Captain Marvel tells an interesting story that not-only fits comfortably within the MCU, but provides a few welcome, surprising twists. Speaking of which, can we give another tip-of-the-hat to Ben Mendelsohn, once-again stealing every scene he’s in?
The Kree has a Supreme Intelligence that all Kree meet sparingly and seems to rule all.
This movie is more character driven and gives us an insight into the pressures of one man against not just the Nazis but his own party who had little faith in him.
Knowing is about M.I.T. professor John Koestler played by Nicolas Cage who links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule from the past and predicts future disasters and he sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe. It’s similar to the Final Destination series where the main character Alex Browning foresees disasters before they happen although in Knowing it’s The End of the World. Movies like the Number 23 and even The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy that mix Science and Numbers have always fascinated me. This movie is no different in that aspect.
The film opens with the attention very much on the aforementioned lovesick chap, 16 year old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeying on his lonesome and heading towards a Native American settlement that looks to be under attack by union soldiers.
The story, if you don’t know by now, is about how the Rebels obtained the plans to destroy the Death Star. We already know they succeed. So, why bother? BECAUSE, COOL STUFF. Let me elaborate. A New Hope succeeds without an introduction. It has for almost forty years.