A simply Marvel-ous movie

Larson ushers in a new era for the MCU

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A simply Marvel-ous movie

Captain Marvel is the next blockbuster Marvel title, scoring huge money at the box office and battling with the Skrulls (right).

Captain Marvel is the next blockbuster Marvel title, scoring huge money at the box office and battling with the Skrulls (right).

Photos courtesy of IMDB.com

Captain Marvel is the next blockbuster Marvel title, scoring huge money at the box office and battling with the Skrulls (right).

Photos courtesy of IMDB.com

Photos courtesy of IMDB.com

Captain Marvel is the next blockbuster Marvel title, scoring huge money at the box office and battling with the Skrulls (right).

By Jeffrey Crosten, Staff Writer

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“Captain Marvel” is a film produced by Marvel and distibuted by Disney. It was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and released March 8th of this year. At the time of writing this, the film has surpassed half of a billion dollars worldwide.

Marvel films are very consistent, and tend to be pretty good, or outright fantastic. This film really isn’t different.

The plot involves the Kree, a species with a fascist government run by the Supreme Intelligence, fighting a war against the Skrulls. The Skrulls are viewed by Kree as intergalactic terrorists with an uncanny ability to shapeshift into most lifeforms.

The focus during the first part of film is a rescue mission for a Kree informant spy. The plan doesn’t go right, and Vers (Captain Marvel) is captured. After managing to escape the ship she was taken onto, she finds herself on Earth and attempts to stop the Skrulls who have also managed to find themselves on the planet.

Her time on Earth allows her to figure out a past she seems to have forgotten.

The plot is pretty solid, and even though many people do not know who Captain Marvel was before her movie was announced, she’s a welcome addition to the MCU. The character is brought to life extremely well by former Oscar winner Brie Larson.

My one big complaint with this film is related to the plot, however. The plot can get somewhat confusing at times. The plot has many more stronger points near the middle-end part of the film. It is pretty satisfying in the end, as it all does connect with the rest of the MCU, but the plot still definitely had some confusing parts near the beginning to early middle part of the movie.

Stan Lee also was tributed to during Marvel’s Introduction Logo that plays before all their movies. He also had a Cameo in the film, but sadly, it’s likely it will be the last, unless they were able to film his Cameo for the next Marvel movie, “Avengers: End Game.”

Speaking of “End Game,” this was the last MCU film before the crossover film. Also, there is post credits scene that does connect to the climax of “Infinity War.” I would also like to mention there are two post credit scenes, one of them at the very end of all the credits. References are very abundant in this film, as it happens before most of the other MCU films.

One major thing that I really liked about this film is that Nick Fury, played by the one and only Samuel L. Jackson, had a much bigger role than he usually does in most films. He serves as a main character and ally/partner to Captain Marvel, and becomes a good friend of hers. I really liked that Fury had more development to his character in this film.

Overall, I do really enjoy this film. The plot is good (despite being somewhat confusing), characters are interesting and likeable, and now the hype is all building up to “Avengers: End Game,” and I really hope it delivers.