In the ever-growing movie franchise that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s difficult to change it up, but that’s exactly what Marvel did with their newest movie, Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel is the first movie in the franchise to feature a woman as the sole main character. Marvel has been taking steps towards such a move in recent years, with the recent movie Ant-Man and the Wasp being the first in the line to feature a female character in the title, yet Captain Marvel features a female alone.
In addition to the powerful message conveyed by the film, it is also enjoyable to watch. Brie Larson plays Captain Marvel, and she does an excellent job of portraying her character, combining humor with intense and emotional moments. In addition to Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson is also featured prominently in the movie. Although he is in pretty much all of the other Marvel movies, he usually holds what is largely a background role. However, in this movie, he takes a much more integral role, making him essentially a main character.
Captain Marvel takes place around the 1990s, making it different from the other Marvel movies, which take place in present day. This movie provides the background for the other movies, illustrating the beginning of SHIELD, an organization that is a large part of all Marvel movies.
The movie has incredible special effects, as is Marvel’s custom, which are now owned by Disney. The effects contribute much to the movie, providing a sense of immersion, like the events that take place are real.
However, incredible effects and a feminist message are not the only defining factors of a good movie. In this case, the movie itself is also impressive. The plot is well thought-out and interesting, keeping audiences captivated. The movie also had a perfect balance of comedy, intense action, and emotion. This balance is a key factor in the movie and is what makes it an excellent choice.