A marvelous movie


Isaac Beck, Staff Reporter

Captain Marvel is a must see movie for anyone who is a fan of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and is looking forward to Avengers: Endgame. Everyone has been dying to see this movie after the post-credit scene in Avengers: Infinity War, where Nick Fury sends a message to Captain Marvel after the infinity snap. This movie is an avengers prequel that it tells the origin story of Carol Danvers, an air force pilot turned into an alien fighting superhero named Captain Marvel. This movie shows why Captain Marvel is one of the most powerful beings in the universe, and it shows why she is going to be playing a key role in Avenger: Endgame. Aside from being this character’s first debut on the big screen, it is also the MCU’s first movie with a female lead. The MCU has constantly been changing how the world sees superhero movies with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, and this movie is no exception. It shows how a female superhero can be just as cool as a male one.


The movie starts out with Commander Vers (Captain Marvel) being a part of an elite Kree Special Forces team, lead by Yon-Rogg. The Kree, which have been a part of other MCU movies (Guardians of the Galaxy) are a technologically advanced alien species that are at war with the Skrulls. The Skrulls are another technologically advanced alien species, except the Skrulls can change their body composition to look like anything or anyone. This Special Operations Kree team a sent to a planet to retrieve an informant who knows about the Skrull infestation. This turns out to be a trap lead by Talos, a Skrull general, and Vers is taken prisoner. After the Skrulls mettle with her mind a little bit, she breaks free and lands on Earth. This is where she meets a young Nick Fury, who helps her discover her past and beat the bad guys.
This movie is a crowd pleaser. For someone who enjoys a good superhero movie with lots of awesome fight scenes and witty banter, this movie would not disappoint. The directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, did a great job with this superhero’s backstory. The origin of Captain Marvel made this ultra powerful superhero a little more human. This is also the first MCU movie to include the Skrulls. As a person who has read some of the comics and watched other marvel shows that have included the Skrulls, it was cool to finally see them on the big screen.  


One of my favorite parts is the intro of the movie. Instead of it being the Marvel Logo showing all of the different superheroes, it is a heartfelt tribute to the great and wonderful Stan Lee, which tugged at many people’s heart strings. This was the first MCU movie to come out after Stan Lee’s death, so the intro was especially moving. Apart from in the beginning, Stan Lee makes his traditional cameo in a train, where Captain Marvel briefly meets him. The directors even went as far as to allow a fourth wall break where Captain Marvel smiles at the legendary Stan “the man” Lee. I felt like this was a very appropriate, and maybe even the best way to honor Stan Lee.


All in all, this movie is another great action-packed superhero movie that any fan of the MCU should see.