What an absolutely great film to release on International Women’s day and the most recent addition to the Marvel Avenger’s universe didn’t disappoint.
Captain Marvel tells the story of Vers (Brie Larson) a Kree warrior with no memories but a power she is told was gifted to her by the “Supreme Intelligence”. When Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) enrolls her for a mission to rescue a spy, Vers encourages the Kree to take some risks. The mission goes awry and Vers is kidnapped by the enemy; the Skrulls, who; with Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) in charge, delve into her memories and reveal secrets of the past she doesn’t know she has.
Very escapes to Earth where she endeavours to discover who she really is; with some help from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) of course. Lots of drama, fighting, twists and powerful women create a great story; although if I’m totally honest I did verge on getting bored in the very middle.
In true Marvel style there was some great nods to why characters are the way they are; including how Fury ended up with an eye patch. I felt as if the film tried to adopt a comedic style similar to Iron Man and I don’t know if it was just my screen but people didn’t really warm up to the comedy until the last 25% of the film; mostly when a certain cat called Goose shows up.
I must say I’m pretty excited for End Game now, even happier it’s only 7 weeks away. Marvel is definitely a little bit of geek in me escaping.