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Movie Review: Captain Marvel

I love Carol Danvers. I love Nick Fury. I love Goose. I love this movie.

Not only was this next in my MCU rewatch list, but after everything that happened in Wandavision, I wanted to get a small refresher on what happened in Captain Marvel! I honestly don’t know why people don’t like this movie, because I genuinly love it. Anyways, here I go to ramble about it…

About The Movie:

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Captain Marvel, released March 8th, 2019, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Rated PG-13.

Notable Cast: Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, Clark Gregg, Annette Benning, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Lee Pace, McKenna Grace, and Akira Akbar.

Official 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.

Plot & Characters

I think the plot was pretty interesting! I love a good plot twist, and I loved the inter-woven storylines of Ronan and Thanos, Monica and Maria Rambeau & the Skrull, Phil Coulson and Nick Fury, and of course, Captain Marvel! One of my favorite things about the MCU is how well each movie connects to the other movies, although it does make me sad that they didn’t bother connecting the shows to the movies.

Watching Carol come into her true strength and reclaim her powers was one of my favorite parts of her character. I know a lot of “fanboys” hate her character, but if you compare her to Tony Stark, they’re both sarcastic and snarky characters who know what they can do and aren’t shy about it. I think they’re just sexist ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I really enjoyed seeing a younger Nick Fury and Coulson, especially as I continue to watch the next movie in the big rewatch, Iron Man, and see them there as well. You can really see how their demeanors change over the course of the next 3 or 4 phases of the MCU.

I definitely paid more attention to Monica this time around after seeing her again in WandaVision! There wasn’t much, but it was still fun to watch knowing what happens in the future. I also adored the friendship between Maria and Carol. Get me a friendship like that.

Favorite Moments?

I loved the scenes where Carol and Fury are in the bar up until they get to Maria’s farm. The banter, the fight scenes, the cinematography, everything. And also, Goose! Orange cats are so dumb and I love them.*

I also loved the ending of the movie when Carol confronted Yon-Rogg. I completely wasn’t expecting it, but as soon as it happened, it made perfect sense. She didn’t need to prove anything! He should’ve been helping her learn how to fight WITH her powers instead of without them! She would’ve been a great asset!

And finally, the final scene of the movie when everyone was sitting around the farm table. It just made me so happy to see everyone else safe and happy.

*I feel validated in saying this because I have an orange cat and he is dumb.

Least Favorite Moments?

I didn’t like how Vers was trying to fit in with her tac-team. It felt like she was trying too hard, and I just didn’t like them lol. I’m also just not really a big fan of deception which I realize this film relies heavily on, so I’ll accept that. Doesn’t mean I have to like it, haha.

Acting:

I feel like this movies is what happens when you tell Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson that they’re in the 90’s and to go nuts. It was amazing.

But in all seriousness, everyone did a fantastic job. For a work of fiction, it felt really authentic!

Score & Soundtrack:

The score was pretty much outdone by the soundtrack, which was ON POINT. Full of bops. I have a playlist with the soundtrack on my phone. Do yourselves a favor and go listen to it.

Rewatch?

100%. I adore Carol Danvers. A fun lighthearted Marvel film with kickass women, girls who know their worth, and lovely familial moments.

My next movie to watch is Iron Man, officially the first movie released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The start of Phase 1. The nostalgia I’m feeling is unreal, and I was 7 years old when Iron Man came out.

Expect that review soon, as at the time of writing this, I’ve already watched it!

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