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"Captain Marvel" Kevin Feige

by Bridgette Babb - Copy Editor
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 04:00 pm

Marvel movies are known for their high packed energy and emotional stories, and “Captain Marvel” was no different. The movie was set in the 80s, when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is a new SHIELD agent in the field. The movie begins on the planet Kree with Vers (Brie Larson) having nightmares and flashes of herself from another life. She couldn’t seem to understand why the images kept flashing, due to her amnesia. She looked for counsel with her team leader and mentor Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), who always seemed to be stunting her individuality. 

On a mission to locate an ex-member of the Kree society from enemy territory, something went wrong. This mishap caused Vers to be captured by the alleged alien enemy, the Skrulls, who tried to read her mind. At the time she does not understand what they are looking for, but that is revealed later. The first action packed scene happened when Vers fought her way through a whole ship of Skrulls, destroying their hull then getting in a pod that falls to Earth. A few Skrulls make it to Earth as well, which is made even worse due to them being shapeshifters.

Cue Agent Nick Fury’s entrance to the origin story. I can’t say I blame Fury for not believing Vers when she flat out tells him aliens exist. I definitely appreciated his skepticism, even when he saw aliens with his own eyes. He did try to double cross her shortly after, which was expected. I can’t say I know many people who would believe an alien was fighting for the good of America just because they said so.

Fury and Vers began to form a bond after they discover she was actually a human named Carol Danvers who had been pronounced dead years before. Vers, now Carol, cannot believe the information that SHIELD provides. The two then use each other to find out the real truths and what both the Kree and Skrulls were really after.

The biggest plot twist would have to be the Skrulls turning out to not actually be evil. The narrative of the story immediately switched gears when Carol and the audience found out the bad guys are really the good guys, who are only fighting to find a new home. The person Carol dreamt about was real and just happened to be the scientist attempting to save the Skrulls with the Tesseract. 

The movie ends just how you would expect it to, in regards to the hero having to overcome a big conflict followed by an epic fight scene. The difference in this story I would say is how much Carol really ends up sacrificing to help the skrulls find a new home. I think she almost feels responsible for what happened and is trying to make amends for all the lives of Skrulls she did take. 

The movie as a whole was extraordinary. It really tapped into the character being a strong woman, which I think is important to see, especially for the young girls viewing the movie. I can’t wait to see Captain Marvel’s cameo in “Avengers: Endgame.”