Tenshot – Captain Marvel
This will be as brief as I can make it, because I’m swamped with work. But I wanted to get my thoughts down, so here goes.
- It was a good Marvel movie. It wasn’t the best Marvel movie, but it was far from the bottom of the pile. If I had to put it somewhere, it’d be there with Thor: Ragnarok.
- Haters can go soak their heads, there was no slap you in the face feminist messaging. The most ‘girly’ moments (insert eye-roll here) was Danvers reconnecting with Rambeau and her daughter. I roll my eyes because it was less ‘girly’ and more, ‘human’.
- That’s not to say there wasn’t a feminist undercurrent, because “DUH!”, it’s a super-heroine!
- If I had to pull a message out of it (besides the Kree are a-holes), it’s that agency matters, for everyone. The whole first two acts, Danvers thinks she has agency, but is reminded in ways big and small that she doesn’t. The last act, she takes back her agency, in ways big and small, and then gets all glowy and makes things explodey.
- Speaking of agency, pay attention to how she gets her powers. It’s like a big ol’ pile of metaphor, allegory, and symbolism. Seriously, it has layers.
- Goose is a hoot. Straight outta MIB, I swear…
- It was nice to see Ronan the Accuser again (I love his hammer). It was also nice to see him deciding that discretion is the better part of valor. Also, something he says makes me think we’ll be seeing him again.
- The last scene with Danvers and Yon-Rogg is another big ol’ pile, like number 5.
- Minn-Erva is a wonderful contrast to Danvers. I’m just going to leave it at that.
- Mid-credits scene is worth it (if you haven’t seen it on YouTube already), end credits is “Meh”.