It’s difficult for box office blockbusters to get any bigger and more anticipated than Marvel Comics’ very own, Captain Marvel. The film stars movie giants Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Annette Benning, and Jude Law, among a lengthy cast of other talented cast members. With a female presence finally in the lead of an important Marvel Universe character movie, true fans and movie enthusiasts now have the perfect character to root for and watch. And when it’s all said and done, the movie plays like an epic superhero film should, with non-stop tremendous fun, adventure, action, and CGI-effects that can only make a great movie magic.
The movie revolves around Brie Larson’s character Vers, who later becomes known as Captain Marvel. Originally a human without any form of superpowers, Vers was a member of the U.S. Air Force. On a failed mission to test out a new engine with faster capabilities, Vers is attacked by Yon-Rogg of the Kree Empire. She eventually loses her memory and joins Yon-Rogg’s Starforce team, but not before absorbing the alien energy in the engine after it’s crash. It is this superpower that makes her an important member of the Kree Empire. However, after a mission to fight a Kree enemy, the Skrulls, Vers is accidentally crash landed onto her home planet, Earth.
Whilst on Earth, Vers soon discovers that she was previously a human. She learns that she had gained fantastic superhero powers, and that Yon-Rogg and the Kree Empire are actually the bad guys. She also comes to realize that the Skrulls are only refugees, not looking to start a war, but merely searching for a new planet to call home. After a lengthy battle with the Kree Empire and their artificial intelligence leader Central Intelligence, Vers uses all of her superhero abilities to defeat them once and for all, and send them away from Earth. She later ensues on a mission to assist the Skrulls in finding their new home.
The ending of the movie, as well as the after credits scenes, hints and portrays a larger link to the Marvel Universe than previously thought. In the film, Captain Marvel leaves CIA Agent Nick Fury with a pager to reach her at anytime. Fury privately creates an initiative to band together people with powers similar to Captain Marvel, in a team named after Vers’ Air Force call sign, “Avenger.” It could be said that Captain Marvel thus had a key impact in the creation and formation of the popular movie series heroes The Avengers, and that the origins of the name of the team came from Marvel herself.
All in all, this is a great movie for true Marvel Universe and comic book fans, as well as normal audiences craving entertainment. There are enough gigantic explosions, humorous situations, and uneasy suspense to keep even the most seasoned movie watchers on the edge of their seats. The performances are very well done by all actors, with special attention given to Larson and Jude Law, who plays the villain Yon-Rogg. The story provides back to back, non-stop entertainment, and mixed with nostalgia from the mid-1990s, it speaks to the current generation of older millennials as well. There is some great movie magic behind Captain Marvel, and the anticipation is very, very high for sequels and guest roles in other Marvel movies.