By Jennifer Malti
“Captain Marvel” was released on March 8, 2019. Audiences eagerly waited for its debut after the end credits of the previous Marvel film, “Avengers Infinity War,” hinted at the release of the female-led superhero film.
The film starts off with the infamous Marvel opening credits and pays homage to the late great Stan Lee, who was the creator of legendary Marvel comic book superheroes. This is the first live-action Marvel film since his passing.
This film is a prequel to the existing Marvel live-action films and is telling the story of Marvel’s strongest and unofficial first Avenger.
The film introduces Brie Larson, known as Vers, as part of a group of alien warriors known as the Kree Starforce.
After attempting to win an attack against her enemies, the Skrulls, Vers is held captive. The Skrulls manipulate her brain to access her memories, trying to get information on a woman known by the name of Dr. Wendy Lawson. After she awakens, she becomes filled with anger, manages to escape, and crashes upon Planet 53 – better known as Earth.
On Planet 53, she meets a young S.H.E.I.L.D. agent, Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson. They end up working alongside each other to solve her mission and defeat the Skrulls.
The audience gets to see a friendly bond begin to form between the two characters as they continue their investigation. Vers begins to learn more about her past, and regains some memories that had disappeared.
Her curiosity is increased as she starts to question her true identity.
Vers and Agent Fury go to find Maria Rambeau, played by Lashana Lynch, to find out who she truly is. Vers finds out her name is Carol Danvers, who was an Air Force fighter pilot. As Danvers is processing this, the Skrulls stumble upon the scene. The Skrulls have a talk with Danvers and show her something that confirms her memories.
Vers is angered to find out that she has been lied to her entire life, and decides to make things right.
This film is filled with references to other Marvel films, giving Marvel fans “a-ha” moments. As the film ends, it leaves the audience wondering what happens next with her character. This post-credits scene leaves the audience on the edge of their seats anticipating the next live-action Marvel film, “Avenger’s Endgame.”
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