I’m no Marvel expert. My son sat my down last year and started taking me painstakingly through the franchise, one hero and villain at a time. But this one- Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s first stand-alone, female-franchise title character—Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel– this one I was stoked for. I had high expectations. The weight of the modern world is on your shoulders, Carol. (My sister’s name, by the way. How very “born in the 1960s.”) I’m still mulling over whether my high hopes were met. But meantime, here’s what you should know before you go. There are a few pretty marvelous things about Captain Marvel:
**This is a no-spoiler “review” to enhance your viewing pleasure!
A Few Pretty Marvelous Things About Captain Marvel
Look for Stan. That is all. ;(
Inserted are the usual tips and nods to the history and future of the Avengers. Be sure to watch with a careful eye!
Three different cats were used in the filming of Captain Marvel- including a stuffed version!
Take in all the tips of the hat to 1990s culture; sights, music, arcade games, even the toys.
United States Air Force
There’s a reason the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds did a fly-over of Captain Marvel’s premiere in Hollywood on March 4th.
Sit through the credits. ALL of them. Don’t be fooled- you’ll regret it.
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.
CAPTAIN MARVEL arrives in theatres everywhere on March 8th!