Brie Larson Wears Sheer Embellished Gown To ‘Captain Marvel’ Premiere

Brie Larson wears custom Rodarte to the red carpet film premiere of "Captain Marvel" at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on March 4, 2019.

Co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel opens with "Vers"-the name Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is given by Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), her Kree mentor/leader".

After a fairly confusing, flashback-fractured first act, Captain Marvel finally finds its footing once Larson teams up with Samuel L. Jackson, playing a pre-eyepatch Nick Fury with the eerily effective assistance of digital de-aging.

The advertising for this movie doesn't quite let on (a) how weird Captain Marvel actually is and (b) that this movie is pretty much a full-on cosmic sci-fi film. With this duo at the center, Captain Marvel seamlessly moves from road movie, to heist film, to mystery thriller.

Though both are immediately drawn to the cat in the film, the actors Larson and Jackson weren't as enamored with their feline co-star.

The results are not likely to equal the impact of "Black Panther", in part because "Black Panther" had considerably more violence as a selling point.

"I've never been invited!" she said. Arriving on the odd planet raises even more questions, especially after meeting S.H.I.E.L.D.

Brie Larson is receiving mixed reviews for her performance in Captain Marvel. That began to change previous year with Black Panther and continues this week with the release of Captain Marvel.

When Captain Marvel comes down to Earth, that's when she really soars. It's just this is who she is and this is the story that we're telling. If we're going to do more fish-out-of-water humor in superhero movies, it's certainly a wise choice to bring him along for the ride and to nostalgically rib on the frustrations of the Internet during its infancy (floppy disks, unbearably long loading times, and more remind us of darker times and the evolution of technology). Their plans go awry, Vers is captured, and the Skrulls prod her mind, digging through her childhood and more recent history as an Air Force pilot and Guns N' Roses fan for a mysterious clue.

The latest lightning-rod litmus test in our increasingly annoying culture wars is a comic book film whose lead character flies through space in a scuba suit and shoots plasma out of her palms. In a nutshell, the film is placed after Captain America but still much before The Avengers. While we still don't know exactly what happened to Coulson off-screen (the man has, after all, already died at least once and gotten better), and we do know that Gregg is returning in a still-mysterious role next season, S.H.I.E.L.D. will require new direction - and star Henry Simmons confirmed that his character Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie will be stepping up. It's one of the best of the franchise, and yes, I've seen every Marvel film out there. Unless you know the story from the comics, it can be a bit confusing until the pieces start to connect about mid-way through the film. The mystery of her origin is ultimately uninteresting, and it deprives Captain Marvel of a character arc or any notable weaknesses.

If you asked me to recite the Marvel Cinematic Universe origin story of any Avenger, I'd say just about the same thing for majority: ordinary person living their normal life, odd event, they try to figure out their powers for a while, they chase a MacGuffin, yadda yadda.

  • Gwendolyn Kim