Teen authors David & Laura Lee (Inspire us to write)

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Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an exciting adventure with a hint of comedy

Written By: Laura T. Lee - Apr• 20•19

Hey guys!

Today, we watched Captain Marvel from Marvel Studios. Brie Larson is the titular superheroine, a woman named Vers who lost all memory of her past when she gained her powers. Teaming up with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson) after being stranded on Earth, Vers tries to find out more about her past. Meanwhile, she is pursued by both Skrulls and her Kree squad (led by Yon-Rogg, who is played by Jude Law).

The beginning of the film includes a tribute to Stan Lee, the influential Marvel writer who passed away last year. The Marvel Studios logo, which usually shows footage of its various superheroes, displayed a compilation of Stan Lee cameos. Afterward, the message “Thank You Stan” appears over a black screen. This makes the Stan Lee cameo later in the film all the more touching.

For the most part, the plot flows along smoothly, and Brie Larson’s character quickly becomes a favorite with her cool powers and likeable personality. Vers’s experiences as a child help her adult self to mature over the film, which is visualized in a well-done montage. The twist that comes later (no spoilers!) is a solid use of the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”. There are quite a few comedic moments to brighten things up, including a cat named Goose who somehow manages to be everywhere Captain Marvel goes. Nick Fury provides the bulk of the film’s jokes; you’ll laugh when you find out how he gets his eyepatch. Also, kudos to Ben Mendelsohn, who delivers a funny performance as Skrull leader Talos. Lashana Lynch adds some great drama as the supporting character Maria Rambeau, a former pilot.

The film isn’t lacking in action scenes, but the fights itself aren’t very memorable. The space battles hinted at in the trailers end up resembling those of Star Wars, which isn’t particularly interesting. Captain Marvel’s powers mean that her enemies are mostly blasted around in funny ways rather than posing a real threat to her. It makes the climax devoid of tension. The design of the Kree world isn’t very distinct from movies like Star Trek.

All in all, this was a great watch for me, and it does provide some backstory to a key character in Marvel Studios’ next promising film, Avengers: Endgame. It was a little disappointing, but I would definitely recommend this to anyone who hasn’t seen it yet!

Laura 🙂

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