Review of Captain Marvel


Captain Marvel is everything you’d expect from the first Marvel film with a lead female character: badass. Watching the origin story of one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel Universe made me even more stoked for Avengers: Endgame. That being said, I agree with the current rating on IMDB, 7.1 out of 10. Although the characters and actions scenes are captivating, the climax is basic and the humour cliché.

Let me just state that my initial doubt in Brie Larson playing Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel was quickly shattered. Never seeing her play this type of role before, I was pleasantly surprised with Larson’s wide range of acting abilities that captured Captain Marvel’s intensity and fearlessness. It was also clear that Brie Larson worked incredibly hard for this role.

Additionally, viewers will be thrilled with the soundtrack that includes girl bands and rock songs from the 70s to 90s. Songs like Salt-N-Papa’s “Whatta Man” and Heart’s “Crazy on You” add to the theme of female power. The action scenes are entertaining and allow the audience to understand Captain Marvel’s full range of powers and abilities, which will be handy for the upcoming Avengers film.

Without giving too much away, Carol Danvers’s character development is truly an empowering message to all girls and women to never let others look down on you because of your gender. The stereotypes that females are weaker than men and their emotions get in the way are crushed by the strong women in Captain Marvel. New and enlightening female characters are introduced, and hopefully we will get to watch them accomplish more in later films.

I believe Brie Larson as Captain Marvel is already an excellent addition in the Marvel movies. I’m excited to watch the actress and character achieve greater things and how they will inspire others. Even though it wasn’t the best superhero movie, Captain Marvel is worth watching.

Post by: Brooklyn Harker

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