This weekend Husband and I had a child free weekend away. Usually we go to the cinema multiple times when the kids are staying with their grandparents (we have a Kids Pass membership which gets us discount tickets) but we didn’t think much of the listings this weekend but we did decide to give the latest Marvel Avengers movie, Captain Marvel, a try just before we left to come home.
And we were certainly pleased we did.
Captain Marvel begins in outer space with a race called the ‘Kree’ who are led by an all powerful AI. The Kree are in an intergalactic battle with the ‘Skrulls’. Vers (Brie Larson) is a Kree warrior with supercharged powers who has no memory of her past but keeps dreaming memories being a human fighter pilot on Earth - a planet she has supposedly never visited. Her mentor Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) explains her powers have been given to her by the AI to serve a higher purpose.
When Vers is kidnapped by the Skrulls and her subsequent escape leads to a crash landing on Earth c.1995 where she meets a young Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) who gets his first encounter with aliens, and her true past as fighter pilot Carol Danvers is revealed Captain Marvel (and the Avenger initiative) is born.
We went into the movie theatre knowing nothing of Captain Marvel role in the Avengers saga and was delighted to find myself watching a prequel to the whole Avengers initiative. The back story of how Fury started the programme (and lost his eye) was a great piece of the Marvel puzzle. Plus it’s always great to see a strong female lead in a superhero world traditionally dominated by muscle men,
And to top it off it was so funny! The Avengers writers have certainly got the humour spot on. Goose the cat (yes, that is a Top Gun reference) was hilarious. Make sure you wait until the end of the trailers for the much awaited Avengers snippet which shows how Captain Marvel will fit into the current Avengers world post the cataclysmic fallout from Infinity War.
I certainly look forward to see more of Captain Marvel in Avengers: End Game
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