“Captain Marvel” movie review: Girl Power all the way!

"Captain Marvel" official movie poster

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 than seeing Captain Marvelwith Brie Larson?  

The movie ties everything within the 10-year Marvel Cinematic Universe: becoming the prelude before the epilogue that is Avengers: Endgame.  Captain Marveltakes place during the 1990s, which is the perfect timeline for this movie.  The 1990s was indeed the era of female empowerment thanks to the Spice Girls, Gwen Stefani, TLC, and shows such as Xena: Warrior PrincessBuffy, The Vampire Slayerand Charmed.  Today, the movement continues with CW’s Charmed reboot and Marvel’s Jessica Joneson Netflix with Krysten Ritter, whose second season premiered a year ago on International Women’s Day.

Like Jessica Jones, Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel is a hot mess of a female superhero: funny, flawed, feisty, and fearless.  A top gun pilot in the Air Force, she was raised to be a noble warrior of the Kree in the endless war against the shape-shifting Skrulls.  But pieces of her past on Earth will cause her question everything she ever knew and believed in.  With the help of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent named Nicholas Joseph Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Carol will make her stand in not only rediscovering her humanity, but discovering within her that will make her mighty enough to become a hero to end the war of all wars.

But Carol Danvers will more be than a hero.  She will be … an Avenger.
It’s no coincidence that Captain Marvel was released on International Women’s Day: proving that women are now the ones in power as well as the ones with the power.  It was true in the 1990s and it’s true in 2019 with Captain Marvel being the first headlining female superhero in the 10-year history of the MCU.

Captain Marvel is indeed marvelous.


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