Round 2 with the Mad Titan Thanos is right around the corner, but first, the MCU has to tell the story of the most powerful person in the known cinematic universe, Captain Marvel. Like I was saying in a previous post about the film, I was really excited about this release and my personal bias may reflect how I write the following post. Carol Danvers is one of my favorite characters, her story is unique, I’m a sucker for fighter jets, and she’s based in the golden age known as the ’90s.
Unfortunately, we have had controversy building up towards the release of this film, and a large portion of society either want Captain Marvel to succeed or fail. Me? I just want everyone to get along and watch a good piece of cinema, this is the MCU, we have been treated well for a decade now. You don’t have to like or dislike the film. Let’s just enjoy what Marvel has put in front of us especially since it will be our first time watching without the great Stan Lee.
Anywho, Disney’s latest project, Captain Marvel, follows the story of Carol Danvers and Nick Fury as they try to piece together Carol’s past while simultaneously defend Earth from a new invasive threat, the Skrulls. A lot of people are calling this a buddy-cop film, and I am going to follow the same suit. I liked Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson’s chemistry throughout the film, furthermore, Ben Mendelsohn and Lashana Lynch’s performances were my personal favorites along with Brie and Sam L.
When it comes to heroes, my philosophy is that you have to beat a hero down in order to show how tough that hero is and what they can endure. When it comes to Carol Danvers, she is considerably strong from start to finish in this film and I just wish she had gone through more while she was fully powered. I love how scaled her power is, and I love how much tail she kicks, I just wish there was some uncertainty that she might lose, but maybe that’s the film’s intentions. Maybe Captain Marvel is just that strong. If you have to face Thanos and save Earth, you probably have to be, so I’ll give Marvel a pass on this.
The idea that anyone you know can be a Skrull was looming all throughout the film. It got to a point where I saw the potential for some main characters to be revealed as Skrulls. I’m speaking theoretically here, but what if Captain America or Tony Stark were Skrulls? This film speaks that possibility into existence, and I think that now is the perfect time for the MCU to introduce Skrulls now that we have dozens of well-developed characters throughout the 21 films. So kudos to them for that, I’m excited to see what they do with Skrulls moving forward.
This film is littered with costumes that pop with color, the soundtrack is fantastic, and the CGI to make Sam L. and Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) look younger is very impressive. There are a lot of unsung heroes that really pull this film together for me. It’s not perfect, but its wildly entertaining and is mandatory to see if you’re an MCU fan.
Well, there you have it guys! Captain Marvel is a great installation to the MCU, everyone in the cast delivers, the action sequences are great, and I had a lot of fun watching it. The film arrives in theaters March 8th, so make sure you grab your tickets and enjoy the show! And yes, this film is a great viewing option for the family, in case you were wondering.
Until Next Time