REVIEW: Captain Marvel 
It’s just the right amount of Marvel we all deserve. Well, at least in this case.
Captain Marvel, the latest superhero movie from Marvel Studios, had a good fortune (or some say bad luck) of being the opening act for Avengers: Endgame. It is this unique circumstance–being shown just a month ahead or so before the main event–that actually makes the film an even greater watch compared to any other movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Let’s be honest, no one among those who’ve been following the expansion of MCU expected Captain Marvel to blow anyone off their seats. There was no expectation that the film would somehow make the blind see, the lame walk, and bring the dead back to life. Fans and movie enthusiasts are just dying to see how Captain Marvel fits in Endgame.
But the film delivered more than that. Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck worked their magic to come out with a solid superhero origin story that carries the right extras on the side. Before anything else, however, let’s focus on the main issue: the story. Captain Marvel is pretty grounded on this part. The plot is easy to follow. There was no instance when the audience might get lost with what’s happening around. And the movie showed everything that viewers needed to know about who Carol Danvers is and how she got her marvelous powers.
There was also something with the way the film used everything that just screams the 90s that made the storytelling so much better. From fashion, music, and featured tech, the attention given in making Captain Marvel look authentically set in the dusk of the 20th century was so good that people would get a feeling that they’re transported to the good old times in an instant. This is quite nice as many of us actually needed the trip down memory lane, even for just a few moments.
Cast members did an awesome job in the storytelling, too. Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and the rest of the cast were spot on in portraying their respective roles. It is even unthinkable that some can discount the fact that how actors portray their roles contribute greatly to how audience members appreciate what they are watching. Larson and Jackson were really good here, however, people should pay extra attention to Mendelsohn who plays the Skrull honcho Talos.
There are a lot more things in this movie that would certainly make all the fanboys and fangirls out there happy. But it is best to let you all discover these goodies yourselves. As a final word, Captain Marvel is that movie that just feels good. When you go out to watch it, just sit back, relax, and enjoy. Don’t overthink. Just let it rouse you up for the what’s coming next month.