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Captain Marvel (2019) Review | Jason’s Movie Blog


The Marvel Motion picture Universe (i.e. the MCU) has of course come to be a spearheading brunt in both the superhero style of filmmaking as nicely as cinematic smash hits style. Since the franchise began previously in 2008, the MCU has rather basically skyrocketed to new-fashioned flick franchise fame, consenting a recurring reportage of adjoined superhero facility movies (unanimously from which are comic retrieve resource fabric freeholds from Marvel comics) within a schedule flick universes. Wearing each brand name-new-fashioned access, the MCU has prospered in size (expanding its super own universes of heroes, gods, and monsters) as nicely as offering a hit-ish superhero fantasy avoidance for audiences about the planet. Usually, the franchise itself has evidenced to be a huge juggernaut, cultivating considerable successful numbers at the box workplace wearing every access, which proficiency the mass glamour of costumed comic retrieve heroes and the need for recurring the diverse MCU phase sagas in recurring currently desperate ones as nicely as brand name-new-fashioned ones to fill in the roster. Currently, Marvel Workshops and supervisors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden outfit for the 21st theatrical activity reckon of installation of the MCU wearing the flick Captain Marvel. Is the flick “humble excellent” or is it just a flat and uninspiring access in the long-dashing cinematic universes?


For the past 6 years, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) has stayed on the alien planet Hala (the capital residence planet to the Kree race) and has been a individual of warrior elite contraption described “Kree Starforce” team; going by the tag of “Vers”. But she is human, Vers has stayed among the Kree on Hala, residing in their society as she metros to come to be a deplorable warrior under her advisor / commander Yon-Rogg (Jude Law). But, Vers doesn’t remember anything about her vitality in the past arriving on Hala, struggling to realise who she is and what lies within her past. Once a Starforce goal goes sideways and Vers is snatched by the Kree’s sworn adversary, the Skrull, spearheaded by Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), they filter into her memories, making it possible for Vers more uncover / insight into her past than she can remember. Her fuzzy yet opened memories lead Vers and the Skrulls to Earth (circa the mid-90s), in which they’re gawking for a lightspeed engine that was honed by Carol’s advisor, Dr. Wendy Lawson (Annette Bening). Wearing the help of S.H.I.E.L.D agent Nick Fierceness (Samuel Jackson) as nicely as Carol’s previous excellent friend Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch), who knew Carol in the past the wreck that detected her on Hala, Vers digs deeper into her past memories (having a previous vitality on Earth) and her relationship to Dr. Lawson’s research progressive technology that the Skrulls are seeking out. But, the more that Vers / Carol portions together her past, the more she uncovers about the reality to the ongoing battle that has led the Kree and the Skrulls to Earth.


It goes without moral (as innumerable of you readers currently realise) that I’m a considerable (and implement schedule considerable) follower of the MCU movies. I reckon this finicky cinematic franchise has of course embellishments (the suitable means) into ending up up being a huge juggernaut that it is today, protracting over more than a years (currently) in presentation its schedule universes of Marvel superheroes. As one can reckon of, I’m more of a follower of Marvel comic retrieve individualities than the DC Comics ones, so the actual cinematic layout that each of the twenty movies unleashed (hence far) because 2008 have conceivably bewitched and “geeked out” my inner fanboy. Of course, the wins of the MCU has been enhanced upon the currently desperate individualities (i.e. Iron Individual, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk) as nicely bringing brand name-new-fashioned individualities into the blend (i.e. Black Panther, Medical master Weird, and the Conservationists of the Galaxy); showcasing the miscellaneous themes and reportings that come wearing these awfully tales of considerable and wickedness. Of course, I implement offer that these movies have detected a “cheery solution” and have recurred as such (as vital) throughout its miscellaneous access in their “phase sagas”, however it’s something that conceivably massaged and there have been a couple of startles along the means that preserves these movies both “sensational” and “amiable” at the exact same time. All in unanimously, I reckon that the MCU (as a whole) has conceivably vacated its mark on the movie field. The qualm keeps…. how long can this schedule cinematic universes of Marvel superheroes be sizeable in the past it comes to be stale and uninteresting to the general public opinions?  I assumption just time will conceivably tell on that undertaking in the designed for years.

This, of course, lugs me previously to discussing Captain Marvel, the 21st facility movie in the collaborative superhero planet of the MCU. Usually, being a flick buff and follower of the Marvel superhero freeholds, I’ve been conceivably obviating any kind of type of MCU undertaking for the past innumerable years. That being said, Avengers: Eternity Battle’s ending up conceivably led an endorsement inkling at what is to come for the penultimate access of the Stage III legend (in the past the ending conclusion in Avengers: Endgame), wearing Captain Marvel being the next off superhero to appear in superhero universes. Wearing that, the reports mill began pivoting as nicely as unanimously the pre-takeoff “buzz” about the flick (i.e. actors news, production stills, and B-Rumble video footage, I was retrieving rather anxious to go to Captain Marvel, specifically pondering it was gonna posture the individuality of Carol Danvers into the MCU (an start tale I was supposing), who would (allegedly) play a pivotal chore in the Avengers: Endgame. Of course, I did have some irresoluteness about the flick, however the movie’s advertising commercializing (flick trailers, TV locations, etc.) maintained my excitement rather peaked to go to this flick. Substantially, I was inquisitive to go to how it would ultimately type up and lead into to Avengers: Endgame. Regretfully, there was some conversation bordering the flick that lead into some audiences bashing the facility or “black balled” it wholeheartedly (i.e. what taken place wearing the score on Rotten Tomatoes). Still, my presumption in seeing Captain Marvel never ever varied (and I wasn’t in reality recorded up in unanimously the means “politicising” for the flick) as I went to go to the movie on its opening evening (wearing unanimously the rest of the pass away-hard MCU fans out there). What did I reckon of it? Well, in spite of some nitpicks listed under and there, Captain Marvel is an additional successful installation in the on-going schedule superhero universes by Marvel Workshops. It wasn’t the unreduced excellent that the tolerated has positioned out (specifically pondering some of the recent considerable hits), however it’s conceivably far from being a bomb / bummer that some were projecting it to be.

Captain Marvel is led by both Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, whose both have previous directorial jobs on both the movies Sugar, Mississippi Work, and It’s Sort of a Enjoyable Story (both of which co-led those movies). While these previous job undertakings are innumerable miniscule-budgeted movies, Captain Marvel epitomizes Fleck and Boden’s dive into the venture of considerable-scaled / considerable-budgeted hit. While their so-described “dive” into these species of movies is not met wearing some dilemmas (more on that listed under), Fleck and Boden implement administer excellent application of their directorial job-related on Captain Marvel, rendering sure to encompass innumerable superhero appearances and nuances that are customary to an MCU facility movie. This requires innumerable considerable-time visual answers of heroics, a blend of wit and dramatic heart, and the value of figuring out itself (both individuality and flick) in this ever-farming cinematic franchise. On those junctures, Fleck and Boden do well and preserves the flick awfully a boatload a Marvel flick wearing and wearing. In that observation, the flick (whether you love it or not) has the stature quo perfunctory of a MCU facility movie, which is still rather amiable and amiable.

That being said, Captain Marvel performs juggle to shakeup the perfunctory standalone start tale MCU facility movie that he unanimously realise of (remember this is the 21st installation in the franchise) in 2 pivot regions. Of course, the first (and maybe the more awfully sensible one) is that Captain Marvel is the awfully first MCU flick for a lady lead individuality to be featured in her super own stand-alone start tale. Of course, lady individualities have been featured wearing past MCU movies (i.e. Black Widow, Gamora, Wasp, Valkyrie, Scarlett Witch, Shuri, etc.), however have habitually messed around a “proving” chore to the lead male superheroes. In Captain Marvel, however, the individuality of Vers / Carol Danvers confiscates nucleus phase and deportments as the focal time of the movie, committing an entire activity reckon of towards the individuality. It’s conceivably a awfully awfully sensible and poignant moment for girls starlets in Hollywood (specifically in the realm of superhero movies) and performs of course really feel prefer it’s the “indication of times” (for the much better) in the field. Therefore, Captain Marvel, for much better or even worse, performs mien as the “tipping time” in a perfunctory match for lady leads in these movies. Relevant here’s to preferring we go to more of this in the future chapters of the MCU.

The miscellaneous other suspension is that it administers a slightly brand name-new-fashioned spin of the commonly come to be aware superhero start tale arc (something that’s atypical for both the MCU franchise as nicely as superhero movies on the whole). While innumerable superhero tales go to the more conventional uncolored position of a savior’s surge from schedule to preposterous (i.e. unlikeliest zero to bold savior), the movie’s manuscript, which was penned by Fleck and Boden as nicely as Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Nicole Perlman, and Meg LeFauve, introduces our savior (Vers / Carol) currently gifted wearing powers and (throughout the course of the reportage) locates her mystifying past in edict to glide forward. It’s not a considerable “arcade changer”, however it’s conceivably a non-conventional means of storytelling and help blend up the commonplace superhero start tale that we unanimously realise of, which performs help administer Captain Marvel succeed more so than miscellaneous other undertakings.

Discussion-shrewd, Captain Marvel is a rather steadfast undertaking, capitalizing its 90s age position glamour for visual tricks as nicely as its sci-fi fundamentals / nuances to administer the facility otherworldly. It’s sort of prefer “one foot in reality, one foot in fantasy” type of seating throughout the flick. On that front, the flick performs do well, hitting unanimously the suitable collaborative nuances (visually chatting) in forming the facility movie. Therefore, the flick’s diverse “behind the scenes” team, entailing Andy Nicholson (production incongruities), Sanja Milkovic Hays (costume incongruities), and Ben Davis (cinematography) unanimously job-related rather nicely in their singular fields on Captain Marvel. Better, the visual effects are also considerable. There not superbly grandiose from what I’ve seeing in some previous access (i.e. Avengers: Eternity Battle), however are not hellish and / or dated CGI effects. A considerable instance of unanimously of this is towards the movie’s ending up, which showcases plenty of visual answers and the application of Carol Danvers complete power. Last however not the awfully least, while the movie’s score, which was designed by Pinar Toprak, is considerable and conceivably has unanimously the suitable musical signs and melody that sometimes come wearing a Marvel superhero flick, the soundtrack for Captain Marvel has plenty of 90s hits songs, entailing Paradise’s “Come As You Are”, Most unquestionably no Reluctance’s “Simply a Woman”, TLC’s “Waterfall”, and Lita Ford’s “Kiss Me Deadly” just to tag a couple of. Once again, it unanimously adds to the 90s nuanced taste of the facility timeline position and it unanimously feels considerable.

Regretfully, Captain Marvel performs loss target to some dilemmas that renders the facility stumble and not rather as distinct as some of the last access in the MCU. How so? Well, in spite of the flick “refresh up” the infinite reportage texture of a superhero start tale for the MCU and adding variety in the lead chore, Captain Marvel doesn’t in reality “up the ante” as shortly as it comes to cinematic undertakings. Of course, the flick is considerable and is conceivably amiable, however it’s in reality to compare to innumerable previous MCU Stage III legend movies. As innumerable audiences, superhero movies are evolving past what they application to be. I schedule… filter at the smaller sized scale “designed for of age” tale from Spider-Individual: Homecoming, to the more wit based sci-fi escapade from Thor: Ragnarok, the poignant and diverse tale from Black Panther, and the grandeur hit epic from Avengers: Eternity Battle. Contrasted to unanimously those access, Captain Marvel (as an entire facility movie) scarcities that additional “oomph” that renders the tale well worth the tag brand name of the Marvel Motion picture Universe. To me, while I reaped it, I wasn’t wholeheartedly “blown away” or overly “invigorated” by the flick. Usually, while the movie positions a hard lady lead superhero, the rest just feels slightly subpar. But, while it might be fifty percent the duty lies wearing Fleck and Boden (as nicely as those require in the tale / manuscript forming), however also as nicely as we (the audiences), who have come to be slightly “conditioned” in food craving to go to something grandiose and brand name brand name-new-fashioned from this cinematic franchise. Most unquestionably no one can points that the MCU has spearheaded the means for the current age of superhero movies, so the bar has been package in reality high for guesses for unanimously within each brand name-new-fashioned installation. Therefore (and I’ll explain a tad tad more listed under), Captain Marvel performs loss a tad tad short on guesses

Portion of the discredit wearing that is in the taking care of of the facility, wearing Fleck and Boden lacking the selective nature of forming a superhero flick. Making every physical effort-shrewd, both are considerable, however the facility just in reality scarcities the size and level that it in reality desires to be (or rather the reportage it desires to tell). Directly, they both just appear a tad tad tad out of their depth for a considerable budgeted / awfully predicted hit superhero job prefer this. This is innumerable telltale throughout the movie’s middle suspension (i.e. the second mien), which performs tad tad to glide the tale / tale along and sort of feels prefer a tad tad fertile. Of course, it conceivably picks up throughout the thirdly mien, however the second mien of the facility conceivably can’ve been dealt with differently in both storyboarding and in instruction. An additional discredit is that the flick never ever sincerely “humanizes” the individuality of Vers / Carol. The MCU is littered wearing “humanizing” its diverse superhero leads, which renders them humbler / more considerate and sometimes evolve past their comic retrieve exteriors visual glamors. Of course, I implement recognize that this is the first endorsement for the individuality of Carol Danvers in this cinematic universes, however the movie never ever wholeheartedly permits her (as a individuality) to fully “humanize”; seeming to stoic and bold throughout. But, I’m sure they (Marvel Workshops) will conceivably build more upon Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel in future installations down the thoroughfare, evolving her into something more than what’s positioned in this movie.

Together, while the reportage texture is miscellaneous from past MCU undertakings, Captain Marvel performs snatch information signs from miscellaneous other lady lead-based activity envisions of late… specifically wearing both Acknowledgment Woman and Alita: Battle Angel. While this is not necessarily a negative point (both of those movies showcase some rather hard and negative-butt lady lead temperament individualities), their nuances and reportage portions appear vaguely acquainted in this finicky flick (i.e. a lady lead individuality who has a mystifying past and miraculous hard rediscovering a heinous discovery by the movie’s run out). Once again, it’s not broadly a negative point, however it just comes off as a tad tad tad also nuisance-free and also tantamount to those 2 movies. Better, without destructing it, the negative guy in the flick also feels a tad underwhelming for the tale that flick desires to study. It is sufficient, however not grandiose, specifically designed for after such nicely-constructed offenders prefer Killmonger from Black Panther or Thanos from Avengers: Eternity Battle. To me, unanimously these junctures didn’t bug me as a boatload (however I was aiming a tad tad tad more than was positioned), however it might frustrating to others and in reality might weigh hefty on them in their on the whole likeability towards Captain Marvel.

The actors in Captain Marvel is a rather steadfast one, wearing plenty of recognizable challenges (i.e. celebs / starlets) from previous openings inhabiting the flick within the singular individualities. Of course, actress Brie Larson is at the head of the pack, tinkering the titular pivot title individuality of “Captain Marvel” or rather Vers or rather her real tag Carol Danvers. Larson, come to be aware for her shindigs in Kong: Skull Island, Short Term 12, and Void, sure did renders some “waves” digital prior to the takeoff of Captain Marvel, which did rub some audiences / fans the wrong means. But, it didn’t bug me, so I didn’t compensation enthusiasm to those testimonies and saw Larson’s practicality in the flick (my on the whole opinion) in an unjaded and unprejudiced light. Directly, she was in reality considerable as Vers / Carol, introducing the mighty Marvel individuality to the MCU in a awfully optimistic means. As previous remarked, the individuality of Carol Danvers is the first lady lead lead temperament in the MCU and Larson is plainly up to the job in filling up out that chore; having a sharp cheekiness and amusing banter as shortly as she’s attaching wearing innumerable the flick’s diverse individualities. There are a couple of scenes that she appears a tad tad tad irregular on, however (for the innumerable part) Larson succeeds in tipping into the boots of Carol Danvers.

All in unanimously, I reckoned that Larson was sweet in the chore. Their habitually “enfranchisement for innovation” in rendering the individuality her super own (a tad tad tad more) and I reckon she can considerable that in future MCU facility movies. Therefore, in spite of unanimously the debatable points encircle her, I reckoned that she was sweet as Vers / Carol Danvers and conceivably tempered herself as a hard and powerful lady superhero lead that sure performs kick butt and can comfortably go toe-to-toe wearing any kind of miscellaneous other of the male superhero leads in the franchise (i.e. Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Raw / Iron Individual, Chris Evans’s Steve Rogers / Captain America, Chris Harmsworth’s Thor, etc.).

Behind Larson’s Vers / Carol, is the individuality of Nick Fierceness, the future supervisor of S.H.I.E.L.D who is a low-level agent throughout the flick, who is messed around by superstar Samuel L. Jackson. Come to be aware for his shindigs in Pulp Fiction, The Despiteful 8, and Snakes on a Aircraft, Jackson has appeared innumerable times as the individuality Nick Fierceness (or rather Supervisor Fierceness) in the diverse MCU movies, however more as miniscule proving chore; rendering think as the “gruffer” and more stalwart user who assist the Avengers in whatever dilemmas they discredit. In Captain Marvel, however, he brings more to time to shine (bumped up to more of a bigger proving chore than in the past) and brings to showcase a more lighthearted and amusing side to Fierceness, wearing Jackson comfortably up to the job in offering his MCU individuality in a boatload miscellaneous light than previous proved. Better, Jackson’s relationship wearing Larson is sweet as their on-supervise chemistry (exceedingly nothing thrilling) is wonderful as its rather amusing to go to their banter previously and forth in a means than appears herbal rather than brunt. Plus, for fans of these movies, you implement avail to go to how Jackson’s Fierceness loses his eye in the flick.

Peeking past Jackson’s antiphon as Nick Fierceness, Captain Marvel performs bargain some miscellaneous other miniscule proving shindigs to past MCU utility providers to antiphon to their singular on-supervise individualities. This requires superstar Clark Gregg (Reps of S.H.I.E.L.D and Choke) as a colorful agent Phil Coulson (capitalizing the exact same “de-aging” visuals effects that Jackson had for the movie), superstar Lee Rate (The Hobbit: The Battle of the 5 Platoons and Halt and Catch Fire) as the Kree Ronan the Accuser, and superstar Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator and Blood Diamond) as Korath. These individualities, however disallowed on their supervise time, are fun tad tad cameo throwbacks to past MCU movies; adding sort of “rapports” to the rest of the currently desperate schedule franchise. That being said, I sort of wished some of them were exploited a tad more, specifically Coulson. Still, their inclusion in the facility was a welcomed one.

The miscellaneous other user that plays an awfully sensible relationship to the individuality of Carol Danvers is the individuality of Maria Rambeau, one of Carol’s antiquated playmates and fellow Undertone Brunt pilot. Tinkered by actress Lashana Lynch (Rapid Women and Powder Void), the individuality of Maria is a rather considerable, posture herself as a proving individuality in the flick as nicely as focal time in “assembling together” Danvers’s past memories. The on the whole individuality build for Rambeau isn’t realistically anything brand name-new-fashioned, however the friend / relationship in between her and Danvers is a considerable one and the flick of course nails that. This is also telltale in the on-supervise practicality that Lynch gives in the chore and the slightly attachment she cares wearing Larson. In the run out, the individuality was a steadfast proving player in Captain Marvel and it would be cool if she performs antiphon anew in some of the future MCU movies. In relationship to wearing that individuality, young actress Akira Akbar (Brute Psyches and This Is Us) plays Maria’s little woman Monica Rambeau and of course performs a considerable job-related in the chore (no grievances listed under).

Transmitting along down the queues of rapports to Carol Danvers / Vers are miscellaneous other 2 individualities Yon-Rogg, Vers’s commander / advisor of the Kree Starforce team, and Dr. Wendy Lawson, a mystifying lady lady who shares a coherent relationship to Carol’s past, that are messed around by superstar Jude Law (Superb Beasts: The Crook offenses of Grindelwald and Better) and actress Annette Bening (American Looker and The Siege) respectfully. For their collaborative portions, both Law and Bening help “anchor” the movie as the flick’s proficient rendering think utility providers and realistically implement so within their individualities. Law lends the suitable amount of leadership bravado and excellent wit to his portrayal of Yon-Rogg. Also, Bening serves as the more gravitas chore as Dr. Lawson, bordered more deodorised perplexity as she grasps the pivot to opening Ver’s past (as Carol Danvers). Although she doesn’t avail a considerable and wholesome individuality build, Bening was sweet in the flick as both her (as nicely as Law) are sweet as shortly as bouncing dialogue against Larson.

The just miscellaneous other proving individuality that plays a considerable part in the flick is the individuality of Talos, the forming-leader of the Skrull that are after Carol’s past memories (in search for Dr. Lawson’s research), who is messed around by superstar Ben Mendelsohn (Prepared Player One and Brat One: A Superstar Fights Story). Regretfully, the individuality isn’t specially fresh and doesn’t in reality carry anything brand name-new-fashioned to what’s currently been told in the past access, which renders Talos a slightly second-price resistance / antagonist of the facility. The flip side to that is that Mendelsohn is habitually considerable in tinkering this type of individuality (go to his chore in Prepared Player One). Therefore, I reckon that he was considerable as Talos, wearing the mix of smarmy villainy and some amusing detritus. Could there been reclamations rendered on the individuality? Most unquestionably, however, for its well worth, it jobs for what the flick necessitates.

Rounding out the actors are innumerable miscellaneous other participants of the Kree Starforce team, entailing superstar Algenis Perez Soto (Sugar and Samba) as Att-Lass, actress Gemma Chan (Insane Moneyed Asians and Mary Monarch of Scots) as Minn-Erva, and superstar Rune Temte (Eddie the Eagle and Stamina) as Bron-Char. These singular individualities are largely slight proving shindigs (and exceedingly nothing more), however they are nicely-claimed (for their amount portions allotted in the flick). As a side-chit, the feline in the flick “Goose” performs basically swipe the affirm in his scenes. Why? You’ll have to situate out…..

Last however not the awfully least, as to be supposed, the flick performs have to pivot Easter Egg scenes throughout the movie’s run out credits sequences (one mid-credits one and one at the awfully run out). While I won’t fiasco up it what these 2 finicky scenes are, the last scene is more of a fun comedic one and the previous scene is something that I rather supposed to go to (as I’m sure that innumerable out there can assumption what I’m discussing). Still, that scene is something that I reaped. As a last side-chit, the flick opens up wearing a sentimental and excellent homage to epic Stan Lee.

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Starforce warrior Vers excursions to Earth to unlock her past and discourage an intergalactic conspiracy theory in the Kree-Skrull Battle in the flick Captain Marvel. Directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden latest facility movie brows through the renowned Marvel superhero individuality in her first solo activity reckon of, consenting on offering her individuality wearing her super own start tale of species for the new-fashioned MCU franchise. Well, the flick performs battle in its second mien (pacing priorities) as nicely as a couple of nuances that are atypical for an MCU undertaking, the flick performs situate its stride proving the fresh, some sensational inklings, and steadfast capabilities from its actors, specifically in Larson and Jackson. To me, I reaped this flick. Of course, it wasn’t my unique favorite in the MCU’s Stage III legend, however it was still a successful access in this schedule universes that was both fun and amiable (and that’s what I filter for in an MCU flick). Wearing that being said, my referral for this flick is conceivably a “advised” one superhero flick fans, specifically ones seeking a hard lady lead individuality, as nicely as for the laid-previously audiences glimpsing for some hit disturbance. Imparted whatever that said and supposed about Avengers: Endgame (the next off and epic cinematic undertaking from Marvel), it’s secure to assume that Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel will conceivably appear in the flick (and play a pivotal chore in the holding up against Avengers participants in their battle to reverse what Thanos has done), however her future in the MCU is one that I’m more entertained to touring, wearing plenty of cinematic reportings for the workshop to study (both in between Captain Marvel and Avengers: Eternity Battle timeline as nicely as past Avengers: Endgame). Regardless of what metalizes on the point ofview, Captain Marvel (as a movie), while not as madly stellar as some of the last access in the franchise, still succeeds in being a conducive installation in this on-going schedule comic retrieve flick universes and a think about forward for lady lead individualities in the age of cinematic superhero movies.

3.8 Out of 5 (Recommended)

Launched On: March 8th, 2019
Weighed On: March 11th, 2019

Captain Marvel is 124 minutes and is ranked PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and answers, and short-term suggestive language

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