Hubby and I headed off to the cinema yesterday for the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Captain Marvel. The opening credits are dedicated to the late Stan Lee, which we thought a fitting and somewhat emotional touch. It is always special to see Stan's cameos in the movies and he will be missed.
Captain Marvel is one that even my comic fan of a husband hasn't read, so it was nice to go into it with no pre-conceived ideas. On a scale of Wonderwoman (my fave super hero movie ) down to Iron Man 2 (one of the worst for me), I would put Captain Marvel somewhere in the middle on the ranking pack.
It sits somewhere for me between the Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy science fantasy realms. It was pretty good, but not amazing.
Was Captain Marvel made to ride off the coat tails of Wonderwoman (the hugely popular female superhero movie that broke records? Seems too much of a coincidence to say no.
Did I enjoy Captain Marvel? You bet your Nelly I did. She's independent, has to work through some major trust issues with her boss and she has a mysterious past which is uncovered through the course of the movie. I like the space scenes and rubber faces aliens (yeah, one has a cool British accent of course). This is where my Trekkie fangirl side was in heaven. There's plenty to love, including some fight scenes with cool music tracks as homage to Guardians of the Galaxy.
Is Captain Marvel overpowered? Hmm...maybe. We only get a glimpsed of her full powers, but they are pretty awesome.
It will be interesting to see what she gets up to in Avengers: Endgame. I have heard a rumour that she gets Thor, but let's wait and see on that one. Colour scheme-wise, she looks like the perfect partner for Captain America and they're both captains. Back to her with Thor, I quite like Natalie Portman's Jane Foster, so maybe a love triangle could be on the cards. BTW: don't I get my Loki fix in Endgame? He is half the reason I watch these movies. ... But I digress ... Captain Marvel, go and see it for yourself. 4 stars from me.