Captain Marvel


Kyle Jennings, Staff Writer

“Captain Marvel” is the first Marvel movie of 2019 and the first in the Marvel cinematic universe to feature a woman as the main character. “Captain Marvel” was directed by co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It features Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, also is known in the movie as Carol Danvers or Vers. Samuel L. Jackson makes another appearance as Nick Fury in his ninth Marvel movie.

The movie begins in the 1900s on a planet called Hala under the control of an Empire named Kree. Vers is trained by her Yon-Rogg, who teaches her how to properly control her abilities while the ruler of Kree pushes her to keep her emotions back and control her powers. Vers is plagued with terrible nightmares about a woman, later revealed to be Doctor Wendy Lawson.

On a mission, Vers is captured by the Skrulls who are an Alien Shapeshifting race which the Kree empire is at war with. She escapes and lands on Earth, where she learns that in a past life she was Carol Danvers, a USAF pilot that died in a plane crash. She learns that Dr. Lawson was behind the crash. Nick Fury takes them to a U.S. air base where a S.H.I.E.L.D. team, led by a man named Talos, tells Carol that the Skrull are refugees looking for a new home and that Lawson was helping them.

Lawson and Carol escape, but Carol regains memory from her crash and recalls that she absorbed the energy from it and gained special powers. Starforce captures Carol and brings her to the Kree leader where she removes an implant from her head that suppresses her powers. She wins the fight against the Kree and sends them back with a message to stay off Earth.

“Captain Marvel” received a 79% from Rotten Tomatoes and 64% from Metacritic. In comparison, Avengers Infinity War received 85% from Rotten Tomatoes and 68% from Metacritic. Reviews stated that it fused comedy and action in a healthy balance. Many critics commented on how funny the movie was and how those comedic moments relieved tense moments. Richard Roeper, from the Chicago Sun-Times, said, “This isn’t the best Marvel Movie ever made, but it’s definitely one of the funniest.” 

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