So knowing GaG, lot of you guys are going to be in the whole identity politics things. I can only say that is just weird. If it isn't identity politics when there is a male lead, how can it be when a female is a lead?
Anyway, it doesn't matter. Identity politics or no, people shouldn't make movies that suck. And this one while it gets off to a good start, falls flat on its face.
I can say Brie seems to be able to carry a lead role well. She is kicking butt right off the bat, does a lot of her own stunts. And it is convincing. I always love seeing Jude Law. I mean the pros are obvious;
1. Set in the 90s. The first scene includes a Blockbuster video store. That was awesome!
2. The soundtrack. You guys will love it, Nirvana, Elastica, TLC, No Doubt, etc.
3. New refreshing origin story.
4. New take on Skrull/Kree conflict.
But everything falls apart in the second half of the movie. The dialogue between Jackson and Larson in the second half of the flick is just dumb and boring, when it is supposed to be funny. In the second half of the film, they seem to just resort to gimmicks and all kinds of weirdness. Like there is literally a conversation between a little girl and her mother who is contemplating going on a mission with Larson. The little girl tells her mother to go ahead and risk her life because it is something she always wanted to do.
I was like what????
It is like a failed DeadPool movie for the second half of the film. It is trying to be this edgy comedy and it is just pitiful.
So two and a half stars out of four.
Its a shame. It could have been so much better. Oh and another thing. The end credits scene ties into Endgame. And it is awesome!