In case you’re new here, I’m a really big fan of The Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’m an easy mark for these movies.
In case you’re really, really new here, I also really like stories about women kicking ass.
In case you just stumbled here from another dimension, and can’t figure out from context clues, that means I had high hopes for Captain Marvel the first MCU movie to focus solely on a lady type hero.
My hopes were met. I wasn’t blown away by the movie, the way I was by Black Panther last year, but it did the job, and had some real stand out moments. Among them, of course, was the woman in question, Brie Larson. Larson embodies Carol Danvers in all of her stubborn, deeply feeling, ass kicking, princess sparklefist, shoot first and ask questions later glory.
She befriends Nick Fury, she’s got a cat, she’s looking for who she is in this crazy universe. And her appearance and eventual departure inspires Fury to start The Avengers, so that’s pretty cool.
Other things in this movie that totally rule:
- Samuel L. Jackson. (Given)
- 90’s Fashion
- Maria and Monica Rambeau as Carol’s main emotional ties
- Annette Benning!
- Jude Law!
- Coulson! (In a small but nice part!)
- Stan Lee Cameo to make ya cry.
- Skrulls! And a killer plot twist regarding the Skrulls!
I’ll do an in depth review and essay about the movie in a few weeks, (When it’s number comes up in the rewatch) I intend to see it again, and I’ve got half baked thoughts coming out the butt, but I’d like to see it again and fully bake them. But the movie’s good, it does Carol justice and there’s a Kelly Sue DeConnick cameo, so I’m covered.