Though its heroics don't quite hit the spot, there's a lot to like about Carol Danvers' introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
At 90 minutes it's either far too slight or a stretched idea but it's never boring. (✯✯✯½)
Plays against type by flashing everything in one's face. (✯✯✯✯✯)
Disposably unsuspenseful at its worst, with traces of beauty mixed alongside trite characterization and drama. (✯✯)
Good intentions bombarded with forced attempts at coming out. (✯½)