Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel highlights the role of a woman as a superhero.


Captain Marvel highlights the role of a woman as a superhero.

Lizbeth Martinez, Staff Reporter

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The story in Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, as she becomes one of the most powerful hero in the universe. The movie is set around the 1990s. Captain Marvel is an unseen period in the history of Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of a battle between her people and the Skrulls ( alien shapeshifters). She keeps having recurring memories of another life as a U.S Air Force pilot, Carol Danvers.

Yon Rogg, her mentor and commander, trains her to control her abilities while the Supreme Intelligence, the artificial intelligence that rules the Kree, urges her to keep her emotions in check. During a mission to rescue an undercover operative infiltrating a group of Skrulls  with who the Kree are at war, Carol Danvers is captured by Skrull commander Talos.  She escapes and crash lands in Los Angeles, California.

With the help of Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover secrets of her past, while trying to control her special super powers, to end the war with the Skrulls.

What I really enjoyed about the movie, was that Captain Marvel was a woman. I really liked how they made her one of the most powerful super hero’s and how she influenced other hero’s from the Marvel Universe.

She influenced the Marvel Universe in a way, that without her help with destroying the enemies, The Avengers wouldn’t have existed at all! One of the things that make me really happy is that in the past, Marvel has had trouble with having women as main characters, but there has been so many movies made recently such as “Wonder Woman,” that have influenced many young girls.

Other reviews of the movie include:

“This Superhero flick is basic but still engrossing, enthralling, and rewarding on many levels, just one of which is seeing Marvel’s first female superhero get her own movie.” – Common Sense Media

 The second major Hollywood movie to feature a female superhero at its center, but it’s a savvier and more high-flying fantasy than “Wonder Woman.” – Variety 

Don’t miss out on this great movie, now out in theaters everywhere!