The long awaited first female led superhero Marvel movie is here and it’s pretty good. It’s got lots of funny banter, riveting action scenes and of course marvel universe tie-ins. What this movie doesn’t have is the cure for misogyny. I am a feminist but that didn’t make me excited for this movie and that is not why I watched this movie. I watched it because it looked fun and I like superhero movies, plus I need to keep in the know so i’m fully prepared for Endgame. Many will have specific opinions based solely on their possible extreme views of women but let’s try to just enjoy a movie. As of this writing the Tomatometer had it at 78%, Metacritic was at 64% and IMDB was at 72%.
Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson (also 4 kitties playing Goose the Cat) fill out a really well put together cast. Brie brings a lot of fun to Captain Marvel while still managing to carry the weight that people have put on this movie on her shoulders. It’s very weird to see Sam Jack with both eyes and man he looks young. I have had one birdie tell me he didn’t like Sam in this one but I felt he brought the heart to this movie. There’s also Annette Bening and Jude Law plus a host of other people, who I didn’t recognize, who help support Brie to fill out the Captain Marvel’s origin story nicely.
There’s a war going on and Carol Danvers ‘Vers’ is going to end it. Set in the 90s Vers lands on earth after one of the feuding alien races picks her for clues on how to kills the other alien race. Vers spends the movie having everything she thinks she knows being turned upside down.
Why we should watch or not watch it:
If you’re into the Marvel universe then watch it. If you want to see a strong female lead then also yes. If you like good buddy cop movies then definitely yes. It’ll keep marvel fans and non marvel fans entertained throughout and in the end you’ll feel excited to see more of her, you just might not feel the need to rewatch the movie.
As a woman, yes I enjoyed seeing a female lead but one of the things I really liked about this movie is that it didn’t really matter. They highlighted life as a woman on earth and how it was tough growing up for her, living the female experience, but once she’s got her powers she’s like any other superhero. She’s got a mission, she’s learning some new information and the world is going topsy turvy. Captain Marvel would be there to save the world whether or not she had a penis.