Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is a movie with a strong female lead that is caught in an intergalactic war. Throughout the movie she tries to remember who she was before she was Captain Marvel while also trying to end the war between her people and the Skrulls. She also helps redefine the type of super hero a female can be.

The movie’s main characters include Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury, Lashana Lynch as Maria R, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Gemma Chan as Dr. Minerva.

In the movie Captain Marvel overcomes a lot of obstacles being thrown at her. She is constantly told to control her emotions because they interfere with how powerful she can become. She turns her emotions into a strength and uses them to end the war between the Skrulls and Krees.

Captain Marvel came out on March 8, 2019, which was also International Women’s Day. The movie takes place in the 1990’s when it was less common for women to do what she did. In her previous life before becoming a superhero she was a U.S Air force pilot named Carol Danvers. Even in her previous life there were many men that told her she would never be what she wanted to be. Also overcoming the norms was her best friend Maria, who helped her fight for the Skrulls along with Nick Fury.

Captain Marvel shows how much the female role has changed in Marvel comics. They have become less stereotypical compared to how they were in the 1960s. Usually superhero movies shows the female superhero as a side role to male superheroes. And the female superhero usually has a not-so-interesting superpower, like Batgirl. That wasn’t the case for Captain Marvel. She represents the future of female roles in the superhero genre.  

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