Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Gemma Chan, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace, Clark Gregg
OUR RATING: ★★☆☆☆
Marvel’s superhero action sci-fi, direct and co-written by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Set in the mid-1990s, Captain Marvel (2019) follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien races.
Our Favorite Quote:
Carol Danvers: [as they are fight training] I slipped.
Yon-Rogg: Right. You slipped. As a result of me punching you in the face.
Carol Danvers: I was already slipping when you happened to punch me in the face. The two of those are not related.
Yon-Rogg: [as they are fight training] You have to let go of the past.
Carol Danvers: I can’t remember my past.
Yon-Rogg: It’s causing you doubt, and doubt makes you vulnerable. Control it. Lose control again, you’ll have to commune with the Supreme Intelligence. There’s nothing more dangerous to a warrior than emotion. Humor is a distraction. And anger, anger represents the enemy.
[Carol gets angry and uses her power to blast Yong-Rogg to the side]
Carol Danvers: [holds up her fists] What is the point of giving me these if you don’t want me to use them?
Yon-Rogg: I want you to use them. The Supreme Intelligence gave me responsibility of showing you how to use them.
Carol Danvers: I know how.
Yon-Rogg: Well if that were true, you could’ve knocked me down without them. Control your impulses.
Yon-Rogg: [points to her hands and head] Stop using this, and start using this. I want you to be the best version of yourself.
Supreme Intelligence: [moviequotesandmore.com] Your commander insists that you’re fit to serve.
Carol Danvers: I am.
Supreme Intelligence: You struggle with your emotions. With your past, what fuels them. You are just one victim of the Skrull expansion that has threatened our civilization for centuries. Imposters who silently infiltrate, then take over our planets. Horrors that you remember, and so much that you do not.
Carol Danvers: It’s all blank, my life. You’re supposed to take the form of who I used to admire, but I don’t even remember who this person was to me.
Supreme Intelligence: Perhaps, this is a mercy. Sparing you from a deeper pain. Freeing you to do what all Kree must. Put your people’s needs before your own. We’ve given you a great gift, the chance to fight for the good of all Kree.
Carol Danvers: I want to serve.
Supreme Intelligence: Then master yourself. What was given can be taken away.
Carol Danvers: I won’t let you down.
Supreme Intelligence: We’ll know soon enough. You have a mission. Serve well and with honor.
Carol Danvers: Has a Skrull ever simmed you?
Korath: Once. It was deeeply disturbing.
Carol Danvers: Why?
Korath: Because I stared into the face of my mortal enemy, and the face staring back was my own.
Carol Danvers: Maybe if you were more attractive, then it would be less disturbing.
Korath: You think you’re funny. I’m not laughing.
Att-Lass: You never laugh.
Korath: I laugh, on the inside. I’m not doing it now.
Bron-Char: It’s funny, because objectively speaking, you’re quite handsome.
Korath: Well, thank you.
Maria Rambeau: [in flashback memory] Where’s your head at?
Carol Danvers: In the clouds. Where’s yours?
Maria Rambeau: On my shoulders.
Maria Rambeau: Thought we’d show these boys how we do it. You ready?
Carol Danvers: Higher, further, faster, baby.
Maria Rambeau: That’s right.
Carol Danvers: [after she’s has been captured by the Skrulls] What did you put in my head?
Talos: Nothing that wasn’t already there.
Carol Danvers: But those aren’t my memories.
Talos: Yeah, it’s like a bad trip in there. I’m not surprised you can’t keep it straight. They really did a number on you.
Carol Danvers: Enough of your mindgames. What do you want?
Talos: We’re looking for the location of a Dr. Lawson and her lightspeed engine.
Carol Danvers: I don’t know any Dr. Lawson.
Talos: Then why is she in your head?
Carol Danvers: [after escapin from the Skrulls] The Skrulls are looking for someone named Lawson.
Carol Danvers: She’s who I see.
Yon-Rogg: She’s what? Vers. Vers, what?
Carol Danvers: She’s a scientist. They think that she’s cracked the code on lightspeed tech. I have to get to her before they do, or else they’ll be able to invade galaxies.
Yon-Rogg: No. You’ve been caught once already.
Korath: [moviequotesandmore.com] If the Skrulls got to her, she’s compromised.
Yon-Rogg: She’s stronger than you think.
Bron-Char: [referring to earth] Ever been to C-53?
Minn-Erva: Once. It’s a real s**thole.
Nick Fury: Excuse me, Miss. Do you know anything about a lady blowing a hole through the roof of that Blockbuster over there? Witness says she looks dressed for laser tag.
Carol Danvers: Oh. Yeah, I think she went that way.
Nick Fury: [show her his badge] I’d like to ask you some questions. Maybe give you the 411 on the late-night drive-bys. Could I see some identification please?
Carol Danvers: Vers. Kree Starforce. We don’t carry our identification on little cards.
Nick Fury: How long do you plan to be in town?
Carol Danvers: Oh, I’ll be out of your hair, soon as I track down the Skrulls that are infiltrating your planet.
Nick Fury: Skrulls?
Carol Danvers: Shapeshifters? They can transform into any lifeform down to their DNA. Oh, boy. You guys don’t have any clue, do you?
Nick Fury: Woh, woh, woh. Hold up. So how do we know you’re not one of those shapeshifters?
Carol Danvers: Congratulations, Agent Fury. You have finally asked a relevant question.
Nick Fury: No. Congratulations to you, Starforce lady! You’re under arrest.
Coulson: [following Carol who is fighting with a man on top of a moving train] The train’s heading for a tunnel up ahead.
Nick Fury: Let’s greet them at the station.
Medical Examiner: [referring to the Skrull that had impersonated Coulson and Fury killed] All life on Earth is carbon based. Not this guy. I mean whatever he runs on, it’s not on the periodic table.
Nick Fury: [moviequotesandmore.com] So you’re saying he’s not from around here?
Medical Examiner: Hey, how’s your eye?
Nick Fury: Well, I’d say fine. But it can’t believe what it’s seeing.
Talos: [Talos disguised as SHIELD Director Keller] You said this thing looked like Coulson?
Nick Fury: Mmm. Talked like him too.
Talos: And the woman said that there were more?
Nick Fury: The word she used was infiltration.
Talos: You believe her?
Nick Fury: [referring to the dead Skrull] Not until I saw this.
Talos: What’s your plan?
Nick Fury: I’ll find the Blockbuster girl. I got word on a motorcycle thief that fits her description. If she can tell us why these lizards are here, maybe she can tell us how to kick them to the curb.
Talos: Good. Do it alone though. You can’t trust anyone. Not even our own men.
Nick Fury: Yes, sir.
Talos: [referring to the dead Skrull] Wow. They’re ugly b****rds, aren’t they?
Medical Examiner: Yeah, well, he’s no Brad Pitt, sir.
Talos: [leans in towards the dead Skrull] Safe journey to the beyond, my friend. I will finish what we started.
Nick Fury: [referring to her outfit] I see you’ve changed it up a bit since then. Grunge is a good look for you.
Carol Danvers: Did you have a rough day, Agent Fury?
Nick Fury: It’s cool. You know, had a space invasion, a big car chase, I got to watch an alien autopsy. Typical nine to five.
Carol Danvers: So you saw one.
Nick Fury: I was never one to believe in aliens, but I can’t unsee that.
Carol Danvers: This is going to get a little awkward, but I got to ask…
Nick Fury: You think I’m one of those green things.
Carol Danvers: Can’t be too careful.
Nick Fury: You are looking at one hundred percent red-blooded earth man.
Carol Danvers: I’m afraid I’m going to need proof.
Nick Fury: Are we talking cheek swab, or urine sample?
Carol Danvers: No. The DNA would match.
Nick Fury: Want my AOL password?
Carol Danvers: Skrulls can only sim recent memories of their hosts bodies.
Nick Fury: Oh, you want to get personal.
Carol Danvers: [interrogates Fury to make sure he’s not a Skrull] Where were you born?
Nick Fury: Huntsville, Alabama. But technically I don’t remember that part.
Carol Danvers: Name of your first pet?
Nick Fury: Mr. Snoopers.
Carol Danvers: Mr. Snoopers?
Nick Fury: That’s what I said. Do I pass?
Carol Danvers: Not yet. First job?
Nick Fury: Soldier. Straight out of high school. Left the ranks a full bird colonel.
Carol Danvers: Then?
Nick Fury: Spy.
Carol Danvers: Where?
Nick Fury: It’s the Cold War. We were everywhere. Belfast, Bucharest, Belgrade, Budapest. I like the B’s because I can make them rhyme.
Carol Danvers: Now?
Nick Fury: Been riding a desk for the past six years trying to figure out where our future enemies are coming from. Never occurred to me they would be coming from above.
Carol Danvers: [moviequotesandmore.com] Name a detail so bizarre, a Skrull can never fabricate it?
Nick Fury: If a toast is cut diagonally, I can’t eat it. You didn’t need that, did you?
Carol Danvers: No. No, I didn’t. But I enjoyed it.
Nick Fury: [she uses her powers to blast the jukebox player] Okay, your turn. Prove you’re not a Skrull. And how is that supposed to prove to me you’re not a Skrull?
Carol Danvers: That’s a photon blast.
Nick Fury: And?
Carol Danvers: A Skrull can’t do that. So a full bird colonel turned spy, turned SHIELD Agent. You must have pretty high security clearance. Where’s Pegasus?
Nick Fury: Okay. The Skrulls sim alien races to infiltrate and take over planets, and you’re a Kree. A race of noble warriors.
Carol Danvers: Heroes. Noble warrior heroes.
Nick Fury: So, what do Skrulls want with Dr. Lawson?
Carol Danvers: They believe that she developed a lightspeed engine at Pegasus.
Nick Fury: Lightspeed engine? Got to admit, that’s not the craziest thing I’ve heard today.
Carol Danvers: Well, it’s still early.
Nick Fury: And you, what do you want?
Carol Danvers: To stop the Skrulls before they become unstoppable.
Nick Fury: And? Look, war is a universal language. I know a rogue soldier when I see one. You got a personal stake in this.
Carol Danvers: Nicholas Joseph Fury? You have three names?
Nick Fury: Everybody calls me Fury. Not Nicholas, not Joseph, not Nick. Just Fury.
Carol Danvers: What does your mom call you?
Nick Fury: Fury.
Carol Danvers: What do you call her?
Nick Fury: Fury.
Carol Danvers: What about your kids?
Nick Fury: If I had them, they’ll call me Fury.
Nick Fury: You look like somebody’s disaffected niece. Put that on.
Carol Danvers: [gives her a SHIELD baseball hat] What is it?
Nick Fury: It’s the SHIELD logo.
Carol Danvers: Does announcing your identity on clothing help with the covert part of your job?
Nick Fury: [sarcastically] Said the space soldier who was wearing a rubber suit. Lose the flannel.
Carol Danvers: [referring to Fury’s pager] Is that a communicator?
Nick Fury: Yeah. State of the art two-way pager.
Carol Danvers: Who are you paging?
Nick Fury: My mom. Don’t worry, I didn’t mention you.
Nick Fury: [to the cat] Hey, how are you, huh? Oh, my God. Look at you. Just look at you! Aren’t you the cutest little thing? Aren’t you cute? And what’s your name, huh? What’s your name?
Nick Fury: [looks at the cat’s name collar] Goose. Cool name for a cool cat.
Carol Danvers: Fury?
Nick Fury: [to the cat] I’ll be back.
Carol Danvers: [moviequotesandmore.com] I wonder why they terminated the project.
Nick Fury: Maybe because she’s cuckoo.
Carol Danvers: Kree glyphs?
Nick Fury: Huh?
Carol Danvers: Lawson is not cuckoo. She’s Kree.
Nick Fury: Well, she’s dead.
Carol Danvers: What?
Nick Fury: She crashed an aces aircraft during an unauthorized test flight. Took a pilot down with her. That’s why security here are so friendly, they’re covering up a billion-dollar mistake. Oh. And your lightspeed engine, it’s toast.
Carol Danvers: When did this crash happen?
Nick Fury: Six years ago. 1989.
Carol Danvers: Who was the pilot?
Nick Fury: Most of this thing’s redacted, but there is a testimonial here from a Maria Rambeau. Last person to see them alive.
Carol Danvers: I found evidence that I had a life here.
Yon-Rogg: On C-53?
Carol Danvers: Mar-Vell is who I see when I visit the Supreme Intelligence. I knew her. And I knew her as Lawson.
Yon-Rogg: This sounds like Skrull simulation, Vers.
Carol Danvers: No, it’s not, because I remember. I was here.
Yon-Rogg: Stop. Remember your training. Know your enemy. It could be you. Do not let your emotions override your judgement.