Captain Marvel – A Perfect Example of the Current MCU

I kind of purposely avoided this topic while it was hot, it felt like there were just too many red hot takes when it came to Captain Marvel. Not only that, but it felt like there were too many people who’d spring loaded themselves to bite the head off anyone who would try and direct some genuine criticism at the movie.

As a result, my review of the movie shortly after seeing it was very levelled. You could call that cowardly if you wanted. I call it me not wanting the hassle. Because being really honest, Captain Marvel is a perfect example of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe; and that is really the biggest problem I have with it.

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A Mostly Spoiler-Free Review of Captain Marvel

There was always this niggling feeling at the back of my brain. As the release schedule for super hero movies continued to ramp up with no end in sight, the little pessimist in my head would occasionally remind me that there would be a time where I started to tire of seeing super heroes on the big screen.

Thankfully, this isn’t one of those times. While there is an increasing number of movies that seem to be passing me by these days; Aquaman, Venom, Into the Spider-Verse for God’s sake, Captain Marvel was a movie I still went out to see as soon as I possibly could.

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What’s going on for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

We’re living the dream. By we, I mean the nerds who grew up reading comics and being the stereotypical unpopular kids. And by dream, I mean it’s a time where characters like Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and god damn Rocket Racoon are showing up in well made, popular mainstream movie franchises.

What's going on for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

And as overwhelming as it can feel for some of us. This train that seems to keep gaining speed with no sight in end, so much so that it will either result in a huge fireball or the train passing through dimensional barrier, transcending known genre and entering a new plain of existence…  Erm. I’m saying super hero movies aren’t going anywhere for a while.

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