Was the movie Captain Marvel everything we wanted it to be? And should you bring the kids to see Captain Marvel? I answer all of that, and more, so read on for my spoiler free Captain Marvel review!
If you haven’t already, watch the trailer:
The short answer to whether or not you should see the movie is simply: Yes!
We Can’t Stop Talking About Captain Marvel
It’s been days since we’ve seen the movie and it continues to be a dinner table conversation starter.
Captain Marvel‘s origin story and tie-ins to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are well placed, thoughtful, interesting, and way funnier than we expected.
The movie itself may not have the same feeling of perfection that Black Panther left us with (even the scenery in Black Panther felt like it was always meant to be).
The first quarter of the movie felt a little plain, but it didn’t take long before we were on a roller coaster ride of action, heart, and fun, all set to 90’s music that left me feeling nostalgic for my teen years.
What Makes the Captain Marvel Movie Special?
Carol Danver (played by Brie Larson), when paired with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), are the buddy-duo we didn’t know we needed.
This movie ended up being as much about Nick Fury’s origins in the MCU as they were about the Captain Marvel origin story. It was a welcome peek into the past that we’ve largely just been piecing together in our imaginations.
The other pairing that sparked all the feelings on screen was between Carol and Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) whose friendship felt genuine and necessary for Carol’s journey towards becoming Captain Marvel. Look for another Captain Marvel cast member, Ben Mendelson (playing Skrull leader, Talos), to stand out, as well.
Should You Take Your Kids to See Captain Marvel? Is Captain Marvel Kid-Friendly?
Captain Marvel is definitely a kid-friendly Marvel movie. If your kids are Marvel fans and have seen other Marvel movies, this one will easily become a favourite. There will be many conversations you can have about the decisions made by the characters in the movie after they have seen it.
And yes, we want to see women super heroes on the screen who are powerful, emotional and there to tell their own stories. Both my son and daughter needed to see that, too.
We all left the movie accepting that there are many elements of the story we can’t talk about until others have seen it. This is a missing piece of the MCU puzzle we didn’t know we needed this much, and now that Captain Marvel is here, we can’t imagine a universe without her.
Plus, we need her to come take on Thanos. Immediately! (Check out the Avengers: Endgame trailer here)
The movie was even better than I expected and I highly recommend seeing it in the theatre. And don’t forget to stay for the jolting end credit scenes!
Read our other Disney and Marvel related movie reviews:
- Our Spoiler Free “Ant Man and the Wasp” Movie Review
- Our Spoiler-Free Review for Incredibles 2
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Review (Spoiler-Free)
Did you see Captain Marvel? If so, let me know what you thought in the comments below!