Movie Review: “Captain Marvel”

A week after Marvel's latest film hit theaters, fans have had nothing but good reviews.

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Movie Review: “Captain Marvel”

"Captain Marvel" is showing at every nearby theater, including the Antioch Theater.

Charlotte Bongratz

"Captain Marvel" is showing at every nearby theater, including the Antioch Theater.

Charlotte Bongratz

"Captain Marvel" is showing at every nearby theater, including the Antioch Theater.

A week after Marvel Studios’ newest release, fans are raving about “Captain Marvel.” Starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the first female-fronted Marvel film hit theaters on March 8: International Women’s Day. Overall, “Captain Marvel” was a fast paced, fun addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that resolved many issues previously found in the timeline.

Following the events of “Avengers: Infinity War,” it’s hard to release a film that isn’t predictable. Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck created a film that shoves predictability to the side. Set in 1995, the film follows fans’ newfound favorite hero through her expedition on Earth after leaving the planet Hala, home of the Kree people. Armed with energy powered fists, Danvers goes on a mission in which she is ambushed and forced to follower her attackers to Earth. After crash landing in a Blockbuster Video, the rogue soldier meets the infamous Nick Fury, who acts as her partner for the rest of the film.

On Earth, Danvers finds the truth about her life before Hala. She discovers that she was a human pilot in the Air Force and that she “died” on a mission with her commander, who was secretly Kree. The commander taught her the truth about the Kree people and their enemies, who actually just wanted to live in peace. Danvers also sees the energy source that gave her her powers when it exploded. After unlocking all her memories, Captain Marvel defeats the Kree with Fury at her side.

Larson delivers her rendition of Carol Danvers with humor, class and strength. The character was nothing short of a powerhouse, and viewers are already trying to piece together how Danvers will fit into the upcoming Avengers film: “Endgame.” In addition to the flawless integration into the MCU, “Captain Marvel” features many scenarios faced by women every day. When Danvers is looking at a map, she is catcalled. Throughout the entire film, she is told what she can and cannot do as a woman, especially being a pilot. But every time she is knocked down, the new captain got up again.

“Captain Marvel” is a stupendous addition to the universe created by the late Stan Lee. The plot aligns perfectly and gives insight to issues that had not previously come to light. All in all, the film had little to no errors in continuity or perfection.

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