Friday, March 29, 2019

Movie Review of "Captain Marvel"

By Kaila Mank

Rated:  PG-13

From a Marvel movie lover perspective, “Captain Marvel”, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, was a very well put together addition to the Avengers movie series.

This is a 2019 American superhero film that was released on March 8th and is based on the Marvel Comics character, Carol Danvers (Vers/Captain Marvel), who was played by Brie Larson.

Briefly, the plot summary for this movie is explained by IMBd as, “Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.After crashing an experimental aircraft, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers is discovered by the Kree and trained as a member of the elite Starforce Military under the command of her mentor Yon-Rogg.  Six years later, after escaping to Earth while under attack by the Skrulls, Danvers begins to discover there's more to her past. With help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson), they set out to unravel the truth.”

She escapes to planet C-53 where she uncovers more about her past. She does this while trying to harness her unique superpowers to end the war with what she thought were evil Skrulls.

When I first heard about this movie, I was not entirely sure what to expect. The trailer made it seem like they were going to be adding a character to what was already a fantastic Marvel cast.

Watching the movie gave me a completely different perspective. Somehow, Boden and Ryan managed to pull ideas from the original movies, such as “Ironman” and “Thor”, to make the movie seem familiar but also fresh.

If you have seen the rest of the Marvel movies, it will make sense to you that this movie took place as if it was the first Marvel movie. The directors of Captain Marvel followed their storyline very carefully from previous movies to fill in missing details that left many wondering in the past. From what this movie brought, I have high hopes and am excited for the upcoming film Avengers: End Game, which is due to be released on April 26, 2019.

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