Last Friday I told a friend I was going to see Captain Marvel on Monday. She told me she already read reviews and they said it’s not supposed to be such a great movie – only if you were to see it because you have seen all of them. That was my original plan. I wanted to see what this superhero can do to save the world which has been destroyed at the end of „Infinity War“.
But – to quote another friend:
„All the reviews are just assholes who can’t handle a woman in a main role who never shows any skin and has a friendship with a man and a female friend“
And damn right she is!
This is the best movie I have ever seen. I am not joking. (Well maybe if you exclude Superman 1 – but that’s another topic)
Here come 5 reasons why:
5. We finally know what happened to Fury’s eye.
4. My DC heart bleeds, thinking that it seems like Marvel just waited for DC to make all the mistakes (Wonderwoman) you can make and look out for the good bits (Green Lantern) and then made the best female-human superhero ever!
3. I thought „Infinity War“ was the combination of all of Marvel’s best parts. But that’s only due to the characters. What makes Marvel „Marvel“ is all included in Captain Mar-Vell(ous)!
-Animals (or whatever species they are)
-Best use of music, singing and dancing!
2. It wasn’t useless to succeed with watching Marvel’s Agent of SHIELD(watch it if you haven’t). Finally everything made sense and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe it was made to be. And thus, it became the full round up story what made Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and all the others so perfect.
1. There is no love interest whatsoever. And THIS is how you should make a a female superhero movie which you do not want to label as such. It is so hard to create a story for a female lead without getting into trouble some way or the other. But this was perfect. Base your story on teacher – student, as well as friendship relations and you got your unproblematic feminist superhero.
– Maybe male superhero movies should try the same, so female „sidekicks“ can be more than the love interest 😉 (Aquaman)
I just recognised that at least 2 of these reasons are due to the fact that I have seen all of the other movies and series. But even if you haven’t – you will love it – promise! You can even start with this one, and then watch all the others, since you now want to get all the hints 😉 If you want to see this movie and have a little bit of interest in superheroes, with this one you are getting the best of all combined!