Where do I start? Allow me to preface this by saying, the trailer didn’t do this movie justice. Just watching the trailer, I expected it to be full of her standing up with her fists closed. Looking back, I can see that there was a method to the madness and it made perfect sense once I saw the movie. I was wonderfully surprised by the overall movie and I am excited for everyone to see this film.
I just want to highlight some of my favorite things that stood out for me. That is not to say that everything else didn’t bring value to the film, but because this review will contain no spoilers, it’s best to just quickly discuss a few of my favs!
Not all heroes possess superpowers, and they don’t have to. She is a strong and intelligent mom who has what it takes to be a leader, even if she doesn’t believe that for herself. She is my kind of hero.
Goose the Cat
Goose was more than I thought he would be. He was pretty fantastic and though he didn’t say anything, his cute actions won me over.
Well, I may or may not be a product of that time frame (not admitting to anything). However, I MIGHT remember BlockBuster Video, the Nintendo GameBoy, a pay phone, certain cars, and the music. As the movie transitioned I quickly realized that I was intrigued with the memories it brought to my mind and I thought about how amazing it was for the movie to be set during that time.
I can only imagine that after this film, the Navy just might see an influx of women enlisting to be fighter pilots, just saying. The movie isn’t just about “Girl Power”, but when you watch the movie, you will see that extra care was given so that every girl can see herself in the female character leads. I was happy to see that she was portrayed as strong, but human (which is an important attribute to have).
Is It Kid-Friendly?
I believe that children ages 6+ (especially young girls) would benefit from experiencing this movie. I didn’t find the movie to have any inappropriate scenes and the fighting scenes were somewhat tame if I compare it to other Marvel movies.
Captain Marvel has done a great job telling the story. I admit I got nervous when I heard that Brie Larson was going to be the next female Marvel hero, but I am happy to report that she did her thing! The visuals displayed in this movie were seamless and fit in well with the overall storyline. She didn’t fight “like a girl”, she fought like a HERO and I am glad that they didn’t make her too soft or too feminine because it takes a badass to fight off aliens and bad guys. Also, before I forget, as usual, stay for the ending credits.
Until Next Time!