Captain Marvel Movie Ending Explained (In Detail)

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It is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which a woman plays the sole lead role – and that was CAPTAIN MARVEL already fatal in parts of PR. But that’s not what it should be about. How did the accompanying film turn out? We reveal this in our review.

The Plot Summary

After a dangerous battle on an alien planet, together with her elite Starforce unit under the command of Yan-Rogg (Jude Law), the super soldier Carol Denvers alias Vers (Brie Larson) falls to Earth of all places. Here we meet the young agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who is currently recruiting heroes like her for an initiative to protect the world. As he familiarizes Kree with the oddities of Earth, the seemingly invulnerable woman struggles with flashbacks and visions that could reveal where she came from. Because Kree wasn’t always a space warrior. The unlikely duo also have to deal with some alien shapeshifters who are just as interested in Kree’s memories as they are.

Movie explanation of the ending

The release of the first superhero film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to focus entirely on a woman caused controversy even before its worldwide release. After the Oscar-winning leading actress Brie Larson (2016 for “Room”) publicly spoke out in favor of more diversity within the reporting press – which meant something like: she would like to see the journalists no longer consist mainly of white men in the future (without to attack them directly!) – “Captain Marvel” was literally downvoted on major rating portals and comment columns on video platforms were flooded with hate, so that at least Rotten Tomatoes pulled the ripcord to some extent and took a rating option that was freely accessible from the start off the internet: From now on it is Users there are no longer able to watch films before its official theatrical release. This is a big step for those responsible behind Rotten Tomatoes. But as is often the case with films that are perceived by the general public, it will be something behind The camera likes to be associated with what you ultimately see on on the big screen. As with “Ghostbusters” and “Wonder Woman,” the whole world now seems to be rushing to perceive “Captain Marvel” as another emancipatory liberation move in blockbuster cinema. You can do that – and then realize that this undoubtedly present component of what is now the 21st film within the MCU is anything but successful. But you can also put it aside and evaluate “Captain Marvel” like any other modern popcorn film. However, it doesn’t offer much more than average.

Carol Danvers aka Vers (Brie Larson) looking for her opponents.

Before “Avengers: Endgame”, which closes an important chapter within the MCU, opens in cinemas at the end of April, Marvel is now bringing the solo film of a character into cinemas who was not already mentioned in the final scene of “Avengers: Infinity War”. unimportant part of this literal endgame was introduced. In this respect, it is a challenge to introduce a character so intensively in just 124 minutes that her necessary solo film does not feel like a mandatory program, but rather absolutely justified in terms of content. In fact, “Captain Marvel” works surprisingly well on its own. Even if you don’t know anything about the MCU, you can easily follow the story, which has to do with the fact that the film jumps back and forth so quickly between time levels, especially in the beginning. The resulting disorientation catapults the audience directly onto eye level with Vers, who has just as little idea about her background as the viewer does. So simply staring at the screen with incomprehension after the first 30 minutes seems to have been taken into account. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that you can particularly empathize with the heroine’s emotional world. Without the knowledge of her origins and because of her only clearly recognizable character trait, she is “invulnerable”, namely absolutely aloof until the end. A majority of their one-liners ignite; Brie Larson simply has a great understanding of timing and acts especially in the scenes between her and Samuel L. Jackson (“The Hateful 8”) with infectious cold-snout. But who exactly this verse actually is remains a mystery even when she goes around the world as Carol Denvers.

This world on screen is said to be over twenty years old. “Captain Marvel” is set in the 1990s before all events within the MCU. This answers some previously unanswered questions in a rather amusing way, such as the question about Nick Fury’s lost eye, but beyond that the world building of a believable nineties setting hardly works here. The directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (“It’s a Kind of Funny Story”)together with Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Tomb Raider”) also wrote the script, are content with using a few 1990s radio pop songs as background music or occasionally place striking devices such as pinball machines or Gameboys in the picture (or let verse fall directly onto a video store and browse through the popular blockbusters there), to clarify: Our story takes place in the nineties! At the same time, neither the general imagery nor details such as the protagonists’ clothing or linguistic habits indicate that “Captain Marvel” is not a story of the present. The twenty years that have passed since then do not even seem to have left any emotional traces on Nick Fury, who has at least outwardly changed a lot. At least on the story itself, such blemishes have little impact: due to the interchangeable villain and the dramaturgy, which is particularly reminiscent of “Wonder Woman”, with a combative opening through a successful “Fish out of Water” middle part and once again being way too over-the-top The riot finale is solid (and not remotely contemporary), but ultimately only serves to establish Captain Marvel as an indestructible heroine.

Brie Larson is the indestructible heroine.

The label “indestructible” is actually a problem, because only when Vers is allowed to “be a little human” with those around her in the dialogues peppered with punchlines and cool sayings does one not look completely bored as the young woman admires her accustomed to new surroundings. But the action scenes that are very dominant within the film (and formed by dominant CGI) have rarely been less interesting than here. With strong references to the effects orgies of Zack Snyder, Vers just gets stronger and stronger in the last third, before she finally has a supposedly humorous final battle with all those who have been up to this point to Gwen Stefanie’s “I’m Just a Girl”. didn’t understand that nothing could be done to harm her. By the way, the use of this song single-handedly reflects the well-intentioned, but unfortunately anything but well-made commentary on the subject of “female empowerment”. Not only do quotes like “Now let’s show the boys how it’s done properly!” seem just clumsy and like another part of an unofficial agenda for modern blockbuster productions. When men are finally described as generally “weak” or those responsible cannot resist making a penis gag that comes to nothing, you start to squirm a little in shame in the cinema seat. It would have been enough to treat Captain Marvel just like any other hero…

Conclusion: “Captain Marvel” works surprisingly well as a standalone action blockbuster and turns out to be one of the funniest films from the MCU. Brie Larson is also appealing as a cold-snout heroine, but her strength, which knows no limits, also makes her absolutely uninteresting. The effects adapt to the nineties setting, which doesn’t work at all, while the intended feminist message unfortunately falls flat due to its clumsiness. All in all, the film is primarily a link between “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Endgame”.

“Captain Marvel” can be seen in USA cinemas nationwide from March 7th.

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