Review: Captain Marvel

What makes her a hero.

Vers (Brie Larson) is a Kree warrior whose life is dedicated to fighting Skrulls. She has no memories of anything else. During a mission, she is captured by a Skrull named Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) who unearths fragments buried deep in her subconscience. After she escapes, she crash lands on Planet C-53 also known as Earth, and meets up with a young S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to fight the infiltrating Skrulls and figure out her past.

After all this time, finally Marvel has given us a female led super hero movie and if you've spent any considerable amount of time on the internet, you know incels are pissed about it. So every time this movie flat out showed a man trying to talk down to a woman, harass a woman, or expected to be owed something from her, I smiled, because I knew somewhere there was a man-baby getting all bent out of shape about it.

Shitty people aside, Captain Marvel was a blast. It gets off to a rough start with a dark battle and mostly uninteresting characters but as soon as Vers lands on Earth and meets up with Nick Fury, this movie comes alive. I didn't realize how much I missed consistently seeing Fury in these movies. Jackson has excellent chemistry with Larson and Vers and Fury together are very similar personality wise. The heart of the story is when Vers finds out she is Carol Danvers and meets up with her old friend, Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch)

I liked how they tied things together with the other MCU movies. We see a few familiar faces from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and our favorite traveling infinity stone also makes another appearance. I think Carol is going to fit in nicely with the other Avengers too. I especially want her to have scenes with Wanda because she's my current favorite.

If there was one thing I was worried about when Captain Marvel was announced, it was how they handle her power. She's been hyped as the most powerful being in the universe so I was afraid they would introduce her as this deus ex machina and that she would run over all the other Avengers. But, I should've just trusted The Russos. Even though they had nothing to do with this movie, they seem to be taking those fears seriously and they have proven to write weaknesses in the already OP characters like Thor, Scarlet Witch, and Hulk. 

Another aside, what they do with the Marvel logo at the beginning of this film might make you cry.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B+

Memorable Quote: "Your ass." - Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) simultaneously 

Comments

  1. Best MCU movie I ever saw on Simon Wiggle's birthday ❤️

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    1. Have you seen a lot of Marvel films for the first time on Simon's birthday? lol

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    2. Captain Marvel's the only Marvel movie I saw on Simon's birthday

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  2. That Stan Lee tribute was beautiful, wasn't it?
    I always hope the MCU movies do well but the records Captain Marvel is breaking serves as an amazing 'eff you' to the disgusting trolls out there!

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  3. That was such a fun movie! I really hope we get to see Goose in Endgame and Fury reunites with Carol

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    1. I need to know the life span on that little bastard lol

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  4. I loved that Stan Lee tribute as well. I thought it was so appropriate and it was touching as well.

    I had fun watching this film. Yes, it got off to a rough start but once they arrive on Earth. It became a whole lot of fun as I found myself doing air drums to a few songs and grooving along to TLC. Plus, how can anyone not love Goose? I hope he's still alive for Endgame so that he can eat Thanos.

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  5. OK, due to your review, I now want to see this. I was not at all interested in this but you have now peaked my interest. Was Brie Larson good in the role?

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  6. "So every time this movie flat out showed a man trying to talk down to a woman, harass a woman, or expected to be owed something from her, I smiled, because I knew somewhere there was a man-baby getting all bent out of shape about it"

    Haha. I can imagine the “you should smile” moment is a punch in the air moment for a lot of women. I felt it was little on the nose but anything to piss of those incel weirdos is fine by me.
    Was a good film. I laughed a lot. Liked the fact that the best relationship was female friendship. It was refreshing. Brie Larson was great and worked well with Jackson.

    Good review.

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    1. The amount of times I've had a man say "you should smile" or something of the sort to me is depressing lol

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    2. Yeah I imagine it was a hit with the female audience. Just mental people would do that. How often does it happen to you?

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    3. Honestly at least a few times every year. Around here in the summer time you always get random dudes whistling at your or yelling "smile!" most of the time they're drunk but still. It's odd because I can never imagine myself asking someone else to do these things.

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  7. Nice review! My expectations for this wasn't very high, just because I felt like Marvel waited way too long to get her involved in their whole franchise. But I was pleasantly surprised - it was funny, action-packed, and had a lot of girl power scenes. I'm excited to see more of her, especially in Endgame.

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    1. I think with how powered up she is, it's probably best they saved her until right before Thanos, but we already should've had a Widow movie by now.

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  8. Yeah, the incels can suck it. Solid movie that I had a good time watching. Looking forward to seeing her in Endgame. And the Stan Lee tribute definitely gave me the feels.

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    1. I never thought title credits would almost make me cry. lol

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