Caught Captain Marvel on the plane when I went to the UK this summer. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Stands reasonably well on its own though it does have obvious hooks to other parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Nick Fury and Agent Coulson are major characters, the Tesseract appears, Ronan the Accuser from Guardians pops up). Brie Larson and Samuel Jackson make a good team. And there's a cat as an important character, can't forget that.
Tana must confront her past one last time on a quest to help her mother.
I really liked this movie. The soundtrack was amazing. I don't think it did as well as it could have because of bad timing with the Kevin Spacey scandal.
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I am a huge fan of the book. I have read it probably 20+ times since I was 12yrs old. It's one of my go-to books when I don't have anything else to read.
The movie was great and worth seeing. The actors were a perfect choice and Bill Skarsgard was amazing. My biggest complaint is the use of unnecessary CGI scares that brought nothing to the movie. To me it was more of a distraction. What was in the book could have been done a lot easier and for a lot less money and in my opinion been way more terrifying.