ActionAdventureMoviesCaptain Marvel

April 17, 202085/1006633 min
In Theaters
March 8, 2019
On DVD
November 12, 2019
Studio
Marvel
Length
2h 3min
MPAA rating
PG-13
Director
Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Screenplay
Anna Boden
Overall Score
Rating Overview
Race
90%
Gender Identity
100%
Sexual Orientation
60%
Nationality
100%
Disability
75%
Rating Summary
Captain Marvel is a small step in the right direction for movies-but it could've gone further

Captain Marvel is the first solo movie starring a female in the nearly 20 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To say it’s about time is an understatement. The movie stars Brie Larson, (a female progressive in her own right who refuses to compromise, as seen in this commercial) as Carol Danvers, who has forgotten her past, and works on recovering it whilst fighting the skrulls.

The themes:
Captain Marvel has many positive themes that it does well, especially feminism. Giving females a progressive character to look up to is always a sign of a great movie. This movie gives us many moments showing the struggle for women to succeed in this male dominated world nearly perfectly. I wish they had given us a scene discussing the gender pay gap at length, however.

Characters:

Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel:
is a female progressive. She is quick witted and very powerful, with almost no character flaws, however, she sometimes comes across as a bit arrogant, which isn’t a character flaw, because she is a woman, and the only reason she has this attitude is the patriarchy

Nick Fury: is played by POC Samuel L. Jackson. He is nearly a perfect character (besides not being portrayed by a woman). A POC lead is always welcome here!

The twist in the movie, where we find out that the Skrulls are actually the good guys is more than just a twist. It’s a subtle, sophisticated message on not judging a group of people because they’re different from you. This message couldn’t have come at a better time, as here in Trump’s America, POCs face discrimination and prejudice every day. We literally have children in camps, and IT NEEDS TO STOP. My only gripe is that their messages were possibly too subtle. They may go over the less intelligent persons’ head.

In conclusion, it’s a must-see movie for progressives and racists alike. You’ll be sure to see the world in a different light after watching this fantastic flick, and maybe even enjoy the plot too!

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