Brie Larson Recalls Being Broke 'a Dozen Times' Before Captain Marvel

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Captain Marvel is poised to flip that convention by leaving out the traditional love story. The film could have also settled for being a mostly middling entry in the MCU, but it instead - oh, wait, scratch that. Brie Larson convinces as the impetuous Kree student who, like Tom Cruise in Top Gun, loves to take risks. "The idea that they might want to be like Carol Danvers, that's pretty cool", he said. The directors are Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, tackling their first franchise affair after a solid career making small, smart, powerful dramas ("Half Nelson" in 2006, "Sugar" in 2008, a terrific gambling flick no one saw called "Mississippi Grind" in 2015). Some reviews have also highlighted the fact that the character rarely smiles and Larson has played with the theme by declaring she was told to work on her "hero face". "Carol [Danvers, her character] changed my life and the movie hasn't even come out yet".

In an interview with Nerdist, Lynch celebrated her character's single motherhood as a beau ideal. With the exception of a mid-credits scene that takes place after the events of 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, the primary connection here is Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), largely pre-eye patch and sporting a full head of hair, who shows up when Larson's unusual being crashes to Earth claiming to be a soldier engaged in a massive alien war, many galaxies away.

The film begins on Hala, the homeward of the noble Kree, a race of aliens that seems to have no real aesthetic uniformity.

The story plays out as most Newsarama readers should expect ... for a while. Vers (Ms. Larson) is an enthusiastic novice warrior, gifted like her compatriots with remarkable powers, but not yet in full command of them.

Larson, whose directorial debut Unicorn Store hits Netflix next month, said she felt encouraged by steps Hollywood studios were taking to be more inclusive.

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That reflected a deterioration of more than US$100 billion from the figure that Trump inherited from President Barack Obama. Americans are importing far more from overseas than they are exporting-imports grew 7.5% while exports increased only 6.3%.

"This is like, a new thing".

Their leader is played by Ben Mendelsohn, a scene-stealer who becomes the source of some of the film's increasingly droll humour - quite an achievement given he's delivering his best lines through a thick green mask.

Don't worry, we'll know if the movie isn't good.

It is also a tale of female friendship, with black actress Lashana Lynch playing Danvers' best friend and fellow pilot Maria Rambeau.

There's fun to be had here with the banter and physical interactions, but the film stumbles with its fight/action sequences. What keeps it from being a complete throwback are thoroughly modern CGI space scenes interspersed with less elaborate locations like a strip mall, a bland file room, and an empty roadside bar. 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. They're worth checking out - just as you couldn't go wrong with any of the indie back catalogue of Ragnarok director Taika Waititi - but neither one features a character who can shoot photon blasts from her hands. Though conceived years before the release of 2017's immensely successful Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel was left scrambling to create a female superhero capable of holding her own with the meticulously crafted MCU boys club. At times it even seems like she's channeling the Terminator. "Captain Marvel" does offer some teasers, particularly in one of the film's two post-credits scenes. "It's not an uncommon thing for women to hear so it doesn't surprise me at all that is was in social media but I think a lot of women can relate to that moment".

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