Hey there everyone! It’s lovely to be back at helm of film here on this amazing website! What’s new and exciting in your life? Things are changing in all sorts of ways, aren’t they? It’s time. We all must move on… and then some! Change sucks, but change is good.
And that’s enough nonsense from me about non-film related things. Let me tell you why you should head on over to the theater this weekend—and no, it’s not because of Steven Spielberg. I’m not shilling for anyone 🙂 Hey that’s how you can be sure I’m not lying to you about any of these movies, right? Now let’s take a look at the latest and greatest at the theater!
This review is late. I know. But I’m actually really glad that’s the case, because, after having witnessed how legions of viewers are bashing this flick, I can honestly tell you why you should go see it, despite what the trolls say.
First off, it stars Brie Larson in the lead. Now I know what I said earlier, but there’s always a good reason if I kiss up. In this case, Brie’s incredibly well qualified. She’s won awards from the BAFTA, Academy, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes, SAG—quite a list, you’ll agree. Not to mention her amazing screen presence and brilliant smile.
Second, this flick shows women as equal to men. It’s so refreshing and relaxing to witness a society in which equality rules. Women everywhere are bound to agree with me—don’t you, ladies? And I’m sure male viewers who are not still infants within feel pretty good about the fact that this flick treats women as their equals.
As to the story—well, it’s pretty much standard fare, but still entertaining thanks to the decent script and good production, and of course, excellent acting. We first see Brie as a Kree warrior, sparring with Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), who instructs her as to how important it is for her to restrain her powers. It’s only after an ill-fated mission against their enemy the Skrulls (lead by Ben Mendelsohn) puts her in 1990’S L.A., that she figures out she needs to rethink taking that particular piece of advice. I think this is particularly fascinating because I don’t remember any of the other superheroes in the MCU being told to reign in their powers. The overall message the film seems to have is finding one’s power and using it the right way. I love it! Also starring (a digitally youthful) Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury, (likewise) Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, and the awesome Lashana Lynch as fellow pilot Maria Lambeau, this is a must-see. And don’t worry if you’re not into female superheroes (nothing wrong with that) either: it’s got enough action and sci fi to keep you smiling throughout. Here’s the trailer:
And that’s pretty much the best pick for this weekend. Considering the other options, I really think this is the one worth your cash… if your desire is to be transported to alien worlds where your cares don’t matter and the most powerful person in sight is on your side. Hate me for this review? Tell me! I love hearing–anything–from you 🙂 Adios, and I’ll see all you fabulous people next time!