Captain Marvel Short Review
Captain Marvel is the new Marvel Flick.
Here the Captain Marvel is a sort of landmark from the standpoint of superhero films. The film, hyped by its producers as the first Marvel Studios flick lead by a female character, is another attempt to translate real world social, political and cultural movements into the pop culture arena. Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther didn’t just earn for Marvel a lot of money, but also institutional respect with its flurry of wins and nominations from award-giving bodies.
Captain Marvel has had the biggest opening day thus far in 2019, the highest screen count for 2018, the highest origins opening day, and the highest female superhero opening day in the Philippines. It is also the “highest first stand-alone character MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) opening weekend” in the Philippines
That means Captain Marvel’s first opening weekend beat out the likes of Iron Man in 2008, Thor in 2011, and Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011, and even Black Panther in 2018.
Captain Marvel is the origin movie of Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson. Set in the 90s, the movie also features characters already familiar to MCU fans – Agents Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, among others.
What do you expect with this movie Captain Marvel?
This Captain Marvel film has a noble ambition, sure.
Without even batting an eyelash, the film immediately pushes the problems it seeks to eradicate with a mixture of power beams and hard-hitting witticisms.
There have been many superhero movies that feature students being trained and advised by their superiors, even to the point of shaming the upstart for pride, impatience, or anger issues. However, it is more than clear that there is gender politics at work in Captain Marvel’s opening display of fighting and action.
It’s the movie that immediately precedes Avengers: Endgame, the highly-anticipated end to the first 11 years of what is now called the Infinity Saga. Captain Marvel will be joining the rest of the Avengers – or at least, those who survived Thanos’ purge – in Endgame.