Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck. With Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law. Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Easily both the absolute worst of the MCU movies and one of the absolute best. Every time I watch it I find new things to be frustrated with, from the “I’m only happy with it rains” song playing while she’s motorcycling happily through the desert, to one of my favorite No Doubt songs playing while she’s kicking ass in a spaceship, even though the lyrics of the song have absolutely nothing to do with what’s happening on screen.
I also think there should be a maximum of 1 or 2 backstory fillers, this one has just about 10 too many: nick fury’s eye, the name of shielf, nick fury’s name, the name of the avengers, the pym jets, etc etc etc. I’m also still of the opinion this story should have been a trilogy of films and not just one: one of her being a test pilot and getting her powers, one with her adventures with the Kree, and one with her rediscovering her human ancestry.
For all my complaints, I still enjoy the film, even with all the pandering that happens on so many levels.