean when you watch the movie.
Other good things about this movie? Well, it’s not a spoiler because it was revealed in the trailers that this movie takes place in the 90s. There are tons of 90s references that are fun to catch. Seeing Agent Coulsen as a younger agent was cool. The fight scenes are well choreographed. The banter is typical Marvel great. It’s just a really good movie and I think you’ll enjoy it. I know I did, and I’m seeing it again tomorrow night!
There is a scene about a third of the way through the credits and another at the end.