Captain Marvel is here in the form of Brie Larson, who is kicking intergalactic booty for days and I’m here for all of it!
The Marvel Cinematic Universe never disappoints and Captain Marvel is no exception laden with 90’s references like Blockbuster Video and a soundtrack with hits featuring mostly female tracks like “What a Man” by Salt ‘N’ Pepa, “Waterfalls” by T.L.C. and so much more. I got my entire life jamming in my seat!!!
We meet Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) discovering disjointed memories of a horrible plane crash. A crash which holds the key to those memories that have eluded her for nearly six years. Now known as Vers, Carol also attempts to control her gift of hands that can pop off proton blasts in the blink of an eye, while fighting a universe war.
As usual, with these types of films, the battle scenes are usually a little lengthy, but I didn’t seem to mind this time. Issues like single motherhood, friendship, female empowerment were staples throughout the film that will resonate for women and girls of all ages. I love the diversity of the women in the film ranging from the Director/Screenplay writer (Anna Boden), writers Nicole Perlman, Geneva Roberston, Dworet and Meg LeFauve to Hollywood Legends like Annette Bening to Gemma Chan to Lashana Lynch to Brie Larson. Representation matters and I applaud Marvel for always stepping up the plate setting the example for others.
The relationship between Carol (Larson) and Marie (Lynch) is endearing and refreshing to watch. These two women endured military training, becoming pilots and supporting each other through Marie being a single Mom.
Of course, it was an extra special treat to find see a kinder, gentler Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). The chemistry and banter between Danvers and Fury is hilarious, quick-witted and one of many highlights of the film.
Brie Larson is the perfect person to play Captain Marvel. She has the comedic sensibility, vulnerability and strength (both inner and outer) to make Carol Danvers believable. Lashana Lynch (Marie) fought her way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it was certainly well worth it for her and for audiences.
Captain Marvel packs an entertainment punch that will leave you yearning and wondering what is next for the newest entry into the Marvel franchise. Decide for yourself when it hits theaters nationwide on March 8th.