March 06, 2019

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Captain Marvel is in theaters on March 8th, 2019.

Captain Marvel is the latest film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It brings forth new action following the backstory of a hero from the comic books that has yet to be seen on the big screen. Can Captain Marvel’s absence from the MCU be made up in this film or is she better off being left in the comics?

With the high intensity build up to this movie, the bar was set from the beginning. Since a lot of viewers knew nothing about the hero there was a lot that had to be achieved from this movie on top of connecting it to the more well known characters. Captain Marvel was able to do this and more during the two hour runtime.

Brie Larson did very well with her role as the courageous and selfless Captain Marvel. She gave the lesser known character a great entry into the MCU and makes viewers excited for what is to come. The majority of the cast did justice with their roles as well including Lashana Lynch, Jude Law, and Samuel L. Jackson back as Nick Fury.

Some of the characters and back story do not completely transfer well from comic book to the movie, however it does not take away from the big picture. Captain Marvel is a true blast from the past as her time period is set in the 90’s and it was great to see the writers have fun with the time down to the music.

Having a movie about a character that is so influential to the story so much later than the other films is a bold move. As usual, Marvel hits the nail on the head despite this. Captain Marvel is the powerful woman led film that MCU did not have but will have viewers excited to see what more female power can unleash.

*Stay until the very end for two end credit scenes!*

Rating: 4 out of 5

Ashley Ashley (Contributing Editor) is an Orlando native who loves watching movies. Her favorite genres include comedies, thrillers and sci-fi.
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