Following “Avengers: Infinity War,” and with “Avengers: Endgame” right around the corner, “Captain Marvel” serves as a nice look back at the beginning while we approach the end. The film takes you back in time, a flash into the ‘90s where Blockbuster video was not just an internet joke and people actually used pagers. We get to see how it all began, from how “S.H.I.E.L.D” morphed into what we know it as today and how the Avengers officially began. More importantly, we also get the answer to the long awaited question: How did Nick Fury lose his eye?
The film serves primarily as an origin story following Marvel, also known as Carol Danvers, as she tries to figure out who she is and what that means. The film opens on the Planet Hala with Marvel training for a mission with her fellow Kree. Eventually, she ends up on Earth where she encounters agents Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, and that is where the film picks up the pace. With its mix of playful humor as well as its more dramatic moments, the film is easy to digest and it is an overall wonderful experience.
“Captain Marvel” has seen a lot of Box Office success already, crossing the $200 million milestone as of Friday. It has grossed over $500 million globally, a huge success for the $140 million budget film. It remains in the number one spot as of right now, with “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” behind it. The film, however, had early complications with critics. On sites like Rotten Tomatoes, user reviewers tanked the film’s rating in response to Brie Larson’s earlier, not related comments about not wanting “40-year-old white dudes” telling her how she should feel about “A Wrinkle In Time.” The site tried its best to preserve the actual rating, shutting down user reviewers and filtering out the real reviews from the fake. As of right now, it stands at a 79 percent overall rating with an audience score of 62 percent. Other sites, like Common Sense Media, have given the film a 4 out of 5 rating.
In regards to whether or not this movie is worth a watch, I firmly stand behind the notion that it definitely is. Regardless of whether you end the movie as a big “Captain Marvel” fan, as I did, it gives you a fun look back at how everything came to be and sets up her appearance in “Endgame” nicely.
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