Captain Marvel Review


Movie Name: Captain Marvel
Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction
Rating: PG-13
Overall “Bark” Review: 5/5
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Many hard-core Marvel fans got excited when it first was announced in the after credits of “Infinity War” that a Captain Marvel movie was soon to come. Marvel ingeniously announced this movie’s arrival in the end-credits of “Infinity War” using only a small logo. This sly move was able to weed out the classic Marvel fans, who have read at least some of the comics books, from the newer fans who just joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Not many people knew who Captain Marvel was before they Googled the logo. To be honest with you, I was one of those people, too.

For those of you that don’t know, Captain Marvel is a young Kree warrior, who came to the Kree capitol planet Hala six years ago unable to recall any memory about her past life. For the last six years, she has been aiding the long war against Kree arch nemesis the Skrulls, which have the ability to shape shift into any living thing down to the DNA. Captain Marvel eventually finds herself on Planet C 53 aka Earth and starts having some strange flashes, that might be related to her past.

Captain Marvel met all of the necessary components of a superhero and more. She is brave, witty, and dedicated to her cause which added a whole new element to the movie. They built her character so well, they didn’t make her perfect with out flaw nor did Marvel make her a bad person. What made the movie so different is that the audience could relate to Captain Marvel so well. Examples of that are her imperfections and how the whole system deceived her. Along with all of these quirks, the film was empowering, and after sitting through the entire movie, I left in a good mood with a very positive attitude about the world. I felt as though there was hope and kindness left in the world. To me, that is a very important quality a movie should have because no one likes the feeling of emptiness. The movie was also empowering in a diffrent way, in terms of being a woman. The film perfectly displayed a powerful woman with all good intentions. To make things even more meaningful, Captain Marvel was the very first woman in the MCU to have her very own movie, and I think it couldn’t be written any better.

I did have some issues, though, involving the story line. In my opinion, the way the movie started was extremely confusing and hard to follow. I didn’t quite understand what was going on. It wasn’t till later on when my brothers, who are huge Marvel fans, shared some background on Captain Marvel, that I finally made sense of the beginning story line.  As a heads up, my advice to you would be to read a little about Captain Marvel and the fight between the Skrulls and the Kree.