I dropped in to see the movie Captain Marvel after weeks of procrastination. I felt that seeing Captain Marvel would be beneficial to see, as the movie Avengers: Endgame will soon be in theater. As for this movie, I struggled getting into it within 30 minutes of it. It did not start to captivate me until Carol Danvers connected with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury and later old military buddy (Maria Rambeau) resulting in more of her past coming to light and how she received her powers. Most of it prior to connecting with Maria Rambeau and her daughter Monica Rambeau where just her trying to retrieve memories of her past until Maria and Monica helped her put the pieces together. And from there the truth unraveled.
While watching the earlier parts of this movie, I could not help but to think of Guardians of The Galaxy because of its similarities in characters. I absolutely loved the scene featuring Stan Lee, which instantly gave me goosebumps because he will truly be missed by Marvel Comics enthusiasts like myself.
There was a scene with Goose, pinned up in the aircraft that made me laugh. Speaking of Goose, Goose is the cat in the movie that played a role, too. This cat is a Flerken, which is an alien species that lays eggs and can shoot large tentacles from its mouth. Never did I expect that a cat would have a role in a Marvel Comics movie like Captain Marvel, and now we know how Nick Fury loses his eye which was because of Goose.
Do not take this the wrong way, but I am all about female empowerment, however I do not need the constant reminder that Captain Marvel is a girl. Yes, I can see that she is a girl, but as a Marvel Comics fan, I do not care about that. Just kick ass, and take names like a superhero does, but we do not need the constant reminder. Many of Carol Danvers challenging moments throughout her life involved men that seemed to tell her she did not belong. And in the end, she makes it clear that she does not need a man’s approval and will not be defined by any guy.
I am very happy that I made it out to see this movie because after its ending credits, it featured a scene with Avengers (Black Widow, Captain America, James Rhodes, and Bruce Banner) with Captain Marvel appearing in the scene before if faded to black making it clear that she would be making her appearance in Avengers: Endgame, which gave me chills.