She’s here!!!! I have been waiting for this powerful lady to hit the big screen. I even broke my rule of “no merch before you’ve seen the movie, just in case it’s not as good as you think it’s gonna be” and have been carrying around her purse for a couple months. While she may be receiving some criticisms, that I can mostly understand, for me she was absolutely worth waiting for.
The film opens and we meet her as Vers, the Kree warrior who is battling with the Skrulls. Stuff happens and she ends up back on Earth, where it turns out she’s been before. She teams up with fledgling SHIELD agent Nick Fury (I shouldn’t hafta tell you who plays him) and we get a roundabout origin story that’s bigger than anything she expected.
Obviously, I was ALL ABOUT the girl power in this movie. By the time we reached the end, I knew that Thanos does not stand a chance against her in a few weeks. But besides that, there were so many strong ladies in the film. Before the whole Kree thing, Carol Danvers is an air force pilot, as is her bestie and her commanding officer. This is what I’m talking about. This is what I wanna see.
I’m hearing some people say that Brie Larson may have been misdirected or not used to her full potential. Personally, I adored her. She had these great expressions that humanized her in a way that superheroes often aren’t, and it added to the humor of the film. And the humor of the film was on point. It’s one of the signatures of the MCU, and that was as strong as ever here. Plus add in her buddy chemistry with real life buddy Samuel L Jackson, and this made a great comedy (on top of being a great action movie). Oh and if you know your 90s pop culture, there’s even more easter eggs and in jokes for ya. I think we know that’s heaven for me.
But the real star of the movie is Goose, the cat. I darenot say too much lest I spoil it, but he owns this.
The common criticism you hear against MCU movies is that they’re too formulaic, and my common response is that it’s all about how you dress up that formula. While taking a somewhat not linear approach to change it up may or may not be effective, dressing it up with strong humor and even stronger women is enough to make this stand out (plus some bonus 90’s nostalgia FTW). Again, Thanos is so fuuuu—
Captain Marvel – \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/