Just in case you didn’t get it from the title: I JUST SAW CAPTAIN MARVEL! And just in case you didn’t get this from the title, either: IT WAS AMAZING!!!
Captain Marvel was probably my favorite superhero film that I’ve watched since Avengers Infinity War. This film was one of the most unique Marvel movie I have ever seen, and if you’re not on the Marvel Fan Train yet, than you know that this was Marvel’s first solo female movie. We know that the Black Widow movie is scheduled to come out in the future, but Captain Marvel is the first one to do it.
Not only did Marvel make a great movie, but it took an amazing comic book character, and brought it justice. This movie took Carol Danvers, and made her a confident, strong, and bad*** superhero!
I actually had never heard of Captain Marvel until I heard that they were releasing the movie. Then, I did a whole lot of research: reading comic books, watching YouTube videos, and just searching the web. I knew of the Captain Marvel in DC (A.K.A. Shazam), but Carol Danvers was a new figure to me, and since I knew she was going to be a big part in Avengers Endgame, I was excited to learn all I could about her.
I got to say, after all my research, Brie Larson is an excellent actress for this role. She played the character with a confidence that was totally evident. She knocked it out of the ball park.
Now, it’s time to get into the review of the movie. I know you’re probably thinking, “You obviously liked the movie, why should we continue to read?” BECAUSE, I’m going to go into great detail about this movie about why it was amazing, what I thought about it, and how it’s going to affect Avengers Endgame. Let’s get started.
As you can tell, I loved the movie. Captain Marvel was a great movie with several plot twist, great characters, and villains that made the movie hilarious and enjoyable. This movie is definitely one of Marvel’s finest. Marvel has outdone themselves.
This movie wasn’t perfect. No movie is. But I definitely thought that the movie’s pros out weighed the cons, but that doesn’t mean we won’t go over both. Let’s start with the pros:
As I said, the movie has several enjoyable characters. One character, who’s presence I enjoyed, was Agent Coulson. He didn’t have a huge role, but just his presence was enough to make me enjoy him. I’m actually glad they gave him a small role, this allowed Captain Marvel to develop more, and to allow the audience to focus on the purpose of the movie. His character was a good addition to the movie.
Another great addition to this movie, was the build up of Nick Fury. This movie really showed us how Nick Fury became the person that we know and love. As we can see in the beginning, Fury isn’t as serious than when he was with the Avengers. You can see that the time with Carol Danvers made him tougher. I love seeing Captain Marvel’s influence all over the past MCU movies. Things like how Nick Fury lost his eye, how S.H.I.E.L.D. got there hands on the Tesseract, where Fury got the name for the Avengers Initiative, etc. This movie, satisfied thousands of Marvel fans all over the world. These little plot fillers weren’t needed, but they help give the movie originality.
Before we go to much further, I would like to say one thing: I CALLED IT!
I was right, People! I knew that Goose wasn’t just a cat, but a Flerken. If you don’t know what a flerken is, I have a post about it, click right here. As the movie came closer and closer to release, I had two agonizing questions that were on my mind: 1)How is Captain Marvel going to affect Avengers Endgame and 2)is Goose a flerken? These questions were burning in my mind, and I was so curious. And guess what? I was right!
Goose turned out to be a flerken, and this made me very happy and nervous. This creature is a very interesting alien, and I wasn’t sure if they would bring it to justice. In the comics the flerken looks epic! But I was glad to see that not only was the flerken in the movie, but that he was used in a very appropriate way. Plus, Goose is the reason why we have the amazing one eye Nick Fury that we know today. So thank you, Goose.
This movie’s dedication in woman power was amazing. I was pleased to see that they executed this properly. We need more movies like Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman. These movies are some of the best superhero movies ever, and I think there should be a lot more of them with all kinds of heroes: Hawkgirl, Vixen, Storm, Black Widow(though this movie is in production), and more.
The villains in this movie were fantastic. The Scrull were interesting villains that I enjoyed watching. Having them shape shift into different people was hilarious to watch, and it was a great plot twister when you find out that the Scrull are actually victims and that the Kree are an evil empire. That’s what took this movie from being great, to amazing.
It was fun seeing characters like Rhonin in the movie as well. Seeing his origins were fun.
But one of the greatest parts of this entire movie is one simple word: comedy.
Comedy was all over this movie. Left and right there were so many funny moments in this film: from Carol’s snarky attitude to Fury’s love and obsession over cats. This movie did a great job in showing that humor is the key to superhero movies. I mean if you have a superhero movie, that’s already ridiculous, you might as well make it funny. If you get all serious, like the Batman v. Superman movie, than there’s no enjoyment in the movie. Captain Marvel not only successfully pulled this off, but it was one of the funniest movies I’ve ever watched, since Thor Ragnarok.
Now, that we’ve gone over the many pros of this movie, we will go over the cons:
Although this movie had several great parts, I did see a plot hole. Please let me know in the comments if you know the answer to this question, but in Captain America: The First Avenger, we see Stark find the Tesseract at the bottom of the ocean. How did it end up space, in an invisible space station? I was trying to figure it out, and even if the Kree scientist did end up taking it, why did no one notice it missing? No one was curious that an infinity stone wasn’t in there top secret laboratory anymore? For me, this was a little weird, but it wasn’t a huge problem for me.
Besides that I didn’t have a problem with this movie. I know I usually go deeper into the cons of a movie, but I genuinely loved this movie. It was funny, inspiring, creative, and accomplished something that was very easy for me: got me freaking out about Avengers Endgame, which leads to our next section.
The Post Credit Scene
Now, I’m not talking about the post credit scene with the flerken…
I’m talking about the one with Steve Rogers, Black Widow, Bruce Banner, and War Machine. This scene, with the Captain Marvel pager, got me freaking out. They performed this perfectly. Having the team circled around this pager and trying to figure out why Fury cared about it so much was so freaking amazing. AND THEN, they Captain Marvel is right there. BEHIND THEM!
I couldn’t believe it when I first saw it! It was so amazing to see all the characters, and to see that they still haven’t given up.
One thing I would like to mention, is that Captain America still has his beard in this scene. You may wonder why this is important? Well, in the Avengers Endgame Trailer, We see that Steve Rogers’ beard has been shaved, and we know from Kevin Feige, that the Avengers 4 trailers will only show around the first 20 minutes of the movie. Now, it’s possible that this scene will show up twenty minutes in the Endgame trailer, or it’s possible that they’ll start off this Endgame with Captain Marvel already with the Avengers. Either way I thought this was an interesting fact.
This post credit scene, is by far one of my favorites. When I saw it, I literally shaking in my chair out of excitement. Avengers Endgame is going to be totally epic!
Stan Lee Tribute
I got to say, that the Stan Lee tribute was really touching. It captured every cameo he’s ever done, and I think that’s amazing. I’m glad Marvel gave him the respect he deserves, and said those legendary lines,
“Thank you, Stan.”
Captain Marvel is one of the greatest MCU films I have ever watched. Which is saying something. Do you know how many Marvel films we have gotten over the last decade? 20 movies, and 21 including Captain Marvel. Do you know out of all those movies how many I disliked? I only disliked two. Marvel makes amazing movies.
Captain Marvel is a fantastic movie, and I can’t wait to see how she’ll do in Avengers Endgame. She is a bad*** superhero and a great model for women all over the world. You guys have a good day, and I’ll talk to you guys later!