“The ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer is here, and it is… underwhelming” links

I’m feeling significantly underwhelmed by the first trailer for Captain Marvel. [Jezebel]
This is why “Mario Kart” has been trending on Twitter all day. Barf. [Buzzfeed]
Lisa Vanderpump had a really nice birthday. [Reality Tea]
Stop playing Fortnite, peeps. [The Blemish]
Bill Hader won an Emmy. How do you feel about that? [LaineyGossip]
Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson have a baby pig now. [Dlisted]
Tatiana Maslany’s pre-Emmy looks were disastrous. [Tom & Lorenzo]
Kirsten Dunst sat on the floor at the Emmys for a time. [JustJared]

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  1. BendyWindy says:

    Are we surprised by Captain Marvel though? Brie Larson is so bland…kinda like her signature cheese.

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    • SilverUnicorn says:

      She is and I don’t get why they chose her for this role…. She is a good actress but her screen presence is zero. Gal Gadot managed better despite her poor acting skills.

      However I will have to see this one anyway, as Captain Marvel is a central character in Infinity War 2….

      • ZGB says:

        It still surprises me when people complain about Gal Gadot’s acting in Wonder Woman as I didn’t find her lacking in anyway.
        Maybe it’s the character and the way she was written, but I thought she put a lot of heart into it, I like her innocence and child-like curiosity, and naive optimism and determination. And when the action came, she was believable. So I don’t know…*shrug*

  2. Mia4s says:

    I agree. I’m…whelmed. It looks like a Marvel movie so it will be fun. But I’ve seen all this before.

    • Stumpycorgi says:

      Haha, “whelmed.” Count me in. Samuel L Jackson is narrating, something like “a space invasion, a car chase, blah blah, I was ready to call it quits.” Yes, precisely! 🤣

  3. Happy21 says:

    Brie was great in Room but WTF her acting looks all kinda awful in this trailer. Pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to sit through the whole movie, that was painful enough.

    • Maddy says:

      Yeah, I felt the same as I watched her in the trailer. Underwhelming. I’ll pass on this one.

    • violet says:

      @Happy21 – I was so disappointed in her after ROOM when I saw her as Hiddles’ sorta kinda love interest in KONG. Of course, that could have been the bland script; and they looked great together, she’s really tall isn’t she? He looks great with tall girls.

  4. Darla says:

    Brie’s a good actress, and I am actually pretty excited for this movie.

  5. LB says:

    Hmmmmm. I think it looks pretty good actually!!

    • Jamie42 says:

      Yeah–looks fine to me. Nice shot of Jude Law, too.

    • ZGB says:

      Maybe people think it’s awful because for once, a trailer doesn’t give the whole plot away? Plus, it’s an origin story and Captain Marvel seems like a serious character. She’s not out there cracking one-liners like we’re used to.

  6. Savu says:

    The trailer is so light on Captain Marvel… lots of Samuel L. Jackson. Idk. It feels like they wanted to make sure men weren’t immediately turned off by the story of a female superhero, so they’ve spliced so much action in there. Idk. It feels weird to me.

    • Char says:

      I think Marvel actually didn’t wanted to give too much of the character in the trailer, it’s still seven months to the movie.

    • AmunetMaat says:

      Also, Brie Lawson is not a pull. Not for me anyway like Samuel L Jackson is. Whenever I see him in a trailer I automatically think, “man I have to see that!”

    • mannori says:

      Same they did with Pine’s Steve Trevor for Wonder Woman, it was so infuriating for me that at times it seemed more like Steve Trevor’s movie rather than Wonder woman. I’m afraid they will do the same for WW1984 too going for the lots of scenes Pine seems to be having (I’m following some WW accounts reporting news from the set and he’s in every. scene. Meh.)

  7. Lightpurple says:

    I’ll be there opening night. She’s going to rescue the world from Thanos is Avengers 4

    ETA And I needed that trailer this morning to recover from that Mario Kart image.

  8. Lightpurple says:

    Did anyone else wish Bill Hader had accepted his Emmy as Stephon?

  9. Moira says:

    I’m excited for captain marvel.

    A fully clothed female superhero who is really the girl next door.

    • ZGB says:

      I’m just here for the costume, all of it. Even the colours, both the green one and the red one. Is it me or is she having a Barbie moment with the red suit?

  10. Case says:

    I think Brie is a good actress in dramas, but doesn’t quite know what to do with herself in action movies for some reason. I have the unfortunate feeling this will be one of the more underwhelming Marvel movies, but I’ll see it nonetheless. I just have a hard time congratulating Marvel for finally creating a woman-led film when it’s their 21st freaking movie, lol.

    • FF says:

      Who asked for congratulations?

      Administration at Marvel wasn’t supporting female or PoC leads until recently, and since then we got BLACK PANTHER, THOR: RAGNAROK, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, and CAPTAIN MARVEL was announced.

      I think all people can ask for is support of the female characters and constructive feedback to improve on them.

      I seriously doubt someone’s going to award Marvel a medal if a BLACK WIDOW movie finally materializes. And I’m sure plenty of people will still find something to complain about even then, as they usually do.

  11. Mrs. Peel says:

    Thumping tribal drums while watching Brie looking like she’s ready for a lie down. Odd juxtapositioning.

  12. Eliza says:

    It’s supposedly a complicated story with lots of aliens and mimicks, so avoiding the main plot, as it’s probably too complicated for a 1min trailer, cuts down on impact. They’re leaning into the 90s nostalgia in the trailer.

    Lee Pace and Gemma Chan are also in the film. So thumbs up.

    Still on fence about Jude Laws inclusion (I’m assuming head villian/skrull)

    • Melissa says:

      Jude Law is Mar Vell, Carol’s mentor. The one playing the main villain’s Ben Mendelsohn, so for this reason I’m watching it.

    • FF says:

      Gemma Chan’s in it? Cool! Djimon Hounsou is supposed to be back too.

      I think Jude is playing Mar Vell. I’m not even sure what that means but I’m excited for that and Maria Rambeau.

  13. Lautiec says:

    Her voice is babyish and whee is captain marvels hot 80s Duran Duran haircut. I like her in other movies but wish they picked a more physically dynamic gal for the role.

    • Dr Mrs The Monarch says:

      The voice is a big deal for me too. It is hard to believe that any actor/actress is a superhero when they don’t have a confident, assertive tone. This is Jennifer Garner’s biggest issue too. Also, I wonder if Leo Dicaprio has never taken on a superhero role because he screams like a girl.

      • ZGB says:

        True. I don’t actively hate Brie Larson in this role, I’m very open to being surprised by her portrayal when the movie is out. But just imagine Charlize Theron’s confident and deeper voice as Captain Marvel? Or Maggie Q’s sultry voice( why don’t they give this lady more roles? She’s awesome in action and acting!). I love Angelina’s deep voice as Tigress in Kung Fu Panda.
        At least with Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, that contrast played into the character, who was girly and normal off duty, but could be very dangerous on duty. Plus, with Sydney, the show never fronted like she was physically imposing, it was more about her grit, determination and resourcefulness as a spy. I think one of the things that made people really love Sydney Bristow was that she wasn’t made to be some cold, unflappable killing machine. She was real, got hurt and felt everyday human emotions

    • SK says:

      I really like Brie but the trailer makes me feel this is a miscast – mostly because of her little girl voice. The voice is noticeably all wrong for for a character like this. Scar-Jo gives great voice, so does Zoe. Honestly, I think she is too young too, this wassuch a great opportunity to cast a strong woman in her 30s. I picture a 30-something Jane Lynch or Charlize Theron…

  14. oliphant says:

    i think it looks great! have watched it a few times and legit got chills when (so it seems) she’s going binary at the end of the trailer 🙂

    also caught a glimpse of the mohawk helmet YESSSSSSSSSS

  15. Veronica S. says:

    How could you do Toad wrong like that, Stormy? He’s so cute!

    I wish I could be more excited for Captain Marvel than I am, but she’s frankly sort of a boring superhero to me. The movie could have been more provocative had it kept Carol Danvers actual age and cast her appropriately.

  16. Heather says:

    I love her but she’s not a natural for thing kind of role. Gal Gadot looks born to be a superhero. Brie looks born to do serious dramas about thirtysomething women overcoming adversity.

    Yay Tatiana though! Idc about her dress sense, she’s incredible.

    • BorderMollie says:

      Imo Brie is a great actress but doesn’t fit the part very well. Gail fit but is a terrible actress so I’m not satisfied with either of the female superhero movies so far and that’s very disappointing.

  17. Dulcinea says:

    I really wish I hadn’t clicked on thar Mario kart story. Gross!

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      I know. I started to read it and was like, “Oh, oh, wait, uh, nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!”

    • jwoolman says:

      On the one hand, ewwww. Definitely could have lived the rest of my life without hearing that.

      On the other hand, I can’t feel too sorry for Trump on this one because I remember how gross he was during the primaries on just this subject (has everybody else blocked it out of their memory?) and how many times he has mocked other people for their personal characteristics.

  18. Chef Grace says:

    I will see it just for Samuel L

  19. Madpoe says:

    Straight to DVD?! lol.

  20. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I’ll watch it just because it’s in the MCU but I’m not enthralled by the trailer. Why is Hollywood seemingly unable to do female superheroes justice in movies? Don’t answer that, I already know.

  21. Moco says:

    My kingdom for a bag of ponytail holders to split up among the female superheroes. Drives me INSANE.

    • jwoolman says:

      I think if I were an action superhero, I would just forget about long hair and go for a short cut that wouldn’t get in my way during the action and would require pretty much zero attention when off-duty.

  22. deadbotsleeping says:

    It’s not the best trailer, but my 12 year Old thinks it is. He’s already decided that we’ll ditch the husband and sister and see it together. So opening weekend for me! Before he decides he doesn’t like me. 🤣

  23. Heather says:

    Between this and news Tom Hiddleston is doing a Loki TV series I’m like what is going on with Marvel these days?

  24. Rescue Cat says:

    As are all Marvel trailers. I’m sure you could find much better films to promote if you went through the program of the recently held Toronto Film Festival.

  25. Jane says:

    Marvel realised a while ago that they can undersell their films in the trailers and let the reviews and word of mouth do the heavy lifting.

    Captain Marvel is the most powerful character in the MCU. They aren’t going to give that away in the trailer.

    • KLO says:

      Fair enough. @Jane

      I just wanted to add that i find it funny how every character is supposedly “the most powerful yet”…. hmm I feel it gets said the most about just really boring characters. Like Vision or Flash or I dunno.

      How fricken powerful can you be. Where do you fit all this power? And still Superman got killed etc. He was supposed to be Superman? How does that even happen`(I went to see the movie, I saw, still a ridiculous idea)

      Frustrated. XD

      • Jane says:

        Captain Marvel is basically the Superman of the MCU, and not like the current Superman who spends 2 and a half hours moping and not fighting a guy in a bat suit.

        There’s a reason Nick Fury was calling on her at the end of Infinity War.

      • KLO says:

        @Jane oh, ok. I didnt realize that. Makes sense now. Thanks! I couldn’t be bothered to see Infinity War after there was too many spoilers about the ending.

  26. Zee says:

    I hope people will show up for Captain Marvel no matter how bland or else we are in for another round of “Female superheroes just don’t sell so we’ll go back to male leads”(despite Wonder Woman).

  27. YOLO says:

    AntMan had the nerve to get a sequel…and I love Paul Rudd.
    Talk about bland.

  28. mannori says:

    I’m sad to say this but she is NOT Captain Marvel. I wish I was wrong, but right from the start it was clear to me she was terribly miscast. And I think she’s a good actress, is just that she’s not owning it, like Cavill never owned Superman and Assfleck never owned Batman for me. The actress for Captain Marvel should have been a middle aged woman but god forbid that the ONE time that there’s an interesting role specifically written as a middle age woman Hollywood will miss the opportunity to cast a 20 something to play it.

  29. FF says:

    I’m of two minds about it.

    1. The teaser trailer didn’t really excite me but, I don’t know enough about what to expect of the character and her story yet and how they are going to play it seeing as the FOX deal still isn’t done yet and that affects a lot of her comic story (I think they can’t present certain Skrull elements and likely no mutant Rogue either because those are the bits FOX have the rights to). I’m also not sure if I want to be spoiled by a full trailer so I might just pass on the next one and catch the film without it.

    I’ve never watched the Marvel trailers because I wasn’t watching the MCU films at all until BLACK PANTHER and then I had to play catch up (with everything not written by Joss Whedon) and I’ve still not managed most of phase one bar IRONMAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA.

    2. Depends on whether this story relies primarily on Larson as a physical action successor to the Marvel bro wall; or as a character piece about Carol Danvers as a female superhero – particularly given the traumas the character went through in the comics.

    3. None of that considers that despite this – for this film – the character could have the wrong treatment, or need a new director and/or writer; the last recasting they did was for Hulk and I don’t see that it’s necessary here yet “bland” or not, for a start Carol has at least two instances of having her memory messed with/wiped so I could understand a presentation of her as blank – which did seem part of the plot in the trailer because she can’t seem to remember who she is.

    Thor has only just really reached a high point for the character, and went through different iterations. So did Cap. I’m quite prepared to accept that the first version of Carol Danvers might need some or a lot of tweaking. I’m okay with it as long as they don’t blame it on the character and keep sharpening it.

    Plenty of fans already made their mind up not to like the character when the movie was announced.

    I also hope more female leads are coming from Marvel Studios (I also hope they have a hand in that proposed SILK movie because if it’s just Sony I can’t honestly say I’ll be any more interested in it than I am in VENOM – which is not at all, seeing as Venom is an edgelord magnet, and I don’t really trust Sony with these characters. Pass). Though I wouldn’t be surprised if they backdoor pilot them into male lead movies if people are going to dig their heels in before the films are even released, or not support them for whatever reason.

  30. Kimberly Guichard says:

    The trailer is underwhelming but I’m wondering if this was an intentional move by Marvel Studios.

    As for Brie, I was disappointed from the very beginning when I heard she was cast. Good actress, but she does not convince me in this role based on what I am seeing ATM. Plus her baby voice as mentioned earlier, is a bit of a distraction.
    Despite that, I will still make plans to see this in theatres. Female led superhero movies need and IMO deserve as much support as possible.