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Old 08-03-2019, 14:32   #41
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Slightly above average Marvel. Style pitched somewhere between GOTG and Iron Man.

Likeable cast but all bit too Star Trek for me...

One of the best Silence of the Lambs gags featuring a cat ever.

Sam Jackson on form and nice 90's riffs, but on the whole a bit lacking in freshness.

Nice little Stan Lee tribute at the beginning.
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Old 08-03-2019, 14:45   #42
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Seeing it tomorrow but can't same I'm massively excited for it, especially as I've read that you won't need to watch this for Avengers 4 to work.
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Old 08-03-2019, 19:57   #43
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Slightly above average Marvel. Style pitched somewhere between GOTG and Iron Man.

Likeable cast but all bit too Star Trek for me...

One of the best Silence of the Lambs gags featuring a cat ever.

Sam Jackson on form and nice 90's riffs, but on the whole a bit lacking in freshness.

Nice little Stan Lee tribute at the beginning.
Not sure where I'd rank it, but really enjoyed it. I'd expect it to be nominated for an Oscar next year as it was much better than Black Panther.

Great soundtrack if you're of that age.

Great mid credit tease, don't bother with the end credit one.

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Old 08-03-2019, 21:51   #44
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We went to see it at midnight, for a non star wars, midnight on a weekday showing I'd say the cinema was fairly full (probably 50-75% on the Imax screen, and going by what was said to someone buying a ticket at the concessions the non Imax screen had even more), and I was surprised at how many staff were working the concessions as it had about 4 or 5 instead of the normal 2-3.

As to the film itself we really enjoyed it, it didn't fall into the trap of many superhero films with a new character where they spend the first 45+ minutes basically doing the origin but instead it was explained as part of the story throughout.

Visually it was excellent, as the Marvel films tend to be, and the de-aging was obviously far easier to do than removing a moustache as it usually looked quite natural.

There were some nice twists, some nice nostalgia and time appropriate nods including the Stan Lee cameo (which was great), and the music was both a trip down memory lane and very appropriate.

The change to the opening Marvel logo was a really nice tribute to Stan Lee (one guy on our row started to clap at that).

It's not the best of the Marvel films, but it's certainly at least mid range for them, and probably one of the stronger "origin" ones, and it neatly answers a few questions about Shield, Fury and the like, whilst also opening up some new ones.
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Seeing it tomorrow but can't same I'm massively excited for it, especially as I've read that you won't need to watch this for Avengers 4 to work.


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We went to see it at midnight, for a non star wars, midnight on a weekday showing I'd say the cinema was fairly full (probably 50-75% on the Imax screen, and going by what was said to someone buying a ticket at the concessions the non Imax screen had even more), and I was surprised at how many staff were working the concessions as it had about 4 or 5 instead of the normal 2-3.

As to the film itself we really enjoyed it, it didn't fall into the trap of many superhero films with a new character where they spend the first 45+ minutes basically doing the origin but instead it was explained as part of the story throughout.

Visually it was excellent, as the Marvel films tend to be, and the de-aging was obviously far easier to do than removing a moustache as it usually looked quite natural.

There were some nice twists, some nice nostalgia and time appropriate nods including the Stan Lee cameo (which was great), and the music was both a trip down memory lane and very appropriate.

The change to the opening Marvel logo was a really nice tribute to Stan Lee (one guy on our row started to clap at that).

It's not the best of the Marvel films, but it's certainly at least mid range for them, and probably one of the stronger "origin" ones, and it neatly answers a few questions about Shield, Fury and the like, whilst also opening up some new ones.
Agreed on all points. Solid Marvel film. Would definitely see this again. Suitably funny throughout as well. There is some great banter with Fury and Danvers. Did like the throw away end credits scene (there are two). That character in general is well used.

Would put it above Black Panther, below Strange, above First Avenger, below Iron Man... maybe level with Thor, but I've not seen that in a very long time. Below Spider-Man HC, below Ant Man.

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My entire (very full) theatre broke into applause at the Stan Lee tribute at the start. Never would have expected that of a British audience, but it was a genuinely emotional thing!
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Below Spider-Man FFH.....
Wow, you must have really enjoyed the Far From Home trailer!
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Just been to see it. It's decent fayre but not up there with the rest of the Marvel catalogue. The back story is a real mess trying to explain who she is and where she came from (which I still don't fully follow tbh), and they don't really explore or explain her powers enough for me. How/why her powers are greater than the Kree allowed her to be was all very vague. In fact thinking back the entire plot is a mess really and doesn't explain itself very well.


Fury is great though.

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Enjoyed it but
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Just been to see it. It's decent fayre but not up there with the rest of the Marvel catalogue. The back story is a real mess trying to explain who she is and where she came from (which I still don't fully follow tbh), and they don't really explore or explain her powers enough for me. How/why her powers are greater than the Kree allowed her to be was all very vague. In fact thinking back the entire plot is a mess really and doesn't explain itself very well.


Fury is great though.
Made sense to me.


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Just been to see it. It's decent fayre but not up there with the rest of the Marvel catalogue. The back story is a real mess trying to explain who she is and where she came from (which I still don't fully follow tbh), and they don't really explore or explain her powers enough for me. How/why her powers are greater than the Kree allowed her to be was all very vague. In fact thinking back the entire plot is a mess really and doesn't explain itself very well.


Fury is great though.


That's how I see it anyway, but I've only seen it once so I'm relying quite heavily on memories of a film I watched after a very long day
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Old 09-03-2019, 18:32   #53
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Is it better than THOR 2 and Black Panther (Given that BP is highly overrated)?
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Is it better than THOR 2 and Black Panther (Given that BP is highly overrated)?
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it was fine, perfectly adequate. I liked the opening Marvel logo best of all I think.

I did want to really like it but even the montage of Caroles getting up over the years failed to rouse much emotion (i was expecting similar toa Buffy - power up all slayers - moment.)
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Thought it was really good, and every scene with the cat in it was great
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Thoroughly enjoyed it. I really liked seeing someone get actively excited about being a superhero.
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