Spoilers for Captain Marvel below.
Lately, I was thinking about what would happen if now, in my thirties, I began to look again at the series that resonated so deeply with me in my youth. Although I want to go back to what was so familiar to me, I fear that the resonance and the emotional kicks will manifest themselves in this way. Buffy against the vampires offered in my teens and early twenties will not stick. I often find myself flipping through my DVD workbooks, trying to participate in the final Buffy, who echoed with me so much in the day: a resounding "Yay! Girl power!" message that each The girl has the strength, power, courage and resilience of a killer, literally. But Captain Marvel I'm relieved of this temptation. It turns out that in 2019, the "Yay! Girl Power!" the message alone can not carry a movie.
Brie Larson is not the problem here. The Oscar-winning actress embodies the human Air Force pilot become the intergalactic hero Kree Carol Danvers (or Vers, as she is known in her world of adoption, Hala), and she makes the most of from what she told Anna Boden writers, Ryan Fleck. and Geneva Dorwet-Robinson. But in addition to its simplistic overall message, the film suffers from sometimes unfair expectations. The filmmakers Boden and Fleck were responsible for covering a lot of material as a result of Avengers: war in the infinite and in the perspective of Avengers: End of the gameand that's a lot to put on the shoulders of any movie, let alone the first female superheroine of your studio.
For the uninitiated, a brief overview: Captain Marvel is the 21st Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film. At the end of War of InfinityThanos, an alien, decimates half of the Earth's population in a snap, supposedly for the good of humanity. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, also co-starring in Captain Marvel as a younger version of himself than only just Uncanny Valley) is one of the missing, but before falling into dust in the last moments of IWhe sends a distress signal to Carol by pager. At this point, the hero is unknown to the public. (Basically, the assumption is that she and Scott Lang, father of the Ant-Man group, played by Paul Rudd, will play a key role in solving the problem of Thanos in the future. End of Game.)
Captain Marvel 'Her work was twofold: introducing Carol and informing the public about her story and building on the war between the alien races Kree and Skrull that longtime MCU fans briefly see in Guardians of the Galaxy and the only TV show from Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It's perfect if you've seen every Marvel movie …Captain Marvel is an essential springboard for you War of Infinity at End of Game. And the movie works if you're a girl for whom the simple message of "girls power!" Always works. You'll have plenty of them here, with repeated flashbacks showing Carol as an aggressive girl (played by McKenna Grace and London Fuller) who grew up with the message that she was not strong enough to go karting or playing boys' baseball, and later, that it is not good enough to train with them for the air force. Carol's flashbacks that are erased in her various attempts are repeated throughout the film before switching the switch (which even the most casual viewer will see coming) to show us that after each failure, she picked herself up and moved forward – and c & # 39; which gives him strength. Faced with the betrayal of his male mentor (Yon-Rogg of Jude Law) in the third act, Carol refuses to submit to his demands and confronts him in hand-to-hand combat; instead, it simply blows it up into a rock formation (a gesture that is very much reminiscent of Indiana Jones versus the swordsman in The adventurers of the lost arch) with the words: "I have nothing to prove to you."