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Captain Marvel review

Captain Marvel (2019)

Greetings and salutations to my awesome geeky readers, my apologies as I have away with personal goals that I was achieving. But I am back, and I’m back with my first review of 2019 and its the final stop on the road to End Game, Captain Marvel.

Brie Larson in Captain Marvel (2019)

Captain Marvel focuses around Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, currently known as “Vers” working for the Kree in the middle of a war between the Kree and the Skrull, the latter being a race of aliens with the ability to change their physical appearance to look like others that they have seen. Unfortunately Carol ends up stranded on Earth, and begins to find out more about her past and her links to Earth. This includes interactions with Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury, Lashana Lynch’s Maria Rambeau and Ben Mendelsohn’s Skrull commander Talos and Jude Law’s Yon-Rogg making his way to Earth with his team to end the conflict.

Djimon Hounsou, Brie Larson, Rune Temte, Gemma Chan, and Algenis Perez Soto in Captain Marvel (2019)

The movie I felt was a really good movie, now I personally think it was not the best movie Marvel have made, definitely not, but there are so many positives. The performances were really good by all that were mentioned above. I felt that considering this is Captain Marvel’s first movie, when it comes to the theory and mind set, they were very minimal in showing Brie Larson’s efficiency with her power set, this makes me feel that they are allowing that time jump between this and Endgame to give the character a chance to show off so much more in Endgame and future movies. Another thing to mention is that this is the first movie released since the tragic death of Stan Lee, so a very touching tribute appears in this movie which pays loving homage to the legend of Marvel comics.

Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg in Captain Marvel (2019)

The movie has some amazing visuals as would be expected by a Marvel movie and the soundtrack worked really well to set up the idea of a different time frame and also framing certain scenes. Unfortunately this movie does fall to certain problems that can not be missed, one being that it creates a huge plot hole that does not answer an initial question set out by the movie, but further cements the plot hole. It also takes certain points from past movies that could have led to an amazing tale but gets wasted on a silly gag.

Brie Larson and Lashana Lynch in Captain Marvel (2019)

What this movie has for it, is the very real and very big presence of female empowerment. This movie is most definitely a huge point for all female children to enjoy superhero movies which will hopefully pave the way for future female led movies, like Black Widow movie, along with other characters that would benefit from a movie, like a She-Hulk movie or a Catwoman movie that is actually good…

Captain Marvel (2019)

Going back to the movie, the female presence was definitely the best part of this movie. Even though there were male characters, they did not diminish the female presence in this movie. What I also loved, is that compared to other female led movies, Wonder Woman being a prime example, where yes, she is one of the most powerful beings, its fair to say that some of her motivations from her movie were spurned on by a love at first sight trope, where as Carol Danvers’ motivations seem to be centered around personal growth and determination.

Brie Larson in Captain Marvel (2019)

Related to cosplay, I feel like this movie adds to the path that movies like Wonder Woman and Tomb Raider have started. Within cinema there is the trope that the women are always the ones in the background, in the same way that in cosplay, there is a stigma to women that they may not be as talented, especially if they have a certain body type. These types of movies are one of many social outlets that are starting to give women in the modern world to stand up and be counted. Captain Marvel gives those little girls in the cinema the chance to feel powerful and think they are the best, as most women are. I could lose count the amount of talented cosplayers there are who deserve more than their fair share of mention, names like Gingersnap, Twisted Reality cosplay, Kittystormborn cosplay, Summer Chan Cosplay, Noxu Cosplays, Mojo Jones, and that is only naming a few. It’s brilliant to see more women stand up and do amazing work and I can’t wait to see more amazing work in the future.

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