Captain Marvel Review

Today, I woke up did the podcast with Anthony for “Get The KO”. We discussed the latest fight card for UFC 236. I washed dishes, got a grocery list together, and started some laundry. About midway through starting my first load of laundry I decided to take Kiara to the movies. I wanted to see “Captain Marvel” and felt this would be a great opportunity to watch it, knowing “Avengers: Endgame” was coming up.

After we finished getting all the groceries and putting them away (we forgot to put the milk away), we left and went to the movies. As soon as we got to the door I asked her, “Do you know what we are doing yet?” Which she replied “Watching Captain Marvel!” I think if I had went alone to watch this movie, I may not have enjoyed it as much as I did. I am not sure, but to see a young girl get captivated in the MCU by a lead female made it better for me.

I know there was a lot of controversy over the movie, and a lot of people were going to boycott it for numerous reasons. I went into the movie with an open mind like I do every movie and kept my expectations low.  Steve from FrankenCulture has made fun of me numerous times for ranking “Avengers: Infinity War” number 1 on my list of tops MCU movies. I go into every movie the same way, low bar so I can not be disappointed.

There was a great origin story being told from the eyes of Carol Danvers as she searches for answers. It was a simple yet effective way to tell the story and introduce her into the MCU. I understood going into the movie it was a filler movie, it was like “Captain America: The First Avenger”, just a way to introduce the character to the team. Some things were in the movie I did not get expect to see, but bringing back certain characters was a nice to see (i.e. Phil Coulson). Would I say it’s the best Marvel movie out there?

No, but is it as bad as most people would say? Not at all, in fact I thought it was well deserving of moving into my top ten movies. I know it is not meant for everybody and that is okay, my opinion on what I thought may not be a popular one. Having my child there seeing a woman in a movie be a bad ass, definitely made me pay attention to her. Overall, good job Disney you made a good movie and Brie did a good job as Carol.

On the other hand though, I am still trying to figure out for the past eleven years we have seen so Marvel Movies have cut scenes at the end of the movies…why are people still leaving during the credits? Maybe some of them have seen the movie before, but there were still half of the theater who got up and left before the first post credit. It just blew my mind, but that is for another time.

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