Hello again, blog lovers! It’s finally starting to feel like spring outside, so it’s time to get out of the house and get to the movies! As most people who own a television or computer know, the next (and most likely last) Avengers film, Avengers Endgame, premieres on April 26th and is already selling out theaters across the country. Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, is the last installment in the Marvel movie series before Endgame premieres. Although I know most people have probably seen this one, I’ll try to keep this spoiler free as best as I can. So, let’s get into it!
Captain Marvel goes by the name of Vers on her home planet of Kree, where she is training to become a soldier. Yon-Rogg, played by Jude Law, is her commander. He is trying to teach her to control her powers, which include a type of heat beam that she uses as a weapon. The main mission of the Kree is to prevent the Skrulls, another alien race, from invading their planet. Vers is captured by the Skrulls and discovers that she is not in fact from Kree, but from Earth and had a life there before she came to Kree (trust me, this is not a spoiler.)
Let’s start digging into the review portion, shall we? First of all, you can’t talk about Captain Marvel without talking about how much of a natural Brie Larson is. She was funny, heartfelt, believable, and, most of all, confident. You believed this woman was a superhero right out of the gate. There was never any doubt that she had the ability to take down whoever was in her path. Samuel L. Jackson was also, of course, his typical badass self. We also got to learn a little bit about Nick Fury’s origin in this movie, which was nice to see. Fury had a little more of a sense of humor in this movie, and it was a sweet change to see that he has a softer side, even if he doesn’t show it as often in the other films.
As always in Marvel movies, the special effects were incredible as well. The Skrull are able to change form into whoever they wish, and seeing that happen in real time was awesome. One of the unexpected things that I liked about the movie was Captain Marvel’s suit. She was able to change its color, put on a mask when she was in space, and create this amazing glow around herself when she felt supercharged. There was also something about the way her hair comes down when she takes her mask off that made me feel strangely empowered. Like…you can kick alien butt and still have a perfect wave? You go, girl.
The killer 90s soundtrack was another reason to love this movie. There were tracks by No Doubt, R.E.M., and Salt-N-Pepa, just to name a few. It really helped to set the mood and gave the audience something to rock out to during the fight sequences (or at least I did). It also helped to show Captain Marvel’s personality throughout the film.
This movie won’t be in theaters for much longer, so make sure you catch it (and the obligatory Marvel post-credit scene) before Endgame drops at the end of this month! Until next time, blog lovers! And remember- cats may not always be what they seem.