Room, the film that awarded Brie Larson her first and only Oscar, is a movie that has interested me ever since I heard about it. Considering that I am a Brie Larson fan for her role as Captain Marvel I was super intrigued to see why her performance in Room garnered her an Oscar and after seeing the film I totally understand now.
Room follows the story of a kidnapped woman (Brie Larson) and her son, born in captivity, as they live life in a single room locked away by their captor. The film is heartbreaking, depressing, and oh so dreary. I found myself crying quite a bit and yet was utterly enthralled in this story that felt so real. There was never a moment where I felt that the movie had been written that didn’t seem realistic and that was very important.
The performances by the film’s two leads, Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, were top notch. Tremblay provided such an overwhelming performance that I feel he’s the best child actor I’ve seen since The Sixth Sense‘s Haley Joel Osment. He should’ve been nominated as well.
All in all, if you haven’t seen Room, I implore you to do so. The film is way better than I expected and quite the find, as long as you have tissues on hand.
I’m giving it 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars. I already liked Brie Larson but after seeing this movie I really like Brie Larson. I’m so happy she’s the one playing Captain Marvel.
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Okay, so I literally just watched this movie for the first time today at home and I have quite a bit to say about it. Some of it will be good, some of it will be bad, there will be a good mixture of the two on this movie. And by the way, there will be plenty of SPOILERS just to let you know ahead of time. So, with no further delay let me tell you what I thought about this movie.
As I delve deep into this piece let me be honest with you; I may be a bit biased because I am aCaptain Marvel fan…but my love for this ultra-powerful wrecking machine of a superhero did not come about immediately.
I didn’t know who this character was or what to expect in 2018. As the marketing for the titular hero’s first film started to ramp up I was beginning to feel like I wouldn’t like Brie Larson’s interpretation to the newest addition to the Marvel Studios family.
As I sat in my theater with my family and watched Captain Marvel unfold I understood that I was watching something that was, ultimately, a mediocre superhero movie. However, as Carol Danvers embraces her full power and takes on a Kree fleet led by Ronan himself I remember my heart swelling with admiration and a grin spreading on my face. In my mind, for the first time I understood why so many boys loved Superman.
Okay, like The Eternals, I wasn’t really familiar with Captain Marvel and her story. Ever since we got the one post-credit scene in Avengers: Infinity War showing off her symbol like the Batman signal I was elated to eventually see her trailer. So imagine my delight when the teaser finally arrived, and boy was it a great teaser.
I cannot tell you enough how many times I’ve seen this teaser. I watched it over and over again when it came out and even now, when I get the urge I turn on this teaser to feel that feeling of happiness all over again that makes this trailer so awesome.
There’s so much to unpack from this teaser but let’s get to the point. The music is epic!!! It melds with the clips and monologue so well that it just puts chills up my arms every time I see this teaser. And as the trailer continues the music builds and builds until we see her, glowing and in full power mode, looking super cool! with that music just drumming at your senses like, “This👏is👏EPIC!!!!👏”
No, this movie isn’t the best Marvel film but its teaser is perfect. Perfect I tell you!
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Well, it seems that Captain Marvel 2, which will arrive in 2022, has found its director. Nia Dacosta, who made a name for herself after her indie-film, Little Woods, caught the eye of Hollywood, has been signed on to become the first black woman to direct a movie in the MCU.
I was already excited for Captain Marvel 2 but now I’m even more excited. It should be very intriguing to see how she sheds a brand new light on the title character and what nuances she can bring to the table for this sequel. Captain Marvel was a fun superhero movie but ultimately, it was forgettable. That’s partly because Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck didn’t direct the movie very well, providing little to zero tantalizing shots worth remembering.
For this superhero to get fully accepted by the overall fandom her sequel needs to be like Captain America: The Winter Soldier…epic! I hope Dacosta can deliver a powerful vision worthy of the likes of Captain Marvel.
Are you excited to see Nia Dacosta direct Captain Marvel? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman are the recent female-led superhero movies that we have managed to be given in the last few years and for various reasons, fans of each fandom (or both fandoms) have their reasons for liking or disliking these two movies.
Neither movie is perfect but overall they’re pretty entertaining. Today I’m going to share my comparison of the two films in several different categories and together we’ll see who ends up on top. Enjoy!
In terms of matching Wonder Woman’s beauty, Gal Gadot does fit that box but in terms of acting ability Gadot is shaky at best. She’s the proof that it doesn’t take much to play a superhero and helm your own superhero film.
Unlike Gal Gadot, Brie Larson has won an Academy Award for acting when she won an Oscar for her performance in Room in 2015. Despite the fact that Captain Marvel, ultimately at the moment, is a one-dimensional character she embodies the role perfectly and can surely, if need be, tap into her acting chops.
So, of these two, I feel that Brie Larson is the better casting choice. Gadot is a good Wonder Woman but she doesn’t feel irreplaceable.