What the Flerken! Captain Marvel came out on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4k June 11 and I have yet to write a review. Imagine my surprise when I found no evidence of my opinion on the origin story of Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel). I watched my geek-o-meter fall in points today. Time to bring it back up thanks to Disney providing a blu-ray copy for me to watch.
“Captian Marvel” begins in the midst of a Kree-Skrull war with Vers (Carol Danvers) as a Starforce Pilot for the Kree. During this time she is faced with strange superpowers and shattered flashbacks of a previous life. But things really get interesting when she is captured by the Skrull and forced to relive certain parts of her unknown past from Go-kart crashes to USA air-force training. I have to admit, it is epic to see her standing there in her pilot uniform.
Needless to say, Vers has a crazy escape from the Skrull involving superpowers, depressurization, and a damaged escape pod, which crashes to Earth in 1995 into the most iconic building of the time. Ask any 90s kid where they rented their DVDs and VHSs and they will say ‘Blockbuster’. Marvel knew the nostalgic feels this Blockbuster building would create in many of their fans and used it to help their viewers connect to the film.(*Toys-R-Us” buildings will have a similar affect in a few years).
Now this is when the film gets very fun. Everything that made the 90s epic have all been included into Captain Marvel. We get a chase scene of mass proportions with trains, cars, shape-shifters, and an amnesiac Kree pilot, Vers.. We also get to see old cars, check out the 90s style, hear 90s music, view old computers, and even watch the ever popular loading bar as we wait along with the cast for an important black box recording.
This black box message helps Vers recall her other life as Carol Danvers and thus the goal of saving a race, saving her friends, and saving the world begins. It also starts the discovery of new creatures like the Flerken, which Fury seems to love even though it has tentacles that shoot out of it’s mouth. Of course, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
Captain Marvel is very action set with so much 90s nostalgic moments that I found myself laughing and enjoying every second. It was nice to see some of the history of the Avengers and learn more about Fury. Mostly, It was just a wonderful trip down memory lane…with a cat.
Find more Captain Marvel information, printables, and activities on my blog here.The activities and printables include some fun stereograms and a DIY airplane glider.