Review: CAPTAIN MARVEL Rises to the Challenge and Kicks Some Ass!
It’s been interesting to see the fan reaction to Captain Marvel leading up to its release. For the most part fans seem super excited about it, but there are other that don’t seem to be feeling it for the movie. I just hope that the fans who aren’t sold on the film will at least give it a chance.
I recently had the opportunity to see the film, and I’m sure it won’t come as a surprise to any of you that I enjoyed the hell out of it! It’s not the best film that Marvel has made, but I think the movie delivered something completely awesome, something that the fans of the MCU will love and embrace. After seeing it, I don’t see how you can’t enjoy it, but I said the same thing about The Last Jedi and look how that turned out.
One of the elements that I enjoyed most about the film was the fact that it was set in the ‘90s. As someone who was a teenager in the ‘90s, I enjoyed the nostalgic feelings that the movie unleashed within me. It was a blast to see a Marvel movie set in this era, and it’s was so cool to see the film set up the events of the MCU before there was even an Avengers initiative.
I know there’s a lot of talk about this movie being the first female-led Marvel film, which is great. But in the end, Captain Marvel is a great character that was wonderfully played by Brie Larson and the development of this character for the movie was fantastic! I loved how the filmmakers handled bringing her to life and introducing her to the MCU. While some fans aren’t happy with Larson in the role, I found that she was quite charming, but at the same time brought strength and badassery to the character.
While Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel is the main focus of the movie, Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury was also a huge part of the story! This movie gave us his origin story, it showed us what Fury was like when he was a young S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who was just getting started, and the events of this movie introduced him to a much bigger universe that he didn’t know existed. It opened his eyes and inspired the direction that he would take his career. Nick Fury was at Carol’s side throughout most of the movie and their dynamic was a ton of fun! Jackson and Larson had great chemistry together.
Also, the digital de-aging process that Marvel has used in their films have been perfected in Captain Marvel. Making Jackson a young man again was completely flawless. There was also Agent Coulson, but unfortunately, he wasn’t in the movie as much as I would have hoped.
I won’t get into any of the nitty gritty story details, but it follows the epic journey of Carol Danvers as she finds herself in a galactic war between two alien races – the Kree and the shapeshifting Skrulls. This war leads Danvers to Earth where she embarks on a mission to end this war. I will also say that the movie had some surprising twists and turns that some of you may or may not see coming as you watch the movie.
I won’t say anything else in regards to the story, but the movie also features the same level of awesome action that you’d expect from these MCU movies. And yet, everything you’ve heard about the cat, Goose, in the film is true. That cat has some great scenes!
Captain Marvel was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind), and I thought that they did a fantastic job with the movie. They delivered something that I think most of the fans are going to enjoy. Movies like this are made to entertain, and Captain Marvel does exactly that.
I can’t wait to see it again with my girls! They’re going to love it!