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Captain Marvel

The time has finally come.

Marvel Studios has announced that Avengers: Endgame will hit movie theaters Apr. 26, 2019. But, before you can buy your tickets, you need to be fully caught up.

Captain Marvel arrived in theaters over our final days of Spring Break, Mar. 8. It introduces us to the final storyline in the Marvel world before it all comes together in late April.

The film follows an extraterrestrial warrior, played by Brie Larson, who is battling an intergalactic group called the Skrulls.  

Her mind is fogged with memories of another life on Earth in 1995. In that life, she is U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers.

With the help of external allies and her own superpowers, Captain Marvel ventures to end her community’s war with the Skrulls- while untangling her own confusions of the past.

Just days after its release, Captain Marvel received a tsunami of attention. It is Marvel Studios’ first female-led film, which paves the runway for powerful women in the future of superhero cinema.

Reviews puncture the public using short, profound words.  The film’s official Instagram page reads: “Higher. Further.  Faster.”

Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and The Washington Post among many others give raving, one-word reviews.  The film is advertised as a “game-changer,” “electrifying,” and “trail-blazing,” to name a few.

Chris Gotz, a junior finance major at PLNU, saw Captain Marvel over the weekend alongside his brother and sister’s friends.  “It was better than I thought it would be,” he said. “I had low expectations.”

Gotz’s low expectations for the film stemmed from his anticipation of the film’s graphics.  “I thought it was going to be all CGI [animation],” said Gotz. Although Larson is not considered a front runner in the acting realm, Gotz applauded Larson for her strong character portrayal throughout the film.

The hype leading up to the film’s release was inflated though, said Gotz.  However, he still gives Captain Marvel an overall rating of 8.4 out of 10.  When asked to describe the film in one word Gotz said, “marvelous,” with a grin.

Jordan Layaoen, a junior physics and engineering major at PLNU, hopefully awaits his opportunity to see Captain Marvel.  Layaoen is a true Marvel fan, and is fascinated with the story’s placement in time—jumping back to the ‘90s.

Regardless of Captain Marvel’s setting, the film is timeless while shedding light on female empowerment through a strong lead character.  

This is not something we see in everyday superhero cinema. So, shovel over the $12 at a nearby theater this weekend (or if you’re a broke college student—as we all are—$8.50 at any Reading Cinema), then prepare to sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Article written by PLNU student Becca Jones.

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