Review: “Captain Marvel” is The Flattest Marvel Movie We’ve Watched
The release of “Captain Marvel” on the cinema has been long awaited by Marvel die-hard fans. Prior to the final installment of Avengers series, the movie starring Brie Larson as Captain Marvel is supposed to bridge the gap between “Infinity War” and “Endgame”, as well as letting non-comic fans know more about the strongest hero in the Avengers team. Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, “Captain Marvel” starts with Vers (Brie Larson), a Kree soldier who has trained for the past six years to join the elite force. She had no memories regarding her past before joining the Kree soldier, but the only thing she knew was fighting for Kree people and the Intelligence, the Kree supreme leader. After her commander Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) saw her fit to be in combat, she was assigned to a mission to rescue a Kree spy who had been captured by a group of Skrulls, a shape-shifter race who rebelled against Kree government. Skrulls ambushed the Kree soldiers and managed to capture Vers. In captivity, the Skrull leader searched through her past memories to find something important. She was left confused about her identity but managed to wreck their spacecraft and fled to Planet C-35 a.k.a earth along with the remaining Skrull soldiers who are still alive.
On earth dated in 1995, Vers was on a mission to capture the remaining Skrull soldiers before S.H.I.E.L.D agents interrupted it. Young S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) could not believe his eyes after seeing that alien existed. The story went on showing Vers recollecting her past memories and tried to figure out which side is she on this war that is bigger than her. The whole movie was very Marvel-ish with dry jokes, sarcasm, and funny remarks being thrown here and there. The dynamics between Vers, Kree, Skrulls, and Nick Fury were odd, yet reveal an important message that first impression isn’t always right. There were several plot twists in this movie that we thoroughly enjoyed, albeit a little bit predictable. Compared to female-led superhero movie like “Wonder Woman”, Captain Marvel didn’t try to cover its feminist message, but embracing and showing it to our faces instead. Brie Larson single-handedly owns her character and strength like a true badass woman she is.
Reaching its climax, “Captain Marvel” demonstrated that yielding a huge superpower can lead to a very flat fight. As her power could not be matched by the enemies, it was so easy to see how this movie ends. After all, the seemingly flat climax was only the beginning of Captain Marvel’s entry to the MCU. Our attention was clearly stolen by Goose, a house cat that was thought to be tame and adorable, but clearly not. Watch “Captain Marvel” on cinemas near you to watch Stan Lee’s latest appearance on MCU movies and do not leave your seat because there will be two post-credit scenes you don’t wanna miss.