Captain Marvel

Hannah Bartels

     As if there wasn’t already enough superhero movies, there’s another. But this time it’s okay because the superhero is a woman, which isn’t very common for superhero movies.

According to Variety.com, “Captain Marvel” is the second, “major Hollywood film to feature a female superhero at its center.” “Wonder Woman” was the first to do so but “Captain Marvel” is a, “savier and more high-flying fantasy.”

    Brie Larson serves the role as Captain Marvel in the movie but knows herself as Vers, unknowingly working with the “bad guys” as a Kree warrior. Brie has no knowledge of her identity or roots since the accident where she gained her powers by blowing up a ship containing a powerful energy core; however, she does not succeed in destroying the core and it causes many issues later on in the movie.

    Brie has the ability to fly, make supersonic blasts and change costumes which help her fly into space. When Brie goes on a mission with her team of Kree warriors, she is accidentally captured by the Skrulls who she believes are the bad guys, but in reality she and the Kree people are the real bad guys.

    When Brie escapes she the Skrulls she crash lands on Earth, a distant memory from before the crash. While searching for the Skrulls who followed her to Earth, she teams up with the U.S. government. She forms new alliances with the people on Earth as her memories slowly return to her.

    Brie must watch her back, for the Skrulls can take the shape and appearance of any person they see. Yet, all the Skrulls really want from Brie is the information on the location of the energy core which can save the Skrull people who are hiding out on a ship in Space from the Kree people.

    After encountering a Skrull who turns out to be honest and pure, Brie questions her upbringing and her own identity more than before. She soon learns who her real friends are and is determined to stop the Kree people.

    “Captain Marvel” is an empowering tale of self discovery and finding self worth. With these two topics being such an issue in today’s world for many people, this matter portrays how difficult it can be for some to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    achieve a good mental health. Many people struggle with finding their purpose and role in the world and that is portrayed in Captain Marvel” by Brie Larson.

    Despite all of the cool special effects and battle scenes, the story can be somewhat cheesy at points. “Captain Marvel” was also an exciting movie for many women who were eager for another woman superhero. Many know that “Wonder Woman” was one of the first woman superhero movies which was a huge deal for feminists and paved the way for more superhero movies involving women as the main role. But with “Captain Marvel” as the second movie to do so, the future of more women superheroes looks bright.

    With plenty of action and battle scenes, “Captain Marvel” is a story which is exciting and thrilling to watch. Head to the theaters and see why so many are buzzing about the new female superhero.

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