I missed out on watching Captain Marvel at the cinema, so I had to wait until it came out on the streaming services and as it happened it came out the other week and I watched it. But in the time it’s taken me to watch it I’ve noticed a lot of hate and negativity towards to star Brie Larson. I never get rolled up in this kind of crap but it did make me curious to see what the fuss is about.
In short I can’t see what the problem is and this is where (I feel) we are seeing a lot of increased criticism that is neither needed or wanted creeping into the fan bases of popular films. I don’t remember this kind of thing happening years ago it seem now that everyone has to be a critic. Personally for me I thought Captain Marvel was a great film and I would like to see a second film released soon with Brie as the lead again.
Anyone who thinks otherwise… meh. Whatever.
The plot I thought hit a good balance between the simple fight between good and evil and the more complex controversy of who really is your enemy. It gave the story two interesting and different halves with the common theme of who Vers (aka Carol Danvers) was and what her history was.
The story twists from the simple fight of good and evil to rediscovering a forgotten self, a hamn taken from Earth and in the process discovering the truth and how what she’s been taught is wrong.
Brie Larson played the hero Carol Danvers and I thought she was great. The no nonsense character who constantly sought to reach her true potential while overcoming the obstacles in her way was nice. It put subtle but clear parallels on today’s life of removing the unnecessary obstacles from anyone who wishes to achieve – including and especially women.
Being set in the 1990’s put’s an interesting slant on this as we forget that it wasn’t that long ago that strong divides were enforced and encouraged and even though we
What I would say here is that how Larson acted has been criticised by a lot of people. Comments on her not smiling to be frank are unnecessary. She did a great job so all I can do is give the thumbs up.
Samuel L Jackson
With Samuel L Jackson playing a rather young Fury we get to see a beginning in the Marvel universe as well. Turning up to Sporting two eyes for most of the film we find later that a rather weird cat that can eat a lot of aliens has a rather nasty scratch.
What’s also neat about Captain Marvel is we see the beginning of the Avengers initiative. Carol Danvers pilot callsign serving as the inspiration that takes her and the Marvel heroes that come after into the Avengers future.
In summary this was a great Marvel hero film, the first with seriously powerful female hero and it deserves to be realised as such. Captain Marvel is not overstated as being female and neither is it understated either. The negative comments it’s attracted is to me part of the toxic attention that seems to be attracted to the big fantasy films such as Marvel and Star Wars and it’s not needed or wanted.
I’m looking forward to seeing more Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and I hope it’s not too far away and I would really like to see this character go places and great things done with it. Because she can go anywhere.
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