Captain Marvel, Higher, Further, Faster

BlitheThough about the Marvel’s heroine 

The female-empowerment message of Captain Marvel is timely in the Philippines as we celebrate the National Women's Month. A celebration every March that is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women's Day (IWD).

The film is proudly feminist without feeling overdone. It’s reflected in more artistic ways, such as having the character be sexy without having to flaunt her sexuality, or get knocked down but rise back up again against stereotypes and doubters.

The start of the movie is not really as impressive as I thought, ut it gets better as it goes along. The opening scene which is when they were in the planet Halaand the subsequent battle sequence poorly staged and shot. It takes too many narrative shortcuts to implied empathy. 

We learned Vers' true name and how she came to be a Kree warrior but we never learn enough about who she really is, her flaws and all.

Brie Larson emerging as a highly appealing kick-ass heroine with brains to match her brawn. She’s witty, she’s passionate, she’s resolute and – crucially – she boasts a tremendous humanity over and above her special powers. Larson she delivers the emotions, and kicks that make the hero compelling.she’s outstanding at maintaining battle-hardened prose while also delivering smartass quips  like Tony Stark.

Captain Marvel may be the star or the film but you can't deny that Goose (the cat), merges as the real star of the show.

Samuel L. Jackson aside from getting a new lease on Nick Fury and his new hair line, he was fun  to watch and became interesting in some way. 

I like how Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull big bad Talos gives the story a big twist. He not only does the villain also get some amusing comedic moments due to earthly inexperience, he’s also another morally complex individual that shows Marvel is continuing to step up their bad guy game. 

Even the actors who don’t have a ton of screen time, like Lashana Lynch and Annette Benning, make the most of their screen time and leave an impact.

Captain Marvel is short for a Marvel movie, it is just below two hours. 

There are a handful of scenes that will inspire women all around the world, regardless of nationality.The 90s soundtrack frequently utilizes songs vocalized by women,The original score was composed by a woman, Pinar Toprak, a first for the saga.

I'll give 4 out  of 5 stars for Captain Marvel.

It made me more excited for Avengers: Endgame.

The Plot

In the Kree Empire's capital planet of Hala, warrior and Starforce member Vers suffers from recurring nightmares involving an older woman. Yon-Rogg, her mentor, warns her to control her abilities while the Supreme Intelligence, an organic artificial intelligence who acts as the Kree's ruler, urges her to keep her emotions in check.

While working with Kree official Ronan the Accuser to rescue an undercover Kree agent, Vers is abducted and subjected to a memory probe by a group of Skrulls, alien shapeshifters with whom the Kree are at war. Vers escapes and, after escaping the Skrulls' ship, crashlands on Earth where she met agents Nick Fury and Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. They were fired by a Skrull in disguise as they question her. Vers pursues the alien, but after a fight aboard a train, loses him — though not without recovering a crystal containing her disjointed extracted memories, which her lead her to a bar in a nearby town. Fury discovers a Skrull impersonating Coulson while he was driving. The alien dies when Fury purposefully crashes the car. THe then followed a lead to a bar with Vers.

Fury and Vers agree to work together, and using Fury's security clearance visit the secret air base Pegasus that appeared in Vers' deep memory along with the identity of the older woman, Dr. Wendy Lawson. They learn Lawson was a Kree, and died along with her pilot in a 1989 crash while flight-testing her light-speed engine — and that the pilot was Vers. Avoiding capture by "Keller" and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Vers and Fury escape in a small cargo jet, with Lawson's cat Goose, adopted by the base, having stowed away. In Louisiana, Fury and Vers speak to Maria Rambeau, Vers' fellow jet pilot (callsign "Photon"), the last person to see Lawson and Vers alive. They fill each other in with the help of Maria's young daughter Monica, and Vers learns she was jet pilot Carol Danvers. Talos, who had tracked her, arrives and asks to speak. Using the black-box recorder of Lawson's crashed plane, Danvers learns an alien spaceship had shot it down — and she now remembers Yon-Rogg killing Lawson, as well as Lawson's warning that the experimental engine's energy-core had to be destroyed to keep it from the wrong hands. Vers shot it and was caught in an ensuing explosion, with her body absorbing the energy. Yon-Rogg brought the amnesiac "Vers" — the remaining portion of "Danvers" on her broken dog tag — to Hala.

Talos explains the Skrulls are simply refugees, and Lawson's engine was to help them escape beyond Kree reach. Using coordinates Lawson had given Danvers, she, along with Fury, Monica, and Goose — who for some reason terrifies Talos — fly their Skrull-modified cargo jet to a cloaked ship in orbit. There they find the source of the energy-core's power, the Tesseract — and some Skrull refugees, including Talos' mate and child. Yon-Rogg's Starforce, having tracked them, captures Danvers and places her in VR before the Supreme Intelligence. Enraged at being used, Danvers fights back, and discovers that a Kree implant that purportedly gave her Kree powers was instead limiting them. Accessing her full force, Danvers escapes, gives the Tesseract to Fury for safekeeping, and battles the Starforce to give Rambeau time to fly herself, Fury, and the Skrulls to Earth — along with Goose, who is not a cat but an alien known as a Flerken that can sprout powerful tentacles and whose insides are a pocket dimension where the Tesseract is placed. Rambeau shoots down a pursuing Minerva. Danvers chases an escaping Yon-Rogg and discovers the extent of her powers, including flight. She singlehandedly destroys multiple ballistic missiles that Kree official Ronan the Accuser, called in by Yon-Rogg, has fired at Earth, and forces Ronan's forces to retreat. On Earth, Danvers quickly defeats Yon-Rogg and sends him back to Hala with a warning to the Supreme Intelligence.

Danvers agrees to help the Skrulls find a new homeworld, giving Fury a modified pager with which to contact her in an emergency. Fury later drafts a proposal for an initiative, changing the name after finding a photo with Danvers' old callsign of "Avenger".

In a present-day mid-credits scene, Danvers meet Avengers Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Bruce Banner, and James Rhodes, who were monitoring the pager Fury had activated. In an end-credits flashback, Goose coughs up the Tesseract.

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