The subject of Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios’s first superhero film with a female superhero as the main character is Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). Danvers is an officer of the United States Air Force who, following an accident, ends up becoming one of the universe’s most powerful heroes.
Also starring Lashana Lynch, Jude Law, Annette Bening and directed by Anna Boden plus Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel features the classic elements of the superhero origin story. Yet it also has a couple of satisfying twists and turns I didn’t see coming, especially since I don’t read comic books.
Well acted, adequately engaging – both story-wise and visually, what will stay with me most about this movie is the moment I realised and saw just how powerful Captain Marvel really is. A truth that had me both wowed and wondering about who the most powerful avenger actually is. I also couldn’t help but be curious about the important role Captain Marvel would eventually play in Avengers Endgame (2019).
Having seen Wonder Woman (2017), DC Comic’s first female superhero movie months prior to the Captain Marvel release, part of the reason I was drawn to the latter film was to find out which of the two movies I’d find more entertaining. In short, the answer is Wonder woman. I’m not saying I think it’s a perfect film but I do remember enjoying the humour, story, action, musical score and visual effects that little bit more.
I’m now wondering if Wonder woman will still come out in front once I’ve seen the sequels for both films, when they eventually arrive.
I’d say watch Captain Marvel if you’re curious but you probably already have. So instead I’ll ask, which movie did you prefer and why? Captain Marvel or Wonder Woman?
Happy Film Loving