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Captain Marvel - A Review

Captain Marvel is the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's a bit different than what we've seen before and offers a look at what we can expect to see moving forward in the MCU.

Hardcore comic fans will point out the vast differences between this movie and the source material. There have been plenty of changes, so let's get that out of the way first.

In the Kree/Skrull war from the comics, Carol Danvers sided with the Kree and the Skrulls lost the war. That's the biggest change here.

Few of us saw that twist coming. The Skrulls, major villains from the comics, would turn out to be the good guys, sort of.

The film provides a decidedly different take on the Skrulls than what we saw in the comics, but there’s certainly room for that perception to change in the future. My guess is that we’ll see some more malevolent members of the Skrull race, though it’s my opinion that we won’t be getting the Secret Invasion storyline that everyone so desperately wants.

The introduction of young Monica Rambeau was very exciting for me. A key member of some Avengers teams in the comics, most of us thought she’d make an appearance someday. Now that Danvers is about to return to modern times, we’ll be seeing an adult Rambeau in the sequel, if not earlier.

Captain Marvel is an essential watch if you’re planning to see Avengers: Endgame (and who isn’t?). She’s been demonstrated for the potential to be the most powerful superhero in the MCU (yes, on level with Thor) and she’s going to be a big part of defeating Thanos once and for all.


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