Captain Marvel Blu-ray Review
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Run time: 124 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD MA 7.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD
‘Captain Marvel’ is a futuristic stylish movie filled with action. A movie that is around 2 hours long yet I wanted to see more when the credits rolled. Something that rarely happens to me when I watch movies.
I love the story! The lead characters arch was interesting. It felt normal like any person would experience in her position. Her growth from someone struggling to find a place in the universe to superhero was well written and directed. The technologies seemed well thought out and plausible. The way they also gave pieces of the backstory is one of the strengths of the movie. It’s never too long and the director knew when to switch scenes to not make you lose interest. Also it wasn’t overly dramatic. A pet peeve of mine in movies.
What also worked in her journey is that the other characters were equally interesting. Enough depth was given to most of the characters and this made you like multiple characters and the different type of interactions kept me engaged the entire movie.
I also liked the changes throughout the story that I didn’t expect. I think that what kept me guessing also is that I didn’t watch the trailer or read the source material. So while at first it looked like the story was going to take place in a futuristic other planet it quickly changed to earth in the 90s. The differences between planets and the characters comments about them was funny.
Movie Quality: 9.5/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. With each passing Marvel movie we get more and more stylistic film that makes the 80’s world of Captain Marvel look even more realistic as if I was back in the 80’s during my childhood. The color palette really pops off the screen, and never disappoints one bit. Black levels provide some excellent depth as if ripped out of the pages of the ‘Captain Marvel’ comic book. Scenes up close and when the camera pans away show provide stunning details.
Print Quality: 9.5/10
The audio is presented in a DTS HD-MA 5.1 mix. The soundfield is immersive at all times no matter if it is the special effects or dialogue. I was literally amazed with the amount of action panning from each speaker in the rears. It sounded as if there were all kinds of objects ricocheting off of the walls in the room. Bass was punchy as it shows with the amount of blasts and explosions. Dialogue is also well placed in the center channel sounding crisp and clear.
Audio Quality: 9.5/10
- Intro [HD]
- Becoming a Super Hero [HD]
- Big Hero Moment [HD]
- The Origin of Nicky Fury [HD]
- The Dream Team [HD]
- The Skrulls and the Kree [HD]
- Hiss-Sterical Cat-Titude [HD]
- Deleted Scenes [HD]
- Gag Reel [HD]
- Audio Commentary with Writers/Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Special Features: 8/10
Unlike Wonder Woman, which was also a fantastic movie, I was hoping this would be different. Brie Larson is a great and likeable actress. If only they had given Captain Marvel a bigger challenge, and more character development, I’m sure this would easily have gone from great to epic.
Overall Rating: 9/10