Captain Marvel
2019
***½
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, Jude Law

After a botched mission, an amnesiac Kree soldier named Vers crashlands on Earth in 1995. While she attempts to restore her suppressed memories and steer clear of the shapeshifting Skrulls on her tail, she teams up with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury. Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces another superhero, possibly the most powerful one in its roster. Captain Marvel gets an entertaining origin story, even if the movie is not quite as memorable as some of Marvel’s other recent output (Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Black Panther, to mention a few). What seems like a straightforward plot, offers a lovely surprise, and there is plenty of wonderful banter between Larson and Jackson, whose computer-aided deaging is incredibly believable. The heroine returns in Avengers: Endgame.