Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, a female Air Force pilot, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), experiences a freak accident, leaving her with dynamic superpowers. After teaming up with a fellow superpower yielder, Nick Fury (Samuel.L Jackson), the two launch a scheme to stop a war that threatens Earth and its inhabitants.~Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez
Some Marvel movies are really surprising, sophisticated, or unexpected. "Captain Marvel" is not one of them. It delivers a pretty standard-issue Marvel standalone superhero movie, hitting all of the beats you'd expect in more or less the order you'd expect them.
That being said, while it's not a great movie, it's not a bad one either. Brie Larson is solid in the title role. The rapport between Larson's Carol Danvers and Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury is a lot of fun. By the mid-credits sequence, you're all ready for the character's return in "Avengers: Endgame".
While the movie was shot in ultra high resolution, the post-production was completed at 2K resolution. So this UHD release in an upscale, with a minimal increase in actual resolution over the Blu-Ray. The big advantage with this release is the high dynamic range, which allows blacker blacks and whiter whites than the Blu-Ray.
Like most recent Disney releases, the audio mix is too quiet. It's not a bad mix, but you'll have to turn up your volume knob a bit.
All of the special features are on the included Blu-Ray disc, not the main UHD disc. There are a handful of additional special features not included on either disc that can be streamed once you redeem the digital copy.
My one complaint with this Best Buy-exclusive Steelbook is that the discs weren't secured on the disc hubs when I opened the package; instead both were rattling around loose. Fortunately, there didn't seem to be any scratches.
Captain Marvel was shot on Arri and RED cameras at 6.5K and 8K resolution but finished with a 2K digital intermediate. Overall the image here is quite good, but with some small issues. There isn’t as much detail as there could be with a true 4K transfer, and none of the IMAX sequences are shown at their full aspect ratio. The use of HDR is nicely restrained for the first 80% of the movie and then is extensively used the final 20%. At some points on my OLED, it looked like there was a fair amount of highlight clipping in scenes, which is very uncommon with the OLED when using the Sony UBP X-800 Blu-ray player. There is no Dolby Vision layer here either, Disney seems to not use them as much as they did last year, but overall the image is very solid.
The soundtrack is also solid but doesn’t use the subwoofer as much as I would like. Atmos channels are used often and do a good job of putting action all around you, and voices are usually very clear to understand. Action scenes sound fantastic but just lack some of that very low-end impact from the subwoofer.
Movie was kinda stale(acting from main actress & her best friend/ pilot buddy).
The product itself(bluray, etc) is great.
Steel case is always cool!
Only bought it as part of the marvel collection-would of passed, otherwise.
And remember-this is only MY opinion...enjoy !
Love this movie on many levels. Personal redemption, action, lots of comedy and of course the amazing flerken Goose! Must admit I have probably watched it 10 times. Samuel Jackson is also a gem in this movie. Make sure to watch it through until the end of the credits.
I love the design of this steelbook, it’s perfect! The movie is great and the special features make it even better. I also like that they included Goose the cat on the front. I’m definitely glad I decided to pick up a copy. It’s is an awesome edition to my Marvel collection.
The movie presents of origin of Captain Marvel set in a time before the Avengers. While this is a story about Captain Marvel, just as interesting is the story of the Nick Fury character. This movie provides an explaination for some things seen in future "chronologically" Marvel Universe movies such as what Nick Fury was doing at the end of Avengers Infinity War and the return of Captain Marvel for Avengers Endgame.
I was torn between buying the Target exclusive version of Captain Marvel or this Best Buy exclusive steelbook. I'm extremely happy that I went with the steelbook! The case is sturdy, and I really like the exclusive cover!
As someone who buys several Steelbooks and every Marvel Steelbook; this is another great looking, good quality addition to the collection. It’s nice these things come with different formats (4K, Blu-ray and Digital).
So why 4 stars and not 5? Well the movie itself. I had to knock off at least one star for the use of “I’m just a girl”. If you’ve seen it...you get why.