I wasn’t sure what to expect from Captain Marvel, I don’t think I’ve ever read any of Carol Danver’s comics, but then again, before the MCU I hadn’t read any Avengers related titles either. So I don’t think that’s a negative.
We start out meeting Vers as one of a Kree special forcers type unit. She has no memory of her past, all she knows is what the Kree and their Supreme Intellignce tell her. She has dreams, but nothing concrete. Until she’s out hunting down some Skrull terrorists and ends up on a backwards planet called Earth. And she begins to learn that the things she thinks she knows are not actually true.
I have to sat I really enjoyed this film. As a pre-snapping film we don’t have any of “the grim” that has been introduced into some of the later Avenger films, but there is still plenty of peril and wrongdoers. Danvers herself was a more than entertaining character, and I really enjoyed her journey. It was also great to see a younger more easy-going Fury.
I do think that it started a bit slow, despite throwing in action, we didn’t know the world or the characters and the opening didn’t grip me. But as soon as we landed on Earth it started to click with me and I was sold on it and its characters.
The one worry I would have is that Marvel is such a powerful force, so it’ll be interesting to see how they handle that aspect in Endgame.
Overall, two thumbs up, would watch again.