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Planning on watching Captain Marvel? Here are five things to know before you book your tickets

Planning on watching Captain Marvel? Here are five things to know before you book your tickets

You can nearly feel all of them wanting to make such a movie during some passages of Captain Marvel.

"But I liked that about it", she concluded in her thumbs-way-up take on the film. It's a form with room for everything from grand, cosmic super-antiheroism to long-form coming-of-age stories to Archie fighting a genuine no-nonsense real deal Predator. And with the massive presence of superhero movies, particularly those that comprise the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I'm lucky enough to have a lot of opportunities.

I spent a perfectly enjoyable two hours watching Captain Marvel on Monday.

For all the noise and alien cultures and dogfights in space, "Captain Marvel" is an origin tale - a re-origin tale - of how Vers becomes Carol Danvers again on her way to becoming Captain Marvel.

Ultimately, Captain Marvel seems like neither a critical hit nor a critical flop, despite how desperately the trolls are already trying to spin the consensus. This is a nod to the Kelly Sue DeConnick run of the comics, and although there is a Vol. 1 entitled Higher, Further, Faster, More, the idea (and indeed, the line itself) comes from In Pursuit of Flight, the earlier Vol. 1 written by DeConnick, with art by Dexter Soy and Emma Rios. The backbone of the text is formed by Danvers' introspections and reflections.

Captain Marvel is one of the most-anticipated films of 2019 - and is one of the most established brands in the comics world.

But when one of her students, a five-year-old boy called Jimmy, begins spouting mini-poems that sound like a non-drippy version of EE Cummings, Lisa is entranced. It is nearly as if the studios are embarrassed of the fact and are trying to retrofit their past so that by the time the series reach the present day, the cinematic universes will have plenty of female superheroes fighting alongside their male counterparts.

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Not only can our girl fly as both a superhero and a human (she is a former fighter pilot after all), Captain Marvel can also whip out some hectic energy blasts. When she goes into action, the characters and their readers know she has gone into action.

Also starring Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law, Captain Marvel soars into theaters tomorrow. She is married, not unhappily, and attends an evening poetry-writing class more in hope than expectation. She actually has an inner glow, bright light shining out from her hands.

In fact, Captain Marvel works right up to the point where it doesn't.

Rios and colorist Bellaire emphasize motion above all else in their rendering of Captain Marvel.

Most of the amusing and memorable ones are courtesy of Danvers and Fury. "That is absolutely her superpower". They buddy up and uncover more information that leads Vers to discover her name is Carol Danvers, a member of the Air Force who was working on some very important top secret missions. It's a massive misread of her future friend.

In short, there's so much to love in Captain Marvel - including a mid-credits sting that nicely sets up the next Avengers movies, now just seven weeks away - that it's nigh impossible to hate the movie, despite its many flaws. It's quick movements and quicker cuts leaving viewers without an "ahh!" moment like Captain America: The Winter Soldier's (2014) elevator fight or Wonder Woman's battle across the No Man's Land.

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