Captain Marvel, the 21st film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has arrived in theaters and the results did not disappoint.
This was the first Marvel movie with a female lead. The film focuses on Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) and her story of how she came to be.
It all takes place in 1995 and “Vers” (her name at the time) is living on the Kree Empire’s capital planet called “Hala.” She is part of an elite Kree military unit and they were sent out on a mission to rescue an undercover Kree operative. Once on her mission, she was captured and she begins to have memories about a life she had on Earth.
When she escapes her imprisonment, she gets into a pod and is dropped onto Earth. “Vers” then runs into Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the two decide to team up and fight the Skrull Empire.
During her time on Earth, “Vers” is also searching for answers about her memories and how she got her powers.
The first thing that grabbed my attention was Captain Marvel herself. Larson’s performance was rememberable when she was discovering who she really was. I could feel her pain and loss that she went through when her memories came back. In addition, her fight scenes were entertaining.
Another star that stood out was Mr. Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson’s role as the future director of S.H.I.E.L.D. was impressive due to the amount of humor he displayed. His interactions with Goose the alien cat left me laughing out loud.
The storyline of the movie also caught my eye. Watching the origin of a superhero is enjoyable and her story was interesting. Learning how she gained her powers and how she got caught in a galactic war was captivating.
This movie’s mid-credit scene was also preparing us for Avengers: Endgame coming to theaters April 26th.
Captain Marvel delivers an action-packed superhero story with a dash of humor. Basically, it’s a movie worth watching.
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2 Replies to “Review: Captain Marvel”
David, I agree that Captain Marvel was very entertaining and a good addition to the Marvel Universe. My only issues with the movie are really due to the rich history that has already been established in the other Marvel films. The first is in The Avengers after Cap finds the weapons on the helicarrier Nick Fury shares that they were created because of the what happened in the Thor film. That it was the first time they realized we were not alone and that we were not the strongest or most adnvanced. Well if he met the Kree and the Skrulls in 1995 and saw there advanced weaponry, ability for interstellar travel , add the fact that they could shape shift and deceive easily, and learned then he Kree were at war to purge the Universe, I have to ask why did it take the events of Thor to make Shield think they needed to create weapons with advanced technology? My second issue is I really hate the way Nick Fury lost his eye. Now in CA:The Winter Soldier (I am pretty sure) he does say he lost it the last time he trusted someone, and that would fit, but the way it happened was silly. I loved the cat, or should I say Flerken, but I did not like the choice they made about is eye.