Buckle Up for This One Pt 3: Captain Marvel

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WARNING: This review contains spoilers for “Captain Marvel.”

March 8 was the official release date of a film that has been anticipated for a long time: “Captain Marvel.” The movie wasn’t as interesting in the beginning compared to the end, but there were so many twists and turns throughout the movie. Overall I’d give it an eight out of ten. Despite its long run time, it definitely sent out an important message to its young audience.

“The movie was a 7.5 out of 10,” senior Ryan Lam said. “I really liked most scenes, but one major scene was the final battle.”

The movie takes a hard turn when Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) discovered that Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) was lying to her. It was also a shock to Marvel fanatics when Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) reveals that he was trying to get back to his family and not hurt Captain Marvel.

“I felt upset,” junior Daniela Barrera said. “He was a role model she followed for his ‘strength and bravery,’ so for him to lie about everything upset me.”

At first I didn’t see this scene as anything more than just the plot twist we were all waiting for. However, it’s clear to see that this scene was more than just that. The film was advocating an issue that faces America: illegal immigration. Talos reuniting with his family, after being separated for such a long time, was more than just a reconciliation. There was also a point where they mentioned the need to secure borders in order to keep out terrorist invasions from space.

“I like how they used their platform to talk about something that really is going on,” junior Diana Flores said.

“Captain Marvel” is the first Marvel film to have a woman as its main superhero. There’s a part in the film where Captain Marvel says she has “nothing to prove to [Yon-Rogg].” It’s the tone in her voice that shows she’s much more powerful than him.

“She’s powerful,” Barrera said. “It’s something that younger girls will look up to and hopefully inspire them too.”

The movie overall was great, there’s no doubt about it, but it’s the way the directors were able to infuse social issues into a movie directed to the youth that was truly amazing. By doing this, they inform their young audience on what’s going on around them. This is what makes a movie worth watching: it’s message.

“Captain Marvel is the first female superhero solo film released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” Lam said. “So it gives us a little bit of girl power for the young audience and a awesome superhero for the future of the universe.”

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