Peter Fogel ’19
Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
Marvel Studios have released yet another hit movie, Captain Marvel, and introduced a brand new hero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the big screen. Captain Marvel is the 21st movie to be released by Marvel Studios and the last movie before the premiere of Avengers: Endgame, which is set to be the culmination of the last 21 movies.
Captain Marvel is an origin story, but takes a different approach than its predecessors. The movie is set in the mid 90s and the hero Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, has no memory of her past life. So, the audience is able to go on a journey with her as she discovers the right and wrong paths to take in an intergalactic war and who she truly is.
I felt that the introduction of Captain Marvel into the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a big success, especially with the highly anticipated new movie Avengers: Endgame right around the corner. I was really thrilled to see young Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson and young Agent Coulson played by Clark Gregg, especially on the big screen. I thoroughly enjoyed the villains in this movie as well due to the fact that they were very different than past Marvel movie villains. They were compelling and creepy with very unique super powers, and the plot twist involving them was one that I definitely didn’t see coming. I thought that it was actually one of the best things about the movie.
I feel the only bad thing about this movie was that while it starred the main villain from Guardians of the Galaxy, Ronan the Accuser–he wasn’t important to the plot at all. They could have easily cut him out and it wouldn’t have made a difference. I was excited to see him because he was an intimidating foe in Guardians of the Galaxy and wanted to see if he was going to do anything interesting, but he didn’t add anything at all.
I think they could have improved upon making Ronan the Accuser more involved in the overall plot, as well as adding more of young Agent Coulson into the movie. This was Coulson’s big return to the big screen and a lot of fans were eager to see what he did.
Overall, this was a really enjoyable movie. I think most people will like the 90s setting and the journey the audience goes on with Danvers when she returns to Earth. I think the villains in Captain Marvel were some or Marvel’s best–which was hard to pull off because Thanos set the bar incredibly high in Avengers: Infinity War.
I would recommend this movie to almost everyone, especially anyone who is a fan of the superhero genre and science fiction or likes a lot of action and comedy. This movie is great for those who are following all Marvel movies leading up to Avengers: Endgame.
I would give this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars.