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“Captain Marvel” Brings the Action Home

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Available now Captain Marvel on 4K, Ultra Blu-ray and Digital HD, that energizes the movie for the best home video experience. What’s extra nice about controlling this film on TV is that you can pause and rewind to pick up the asides and action going on around the main character. It may not be on a screen the size of your house, but you’ll be able to see every moment of the action packed sci-fi adventure.

The movie opens in the mid 1990’s where we find Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) training with lifeforms called the Kree after having joined Starforce. Not remembering her past, she dives into learning combat techniques with her trainer Yon-Rogg (Jude Law). He’s not easy on her and each time he attacks Carol she starts to remember things that may have happened to her in the past.

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in MARVEL STUDIOS “CAPTAIN MARVEL”

During a battle against the Skrull led by Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), she finds herself falling to Earth. There she meets SHIELD officer Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and starts to remember things that lead her to her former co-pilot Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) where things become clearer. When she realizes that she can use her superhuman powers for good against evil, she thinks about changing sides.

Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck helm their first major movie and when it comes to writing a script about superheroes, their amateur side does show a bit. Having directed mostly TV, their playing field has grown tremendously and the film gets away from them spreading the story and its characters thin while trying to include ‘regulars’ to make it more Avenger’s style. Having the ability to rewind will help here and don’t be afraid to stop the film and check out some of the things web that you don’t know about the female avenger.

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in MARVEL STUDIOS “CAPTAIN MARVEL”

What directors do accomplish is a fairly good back story on Nick Fury and more information on the powers of the Kree. It’s information that shows why Carol Danvers becomes Captain Marvel. The also work their film with some incredible special effects and power packed weapons. It’s a fun two hours and you can always play it again. This second go around from the theatrical release, helped me a lot to understand how Nick Fury became involved with The Avengers. Its information that I wish had been in a much earlier episode of the Marvel Universe.

Jude Law as Yon-Rogg and Rune Temte as Bron-Char in MARVEL STUDIOS “CAPTAIN MARVEL”

All that said, the film’s a must for all you action adventure superhero fans, especially if you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame in which Captain Marvel plays a role.

BONUS FEATURES:

Blu-ray & Digital:

“Alternate Movie Versions”
“Movie with Intro” An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
“Movie with Commentary” by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Featurettes:
“Becoming a Super Hero” Follow Brie Larson’s journey as she joins the MCU, and see what it takes to be a Marvel Super Hero in every sense of the word.
“Big Hero Moment” Explore how impactful Captain Marvel’s entrance into the MCU is, and how she inspires audiences around the world.
“The Origin of Nick Fury” Witness some of the MCU’s most significant events through Nick Fury’s eyes, and see how his influence helped shape the MCU.
“The Dream Team” Discover why Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck are the perfect pair to direct Marvel Studios’ most powerful hero.
“The Skrulls and the Kree” Take a deeper look into the Skrulls and the Kree, their ongoing conflict, and the importance of shifting perspectives in the film.
“Hiss-sterical Cat-titude” The cast and crew dish on working with Goose and the raw talent it takes to portray such a complex character on-screen.
“Deleted Scenes”
“Who Do You Admire Above All Others?” – Kree Commander Yon-Rogg must answer to the Supreme Intelligence, who questions his leadership ability.
“Starforce Recruits” – Yon-Rogg lectures a roomful of students on the Kree’s mission to defend all nations from the scourge of the Skrulls.
“Heading to Torfa” – Vers (Danvers) and her fellow Starforce members banter as they prepare for their rescue mission to Torfa.
“What, No Smile?” – In this alternate version of a scene from the movie, Vers is consulting a map when she receives a dubious offer of assistance.
“Black Box” – Keller attempts to track Vers and Fury after their escape in a quadjet from the Joint USAFA Facility.
“Rookie Mistake” – Novice S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson helps Director Keller out of an embarrassing situation.
“Gag Reel” The fate of the universe hangs in the balance as the cast battles props, flubs and Flerkens in these outtakes from the set.

Digital Exclusives:

“Journey into Visual Effects with Victoria Alonso” Experience how filmmakers’ visions of the MCU come to life on-screen through the skill of the Visual Effects team.
“What Makes a Memory: Inside the “Mind Frack”” What does it take to craft an action-packed sequence for a Marvel Studios film? Nothing short of an epic team effort!
“Concept Art” Explore artwork from “Captain Marvel” and trace the visual development of characters.
“On-Set Images” Uncover a trove of behind-the-scenes and production photography.

ALSO: the trailer for MARVEL RISING an animated adventure with Captain Marvel followed by the action Avengers video games announcements called MARVEL Future Fight. And, MARVEL Contest of Champions has animated Nick Fury and Captain Marvel fighting in the ring.

Captain Marvel has been rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language.

FINAL ANALYSIS: The film improves on home video with control of the action and the many bonus features. (4 out of 5 Stars).

Specifications and additional video information:
Cast: Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Samuel L. Jackson, Lee Pace, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Mckenna Grace and Lashana Lynch
Directed and written by: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language
Running Time: 2 hrs, 4 min.
Video Release Date: June 11, 2019
Original Theatrical Release Date: March 8, 2019
Language: English (changeable to Descriptive Audio, Spanish, French or
Portuguese)
Reviewed Format: Blu-ray
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
Video: Widescreen 1080p, Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French,
Number of Discs: 1 Disc
Distributed by: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Released on: Blu-ray, 4K, Ultra Blu-ray, Digital HD

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