On 1/8/2024 at 11:12 AM, tarot said:
People take movies way too seriously. You are going to be entertained. Sure, some movies try to convey a message but for the most part they are for entertainment. I went into this and had a good time. In fact I have had a good time for most post-Endgame MCU stuff. Do they have poor executions? Yes absolutely but I continue to watch them because I enjoy them.
I take my entertainment seriously..........perhaps too much, because i work in the craft. My eyes and brain are poison because I can spot flaws and faults instantly. My brain is always evaluating what I watch, but I'm really only triggered when I see something wrong. And I've been seeing a lot of "wrong" stuff.Good craft sucks me in, like it should for any viewer. What I've seen, post-Endgame, has been............again, for me............weak-sauce.A couple of the TV shows were okay--I liked She-Hulk and Hawkeye, but none of the movies. There's a real demarcation line pre- and post-Endgame in terms of story, which is where I think Marvel Studios is faltering.Professionally speaking, I think their Phase 4 stuff all needed about 6 more months each on story development. Tweaks and fine-tuning.They've got their character shticks down, but they are relying on them to carry the plot........and some of their plots are not making a lot of sense, as rolled out.Now, I get it--these things are connected, but they also have to stand alone.......and therein lies their problem. They all, structurally, need to build to a crescendo, a big finish.....but the flaw within serialized cinema stories is that, tonally, you've only got a limited number of finishes before you start repeating yourself. Repetition is.......redundancy, and THAT is the kiss of death. And a lot of the Marvel films, based on comics ,as they are, fall into that trap because of WHAT they are. You cannot have a big finish like Endgame has all the time, because it loses it's bluster. But when you have Ant-Man throwing an army of a zillion ants at Kang to defeat him............you started sensing the same "big fight" over and over again.....and it loses its power.And they know this....so they try to change things up, and........it's not working, it's falling flat. At least for me.
Higher. Further. Faster. Together! Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, and Ms. Marvel assemble in this epic action-packed cosmic adventure. With the help of Nick Fury (and Carols pet Flerken, Goose!), they must band together to take on the powerful Dar-Benn, the new leader of the Kree.
The Marvels is directed by Nia DaCosta, who delivers a film with tons of heart, and endless laughs. (Amelia Emberwing, IGN) that is fortified by compelling performances and thoughtful storytelling, delivering a superhero film that pulsates with life, energy, and a sense of purpose. (Valerie Complex, Deadline).
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Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole, her powers are entangled with super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carols estranged niece, astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and work together to save the universe.
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Captain-in-Residence Kamala finds herself in Carol's ship after an unexpected switch and incredulously picks up a call from Valkyrie.It's Under Control Carol, Kamala, and Monica find themselves brainstorming for solutions on Aladna.Space Yoga Muneeba teaches yoga while an exasperated Nick Fury looks on.The Chase Chaos ensues as Ty-Rone chases Kamala in a tension-filled scene.
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CastBrie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain MarvelTeyonah Parris as Monica RambeauIman Vellani as Kamala Khan / Ms. MarvelZawe Ashton as Dar-BennGary Lewis as Emperor Dro'geSeo-Jun Park as Prince YanZenobia Shroff as Muneeba KhanMohan Kapur as Yusuf KhanSaagar Shaikh as Aamir KhanSamuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Directed byNia DaCosta
Produced byKevin Feige, p.g.a.
Executive ProducersLouis DEspositoVictoria AlonsoMary LivanosJonathan SchwartzMatthew JenkinsJamie Christropher
Written byNia DaCosta and Megan McDonnell and Elissa Karasik
Product SpecificationsU.S. and Canada Street DateDigital: January 16, 2024Physical: February 13, 2024
Product SKUsDigital: 4K UHD, HD, SDPhysical: Cinematic Universe Edition (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + Digital Code) & DVDRetail Exclusive: Walmart Steelbook (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code + Steelbook Packaging)Bundle: Captain Marvel / The Marvels 2-Movie Collection (Digital 4K / HD / SD)
Feature Run TimeApprox. 105 minutes
RatingU.S.: Rated PG-13Canada: Rated PG
Disc Size4K UHD: 66GBBlu-ray: 50GBDVD: 8.5GB
Aspect RatioDigital: 2.35:1Physical: 2.35:1
U.S. and Canada Audio4K: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language TracksBlu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language TracksDVD: English, Spanish, and French 5.1 Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio Language TracksDigital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
U.S. and Canada Subtitles4K: English SDH, Spanish, and French SubtitlesBlu-ray: English SDH, Spanish and French SubtitlesDVD: English SDH, Spanish, and French SubtitlesDigital: English SDH, French, Spanish (some platforms)