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Collector robertofredrico private msg quote post Address this user
Seen it twice so far. Theaters packed both times with audience loving it. Brie Larson and Sam Jackson were fantastic! 9/10
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
Loved the movie!! lots of fun, very enjoyable!!
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Saw it with my son, we both liked it, our family has cats and those scenes were great. All in all I would say on at least on par with or better than the first Thor or Antman or really any of the multiple Hulk movies!!!!
Looking forward to the next Avengers installment and future stand alone Captain Marvel movies.

Also as an aside...I have never read a Carol Danvers Mrs. Marvel book - there was enough in the movie to interest me that I think I might get a trade or something and try to read some of the better story lines with this character.
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
and i like the theory about secret invasion and why new avengers #1 and 40 from 2005 might be worth picking up if marvel will continue with the Skrulls and Thalos’s daughter will become a character of interest given she was introduced in the movie
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
On my no spoilers post I said I liked it and gave it an 8.0. I liked most of it,however Brie Larson's acting was not that great. Her character lacked emotion most of the time. I actually really liked Lashana Lynch role as Maria Rambeau. Her character expressed a lot more passion. I also like that they had her daughter Monica Rambeau. I feel we will be seeing more of Monica as an adult in the near future. I also liked Goose. Samual Jackson always delivers. He was top notch.
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Collector lpgasdude private msg quote post Address this user
So as a cat guy, I can say Tessera......Tessera.....Tesseracttttt....... Stay till the end.
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Captain Marvel Broke Box Office Records With a $455 Million Opening Weekend

Abby Gardner
GlamourMarch 11, 2019

Marvel's first female-led superhero movie is officially a record-breaking success: Captain Marvel made a reported $153 million in its opening weekend, just in the U.S. alone. It brought in another $302 million internationally for a huge total of $455 million worldwide ticket sales, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a pilot who becomes Captain Marvel after she finds herself in the middle of an intergalactic war. It's also the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have a woman behind the camera—codirector and writer Anna Boden.

Those numbers make Captain Marvel the biggest opening of 2019, as well as the first film to break the $100 million mark this year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the global sales also make Captain Marvel the biggest launch for a female-fronted film ever and the second-largest superhero film behind Avengers: Infinity War. It's the sixth-best opening worldwide of all time.

Clearly, moviegoers were ready for a female superhero to take charge in her own piece of the franchise. This, along with the smashing success of Wonder Woman, should put an end to any doubts that female superheroes can't sell at the box office.

Fans took to social media to give their own mini reviews after seeing the film. "I saw Captain Marvel tonight," wrote one user. "I am such a fan of the @kellysue comics, and was KINDA nervous. Because SOMETIMES screen things aren't as good as paper things. BUT I LOVED IT. Truly. Madly. Deeply. #HigherFurtherFaster." Another said, "I just wanted to tell you that WE ARE SAFE NOW MISS CAPTAIN MARVEL IS HERE AND SHE IS GLOWING."

"#CaptainMarvel was good fun, and the backlash against it pre-release was ridiculous," said another user. "Go see it and support it—shouldn’t matter to whiny nerds what gender or race the lead in a Marvel movie is, it’s still a Marvel movie. Representation clearly matters."

Yahoo! Lifestyle article
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Meh.

The movie clearly rode the Avengers wave with people going to see it as part of the bigger picture. I doubt it would have carried those numbers if it had been released without the Avengers finale being used to prop it up.

However, as they say, timing is everything.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
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Meh.

The movie clearly rode the Avengers wave with people going to see it as part of the bigger picture. I doubt it would have carried those numbers if it had been released without the Avengers finale being used to prop it up.

However, as they say, timing is everything.




That's a really astute observation that I agree with.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
An argument can be made that any MCU movie that follows the Avengers will ride that wave. It's irrelevant. The movie crushed it at the box office on it's own merits.
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Collector Yoosh5492 private msg quote post Address this user
Decent movie but she was the wrong person for the role. SLJ carried the whole thing.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by DrWatson
Meh.

The movie clearly rode the Avengers wave with people going to see it as part of the bigger picture. I doubt it would have carried those numbers if it had been released without the Avengers finale being used to prop it up.

However, as they say, timing is everything.




That's a really astute observation that I agree with.


If you're familiar with the Dr's other work on this forum, you know it's less astute and more simply just on brand.

There's a fairly clear line in Marvel movie box office numbers for over a billion (the three Avengers, Civil War, Iron Man 3, and Black Panther) and under a billion (the rest). Considering Captain Marvel is about halfway there in three days it seems likely it'll be in that top tier.
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Ultimately, if you enjoyed the movie, then that's great. I find the best one to be The Guardians of the Galaxy. Outside of the first Avengers movie, it's the only one that I have watched from beginning to end more than once. Actually, those are the only two that I have seen from start to finish. I suppose I'm not really much of a movie fan, so no rose colored glasses for me.
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Collector Paulbg2000 private msg quote post Address this user
So does this mean that Captain America wasn't REALLY the first Avenger?
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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So does this mean that Captain America wasn't REALLY the first Avenger?
I think he gets 1st honors from the 1940s
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Collector Ambush_Bug private msg quote post Address this user
Has anyone seen the Red Letter Media review?
It's pretty great.

https://youtu.be/9pQNYeOEFJc?t=363
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Just saw it. I went in without high expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Not bad at all. Yes, we have seen it all before, and it reminds you of parts of so many other movies, that I can see why some people might say it’s just another cookie-cutter Marvel/superhero movie. But it keeps you entertained for over two hours, which is better than most new movies can say. If you go with an open mind and give it a chance, I don’t think you will be disappointed. It is definitely worth seeing, in my opinion. Just don’t expect any of the characters to take home an Oscar.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
I feel the same as Ed (and also just saw it! but not with Ed). I'm not sure what the complaints about her lack of personality are for though. She's funny but sarcastic instead of funny in a RDJ way, or a Starlord insecure way, or a Thor became a comedian way. She's also obviously determined and a thrillseeker. You don't have to run your mouth constantly to have a personality.
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Collector DavidM private msg quote post Address this user
I went last night with my daughter and we both really enjoyed it. We saw it in 3D MX4D which added to the experience. I thought it was well worth it.
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Collector moodswing private msg quote post Address this user
Watched it last night. Not really impressed considering this was a Marvel movie. Something felt off the entire film. Not sure if it was the pacing or stale acting from Brie. She just didn't seem to have the charm of a super hero. I was never really rooting for her. Maybe this was due to the script. I did like Talos. I thought his character was better developed.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
Three weeks brings it over $900 million putting it at #7 on the Marvel box office list. With about a month until Avengers and losing about 50% in each week it should get to around a billion overall.
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Collector Buckets private msg quote post Address this user
Early into the movie Nick Fury introduces himself to Captain Marvel and states he is from SHIELD. He repeats that a few times throughout the movie.

The movie is set in the 1990's and the first Iron Man movie was in 2008. The exchange between Coulson and Pepper Potts in the first Iron Man movie clearly shows that the name SHIELD is a work in progress and hasn't been confirmed yet.

How does Fury know what the name of the organization is going to be 13 years earlier?


Did something change that I missed?
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COLLECTOR JLS_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
SHIELD grew out of the SSR, a WWII agency, with people like Howard Stark and Peggy Carter. SHIELD was very active during the Cold War too with people like Nick Fury in Budapest (this is the 3rd time Budapest has been mentioned btw) and Bill Forster and even Hank Pym. It was during this time that they began their USAF/SHIELD joint programs like Project Pegasus which we saw in Captain Marvel. Now, the acronym itself has changed a couple of times so perhaps that is what they were referring to.

Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division

Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate

Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
And now it's hit a billion. That's a lot of money.
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COLLECTOR Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
Just saw it. I liked the curveball about the Skrulls. Brie was ok, but the supporting cast was better. Overall, I enjoyed it.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Seeing it alone or with a male buddy, I would have given it a “meh”.

Seeing it with wife and three daughters, coupled with that we grew up in the time period the movie is set in... well then it was great. This is a girls movie, and a good one at that.
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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
I saw it today because I'm cheap lol.

I liked it better than Justice League, but that isn't saying a whole lot considering what I thought of Justice League. Still, I was entertained enough to watch it again when it comes to dvd and my wife undoubtedly gets it for me.*

I don't expect these films to follow anything familiar to me anymore, so the inevitable changes they make "for the better" won't bother as much. Enough still to use quotation marks when referring to said changes, however lol.

Goos was a good comic relief, and I'm glad to see the Skrulls. I thought Talos was a good character, but his accent and humor was distracting for a character from another planet. Too Terran.




*Iron Man 3 is the only film from this series I specifically requested she NOT purchase.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
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I actually really liked Lashana Lynch role as Maria Rambeau. Her character expressed a lot more passion.



Although I agree with everything you said in that post, the portion I quoted sums up the majority of what I thought about when leaving the theater.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
My concern is that high ticket sales cannot be equated with a movie actually being good. No one walking through the door the first time knows whether they will like or not. High ticket sales simply show that the advanced teasers were acceptable and that Marvel Studios has a reputation for producing good movies.

Start putting fat Thor on the screen more and that perception can change very quickly.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
she looks really good in a pixie haircut tho
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