Today we screened Captain Marvel. The latest film in the Marvel Studios
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
“Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer.”
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Because this is set to the 1990’s, you’ll get to experience killer music like TLC, Salt ‘N’ Pepa, No Doubt, and Garbage. The grunge look is back and those that missed seeing how dial up internet worked or loading times on older PCs, you’ll get a taste of it in Captain Marvel and it’s hilarious to take a look back nearly 30 years ago. Thank goodness for technology improvements!
Animal lovers will enjoy this movie too. Goose, the cat, will have you laughing. And even if you’re not a cat lover, seeing how pet parents can be, you know, we, yes, I’m including myself proudly in this category, we make excuses for our pets if they do something wrong (ex: they’re not feeling good today or they’re still growing).
WHAT I LOVED:
What I loved is that my mind was blown once again by Marvel Studios. Thank you for a couple lessons, some of these weren’t new to my mind but I always welcome a refresh. I went in thinking this movie was going to be about female empowerment, and while it was to a point, it was SO MUCH MORE. Captain Marvel wanted us to see beyond the gender roles. Yes, time’s up to respect and listen to women BUT it’s damn time to listen to humans ALL AROUND us everywhere. If we back up, wayyy up, there are no lines actually dividing us, on this planet, we are all connected, we are all humans. We should end this fighting. THAT is what Captain Marvel is here for, to end the fighting. It’s time to respect ALL humans everywhere.
“I have nothing to prove to you.” – Carol
I loved Maria, Carol’s best friend. She is the best friend we all need and should strive to be. She is a strong woman, Mama, Air Force Pilot, and friend. As I was listening to her give one of the most encouraging pep talks to Carol, I thought, Wow, I want to hear that pep talk too. And then, I paused, and went, no, I want to be like Maria and be THAT person that GIVES the pep talks to others. Maria was a co-pilot to Carol but also a pilot herself. She is extremely smart. She was such a well-rounded woman who could juggle it all with such grace but at the same time, will not allow anyone to disrespect her AT ALL.
I also loved when Carol saw that something wasn’t right, that it wasn’t how she thought it was, she needed to detach from it.
“Listening to your gut keeps you human.” – Fury
I always tell my littles to listen to their gut. This part in the movie was very touching. Seeing Carol take this stand of listening to her gut of what’s the right thing to do was powerful. I’m hoping it will also be a strong message for those that see this movie in our country; some of the issues she faces directly mirror our society today.
Higher! Further! Faster!
CAN YOUR WILDERNESS EXPLORERS SEE THIS MOVIE?
This is a Marvel Studios movie, so, there is a little caution for young wilderness explorers watching this movie. Why? The usual violence/ fight scenes we all expect in Marvel movies, but I felt it was on the lighter side with the violence and language factor. Some of the characters might seem a little scary looking at first; there’s also some shape-shifting involved and on a couple of them I even cringed slightly. There were a couple mild jump scares too. As far as language: there’s nothing too shocking. They say sh!thole, your a$$, and there’s a scene where they look under a sheet at a deceased creature’s body to see if he has “body parts” down there like a human. They also make a sexual innuendo about a cockpit.
Captain Marvel had us laughing a ton! Throughout the movie, I kept thinking of our kids, knowing they were going to love so much of it and find SO many parts hilarious. Our daughter would connect with Carol (Captain Marvel) and our son would want to have the sidekick, Goose.
We watched it before our kids did but we are taking them to see it immediately – we thought they would ABSOLUTELY LOVE this movie. If you’re at all concerned, go on a day-date first to see if it’s something for your littles to see.
SO, DID I GIVE 5 OUT OF 5 BALLOONS?
Yes, 5 of the biggest balloons possible. Carol is the best Marvel Hero there is! She is the strongest hero in the Universe. But that’s not the best part. For me, it’s that she is here to end the war; to tell us all to stop fighting, to have balance in life. Humans are flawed and that’s okay, we are not meant to be perfect. We come with strengths and weaknesses, we have ups and downs. That’s what makes us whole – the yin and the yang, creating balance.
Stay until the VERY END of the credits – there’s two gems waiting for you!