Captain Marvel and the Art of Being Lied To

Captain Marvel

I have seen Captain Marvel twice. I enjoyed the film. Its 78% Tomatometer score fails to do it justice. The chemistry between Brie Larson’s character Carol Danvers and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury was amazing, and it was fun to see Fury’s origin story play out in the background. And, as others have mentioned, Ben Mendelsohn crushed it as Skrull leader Talos. The story was compelling, driven largely by a plot twist that Marvel’s campaign of secrecy made all the more potent. And the post-credit scenes were fun too, one of which offered a solid link to Avengers: Endgame. Within Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, the film was bested only by last year’s Black Panther, in my opinion.

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