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Things I Learned from Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Well I’m still playing catch-up and everyone’s reviews of Captain Marvel were so great I don’t feel like I can add anything save some very important Goose questions that have been bugging me.

So here are the ten things I learned from Marvel’s latest blockbuster.

Spoilers!

In no particular order:

True friendship is keeping her crap for six years even when the world thinks she’s dead. Alternatively it’s also making sure she goes on a space adventure with you. (I really hope for more Carol and Maria!)

carol and the kree in captain marvel

The bad guys aren’t always what they seem and the good guys often have blood on their hands.

Know yourself. Recognize your strengths and own them and no (admittedly attractive) alien asshole can take them away from you.

jude law in captain marvel

I am petty enough to have a laugh at all those many “experts” who thought this one was going to fail.

You were right younger me. I’m Just a Girl is just one of those songs that will always annoy you especially in the little too on point third act fight scene.

Carol on the train Captain Marvel

Also after the big reveal I was a little attracted to Talos. I mean not like Jason levels of attractiveness but he seemed like such a sweetheart and a great husband. Which made me think an alien shapeshifter would actually make a great SO for many reasons. Most I’ve ever liked Ben Mendelsohn.

So you do learn sometimes disturbing things about yourself going to an otherwise normal every day run in the mill comic book film.

If you’re going to de-age an actor it helps to remember to write them and play them that way.

Nick Fury in Captain Marvel

Nick Fury is a cat man.

So Goose aside here… I guess the poor thing just got stranded after Mar-Vel’s death? I suppose he was living on the base which makes me wonder if he knows all of our secrets and also… Do we think he’s liter box trained? He looked like a liter box trained cat but maybe he’d find that beneath him.

Goose in Captain Marvel

Did Fury have to clean up his liter box after he digested the people?

Fury: Well thank you for coughing the alien energy source up on my desk! I suppose you want a treat… (sees liter box) What the hell? Oh my God! That’s just not right. I am not cleaning that up. No motherfucking cans for you tonight buddy!

Cat poop aside probably the most important less…

When you fall get back up no matter why or how long it might take just keep fighting.

So Captain Marvel was a fun movie with a ton of potential. It had it’s flaws and wasn’t my favorite of origin stories (but it has a cat!) I liked the 90s stuff as well though when she popped up with the Avengers there was a little voice inside my head going, “But what you been up to for the past 20 some years Carol?”

I look forward to more with the character in the future- which will hopefully include more of her past.

18 thoughts on “Things I Learned from Captain Marvel”

  1. I agree about Mendelsohn. Fantastic actor but sometimes his “bad guy” roles bug me. LOVED him here. And I hope the next movie shows us what she’s been up to in space. If they go Binary with her I’d be ecstatic.

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  2. I loved that Nick Fury was a cat man and Goose was my favorite โค Haha

    When you said "If youโ€™re going to de-age an actor it helps to remember to write them and play them that way." did you like how they portrayed Fury or didn't like it?

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  3. The one moment from the movie that actually made me feel like I could finally read a huge sign that has been over my head for months was when I realized that Mar-Vell is actually where Marvel came from. I was GENUINELY SHOCKED. It took me quite a few scenes to realize that; they had already mentioned her name before, but it only clicked when I was already halfway through the movie, lol.
    I didn’t know much about this movie going in (I don’t even think I watched the trailer), but I was so happily surprised to see Agent Coulson again! His death is one of the most memorable ones in the entire Marvel universe to me, so it was nice to see him when he was just getting started in his career.
    I totally agree with you, though, and I still feel like we need to understand more about her past – and definitely more about where the hell has she been in the past twenty years and how did she not notice someone trying to blow up all the nine universes or something like that. Hopefully, we’ll get more answers in Endgame!

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    1. I didn’t know anything about Mar-Vel either! I was amazingly unspoiled for this one compared to usual ๐Ÿ™‚

      They left things very open to. I imagine she’s dealt with the Kree and the Supreme Intelligence but I was really expecting one of the after credits to be some hint of where she’s been. Or that she came back to visit Fury and Maria? Future movies I guess?

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      1. I was actually surprised by how little the after credits scenes actually gave us! I was expecting something else about the time spam she’s been away too, but I guess they didn’t want to give anything that could be a potential spoiler for Endgame.

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