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Captain Marvel, created by Marvel Cinematic Universe, based on characters by Stan Lee: a Film Review

Synopsis:

Its 1995 and on the other side of the galaxy the Kree Empire is training their latest members of the Starforce, a group of warriors who are trained to go undercover in the war against the Skrulls.

When Vers, a newer member of the Starforce who is suffering from amnesia, goes undercover and is captured by the Skrulls.  As they probe her mind for information memories of Earth surface.  As she escapes their hold Vers ends up crashlanding in Los Angeles where things go from bad to worse.

Confronted by young members of S.H.I.E.L.D., she ends up in the middle of a Skrull attack and an investigation that could lead her to all of the answers she has been looking for since she suddenly appeared in the Kree Empire and started her training.

General Information:

-Genre: Superhero

-Creator: created by Marvel Cinematic Universe, based on characters by Stan Lee

-Length: 124 minutes

-Rating: PG-13 (for mild violence and gore, profanity, mild use of alcohol, mild frightening and intense scenes)

-Where to Watch: Disney+ (with subscription), DVD, Blu-Ray, or look for it at your local library

-Main Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel l. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Dijmon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, Jude Law

-Page of Reference in RP1: MARVEL is mentioned throughout the book

Review (contains spoilers):

One of the most controversial films in the MCU.

And you know what… I love it.

Carol is unapologetically herself.  She is bold, brash, and overly confident.  She is the product of training that is meant to keep emotion out of their soldiers.  She is just…Carol.

And that really rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.

But come on! This film is so good.  ‘90s nostalgia that they captured perfectly.  A young Nick Fury.  An early S.H.I.E.L.D.  A sweet baby agent Phil Coulson.

And the introduction of the Kree…and the fact that sometimes you are just fighting on the side you’ve been taught about.  But there are two sides to every single story.  And sometimes the one you were taught is not necessarily the right one.

Plus, it introduces Monica.  And if everything goes the way it should…she is going to be a really fun character in the long run.

Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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