What Did You Think About Captain Marvel?

I knew from the minute it was announced that I wanted to see a Captain Marvel movie. I knew very little about the character, but I loved the idea of a female-led superhero film (especially after how much I enjoyed Wonder Woman). So I avoided trailers and was giddy with excitement as the lights dimmed at the Hi Pointe Theater today.

I’ll mention some light spoilers below, but for now, I’ll just say that I had a lot of fun watching the movie, and I would recommend it to anyone. If you saw it, I hope you enjoyed it too.

***SPOILERS***

Here are my favorite elements of the movie:

  • I love the order in which the story is told. The story easily could have been organized linearly, but I found this way much more appealing.
  • I think this might be my favorite use of shapeshifting or “masks” in a movie. The Krull aren’t constantly changing shape–in fact, it appears almost painful for them to do so. Nor are they eager to give away their identity. This kept me guessing and paying attention in every scene. It also gave us some fun moments like the old lady battle in the train.
  • I thought the twist was amazing. I suspected that there was some kind of twist, but that definitely wasn’t my guess. Whenever there’s a big twist in a movie, I review the events that led up to it to see if they’re manipulative or consistent, and for the most part they seem pretty consistent (any instance of the Krulls actually trying to kill Danvers would have been inconsistent).
  • I love that Danvers starts off really powerful from the beginning…and then she unleashes her full power in stages in the final 20 minutes, making for a truly thrilling conclusion.
  • I smiled several times at the connections between the movie and Guardians of the Galaxy. The two movies go hand-in-hand, and not in the order they were released.
  • The cat was, of course, the best.
  • I thought the acting was great. Brie Larson is always wonderful, and it was fun to have a lot of Samuel L. Jackson in the movie. Even under all of the makeup/digital effects, some of Krulls had some expressive moments.

I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but those are my overall impressions. What did you think?


2 Responses to “What Did You Think About Captain Marvel?”

  1. Eric peacock says:

    I agree it is probably my second favorite “mar vel” movie after Thor Ragnarok it was a good twist to the plot didn’t expect it. But I really enjoyed it. My wife not being a superhero movie fan even said it was good. And she appreciated the fact that Captain Marvel was in an appropriate costume to fight the bad guys in nothing exposed or under dressed. A great movie and I would highly recommend it.

  2. Brent Keath says:

    I just saw it a few hours ago and I loved it! I was worried because a lot of my friends said it wasn’t that great. They’re collective thoughts were, “It’s okay, but not spectacular.” I really enjoyed it. Most of the people who didn’t like it said it was slow paced and had a lot of conversational scenes, but I thought all of those scenes were really well written, and made for a gripping storyline.

    WARNING, SPOILERS BELOW!

    I really enjoyed the twist as well, and almost felt I should have saw it coming (especially at the beginning of the movie when they said she was kree and I thought to Guardians of the Galaxy and literally said in my head, “Aren’t the kree bad guys? I guess they were’nt back in 1995…” I also thought about the consistency of the Krulls with the twist, and worried that they’re statement when Talos was in charge of Shield and said to bring back Fury “Dead or alive” seemed to be a little inconsistent at first. However, when Danvers apologized later on, Talos basically said he forgives her because he has spilled his share of blood in this war, showing that he was willing to go any length to get his family back (even if that meant killing some people). I also laughed so many times and almost cried when Talos was reunited with his family.

    All in all a fantastic movie and the perfect segway into the next Avengers.

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