Captain Marvel: not so marvelous


On March 8, Captain Marvel was released,  in a much anticipated addition to the popular franchise.

The story of Captain Marvel has Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) battle both internal and external conflicts. She is stuck in an intergalactic war between the Skrulls and her people. During this battle, she has flashbacks of when she was younger and of a completely different life on Earth. She finds Maria Rambeau, who is an old friend from before she became Captain Marvel. The key to Maria and Captain Marvel’s bond is that Maria becomes a teacher of Carol past and helps her realize who she really should be fighting for.

When I went to the Captain Marvel movie, I was extremely excited because I am a big Marvel fan. The movie  wasn’t as good as it could have been, especially in comparison to the past several Marvel movies.

Most Marvel movies have a large battle scene, that reflects some type of fight that keeps you on your toes and at the edge of your seat.  It was quite obvious that this movie lacked that key trait.

Also in most Marvel movies, there is a feeling of sacrifice that makes a hero a hero. However, when  it came to Captain Marvel, it didn’t have it at all.

The movie was basically about a simple girl who was taken to space and then killed a couple people. The movie didn’t make me feel inspired by the character, nor did it make me want to be that character.

Finally, her powers just kept growing and growing to the point were she had too much to make the movie entertaining. Although I wasn’t a big fan of the movie, there were some interesting parts that lead to the explanation of some mysteries within the Marvel cast and movie.

I have often wondered why Nick Fury wore an eye patch and why people only associated him with the name Fury. As I won’t spoil these mysteries, they are all conveyed in the movie.

The movie wasn’t that good, but if you have an extra $8 laying around and nothing else to do, thenit might be for you.  It is the little details you should focus on. A sort of closure to the mini mysteries of a Marvel fan will find interesting.

Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 7.8 out of ten. IMDb give it a 7.2 out of ten.

I rate this movie a 6 out of 10.  It is less then marvelous.