Girl Power, Heroes & Flerkens: A Captain Marvel Movie Review

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Picture it, Friday, March 8, International Women’s Day 2019…

Otherwise known as the day Marvel blessed us with ‘Captain Marvel’, a movie about the BADDEST (and most powerful) female superhero in the MCU.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 04: (L-R) Actors Chadwick Boseman and Brie Larson attend the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” at Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Our new hero with our favorite King at the World Premiere Screening in LA. #WakandaForever.

Here’s a little bit about the movie:

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

I’m a big Marvel fan… HUGE, so I was super excited to check out this movie and get into Captain Marvels backstory. The movie is sort of a prequel to The Avengers so you also get a glimpse into how all that came about. Also, Nick Fury. Hilariously sarcastic and surprisingly cat loving Fury. Danvers and Fury definitely played well together onscreen. And the Flerken… well, you’ll just have to see the movie, but trust me, it was hella amusing.

Throughout the movie, we see that Danvers has been repeatedly told she’s not good enough, fast enough or strong enough to keep up with the boys, then we get to see what happens when she fianlly realizes that’s all a load of crap. Of course, she doesn’t do it alone. She’s got other women in her corner, encouraging her and cheering her on. We all need women in our circle who will remind us who we are when we forget.

When someone says you can’t do it, do it twice… and take pictures

Posing it up with a couple of my favorites

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Cool superhero-y stuff aside, I like that the big picture was focused on the strength of women. It’s no coincidence that this movie released on International Women’s Day. I see what you did there Marvel.

So ladies, ask yourself this: What if we as women stopped believing the BS the world wants us to believe about ourselves? What if we rejected the notion that we’re not enough? How powerful would we be if we let go of that weight and stepped into our power?


Have you seen Captain Marvel? If not, are you planning to check it out? 

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