Marvel sends the most powerful woman to earth. Of course, we know already Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Valkyrie, Hope van Dyne, or Negasonic Teenage Warhead, to name just a few. But none of them can match her: CAPTAIN MARVEL.
CAPTAIN MARVEL – THE GREATES SUPER HEROINE
CAPTAIN MARVEL is the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first to focus on a female superhero as the main character! The movie describes how Carol Danver’s turns into Captain Marvel and, thus becomes the universe’s most significant and powerful superheroine.
THE STORY & MAIN CHARACTERS
CAPTAIN MARVEL AKA CAROL DANVERS/ CAR-ELL (BRIE LARSON)
In the 90’s, long time before the first super heroes join forces to form the Avengers, the earth is threatened by different alien races. Actually, it’s just a coincident. While Car-Ell, a powerful Starforce member from the planet Kree, tries to to escape from her enemies, she lands accidentally with them on earth.
Here a wild hunt starts between the enemies, but also for truth. Car-Ell has lost her memories, but she knows, that she already has been on that planet before.
However, besides her fight she has to deal with many questions. Questions about herself and whether she walks the right path. However, step by step she learns more about her origins and her extreme super power. Finally, she becomes CAPTAIN MARVEL.
We accompany her during her development, and we learn where she comes from, how she got her iconic costume as well as who are her true friends and enemies.
NICK FURY (SAMUEL L. JACKSON)
The first who crosses her way is Nick Fury, an agent from the secret organization S.H.I.E.L.D. This meeting changes his life completely as well as the future of the world. Fortunately for Carol, Fury is not a daredevil, but a smart, courageous and open-minded guy. He helps the stranded young women. Moreover, on his way he meets another new best friend.
MARIA RAMBEAU (LASHANA LYNCH)
Maria is a talented pilot and a loving mother. Maybe she can help Car-Ell to remember?
YON-ROGG (JUDE LAW)
Yon-Rogg is CAPTAIN MAVEL’s best friend and trainer. Furthermore, he is leader of the Starforce squad. But he hides a dark secret.
MINN-ERVA (GEMMA CHAN)
The attractive blue-skinned warrior is also a member of the Starforce team. She fights fearless and she is always loyal to Yon-Rogg.
TALOS (BEN MENDELSON)
Talos is the proud leader of the Skrulls. That race belongs to the shape-shifters, and Talos is the most masterful and unmatched among them. He plays a major role in the acrimonious offensive of the war between the Skrulls and the Kree. Talos is fearsome and will stop at nothing to win. Even when it means to face the power of CAPTAIN MARVEL.
REVIEW – CAPTAIN MARVEL
CAPTAIN MARVEL starts already in the first second with an extremely heart-touching moment. Then, the movie becomes an ode to the power of women. Marvel boosts the term super power to the max.
Already within the first third of the film we can see flashbacks to Carol’s youth. But, like pieces of a huge puzzle, they finally create one picture which conveys a significant message.
Moreover, those pictures fascinate, and they share a unique power with the audience. They motivate us, to stand up even when we fail or tumble sometimes.
Furthermore, the amazing pictures and breath-taking special effects visualize the development of Carol’s super power perfectly. They top everything what you have seen before
The story is also fine. Of course, new characters have to be introduced and, thus, from time to time you could be a bit confused. But at the end, everything becomes clear.
However, most of all, Captain Marvel herself will captivate the audience. Brie Larson plays with a lot of humor and warmth. She could be the girl from next door, which we like because she is a friend. Thus, your emotions could grow with CAPATIN MARVEL’s development.
Hence, CAPTAIN MARVEL isn’t just another super hero movie. But it’s a film with a message to all people to stand up and believe in themselves in any situation of life.
Finally, it’s the last Marvel film where we can see Stan Lee in his legendary cameo appearances. Actually, this is already reason enough to to watch the newest Marvel adventure on Blu-Ray and to add it to your collection of best movies.
One tip at the end: As usual, you will see some trailers between the credits. One of them is a hint to the question, what could happen in Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, which will be released soon.
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