2019 challenge feminism Nerdy

Captain Marvel Was a Pleasant Surprise (71/365)

So this Sunday I went out to watch Captain Marvel with low to no expectations. I knew nothing about the character from the comics and after what Marvel did to Black Widow and Scarletwitch I thought they’d somehow ruin this one. I just lost my faith in their ability to adapt female characters and keep them well rounded, strong and believable, but to my surprise Captain Marvel was an amazing film.

I’ll keep this short and spoiler free but the plot worked great as an origin story, it’s set before Nick Fury has his famous eyepatch so you don’t need to worry about where it fits in the greater Marvel timeline. The main premise is that Captain Marvel has lost all her memories and is a cree soldier hunting down the shapeshifting Skrull race, during her encounter she ends up on earth and that’s where the fun happens.

Everyones dynamics worked, not only was this a great story but it was funny, serious and at some moments it got emotional. The elements of female empowerment seeped through but didn’t overwhelm and honestly I would 10/10 recommend it to everyone. I can’t wait to see how she fits into the next Avengers film as we now know her full strength and what she’s capable of.

Also it has two post credits scenes, so like every Marvel film, stay to the very end 🙂

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