Box Office Friday: Reviewing Captain Marvel

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Talking Pictures’ Tony Toscano joins Good Morning Utah to talk about the latest film from Marvel Studios, Captain Marvel, which opens in theaters this weekend.

Captain Marvel

In the film, 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. But Danvers must first come to terms with her past.

Although “Captain Marvel” is an ‘origin story,’ it could have been so much better if the plot were not muddled down by a lackluster and slow to boil script. The film becomes incoherent and confusing, making the audience work too hard to extract some sense to it all.

If you’re a big Marvel Universe fan, the film will resonate with you on a few levels, but the movie really just falls short of action film expectations. This is because the script kept adding too many subplots to the mix, weighing the film down.

Brie Larson is actually the best thing about “Captain Marvel.” Her performance is heartfelt and well played. But that’s like being chosen to be valedictorian for summer school, as “Captain Marvel” has so many script and plot problems piled against it.

Samuel L. Jackson offers up a less-hardened and crusty ‘Nick Fury,’ as we watch his character going back to his beginnings. Jackson makes great use of his screen time.

In the end, “Captain Marvel” doesn’t feel like a Marvel movie, but rather an attempt at making a Marvel Movie.

It gets a C and is rated PG-13.

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