Captain Marvel Review!

This weekend, I was really excited to go and finally see Captain Marvel. I really love the Marvel films, as you can probably tell by my last review of one which you can read about here; so when captain Marvel got announced I was so excited! The whole idea of a Marvel superhero film centred around a woman has been desperately needed. The universe definitely started off completely dominated by men, and though now it has started to include a lot more girls (can I have a round of applause for the Black Widow movie please!), it could do with more leads. So, amen for Captain Marvel. I’m going to try really hard to review everything without spoilers, so I promise to not ruin anything.

The Characters

As someone whose never really had the opportunity to read any of the original Marvel comics (Yet!), I had no idea what to expect from Captain Marvel. She’s actually really interesting and I can see a lot of potential in terms of development in later films. She’s a fantastic character and Brie Larson does an absolutely amazing job with her. She is funny and witty, and she has a real spunk to her which I find really appealing. The character is really going on a journey in this film, emotionally and physically, and you follow her on this journey step by step. Captain Marvel is certainly going to be a great addition to the Avengers.

On top of this we have a young Nick Fury (I KNOW!), with both eyes! It was really amazing to see a bit of a backstory to Fury, especially since he has always been a character shrouded in mystery. In this instalment, we are introduced to a Lv 3 Fury, without the black cloak and eye patch; and I loved him. Samuel L. Jackson did a fantastic job bringing to life a softer and more excitable version of his classic character.

Phil Coulson also makes an appearance, because can it be a Marvel film without at least a mention? But the show is really stolen by Goose, the cat. Honestly, I love animals, but she was really something special. She is so cute and has such a personality. I promise you will fall in love with this cat!

The Story

Story wise, I genuinely did not expect the plot that was given to us. I loved it. Although the film starts slow, and to be honest I did find it a little tedious at the beginning, purely as it feel that there was little in ways of plot to start with. Don’t get me wrong, it was there, it just seemed very minute. However, about 20 minutes in, it all kicks off and wow it really gets you. I spent so much time in the movie trying to figure out where things tied in, because so many things rang a bell and I really think they do. I liked the story and I liked the message I took from it (everyone had a different opinion) – that you don’t need someone’s approval. You get back up and keep going, and all you need is your own.

It was also really entertaining. Like the Marvel films that followed Guardians of the Galaxy, there is a bit of ‘witty banter’ (no other word for it really). But, I didn’t feel that there was too much. It wasn’t over the top and I enjoyed it. 

The Effects

All I can say is wow. Marvel are really going above and beyond when it comes to these effects. They are just stunning. They always are in their movies and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything other than amazing and it really was. The lights, gun shots, CGI, it was all on point and very visually pleasing. It is a very pretty film.

Overall Rating

As far as things goes, this was not my favourite marvel film of all time. No, that right is reserved for the Classics and of course Civil War (my favourite). That is not to say that this is a bad movie or that I didn’t enjoy it. I loved it so much and it was so nice to see a Marvel movie with a lead girly. The plot was great and honestly some of the minute details really made it for me. For me, I would give this a solid 4/5 stars. It’s definitely a must see!

Have you been to see it yet? What did you think? If you haven’t been yet, what are you most excited for? Thank you for reading and don’t forget to let me know your response in the comments below!


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