Wow what’s this, another review?! Why yes, yes it is! And today I’m writing fresh out of seeing Marvel’s latest movie, and their first female fronted Captain Marvel.
This film has definitely had a lot of hype surrounding this factor. It’s got a strong cast and the characters are some that we already know and love (including a young and very funny Nick Fury) as well as some new faces who definitely added something special to the story.
For those who don’t know, Captain Marvel (or Carol Danvers) is a Kree warrior, who is fighting a war against the enemy Skrull race. When she finds herself on Earth, she starts to uncover the truth about who she is and where she comes from…
In my opinion, Captain Marvel was really enjoyable, it was funny and I loved the 90’s nostalgia- this mostly came across at the beginning of the film when she crash lands into a Blockbuster store (not a spoiler, don’t worry!) and the music. However, there were times when I forgot she was in the 90’s, and I felt like the trailers hyped this up a bit. Not that the era of the film makes or breaks it, but I thought there’d be a few more references to the time in the film as a whole.
The humour was great, and I loved the relationship between Nick Fury and… Goose… The cat. If you know, you know. I think Brie Larson was perfect for the role, because she had a great mix of portraying #girlpower as well as showing her emotions, as this is a running theme throughout the film as something she struggles to control.
I also loved the fact that it wasn’t a big deal that a woman can be a superhero. She was just like any other Marvel superhero in the MCU, and the only problem I have with this is just how long it took Marvel to finally get to this point. Captain Marvel is badass, she’s funny, and she’s probably the most powerful superhero there is.
Plus, did I mention Goose the cat?