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.
Talos: [after Fury is beaten by Talos disguised as Keller, referring to his glasses] Now, you know, I don’t really need these to see. But they do kind of complete the look. Don’t you think?
Nick Fury: Do you know how to fly this thing?
Carol Danvers: We’ll see.
Nick Fury: That’s a “yes” or a “no” question.
Carol Danvers: Yes.
Nick Fury: That’s what I’m talking about.
Nick Fury: So you think, you’re the pilot that went down with Dr. Lawson?
Carol Danvers: I’m saying the last person to see them alive will probably tell us.
Nick Fury: Maria Rambeau?
Carol Danvers: Mm-hmm.
Carol Danvers: That agent that stopped the Skrulls from finding us…
Nick Fury: Coulson. The new guy. I guess he doesn’t hate me yet.
Carol Danvers: Yeah, well. give him time.
Nick Fury: I guess he had a feeling, you know. Went with his gut against orders. It’s a really hard thing to do. That’s what keeps us human.
Carol Danvers: I get in trouble for that, a lot.
Nick Fury: Oh. I see that about you. Rescuing the guy who sold you out to the Skrulls? I’m guessing that’s not standard Kree operating procedure.
Carol Danvers: Well, I won’t tell your boss if you don’t tell mine.
Carol Danvers: Excuse me, I’m looking for Maria Rambeau?
Monica Rambeau: Auntie Carol? Mom, it’s Auntie Carol! I knew it! Everyone said you were dead, but we knew they were lying.
Carol Danvers: I’m not really who you think I am.
Maria Rambeau: That is the craziest s**t I ever heard.
Monica Rambeau: Green transforming aliens? There’s no such thing.
Nick Fury: You’re absolutely right, young lady. There is no such thing. Because if there were, we would want to keep that to ourselves.
Carol Danvers: You don’t believe me?
Monica Rambeau: [as Carol uses her power to boilt the kettle] No way. That’s so cool.
Nick Fury: She can do a lot more than make tea with those hands.
Monica Rambeau: Like what? Show us.
Carol Danvers: Maybe later.
Maria Rambeau: You don’t remember anything?
Carol Danvers: I can see flashes, little moments. But I can’t tell what’s real. If I can just piece together what happened that morning, maybe it’ll make sense.
Maria Rambeau: You woke me up, banging on my door at dawn. Your usual move. Back then we had to get up so early. The Air Force still wasn’t letting women fly combat, so testing Lawson’s plane was our only shot at doing something that mattered. And you wanted a race at the base, in your old Mustang, and I didn’t want to argue, because I knew my Camaro would dominate, but you cheated, you took a shortcut.
Carol Danvers: Since when is a shortcut cheating?
Maria Rambeau: Since it violates the predetermined rules of engagement.
Carol Danvers: I definitely don’t remember those.
Maria Rambeau: Of course, you don’t.
Maria Rambeau: When I got to the hangar, Lawson was agitated. She said she had lives to save. She was trying to take the Aces up herself, but you said…
Carol Danvers: “If there were lives at stake, I would fly the plane.”
Maria Rambeau: Yeah Yep. Big hero moment. The kind of moment we’ve both been waiting for. The doc was always unique. That’s why we liked her. But now you’re saying she’s from another planet.
Carol Danvers: I know this must be hard for you.
Maria Rambeau: Oh, this part right here? No. No. Know what’s hard, is losing my best friend in a mission so secret, they act like it never even happened. Hard is knowing you were out there somewhere, too damn stubborn to die. And now you come up in here after six years, with your super charged fire hands and you expect me to call you, I don’t even know what, Vers? Is that really who you are now?
Carol Danvers: I don’t know.
Talos: [as Carol is about to photon blast him] Hang on a second. Before you go swinging those jazz-hands around, making a mess in your friend’s house, and it’s a lovely home.
Maria Rambeau: [they look out to see a Skrull has shapeshifted into Maria] Oh, my God. What the hell?
Talos: No one’s going to hurt the girl. Just, don’t kill me. We got a really complicated situation.
Nick Fury: I’m about five seconds from complicating that wall with some ugly-a** Skrull brains.
Talos: I’m sorry I simmed your boss. But now I stand before you as my true self, without deception.
Carol Danvers: And who is that out there?
Talos: Okay. That’s a fair point. But I’m sure that you understand, I had to take some precautions. I saw you crush twenty of my best men with your hands bound. I just want to talk.
Carol Danvers: The last time we talked, I ended up hanging from my ankles.
Talos: That was before I knew who you were. Before I knew what made you different from the others.
Talos: Young lady, I have a special skill that kind of allows me to get into places I’m not supposed to be in.
Maria Rambeau: Call me young lady again, and I’m going to put my foot in a place it’s not supposed to be.
Talos: Am I supposed to guess, where that is?
Nick Fury: Your a**.
Talos: Okay, I get it. We’re all a little on edge here.
Talos: [as Goose comes up to his leg] Oh, my God! Get that thing away! How’d that get in here?
Carol Danvers: [picks up Goose] The cat? This isn’t what you’re afraid of, is it?
Talos: That’s not a cat. That’s a Flerken.
Nick Fury: A Flerken?
Mar-Vell: [as Carol remembers how Lawson, who is Mar-Vell, was killed] You remember what I said about our work here? What it’s for?
Carol Danvers: To end wars?
Mar-Vell: Yeah. But the wars are bigger than you know.
Mar-Vell: My name is not Lawson. My real name is Mar-Vell, and I come from a planet called Hala.
Carol Danvers: I’d say you were delusional, but we just got shot down by a spaceship, and your blood is blue.
Mar-Vell: Listen, I spent half my life fighting a shameful war. Now skedaddle before you give me any more regrets. Just remember the coordinates, okay? You got to save them without me.
Carol Danvers: Save who? How?
Mar-Vell: Now, I got to blow this engine before they find it.
Carol Danvers: What are you doing?
Yon-Rogg: We have no interest in hurting you.
Carol Danvers: No? Because all the shooting kind of gave me the wrong impression!
Carol Danvers: [referring to finding out that Yon-Rogg killed Mar-Vell] He lied to me. Everything that I knew was a lie.
Talos: Now you understand.
Carol Danvers: What? What do I understand now?
Talos: Yon-Rogg killed Mar-Vell. He killed her. Because she found out that she was on the wrong side of an unjust war.
Carol Danvers: No. Your people are terrorists, they kill innocents. I saw the ruins on Torfa.
Talos: Ruins that the Accusers are responsible for. My people lived as refugees on Torfa. Homeless, ever since we resisted Kree rule, and they destroyed our planet. Now the handful of us that are left, will be slaughtered next. Unless, you help me finish what Mar-Vell started. The coordinates you found, would’ve powered a lightspeed ship capable of carrying us to safety. A new home, where the Kree can’t reach us.
Maria Rambeau: Lawson always told us that her work at Pegasus wasn’t to fight wars, but to end them.
Talos: She wanted you to help us find the core.
Carol Danvers: Well, I already destroyed it.
Talos: No, you destroyed the engine. The core that powers it is on a remote location. If you help us decode those coordinates, we can find it.
Carol Danvers: You’ll use it to destroy us.
Talos: We just want a home. You and I lost everything at the hands of the Kree. Can’t you see it now?
Talos: You’re not one of them.
Carol Danvers: You don’t know me. You have no idea who I am. I don’t even know who I am!
Maria Rambeau: You are Carol Danvers. You are the woman on that black box risking her life to do the right thing. My best friend, who supported me as a mother, and a pilot when no one else did. You’re smart, and funny, and a huge pain in the a**. And you are the most powerful person I know. Way before you could shoot fire from this. Do you hear me? Do you hear me? Come here. Give me a hug.
[they hug each other]
Carol Danvers: Well, I could use a co-pilot.
Maria Rambeau: No. No, I can’t. I can’t leave Monica.
Monica Rambeau: Mommy, it’s okay. I can stay with grandma and poppa.
Maria Rambeau: There’s no way I’m going, baby. It’s too dangerous.
Monica Rambeau: Testing for new aerospace tech is dangerous. Didn’t you use to do that?
Maria Rambeau: [to Carol] Your plan is to leave the atmosphere in a craft not designed for the journey, and you anticipate hostile encounters with a technologically superior foreign enemy. Correct?
Monica Rambeau: That’s what I’m saying. You have to go!
Maria Rambeau: Monica.
Monica Rambeau: You have a chance to fly the coolest mission in the history of missions. And you’re going to give it up to sit on the couch and watch Fresh Prince with me? I just think you should consider what kind of example you’re setting for your daughter.
Carol Danvers: [in her new suit] How do I look?
Monica Rambeau: Fresh.
Maria Rambeau: Can I ask you something? You just turn into anything you want?
Talos: Oh, well, I have to see it first.
Maria Rambeau: Can you all do it?
Talos: Physiologically, yeah. But it takes practice, and dare I say it, talent to do what…
Nick Fury: Can you turn into a cat?
Talos: What’s a cat?
Maria Rambeau: What about a filing cabinet?
Talos: Why would I turn into a filing cabinet?
Nick Fury: A venus fly trap. I’ll give you fifty bucks right now if you turn into a venus fly trap.
Maria Rambeau: Is that it? The core?
Carol Danvers: In her notes, she called it the Tesseract.
Talos: Carol, this is war. My hands are filthy from it too. But we’re here now. You found my family. This is just the beginning. There’s thousands of us separated from each other, scattered throughout the galaxy.
Carol Danvers: You lied to me.
Yon-Rogg: I made you a better version of yourself. What’s given can be taken away.
Carol Danvers: [referring to the Skrulls] If you hurt them, I will burn you to the ground.
Supreme Intelligence: With what, exactly? Your power comes from us.
Carol Danvers: You didn’t give me these powers. The blast did.
Supreme Intelligence: And yet, you’ve never had the strength to control them on your own.
Att-Lass: [scanning Goose] Species, Flerken. Threat, high.
Nick Fury: [as they put a muzzle over Goose’s face] It’s a cat. Not Hannibal Lecter.
Att-Lass: [scans Fury] Species, Human male. Threat, low to none.
Nick Fury: That thing is clearly busted.
Supreme Intelligence: Thanks to you, those insidious shapeshifters will threaten our borders no more.
Carol Danvers: I used to believe your lies, but the Skrulls are just fighting for a home. You’re talking about destroying them because they won’t submit to your rule. And neither will I.
Supreme Intelligence: We found you. We embraced you as our own.
Carol Danvers: You stole me, from my home, my family, my friends.
Supreme Intelligence: It’s cute how hard you try. Remember, without us, you’re weak. You’re flawed. Helpless. We saved you. Without us, you are only human.
Carol Danvers: You’re right. I’m only human.
Supreme Intelligence: On Hala, you were reborn, Vers.
Carol Danvers: My name is Carol.
Carol Danvers: I’ve been fighting with one arm tied behind my back. But what happens when I’m finally set free?
[Carol removes the Kree implant that was suppressing her powers unleashing her full powers]
Carol Danvers: You knew all along. Is that why we never hung out?
Minn-Erva: No. I just never liked you.
Yon-Rogg: I’m so proud of you. You’ve come a long way since I found you that day by the lake. But can you keep your emotions in check long enough to take me on? Or will it get the better of you, as always? I always told, you’ll be ready, the day you can knock me down as yourself. This is that moment. This is that moment, Vers! Turn off the light show, and prove, prove to me, you can beat me with…
Carol Danvers: [uses her photon blast on him and blasts him away] I have nothing to prove to you.
Yon-Rogg: I can’t go back empty handed.
Carol Danvers: You won’t be empty handed. I’m sending you with a message. Tell the Supreme Intelligence that I’m coming to end it. The war, the lies, all of it.
Yon-Rogg: You can’t do this.
Nick Fury: That was a close call, huh, Goosey? Huh? Are the bad guy’s still in there somewhere?
Nick Fury: [Goose suddenly scratches his eye] Oh! Mother Flerken!
Maria Rambeau: You okay?
Nick Fury: Yeah. It’s just a scratch.
Nick Fury: That’s some nifty flying you did out there. SHIELD could always use a good pilot like you.
Maria Rambeau: I’ll consider it. As long as you don’t call my flying nifty again. How’s your eye?
Nick Fury: It never hurt a second.
Carol Danvers: [to Talos] Just so I’m clear, you were Soh-Larr, and the SHIELD agent?
Nick Fury: Keller. Tagged my boss up, stole his identity.
Talos: I borrowed his likeness. I’m no thief.
Soren: It’s a little like stealing.
Talos: Whose side are you on?
Nick Fury: You’re good to go here until you recover, but you and your family are going to need another look.
Talos: I could go back to being your boss.
Nick Fury: Oh, please don’t.
Talos: Come on. I loved sporting his beautiful blue eyes.
Monica Rambeau: No way, you guys have the best eyes. Don’t ever change your eyes.
Carol Danvers: [to Talos] I’ll help you find a home. Finish what Mar-Vell started.
Monica Rambeau: They can stay here with us, can’t they, mom?
Maria Rambeau: They won’t be safe here, baby. Auntie Carol is right. They need their own home.
Carol Danvers: I’ll be back before you know it.
Monica Rambeau: Maybe I can fly up and meet you halfway.
Nick Fury: Well, only if you learn how to gloat, like your Auntie Carol.
Monica Rambeau: Or maybe I’ll build a spaceship. You don’t know.
Carol Danvers: He doesn’t.
Carol Danvers: Keep the Tesseract on Earth. Hidden.
Nick Fury: You’re sure that’s what Marvel would want?
Carol Danvers: Mar-Vell.
Nick Fury: That’s what I said.
Carol Danvers: It’s two words. Mar-Vell.
Nick Fury: Mar-Vell. Marvel sounds a lot better. You know, like The Marvelettes?
Nick Fury: [starts singing “Please Mr. Postman”] Not ringing any bells?
Carol Danvers: Keep singing. Maybe it will come back to me.
Carol Danvers: [gives Fury his pager] I upgraded it. Range should be, a couple galaxies, at least.
Nick Fury: [as he goes to take the pager, Carol pulls back] What? You think I’m going to prank call you?
Carol Danvers: For emergencies only. Okay?
Nick Fury: Well, if you’re ever passing back through this galaxy, be sure to give a brother a shout.
Agent Coulson: [gives Fury a case containing glass eyes] Glad to have you back, sir. This came for you. So, is it true? That the Kree burned your eye out because you refused to give them the Tesseract?
Nick Fury: I will neither confirm nor deny the facts of that story.
Agent Coulson: Understood.
Agent Coulson: I’m sorry to report that we still haven’t found the Tesseract.
Nick Fury: I’m sure it will turn up somewhere.
Agent Coulson: [looks over at Goose, who had swallowed the Tesseract] I’ll let you know when it does.
Nick Fury: Then what?
Agent Coulson: Sir?
Nick Fury: We have no idea what other intergalactic threats are out there. And our one-woman security force had a prior commitment on the other side of the universe. SHIELD alone can’t protect us. We need to find more.
Agent Coulson: More weapons?
Nick Fury: More heroes.
Agent Coulson: You think we can find others like her?
Nick Fury: We found her and we weren’t even looking.
Agent Coulson: Get some rest, sir. You got a big decision to make.
Steve Rogers: [mid-credits lines, monitoring Fury’s pager] This is a nightmare.
Natasha Romanoff: I’ve had better nightmares.
James Rhodes: Hey. So that thing just stopped doing whatever the hell it was doing.
Natasha Romanoff: What do we got?
Bruce Banner: Whatever signal it was sending finally popped out.
Steve Rogers: I thought we bypassed the battery.
James Rhodes: We did. It’s still plugged in, it just stopped.
Steve Rogers: Reboot it, send the signal again.
Bruce Banner: We don’t even know what this is.
Natasha Romanoff: Fury did. Just do it, please. Tell me the second you get a signal. I want to know who’s on the other end of that thing.
Carol Danvers: [suddenly appears] Where’s Fury?
Cody Hendley (Middlefield, CT, USA) says
At times a bit too reliant on 90s nostalgia and the simple tie-ins from the 10 years of predecessors, Captain Marvel struggles a bit as an origin story. It’s a refreshingly heartfelt and rather soft story, relieving viewers a bit from the weight of Infinity War; however, it struggles at times to follow in the advancements that Marvel has made with storytelling. It has the humor and originality to stand with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Thor Ragnarok and, in my opinion, is more entertaining than Black Panther, but it feels as if this movie was transported from the days of Iron Man 2 and Thor.
As was said with Venom, Captain Marvel is a mediocre superhero movie, but a really good action/sci-fi movie. It works incredibly well as a bridge from Infinity War to Endgame, but as an introduction to such a pivotal character in the MCU, Captain Marvel falls a bit short. It’s not a hyper embellished origin story like Captain America: The First Avenger or The Amazing Spider-Man (not that those movies were bad), but it also isn’t an origin that doesn’t necessarily need an introduction anymore, like Spider-Man Homecoming. Captain Marvel fell in a weird spot that insisted it didn’t need a true origin story, just bits and pieces of motivation for the character, but the fact of the matter is that we don’t know anything about her, even though she’ll soon become the savior of the universe. I appreciate the effort from Marvel and the feeling of watching a movie that doesn’t have a catastrophic effect on the rest of the universe, but it wasn’t the right kind of story to help initiate the end of the Infinity Saga.
Lena F says
Does someone remember what Carol said to Yon-Rogg in the end, after he told her “how proud” he is?
MQM Webmaster says
I believe she says: “I have nothing to prove to you.”
The full quotes are posted above on the page.
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