Captain Marvel flies high


Photo from Disney, 2019

Captain Marvel

Ryan Levy, The Delphi Staff

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel took over the box office in its opening weekend, making $455 million.  Taking place in 1995, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, portrayed by Brie Larson, is living on the plant Hala as a member of Starforce. In earlier years, Carol was originally a U.S. Air Force Pilot who had been involved in an alien galactic explosion that left her with superpowers. However, she does not remember the accident, and ever since the explosion, she’s been trying to explore who she really is. 


After being captured by the enemy known as the Skrulls, who are shape shifters, Danvers is able to flee in an escape pod that lands on Earth. Knowing her whereabouts, the Skrulls invade Earth to try and find Danvers to get ahold of her memories and learn who she really is. After crash landing, Danvers is met by Agent Nick Fury who works for S.H.I.E.L.D (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division), and the two must work together to defeat the Skrulls. 

Being the first female lead in a Marvel movie, Brie Larson did not disappoint as her character was portrayed exceptionally. Her acting was appropriate and true as it was believable that she was a confused superhero trying to remember her past. Samuel L. Jackson is just as entertaining, just like he has been in all of the other Marvel movies he’s starred in. The two actors were a perfect fit as the sarcasm of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers and wittiness of Nick Fury made for an entertaining duo that sparked the rest of the cast. 

Much like other Marvel movies, Captain Marvel provides comedy, action, and suspense, which attributes to an intriguing film. However, unlike other Marvel films, this one was unique in the way it was told. Instead of showing events from the past at the beginning of the film, they were shown throughout the film as the forgotten memories of Brie Larson’s character. One of the biggest takeaways from this film is the plot twist as things aren’t what they seem to be once they come full circle. This movie is a must see and adds on to the success of the popular Marvel franchise.