By now we all know the Avengers who Nick Fury pulled together to protect humanity from threats they couldn’t fight on their own. What hasn’t been known is where that idea came from. In Captain Marvel, the story behind where Captain Marvel is told… along with how Nick Fury came up with the Avengers. Captain Marvel takes place in 1995 and finds a Kree warrior finding herself facing what she thought were dreams that now have more truth to them. With the help of Nick Fury, she not only discovers the truth about her past but also discovers how she can become a true galactic hero!
Captain Marvel is a movie that is a lot of fun to watch as the look, feel, and icons of 1995 are recreated. A part of this is taking characters that are in the current timeline and de-aging them by twenty or more years. This can be a challenge and isn’t always pulled off successfully. Thankfully, in Captain Marvel, the special effects team do a masterful job. The result is a movie that recreates the feel of the ’90s, looks awesome, and adds quite a bit of depth to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It really looks great, it sounds great, and is just an enjoyable viewing and listening experience!
The bonus features included with Captain Marvel were enjoyable to review. It made for a nice afternoon learning more about what into the making of the film. This film really does continue to push the Marvel Cinematic Universe forward while also add to its original foundation. Watching the bonus features it was clearly evident to see that it was a bit of a passion project that also had a lot of fun mixed in. I found myself really enjoying the Featurettes (other than a couple of clips that I thought they used too often) and also the deleted scenes. While I could see why they weren’t used, they were fun to watch as they did add a bit to the story. Really the only bonus feature I didn’t care for was the “gag reel.” It is very rare that I enjoy those though so it didn’t come as a huge surprise. I’m a bit of a nerd and like the features that I learn things from rather than just the goofing off and mistakes that come with a gag reel. Overall, this is a decent compilation of extras and I will probably go back and watch them again.
BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
Blu-ray & Digital:
- Alternate Movie Versions
- Movie with Intro – An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
- Movie with Commentary – Commentary by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
- Becoming a Super Hero – Follow Brie Larson’s journey as she joins the MCU, and see what it takes to be a Marvel Super Hero in every sense of the word.
- Big Hero Moment – Explore how impactful Captain Marvel’s entrance into the MCU is, and how she inspires audiences around the world.
- The Origin of Nick Fury – Witness some of the MCU’s most significant events through Nick Fury’s eyes, and see how his influence helped shape the MCU.
- The Dream Team – Discover why Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck are the perfect pair to direct Marvel Studios’ most powerful hero.
- The Skrulls and the Kree – Take a deeper look into the Skrulls and the Kree, their ongoing conflict, and the importance of shifting perspectives in the film.
- Hiss-sterical Cat-titude – The cast and crew dish on working with Goose and the raw talent it takes to portray such a complex character on-screen.
- Deleted Scenes
- “Who Do You Admire Above All Others?” – Kree Commander Yon-Rogg must answer to the Supreme Intelligence, who questions his leadership ability.
- Starforce Recruits – Yon-Rogg lectures a roomful of students on the Kree’s mission to defend all nations from the scourge of the Skrulls.
- Heading to Torfa – Vers (Danvers) and her fellow Starforce members banter as they prepare for their rescue mission to Torfa.
- “What, No Smile?” – In this alternate version of a scene from the movie, Vers is consulting a map when she receives a dubious offer of assistance.
- Black Box – Keller attempts to track Vers and Fury after their escape in a quadjet from the Joint USAFA Facility.
- Rookie Mistake – Novice S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson helps Director Keller out of an embarrassing situation.
- Gag Reel – The fate of the universe hangs in the balance as the cast battles props, flubs and Flerkens in these outtakes from the set.
o Journey into Visual Effects with Victoria Alonso – Experience how filmmakers’ visions of the MCU come to life on-screen through the skill of the Visual Effects team.
- What Makes a Memory: Inside the “Mind Frack” – What does it take to craft an action-packed sequence for a Marvel Studios film? Nothing short of an epic team effort!
- Concept Art – Explore artwork from “Captain Marvel” and trace the visual development of characters.
- On-Set Images – Uncover a trove of behind-the-scenes and production photography.
Captain Marvel is a movie that I actually found myself enjoying more the second time I watched it than the first. I caught a lot of details and nods to other parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe the second time I watched it that I missed originally. Brie Larson is wonderful in the title role. I really like seeing the younger versions of Fury and Coulson. The supporting cast all make sense and have a reason for being in the movie. All this to say, it’s a solid movie that I really enjoyed. The accompanying bonus featured fit with the movie and added depth to it as well. Also, watching it in the context of now having seen Avengers: Endgame actually added to the film as well. I will probably want to watch both Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel again once both movies are available for home entertainment viewing. I definitely would suggest getting this for your home entertainment library. It is a must-see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I can’t wait to see what adventures Captain Marvel has in the future!