Captain Marvel rates SUPER!

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Captain Marvel rates SUPER!

Jake Allonar, Media Manager

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Captain Marvel is one intimidating but savvy addition to an already packed Marvel Cinematic Universe and grossed a worldwide total of over $834 million as a result. Thankfully, Captain Marvel is a well-executed origin story that will help further the MCU franchise and will continue her story in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame in April.

 

It is the first Marvel Studios picture to be built around a female superhero after a long-time Hollywood belief that comic book superhero movies where women have lead roles would be colossal failures. That has changed and bolstered with the success of DC’s Wonder Woman in 2017.

 

The story takes us back to 1995 and follows Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson, as an ex-U.S. Air Force fighter pilot turned elite alien military unit soldier who can’t remember who and what she is years after being presumed missing in a plane crash. We meet her, already with superpowers, in the middle of an intergalactic war between two alien races: the Krees and the Skrulls. The Krees have trained her to join an illustrious elite team known as Starforce to help destroy their green-skinned, rival species.

 

She landed on Earth after a battle with the Skrulls where she met S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Nick Fury to assist her on her mission. Fury, interestingly, still had both eyes to enjoy and his obsession with all things fur ball was certainly shown predominantly in this movie.

 

One critique that can be argued is that the plotlines can be somewhat convoluted and the pacing can be plodding. However, the film’s quirkiness and smoldering charm were worth every single minute, and overall, it did a superb job of telling the story of Carol Danvers, as well setting up the transition into her involvement with Captain America, Iron Man and the rest of The Avengers.