Hot off the heels of Captain Marvel‘smassive opening weekend, Marvel Studios has released another trailer for Avengers: Endgame.
Warning: Do not continue reading if you haven’t watched the trailer!
The trailer cuts together footage of the previous Avengers film, Infinity War, along with new footage from the sequel. There are also some callbacks to the original Iron Man and Captain America films.
The most notable aspects of the trailer are the introduction of Avengers previously unseen in Infinity War. Hawkeye returns to the team after being absent from Infinity War. Ant-Man joins the team, though it’s not explained how he escaped the quantum realm after the events of Ant-Man and The Wasp. And as to be expected, Captain Marvel makes an appearance. Surprisingly, Thanos is nowhere to be found.
Marvel Studios also released a new poster. Only those who survived the snap are shown.
The film drops on April 26th. No word yet on when tickets go on sale.
Most people are delighted to see Brie Larson star as Captain Marvel in the latest Hollywood superhero blockbuster, viewing it as a win for diversity. However, reports of antisocial behavior at screenings of the film are surfacing around the US. Sources close to Bookstr have provided an exclusive scoop regarding the trolling of Captain Marvel screenings in theaters.
Moviegoer Jenny Lynn Emperador attended a screening the film with her mother, at 3:45pm on Sunday, and described the behavior she witnessed.
“So basically I was at a normal screening of Captain Marvel at San Francisco’s AMC Metreon. Toward the end of the [opening] credits about, a couple of jerks threw their nacho cheese pretty high at the screen. It disrupted the first credit.”
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Emperador’s sympathies went to the employees who had to go out of their way to clean up the mess. “We let the cleaning staff and they had to [postpone] their next showing I guess to clean the cheese. I feel bad for the staff, the cheese was pretty high on the left side of the screen.”
Another attendee of a Captain Marvel screening, Jeremiah Smith, explained,
“I took the family to see Captain Marvel Saturday afternoon at the Cinemark 8 in Chino Hills, near where we live. The screening was pretty full, lots of families with young kids. Right before the trailers started a group of four or five teenage boys, aged thirteen or fourteen sat near the front. They were being rowdy, pushing each other, but they settled down pretty quickly. About fifteen minutes into the film itself though they started yelling, kicking their seats, throwing garbage behind them, and just acting wild. People were shushing them, telling them to leave, but they didn’t listen. After about five minutes an usher escorted them out. They were yelling “Captain Marvel sucks!” but they left.”
“The film rolled on and everyone had a great time,” Smith continued. “I couldn’t say for sure that it was a protest of the film, but it sure felt like it. What other reason would a group of boys have to pay for tickets only to get thrown out? I haven’t talked to anyone at the theater, but I’m tempted to call them to at least express my concern.”
Jami Losurdo, a concerned friend of Emperador and Smith, cautioned potential moviegoers who planned to see the film.
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Captain Marvel was catching heat even before the opening night of Friday, March 8th, when Variety reported that Captain Marvel destroyed the Box Office of $455 Million globally.
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Even before the film premiered, people had made up their minds about it, dismissing it and leaving abusive and derisive comments on the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes page. A Rotten Tomatoes staff member commented on the reviews.
“We are disabling the comment function prior to a movie’s release date. Unfortunately, we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general readership. We have decided that turning off this feature for now is the best course of action. Don’t worry though, fans will still get to have their say: Once a movie is released, audiences can leave a user rating and comments as they always have.”
This is kind of a fascinating discovery: YouTube seems to have changed the immediate "Brie Larson" search results to News. That pushes up authoritative sources and, in turn, pushes troll or MRA-style video rants pretty far down the page. Here's what it was versus now. pic.twitter.com/ifw9JjXQie
Rotten Tomatoes went as far as to deleting 50,000 ‘reviews’ after receiving 58,000 reviews in one day, according to Comic Book. . Currently, regardless of all the negativity, the film holds an 80% rating on the Tomatometer. Talk about girl power right?
Captain Marvel’s weekend box office was a slam dunk success and powered higher than industry expectations imagined. According CNN Captain Marvel made $153 million, flying much higher than the estimated $130 million analysts speculated it would bring in. The film has brought in $455 million worldwide, which according to Forbesmakes it the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s seventh best opening behind Avengers: Infinity War, The Avengers, Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3.
The film also surpassed Wonder Woman’s $103.5 million in 2017, making it the biggest female-led superhero film of all time. The film also gave a much needed jolt in the arm to the box office for 2019, as the movie industry’s box office was down 26% but thanks to Captain Marvel, the totals were up a huge 50%. The film currently sits with a gratifying ‘A’ Cinemascore from audiences and 79% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It remains to be seen how much Captain Marvel will continue to grow but considering how much it has already made in just three days, it’s safe to assume the superhero film will continue to ascend to even greater heights. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Lashana Lynch, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and Goose, the cat. Go check out this film out!
If you’re like me, and the only place better than a library, or bookstore is a movie theater, then you would completely lose control of social etiquette and squeal like an owl in heat if one of your favorite characters decided to serve you popcorn. Well, that’s exactly what happened to the citizens of Jersey Saturday night when Brie Larson surprised her fans at the AMC Clifton Commons 16 in Clifton. A committee of squealing owls was lucky enough to have their opening weekend Captain Marvel experience enhanced by the woman in red, yellow and blue herself. Not only did Ms. Larson make an appearance, but she full on embraced the role of moviegoer and then employee?
Insiderspoke with Susana Moimenta, a woman who took her little cousins to the event:
“It was completely surreal to see her at the concession stand. We weren’t expecting it at all,” Moimenta told Insider over Instagram. “We heard another moviegoer say Brie Larson is here and thought they were joking.” “I am so so grateful that we got to meet her. My little cousins are HUGE Marvel fans and to have them actually meet one of their heroes in incredible. Brie Larson did a tremendous job,” Moimenta added of getting a chance to see Larson. “[I’m] so overjoyed that my family gets to grow up with role models and representation of strong women on screen.”
The endearing thing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the community of celebrities, creatives and fans it has accumulated. I went to a screening Saturday myself and thoroughly enjoyed the movie- one because Marvel has perfected a winning formula, two, a character has finally gone super saiyan in mainstream cinema and three, because of simple things that outlined the night. More than the plot or overall message of the film, I’ll remember the young girl three rows back and her loud “oooohhhhhhh shoot” reaction to a line in the movie spoken by the character Maria- “I’m going to put my foot…” It was the only reaction in a theater full of people to that line, and everyone heard it. What followed was an outburst of laughter all around me, not at the movie but at the young girl’s amusement with a certain character’s gumption. When the credits began to roll, I, with a handful of other people, took a well-deserved bathroom break before returning to a still full theater. The mid-credit and end credit scenes have had that big an impact on the movie-going experience.
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I don’t think anyone thought that Iron Man in 2008 would be the beginning of an entire cinematic universe that would have such an effect on so many people. Multiple movies helping further the battle against issues like representation and totalitarianism while maintaining the simplistic appeal of valour and heartfelt dedication to one’s moral compass. Brie Larson is clearly embracing the love and excitement that surround these type of films while gracefully settling into her new position of superhero. If Saturday was any indication, one of the most important things Brie Larson and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taught us is to do two things in life—-be nice, humble and have fun.
Captain Marvel had a record-breaking weekend, making $455 million at the global box office. The sixth highest grossing movie of all time (internationally).
P.S. That opening Stan Lee montage and subsequent cameo were charming and well done.
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R.I.P. Master Lee. You showed the world that there’s a hero in all of us.
Bookstr staff member Becky was nice enough to bring me to an early screening of Captain Marvel. It is very good. I got details.
(Some spoilers ahead.)
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Synopsis: Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers is caught in an intergalactic war between two alien races. She must find a way to end the interstellar conflict by uncovering her forgotten past, two issues that are directly intertwined.
Our consensus? Brie Larson’s acting is excellent throughout, as is her interpretation of Carol Danvers. The early plot demands that her character be an emotionless “noble warrior hero” to avoid becoming a liability during missions. Despite her nailing this hard exterior, her personality manages to slip through the cracks in the form of some cutting-edge jokes. Her portrayal of determined yet impulsive drive also gives us a lot to admire.
Larson and Samuel L. Jackson have the buddy-cop dynamic down perfectly. Their exchanges are effortless. By the end of Captain Marvel, you’ll be more excited for her reunion with Jackson’s “Nicholas” in Avengers: Endgame than the revival of the other Avengers. Agent Coulson doesn’t get much screen time, but his presence is a welcome addition to the film. Lashana Lynch and Akira Akbar play mother/daughter pair Maria and Monica Rambeau—alongside Larson, the duo gives the film the majority of its emotional weight.
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Captain Marvel can be considered a strange mix between Memento, Winter Soldier, and the Jason Bourneseries in terms of uncovering mystery and identity against a violent backdrop. There is a bit of Star Wars: Rogue One in there (aside from actor Ben Mendelsohn’s return as a Disney bad guy) given the cool space battles and the covert nature of the protagonists’ missions. Of course, it can’t all be perfect—this point actually brings me to my criticisms of the film.
It feels as though the film lacks intensity and a sense of high stakes, which are required in superhero films. This is probably due to directors/writers Anna Boden’s and Ryan Fleck’s lack of experience with making blockbusters. Fortunately, what the pair lacks in scope, it compensates for with personal moments and great exchanges between the characters. This is a very refreshing and welcomed change after Marvel’s previous track record of sometimes formulaic installments.
Boden and Fleck make sure to include some substantial plot twists and nostalgic 90s references as well, which are certain to appeal to the sentimental among us. Their tribute to the late Stan Lee will also have you choking back tears.
Remember the 90s style promotional website for the film? Image via Movie Web
My ultra enthusiastic and mega-fangirling-during-movie coworker, Becky, made sure to share her thoughts:
I felt badass after watching it. There were no damsels in distress, which was nice to see for once. Every character was likeable. Every character had redeeming qualities, which was a very nice change of pace for Marvel and comic book movies in general (here’s looking at you DC). Also, there was no oversexulization of the women. Like, NO SEXUALIZATION OF THE WOMEN! THE ONLY OTHER MOVIE THAT DID THAT WAS WONDER WOMAN, AND THERE WERE NO JOKES ABOUT THE WOMEN.
Am I happy to have another ticket to see it on Saturday? Absolutely.