Overall review: Enjoyable. 3/5
This past weekend I saw Captain Marvel with a couple of friends. I must say it was an enjoyable experience overall.
Movie summary: Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.
First of all this movie felt like a blast from the past. It take places in the 1990s, which the soundtrack reflects. I mean any movie that has TLC in it is usually a good ride to begin with, but also it was the time of my childhood. It was nice to see payphones, Radio Shack, and even Blockbusters.
The story was pretty good overall, however it felt like a generic super hero movie. Hero has powers. Hero gets training. Hero fights the bad guy. Hero loses (although the lost can be a bit subjective). There there is a plot twist. The actual bad guy isn’t the bad guy. The guys who were introduced as the good guys were the bad guys. The a huge action scene. Movie is over.
I will admit, I am a bit fatigue on Marvel movies, and super heroes in generals, but the selection of English movies in South Korea is rather limited. Plus, apparently this was needed to understand Avengers Infinity Wars 2: End Game. However, this movie was a flashback overall and it only really explains how Fury got his scar, and why Captain Marvel appears. Although, it seems that she is the only one who can fight Thanos. So, eh.
This movie seemed to have a huge feminist front to it. The whole ‘Women Are Strong and Can Do Anything,” isn’t subtle. It slaps you in the face. I am not one to knock feminism, but I prefer my messages to be more subtle. I want to feel rewarded when I figure out what a movie is trying to say, not have it pointed out to me.
Additionally, I felt like the relationship with Maria Rambeau was played safe. They are best friends. Nothing wrong with that. However, there was some undertones of a relationship between them. Sexual tensions, that the phase I am looking for. Yes girls can be friends, but this was a perfect opportunity to showcase a homosexual relationship. A lot of shows nowadays play it safe and use lesbian relationships more often than not. So I was disappointed this didn’t happen.
Overall, this movie was great. Definitely worth a watch. Check it out!