Higher, Further, Faster: Captain Marvel Review


Photo credits to Michael Muller.


The seventh highest grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie in the United States, “Captain Marvel,” brings over $260 million in the box office. The movie is the first Marvel picture starring a woman.

The beginning of the movie was a bit slow, but once it picked up, it never depreciated. With the classic marvel quips and heart-wrenching revelations, it sets up a nice origin story for the hero.

A major selling point of the movie is the chemistry between the leads Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson. The two have worked together on projects before and are close friends off-screen, something that is apparent from how well they bounce off of each other in scenes.

The movie is empowering to women but manages to do so without being forced or overstated. The movie also highlights the almost familial bond between Carol Danvers and her best friend Maria Rambeau. It is a refreshing break from the need for there to be a love interest in every movie.

A very notable moment comes in the introduction sequence. “Captain Marvel” is the first Marvel movie to be released since Stan Lee passed away. As a tribute, the classic comic sequence played at the beginning of all Marvel movies is replaced with photos and videos of Stan Lee in the same style.

Overall, Captain Marvel was a memorable movie with a terrific cast and I cannot wait to see Larson and the others in future movies.