We have finally reached the premiere of Avengers: Endgame and as we’ve reached the end of this journey, we want to look back on everything that brought us here. We’ve watched these heroes struggle, grow, and save humanity over the last ten years and want to share some of our favorite moments of their stories.
Our final article in this series is the first female-led superhero movie in the Marvel movies: Captain Marvel (2019). This film – that broke multiple records and has been gaining viewers since its release in March this year – opens a new door for new heroes, the next generation of Marvel movies and introduces us to Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel, who will undoubtedly play an important role in Avengers: Endgame.
Here are our favorite moments, scenes and quotes from Captain Marvel!
I went to see this movie as soon as I was able to. Captain Marvel was one of the first female heroes I fell in love with when reading comic books. Brie Larson as Carol Danvers is the perfect portrayal of this character. With her origin story taking place in the 90’s, we get to see some more of how Nick Furry and S.H.E.I.L.D came to be where there are now. Also,can we take a moment to talk about a character that needs its own origin story, Goose. I would love to know about Flerkens especially if they all look like cats.
I have three favorite parts. The first is at the beginning when the Marvel logo comes up, and it is all clips of Stan Lee, then of course when he is on the bus reading a Mallrats as a nod to Kevin Smith. My other favorite part is when Carol is being held captive, and while with the Supreme Intelligence she gets knocked down, we get to see each time she has been knocked down before in her life as well when someone thought she couldn’t do something. With renewed strength, she can remove the Kree implant and harness all her powers, and as she gets up, we see her get up each other time as well. That moment right there you cannot help but feel empowered.
There are so many things I love about this movie. The friendship between Carol and Maria, the self-discovery, the 90’s aesthetic, Goose, young Fury and Coulson.
It is hard for me to pick a favorite moment in the movie, because to me, the best part was discovering what had happened to Carol along with her, and discovering the strength that had been inside her all along. So many people tried to control her, and in the end she took control of her own destiny instead. Carol staring Yon-Rogg in the face, saying “I have nothing to prove to you” had me cheering, with goosebumps all over.
This is one of the best movies in the Marvel franchise, in my opinion. Captain Marvel had me positively reeling from adrenaline, and like so many other women out there, I left the theater feeling like I could do anything.
Higher, further, faster, baby!
To say that I was hyped to see this movie is an understatement. The first female-led Marvel film had been long overdue and I remember being terrified of being disappointed. I wasn’t. Actually, I was positively surprised by many things in the film. In my opinion, Brie Larson was the perfect choice to play Carol Danvers. She showed strength, humor and was still capable of self-irony. I loved the way she was ready to take matters into her own hands and how she spent big parts of the movie breaking free from controls and gaining even more strength throughout.
As a 90’s-kid myself, I loved all the references (even though some might have been lost on me because they were very specific to the U.S.) and the way this movie showed fans some backstories for a couple of beloved characters like Nick Fury and Agent Coulson, who would both become vital parts of other stories in this universe.
I also loved the “twist” regarding The Skrulls, who were portrayed as villains and then it was revealed that they were actually a hunted species. It made sense in the story and it had a deeper conflict (immigration, privilege and colonialism), which is definitely still relevant today. Of course I also loved Goose “the cat”, who made for a hilarious comic relief, especially in combination with Nick Fury, who is maybe the only person on the planet who is a bigger cat person than myself.
Speaking of Nick Fury, I really loved his relationship with Carol in the movie. All their scenes were either funny or emotional and they made a great team of whom I’d love to see more in future movies.
I have a lot of favorite scenes, but the one that made me actually cry was the scene where Carol breaks free from the Kree controls and finally releases the full impact of her powers. The montage with her falling and then getting up throughout various points in her life was so powerful and it gave me the sense of empowerment I really wanted to have after this movie.
Last but not least, I really liked Carol’s friendship with Maria Rambeau. The support and trust between them showed a really great connection between two female characters, which hadn’t been well-presented in Marvel movies before. I’m curious to find out if either their friendship or Maria’s daughter will become a part of the new MCU after Endgame.
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