Captain Marvel Review!

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Greetings! Recently my sis and I got to see Captain Marvel, the first female lead Marvel film. My sister and I had the whole theater to ourselves! Today I will be producing a spoiler free review.

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Let us start with the protagonist. If you watch the trailers, it is easy to assume that Captian Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is cocky and a show-off, but I was delighted to see that there was more to her than the trailers were portraying.

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She definitely was a bit cocky (sometimes I wanted to roll my eyes), but she was actually pretty funny too in personality and the way she reacted to certain things. I did not expect her to have a humorous side, and it added a lot of likability to her character. Her character was especially brought out to its fullness when having chemistry with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

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Another thing I liked was that this was genuinely a story about a strong female superhero with no extra “fluff.” She did not need a super short skirt like Wonder Woman’s to capture the attention of the audience. It was shown that she has a good heart and a vigor for protecting the innocent.

Goose the cat was adorable, and it was quite funny to see Nick Fury’s fondness for him.

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Speaking of Fury, the de-aging they did on him (as well as others) was amazing. He stole a lot of his moments on screen, and again, he and Carol were great buddies. We learned a lot more about him.

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Talos (Ben Mendelson) was phenomenal! Everyone said he was great, and he didn’t disappoint. He was very intimidating as the leader of the Skrulls but also had a few humorous moments as well.

The movie was better than I had expected, yet it was still not a top tier Marvel film. The fight scenes were not the best, and one, in particular, felt too darkly lit to where it was hard to tell what was going on. Captain Marvel’s people, the Kree, were not entirely interesting.

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There were a few fun surprises within the film. Since it takes place in the ’90s there is a lot of fun little easter eggs (I did not catch them all, especially since I did not grow up in the ’90s).Β  It also has a ’90s soundtrack, but strangely enough, some songs felt oddly placed. It felt like a blast to the past in another way as well. The whole vibe of the movie was very reminiscent of a phase one MCU film, like Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor.

Being a Marvel film there was some problematic content including some profanity.Β  Unfortunately, it seemed more prevalent compared to other Marvel films. For more on problematic things like that, I suggest Pluggedin.com.

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What made this movie exceptional for me was mainly the characters, and that is not something of little value. If characters are not intriguing neither will the plot be.Β  It is probably my favorite space and alien-based Marvel movie because of this, though I do hope Carol dials down her cockiness for the movies to come.

Overall, what I can say is that I enjoyed this movie. It was fun and I was pleasantly surprised even though a lot of the expectations I had about its failings were correct.Β  I have to be harder on this movie because it is part of the MCU and the standard has already been set.

So… I am going to give this movie 3 out of 5 stars. My feelings are very mixed onΒ Captain Marvel, so hopefully, they will become more solidified when I see it again.

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Did you get to watch Captain Marvel?! Is there anything you want to ask me about the movie (no spoilers)? Feel free to ask in the comments! Bye, for now, everyone!

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P.S. If you haven’t seen the Star Wars episode 9 teaser trailer and the Star Wars the Clone Wars trailer that dropped last week, what are you remaining here for?!

BUT… what do you know, I have conveniently placed them here, just in case. πŸ˜‰

I am so hyped after watching a few of the panels from Star Wars Celebration. I can’t wait!


18 thoughts on “Captain Marvel Review!

  1. Ooh, YAY!! Great review Jewel! I was looking forward to this so much! I can’t really comment much on the film as I haven’t seen it yet. I’m going to see it on Monday hopefully though. I think your feelings about the movie matched my brothers though…he said he left the theater a lil disappointed. But I shall wait till Monday *sighs* I’ll let you know what I think.

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      1. I loved when Rey flipped in the Teaser and Kylo doing that body slam! In the CW trailer, I liked Rex reminiscing; Anakin saying: “Maybe a little better,” and smiling; and the fight with Darth Maul!

        -Jewel

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  2. I loved this! Thank you so much for writing this review. I got to see it on opening day in the morning because I’m a homeschooler and there were four other people in the theater besides me and my dad XD I think this movie was really good and I’m glad that there are more female superheroes getting movies now (:

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  3. I loved this movie! It was so empowering. This is a great review of it. My dad and I basically had the theater to ourselves(we went the day before opening day in 3d) I’m going to see Endgame on Thursday! And, well, sadly it will not be as empty. The theater is kinda full already, we’re lucky we pre-purchased our tickets. I really need to watch the Star Wars trailer!(along with the whole clone wars series)

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    1. Yay! I am glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚ Oh, cool! Having a less crowded theater is always nicer in my opinion. While watching Infinity War we were sitting next to some annoying teen girls. SIGH. CONGRATS! That will be fun! Yes girl, you definitely need to. XD

      -Jewel

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  4. Yay! Thanks so much for the review! πŸ˜€ like I said, I didn’t end up going to see this movie, but hopefully it will happen soon! It’s nice to see a female superhero who isn’t dressed in a revealing sort of way as well. Oh yes! I saw those trailers! The Rise of Skywalker especially surprised me, how do you feel about them bringing Sidious back?
    -Katie πŸ™‚

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    1. No Problem! XD Yes! I hope you will be able too! Definitely! My brother was not allowed to watch Wonder Woman because of that. Neat! Honestly, I can’t say how I feel because I don’t know in what WAY they are bringing him back, but the laugh did excite me. A man a church told me he speculated that if what they were showing in the last movie is true, anyone can be force sensitive (like the little boy using the force to make the broom come to him and Rey being told she comes from nothing special) and that the force sensitives may now gain the title “skywalkers.” I am super excited for the movie. πŸ™‚

      -Jewel

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  5. I haven’t seen Captain Marvel yet but I REALLY want to. Oh, it sounds like a good movie. Carol sounds a little like one of my [many] favorite characters from Battlestar Galactica [and coincidently her name is Kara]. I have struggled with being a show-off sometimes, so it’s the problem of all people who love the spotlight [we also tend to be a tad sassy and cocky but we’re nice people mostly]. It sounds funny, too. I LOVE humor.
    Xoxoxoxoxo
    McKayla
    http://www.crazycountrydolls.blogspot.com
    http://www.thetalesofatrplethreat.blogspot.com

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  6. Yeah, I really want to! Yes, I think it is. Humor is the best! I’m watching this show called NCIS, and the chemistry between the actors and characters make the show awesome. And the different types of humor everyone has.

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