Marvel movies are just a normal part of life around here, but I wasn’t able to see it when it was in theaters. My husband and my sons bragged about how good it was, but my daughter and I never made it for a girls’ night to check it out for ourselves.
Fortunately, I was able to snag a review copy and I’m happy to say that we had a family movie night and now everyone in our family has seen it! Keep in mind that the show runs 123 minutes and is rated PG-13.
With that said, my husband and I felt comfortable showing it to all of our kids, from 4 to 14. They have seen several other Marvel flicks and they aren’t phased by the violence or the little bit of language in the ones rated PG-13. Use your own judgement as to what you want to expose your kids to or what they can handle, but if they’ve seen others, they’ll probably be fine with this one.
The whole pacing in the movie was different than I was expecting. Brie Larson (whom I had first seen in one of my favorite shows, Community) was charming and her character felt real if that is possible! I admit, when I see most Marvel flicks, it feels like the characters are larger than life or “out of this world” or just a little out of touch with my reality. Captain Marvel (known as Vers during much of the film) actually felt like someone I might be friends with in real life. She was relatable, quirky, and just the right amount of sarcastic to keep me on my toes.
Samuel L. Jackson appears absolutely ageless as a young Nick Fury. I admit that I haven’t looked into his character a lot or any of the origin stories or anything, but this gave me a glimpse into the beginnings of his background and now I’m putting some pieces together finally on how these characters all weave together.
I had heard that Captain Marvel wasn’t really a “girl power” kind of movie, and I do agree with that. However, her character is definitely a strong, determined, caring, and inspiring individual that anyone could admire and appreciate.
Oh, and I have to mention Jude Law as Yon-Rogg. I admit that I’ve always had a mini-crush on him, and seeing him in this flick was a surprise (was I living under a rock or something?). He did a great job at his good guy/bad guy role and I pretty much hated him by the end, so there’s that. 🙂
A surprising role that I ended up really liking was that of Ben Mendelsohn as Talos. I was laughing out loud at several subtle jokes from and about him, but was pleased to see a more tender side come out of his character, too.
Here’s more info in the official press release for the DVD/Blu-Ray release June 11, 2019:
THE BARRIER-BLASTING, INTERGALACTIC ORIGIN STORY THAT GOES
HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER
LAUNCHES ON DIGITAL MAY 28 AND LANDS IN BLU-RAY™ COLLECTIONS JUNE 11
Extensive extras explore the universe’s most powerful hero and future Avenger, Nick Fury’s influence on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fan-favorite Goose the Cat, deleted scenes, gag reel, commentary and much more!
NEW YORK CITY (May 9, 2019) — At yesterday’s espnW Summit NYC, Marvel Studios hosted a “Captain Marvel” panel and revealed an all-new trailer and in-home release dates for its first female-led franchise film, centered on Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel. The spectacular, 1990s-era Super Hero adventure, which electrified and inspired audiences worldwide and surpassed $1 billion in ticket sales, is available on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere May 28, and lands on Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ June 11.
Arriving home with extensive line-up of extras detailing the development of this highly anticipated addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), “Captain Marvel” includes Featurettes that highlight the transformative journey of Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) and her character’s impact on audiences around the globe; the influence of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) on significant events within the MCU; the perfect pairing of directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck; the ongoing conflict between the Skrulls and the Kree; and the raw talent behind the fetching feline named Goose. Viewers also gain access to six deleted scenes, director commentary, a gag reel loaded with funnies, flubs and Flerkens, and never-before-seen concept art and production photography.
“Captain Marvel” comes packaged in various formats to best fit today’s varying consumer desires. Viewers can bring home the film two weeks early on Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD and gain access to two exclusive features, including a behind-the-scenes visit with the Visual Effects team that makes the filmmakers’ visions of the MCU come to life and an inside look at the epic team effort that goes into an action-packed sequence within a Marvel Studios film. A physical copy of “Captain Marvel” is available as either a 4K Cinematic Universe Edition (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Copy) or a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+Digital Copy), granting fans the flexibility to watch on devices of their choice.
I’m happy that the Blu-Ray came with a free digital code! In case my younger kids destroy the original, we have a copy safely stored away in our digital library. It’s also nice that we can access it on road trips now.
One final note. Captain Marvel has the best soundtrack of any Marvel movie I’ve watched. Yes, I said it. I love, love, love the ’90s songs and vibe of the film. Even my kids recognized a few of the songs because I’m always playing my ’90s music for them on road trips. This was an unexpected perk of the film for me!