Review: Captain Marvel

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Captain Marvel

Release Date: March 8, 2019

Runtime: 2h 5m

My Rating: 4/5 stars

4-stars

Synopsis: Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.

This review will be spoiler free

Hi my book loving friends, don’t worry you are in the right place, this is a book blog but today I thought I would turn my attention to a little film you may have heard about: Captain Marvel. As you may have noticed I am a bit of a superhero fan and so I was very excited to see Marvel’s first ever female superhero movie. I will say this movie really delivered. I tried hard not to read any critic reviews (or fan reviews for that matter) before hand, firstly because I didn’t want their opinions to impact how I watched the movie, and secondly because I find that critics tend to love movies I hate, and hate movies I found really entertaining. So, long story short, I went into this movie pretty blind.

This movie felt different from most Marvel movies, which is impressive given that there is something like 23 movies in the MCU at this point. Brie Larson was funny and engaging as Carol Danvers and her charismatic portrayal really made this a fun movie to watch. Also as a woman I took great pleasure in watching a movie about an incredibly powerful (both with superpowers and without) female hero demonstrate that he doesn’t ned to prove herself to anyone, least of all the men in her life.

Also, let me just add that young Nick Fury was an incredibly fun addition to this story, and it was nice to see him before he got all mysterious and broody. He was actually quite a pleasant person as a young man and I wish old Fury would bring some of that wit to the table. The majority of this movie takes place in the 90s so it wasn’t directly related to any of the major plot lines going on in the avengers or otherwise. It did have some fun easter eggs along the way that fans of the MCU will spot instantly, but you don’t need to have seen any other movies to watch this one.

If you have seen Marvel movies before you are probably wondering about the after credit scenes and if they are worth sitting in the theatre an extra 15 minutes for. Well I will say that the first after credits scene is definitely worth it and directly relates to the upcoming Avengers: Endgame (who else is incredibly excited?!). The second one is fun but definitely not worth waiting for if you don’t want to.

P.S. The change to the Marvel intro in order to honour Stan Lee was incredibly touching and Stan’s cameo in the movie almost made me tear up so prepare yourselves for that.

Have you seen Captain Marvel yet? What was your favourite Marvel movie so far? le the know in the comments!

 


15 thoughts on “Review: Captain Marvel

  1. I loved this movie! Very glad we went and saw it in theaters; we weren’t sure if we should, since its IMDB rating seemed a little low. I think a lot of user reviews are misguided and attack parts that were actually solid. Thanks for sharing your take!

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  2. I am glad that you enjoyed it so much. I went to see the second movie in the cinema and was well rewarded with my patience through the credits.

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  3. I just watched it yesterday! Personally, I think there is a lack of depth to Brie Larson as a character; the pacing is slow at the beginning and rushed at the middle.

    It’s a fun movie, but nor exactly one that gets me attached to the character like the other solo/origin MCU movies did.

    And yeah, young Nick Fury is splendid in the movie! Great review 😁

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