When it comes to superhero movies, MCU is the trendsetter, rarely the follower. However, in the case of ‘Captain Marvel’, MCU was hot on the heels of DC to come out with their standalone female superhero movie. Notably, DC’s ‘Wonder Woman‘ had garnered praise for its feminist theme, and Marvel wanted to capitalize on it with ‘Captain Marvel‘.
They also set up the film sequences in such a way that Captain Marvel would be introduced to us in this movie, before appearing in ‘Avengers: Endgame‘, where we all know, she had a pivotal role to play in bringing down Thanos, since she is one of the most powerful Avengers right now.
‘Captain Marvel’ also gave Kevin Feige a chance to expand the MCU and bring in the Kree-Skrull war into the forefront, allowing for more space explorations in the future films as we head into a new phase. Considering all the hype that ‘Captain Marvel’ created, you must be dying to watch the movie if you have not seen it, or you might want to rewatch it, just to watch Carol Danvers killing it as Captain Marvel. Either way, we have got you covered regarding where you can see the movie. However, before that, let us tell you a little bit about the story of ‘Captain Marvel’.
What is Captain Marvel About?
The story of ‘Captain Marvel‘ begins on the alien Kree planet Hala, where we see Vers (Brie Larson) suffering from nightmares about a plane crash involving an older woman. In the meanwhile, we see Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), her trainer, teaching her to control her powers and abilities. The Supreme Intelligence that rules the Kree planet also tells Vers to show restraint and keep her emotions in check.
The Krees, and Vers, soon tangle with the Skrulls, the shape-shifting aliens who the Krees are at war with. They are made out to be the bad guys, and Vers gets captured, and her memories are accessed by the Skrulls. However, she manages to escape and crash lands on Earth, Los Angeles, to be specific. Her landing and the subsequent Skrull activity draws the attention of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) of the SHIELD. However, their interrogations are cut short when the Skrulls attack. There are some fine action sequences where we see what Vers is really capable of. Vers begins to access her extracted memories, which she got from a Skrull, and this leads her to a secret air force base.
Accompanied by Fury, Vers digs deep into Project Pegasus, which was run by Dr. Lawson (Annette Bening), the woman from her nightmares. It also turns out that Vers was a pilot in the program and was reported missing after a crash. This facility is soon attacked by Skrulls, but once again, using a combination of power and ingenuity, Fury and Vers are able to escape. Along with them is Lawson’s pet cat Goose. They head to Louisiana to meet Maria Rambeau, a former pilot who was the last person to see Vers and Lawson alive.