Arrowhead Guys Film Analyst Tre LyDay Reviews Captain Marvel. And then the rest of us fight about our favorite comic book movie like a bunch of pre-pubescent nerds, which may not be far from the truth.
Since many of us have yet to see Captain Marvel, its not really fair to vote against Tre’s review with movies most of us have seen. So Tre wins this week by default. However, you still get to vote for the runner-up.
Always the Bridesmaid, never the Bride…
For those of you that don’t intensley follow the MCU like I do, I must preface this whole thing by saying that next to Dr. Strange, Captain Marvel is the strongest Avenger.
I get it, Thor is a literal god and has lived for thousands of years, but guess what? Captain Marvel got her powers from an Infinity Stone!! Part of Marvel’s marketing strategy for Captain Marvel was saying that some are built (Iron man), some are made (Captain America) and some are born (Thor). Going to see Captain Marvel you will discover what makes a hero.
You will also discover what actually happens to Nick Fury’s eye (“nooo”), when a cat isn’t really a cat and Thanos is so screwed in a month.
I am going to try so hard not to spoil anything for anybody, but in the event that I do, consider yourself warned and skip ahead to the morons arguing about garbage movies a few paragraphs down.
Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel is actually from earth believe it or not there’s just some events that happen before she ends fighting with Kree Warriors fighting a war against a species of shape shifters called Skrulls. This sounds like the kind of thing that happens after a night of heavy drinking.
A few cut scenes later and we arrive on Earth and the official team up between Nick Fury and Captain Marvel begins. Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson work well on screen together, and its a shame this is the first time we’ve ever seen them share the screen.
I will say they sure did CGI the hell out of Phil Coulson. Then again Clark Gregg is 56 years old and this movie takes place in 1995. Speaking of 1995 at a time where yes, believe it or not women were still fighting for equal military rights. Marvel did a good job of portraying it but not laying it on too thick. Just enough to where you got the point. “There’s a reason why it’s called a cockpit”. Effective but not too over the top.
Ben Mendelsohn who plays Talos a Skrull general does a fantastic job because he has to actually play two roles in this movie. His ability to differentiate the characters yet make them blend at the same time makes you forget that it’s the same person playing both roles.
The fight scenes are better in the beginning than they are during the climax of the movie. That’s simply because the later fights have a comedic touch to them that I personally don’t think work that well. I definitely don’t want to take away from Captain Marvel’s ass-kicking abilities I would just like them to be a little more serious, but that’s just me.
Unlike other movies, you don’t see the plot twist coming like a runaway train. They do give you enough clues along the way that as long as you’re paying attention you can put the puzzle pieces together.
Marvel did an excellent job Captain Marvel’s character development, and that’s pleasing given they only have one movie to develop her before her big showdown with Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
As customary with Marvel movies there are post-credit scenes. There are two in fact with this movie. The first one has a direct tie in with Endgame. The second one had me scouring around the internet trying to put together a timeline for a particular Infinity Stone that was stolen from a certain Avenger in a recent Avengers movie. It also involves that cat that isn’t really a cat.
I went into this movie with a similar mindset as when I watched the first Iron Man. Don’t do that. Even though Captain Marvel (and Spider-Man) will spearhead Phase four of the MCU, this is still a Phase three movie and should be treated as such.
Captain Marvel is a great movie, and obviously if you plan on seeing Endgame you HAVE to see this movie beforehand otherwise you’re going to sound like an idiot with the amount of questions you’ll have. I give this move an A-. It would be higher if not for the fight scenes.
GO SEE THIS MOVIE.
This was the first movie in the MCU directed by the Russo brothers and I am here to tell you that it’s the best one. The first Avenger was not great, the movie was cheesy and predictable. But with the Winter Soldier, the story became more complex and dangerous for the first avenger. I will try and do this review without any spoilers for those of you that haven’t seen the MCU movies. But if you haven’t by now, what’s going on?
This movie takes place after the first Avengers movie with Steve Rodgers working for Nick Fury. Shield is planning to unveil a new program that sets out to stop future threats before they happen but what they uncover changes the way they see the project and Fury is forced underground. Leaving Rodgers and Romanoff to try and stop the program from being activated. Along the way they are met by a sinister adversary that will stop at nothing to get the program started. Evans does a wonderful job in his role as Capitan America and this movie has a few surprises along the way. Seriously great movie and great performances from the cast. Go watch it!
This week has been stressful at work. When dealing with stress a natural tendency of mine is to veg out with a good action movie. This weeks topic of best / favorite Marvel movie isn’t so hard for me to choose. When I think about qualifying best Marvel Movies they need to have action (duh), humor, a tinge of love interest, and has to be original. The latter qualifier for me is huge, no one wants to watch spin offs over and over again.
So with that in mind, my list is actually pretty small to choose from. What I’ll be popping in the DVD Player tonight is what I personally think is the best Marvel Movie made. It’s the 2008 film, Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and a few others.
Iron Man was never a big hero in the comic books, sure he had his place in the stories but overall he was shadowed by many other superheros. After all, Iron Man is just a normal guy in a man made suit; Nothing really super about him. However this film with director Jon Favreau leading the way and Robert Downey Jr killing his character help put Iron Man on the map for everyone to see. Iron Man became that big, front of the line, hero. He was rich, charming, witty, funny, eccentric, a bit of a playboy, and of course he did the right thing when it was time. Tony Stark, Iron Man, was what every guy wanted to be and if you’re honest… still wants to be.
Iron Man nearly grossed nearly 600 million dollars at the box office in 2008. The price of bread back then was only a nickel so 600 million bucks is basically all the money in the world. The movie was so successful that it had sequels of Iron Man 2 and 3 which also topped box offices across the Globe. Additionally, the latter two movies didn’t suck, which is quite common with sequels. And lastly, Iron man keeps getting caveats in lots of other Marvel movies to help draw people into the theatres. People can’t get enough of Iron Man.
So if we have a “pole” below make sure and vote #TeamIronMan
These movies are the
sh*t feces. If you ain’t about some intergalactic bootie-whoopin’s interspersed with comedic brilliance and the slightest smidge of romantic introspect, then you can pull a David Carradine and go (insert expletive here) yourself to death — okay, that’s a bit rough …
Childlike amazement combined with adolescent humor in Chris Pratt? Check. Vin Diesel having his lines properly limited to one word? Check. Bradley Cooper voicing a mutated-raccoon-turned-weapons-specialist with a Jersey-ish accent and a penchant for murder? Check. The hottest green chick to ever be a hot chick that’s also green? Discount Double Check.
Add in the coolest soundtrack ever for a movie in this franchise and you can see the obvious winner here. If you don’t agree with Guardians as AT LEAST a top 3 Marvel movie, Al Qaeda wins.
Also, gluten allergies aren’t a thing. Not sure if relevant here, just throwing it out there. Ya’ll, we’ve been eating bread for decades, you just poop weird, no big deal.
I’m also drinking.
Talking with the guys prior to this post, it turns out I’m in the minority that Thor Ragnarok is the best Marvel movie yet. While all of the movies in the MCU have been pretty good, I didn’t seem to enjoy any of them as much as I did this one. It was pretty evident from the beginning that there would be good action but a lot of good comedy as well. Having Thor suspended in chains and then facing away from Surtur (the fire demon guy) was a bold way to open the movie. Then immediately following you have Thor destroying EVERYBODY to the tune of Immigrant Song by Led Zepplin….
Thor Ragnarok was also the only Thor movie where I thought, “Thor might actually lose this fight” when Hela showed up. To see her take Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) and completely destroy it just by squeezing it in her hand was impressive. So far, nobody else in the entire MCU had even been able to pick up Mjolnir or even move it. Anyway, there’s a lot of comedy and action that help make this movie one of the best in the MCU.
Deadpool is the greatest comic movie ever. The end.
I mean, I feel that’s the way Wade Wilson would sell it. And you’d buy it, because at this very moment, you’re reading these words in Deadpool’s voice. Thats right AG, I just turned into mother fucking Ryan Reynolds. And unlike these other guys’ movies, I can say swear words because I’m a grown up. You know, “we’re all adults here”.
So where was I? Oh yes, I was just about to tell you why Deadpool kicks all these Disney-fucks’ asses. Its because Deadpool doesn’t play by the rules that limit other so called “super hero movies”, meaning he can actually kill people, violently, and leave nothing to the imagination…like Dave when he chews. He can also make fun of super hero movie clichés because although the movies don’t explain this, he is aware that he is a comic book character. This is why he talks to you, because he’s aware that he is there purely for your entertainment. But beyond all that self-righteous Tony-typing bullshit (you’re still reading in Deadpool’s voice, right?) Deadpool is the best because it doesn’t matter if you know the good guy wins in the end; you only watched to see how many jokes he could make along the way.
Bye bye now.
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