Captain Marvel blasts her way to theaters across America

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Captain Marvel blasts her way to theaters across America

Kalen Schroeder, Entertainment Editor

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2018 was a big leap for the Marvel brand with the release of Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity war, Ant-man and the Wasp, and Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.  There was also a great loss with the death of Stan Lee at the end of 2018.  However, 2019 is going to be one of the biggest Marvel film years to date, and it all started with the March 8 release of Captain Marvel.

For those who are behind on Marvel films, there was a teaser in April 2018 during the end credits of Infinity war where Nick Fury pages Captain Marvel to help Earth after the destruction of Thanos.  

Captain Marvel is a female superhero whose real name is Carol Danvers. Carol is an ex-USAF (United States Air Force) pilot who after an event becomes a part of the Kree. The Kree are a group of superhero warriors who are fighting an endless war against the Skrulls with Captain Marvel as their secret weapon. 

The two-hour movie starts, with Carol’s memories that she believes to be dreams.  The movie then goes on to get right into action while the mystery slowly unravels.

The big twist in the movie happens close to ⅔ through the movie just soon enough to regain all interest leading up to the finale.  The film ends with an intense action sequence and gives the audience closure but also provides a path for a possible sequel. Additionally, the end credit scene gives us a little sneak peek into the next installment of the Avengers, Avengers: End Game.  

Let’s finally answer the question of is it worth the watch.  If it is rated on 3 different categories based on action, comic accuracy, and storytelling they are as follows.  In terms of action, Captain Marvel does have action throughout majority of the movie. However, the film does not do a great job highlighting Captain Marvel’s superpowers. For this reason, it gets a 6 out of 10 on action.  

The comic accuracy, while present, leaves the audience wanting more. It does not come close to the comic books, earning it a 5 out of 10.

Captain Marvel did a great job on its story and storyline.  The movie is very easy to follow and understand even though it travels between memory and reality. Storytelling gets an 8 out of 10.

I would willingly go and see this movie again because it is enjoyable to watch and knows how to reach the viewers (plus, the Stan Lee cameo was so heartfelt).  This gives the movie a total rating of 7 out of 10. The movie is not the greatest Marvel film created, but for being an independent hero and an origin film, it is for sure one of the better ones.