Everyone is asking, did Captain Marvel really take the Marvel movies higher, further, faster? Yes, she sure did! In the highly anticipated origin story, we finally get to see Captain Marvel on the big screen. I have to admit, it actually exceeded all of my expectations. I did not love it as much as Guardians of the Galaxy, but I thought it totally held its own in the superverse. I really enjoyed the story line, and the overarching theme of discovering your self worth and finding out what you are made of!
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
I love the 1995 backdrop. It is full of nostalgia. Hello Blockbuster and Pay Phones! My son was giving me a funny look when I was laughing at the file taking more than 10 seconds to load on the computer at one point during the film. Totally rad setting. Like any Marvel film, this one has many crossover points with other stories. This movie includes not one, but two back stories. We get to see Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers discover more about herself and her past. We also get so see how Nick Fury from Agents of Shield began his super hero work. I really enjoyed Fury and Captain Marvel working together. Not only did they kick butt, but they were hilarious as a team.
Flerken, Skrull, and Kree… They all make appearances in their true forms in the film. It was pretty epic when Goose, the cat, shows just exactly what he can do 🙂
The power, heroism, determination, and self worth that Carol Danvers demonstrates throughout the film is breathtaking. There is one scene where we see her in all stages of life, get back up after falling down. Over, and over again. That gave me chills! I wanted to stand from my seat and cheer when she takes on an army by herself and you hear No Doubts “I’m Just A Girl” playing. I mean come on! Kicking butt and taking names would be an understatement.
There are 2 post credit scenes. You get to see just how Captain Marvel may fit into Avengers End Game. There is mild language, and a ton of fighting, but I would say kids ages 10 and up can enjoy this film. If your child has seen other Marvel films, this one would be totally fine for them to see as well. With a run time of 2 hours and 5 minutes, under 10 might have a hard time staying into it. My 12 yr old won’t stop talking about it, and my 7 year old is begging to see it! Any Marvel fan is going to want to see just what Captain Marvel is capable of.
Captain Marvel is certainly an empowering shero ballad that everyone should see and listen to!