Captain Marvel – 2019 Movie Review

Captain Marvel movie review

Captain Marvel Movie Review: Captain Marvel hit our big screens last night, and I was fortunate enough to check it out on its opening. So today I’m going to be giving my honest review on the first female-led MCU film.

Captain Marvel Movie Review

The film right off the bat had a lot to live up to, with it being not only the first female-led superhero film but also the first female co-directed MCU film. The stakes were high, especially considering the success of DC’s smash hit Wonder Woman, which was also led and directed by a Woman.

And, honestly, it’s safe to say that Captain Marvel went above and beyond. It’s essentially two glorious hours of female empowerment, with Brie Larson at the helm appearing as cool and badass as ever.

Larson plays Carol Danvers, a member of an alien elite military unit called Starforce, with her mento Yon-Rogg, played by Jude Law, at her side. We discover that her side may not actually be the good guys after one of her missions goes wrong, resulting in her being captured by Skrulls and ultimately unlocking some of her forgotten memories.

The film focuses slightly on the war between the Kree and Skrulls, with Carol stuck in between. Torn between her home and her moral obligations to save innocents. And The film is successful with not relying heavily on such a convoluted story and instead shows Carol’s origin from aircraft pilot to superhero in its purest form.

The film had a big task of quickly introducing Captain Marvel, the strongest superhero in the galaxy who is the Avengers last hope to take down the Mad Titan. And if the post-credit is anything to go by, the battle will be fierce and I can not wait.

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The film ends with some of the surviving Avengers, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner standing by the pager Fury activated before being dusted. With Captain Marvel showing up at the last second, stating, “Where is Fury?”.

The film was hugely successful in setting up the war that will ensue in Avengers: Endgame, with Captain Marvel, set to take on Thanos amongst the Avengers crew that are essentially named after her. After the reveal of an old picture that shows Captain Marvel standing next to her plane with the call sign, Carol “Avenger” Danvers.

It’s not true to the comics, but it is a nice way for the MCU to tie everything together. The greatest takeaway from the film, however, is the growing friendship between Carol and Fury, with Carol seemingly being the only person to touch Fury’s funny bone and vulnerable side. They have sharp banter, and the film as a whole is filled to the brim with comedic moments,
that rival Ant-Man’s sense of humor.

However, many will be disappointed to know that there is no love interest in the film for Carol, which in my opinion was the perfect move. For an origin story about the stronger Superhero in the galaxy, we don’t need romance interfering.

And judging by Carol, she’s not one to put love before saving the world, which is exactly what we want to see up on the big screen. All in all, Captain Marvel was a fantastic portrayal of the popular superhero. And just builds the excitement surround Avengers: Endgame which is set to be released next month.

Have you guys checked out Captain Marvel yet? Did you enjoy it? Leave us all your thoughts and feelings in the comments down below.