Motion Picture Rating: PG-13
Release Date: 2019
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Runtime: 123 mins.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted about a non-book related movie. I realize most of the non-book related movies I see are Marvel movies. This post is…also about a Marvel movie. Sorry.
Of the 21 Marvel movies out so far, 90% of them I saw in theaters with my brother. Unfortunately, Captain Marvel was probably the last one to continue this tradition, as my brother moved to Japan about 2 weeks after we saw it. (Yes, I’m just now writing this post—shut up.)
What I’m trying to say is, Marvel movies are special to me. I know a lot of my friends and coworkers said they didn’t care for Captain Marvel, the first female-led Marvel movie thus far. I happened to enjoy the film, though. No, it’s not my favorite Marvel film, and Captain Marvel isn’t my favorite superhero, but it was still a good film!
As the final film to occur before Endgame, I was really excited to how Captain Marvel would play into the big movie. Most of Captain Marvel is backstory, I’ll be honest. Definitely lacking action compared to its companion films. But I really enjoyed the storyline (and no, not just because it centered around a female). I knew virtually nothing about Captain Marvel, so learning about her story was fun for me. Also, young Nick Fury made the film. And Goose. Also, Talos. SO GOOD.
As far as acting goes, Brie Larson was pretty spectacular as the leading lady. I remember watching her in Hoot when I was, like, 14 years old. And let’s be real: Jude Law is amazing in every role, okay? Okay.
If you love Marvel movies, you’re going to like Captain Marvel. Maybe it won’t be your favorite, but c’mon…it’s a Marvel movie…
I had a co-worker tell me he disliked the film and advised that you don’t need to watch it before seeing Endgame. Ummmmmm would you skip any other Marvel movie? No? Okay, so, just watch it.