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Miss Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers glows radiantly as she captivates her strength as Captain Marvel.

Carol Danvers glows radiantly as she captivates her strength as Captain Marvel.

Carol Danvers glows radiantly as she captivates her strength as Captain Marvel.

Carol Danvers glows radiantly as she captivates her strength as Captain Marvel.

Marcin Klecha, Reporter

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The new Captain Marvel movie, which casts Marvel’s first female-fronted superhero movie has gotten many positive reviews, after being released on March 8, 2019.

     Starring Brie Larson, the film took home $455M US Globally, including $153M in North American Theatres.* It has a total of 80% of positivity on the tomatometer. It is at the top of the Box Office, surpassing How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at #2, and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral at #3.**

     The movie is about an extraterrestrial “Kree” who finds herself in a intergalactic battle between her own people and Skrulls, which are extraterrestrial shapeshifters. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.***

     The film has gained a lot of positivity due to the fact that it was led by a female. So many people were excited to finally see a superhero movie starring a woman. It’s a prime example of what female empowerment looks on a movie screen.

     Senior, Wiktoria Kosinska (Div. 917) explains, “I think that it’s so nice to see a female leading a superhero movie. Being a female myself, I think that women should be more noticed and this is a perfect example of it.” When asked if Kosinska enjoyed the movie, she said, “Yes, I liked it a lot. My favorite part was when Carol fell down and started getting these flashbacks where she was falling and then kept getting back on her feet, and after she stopped getting those flashbacks, she stood up to her enemies. I thought that was iconic.”

     Similarly, senior Selma Hadzic (Div. 914) said, “I loved the movie. I really liked the way they incorporated women empowerment because I think it’s important to know that us woman also matter.” Hadzic also adds, “I really enjoyed the film. I would give it a 8 out of 10 rating.”

     The new Marvel superhero movie has made history, incorporating a female as the lead role, which is uncommon. With the production of Captain Marvel as a women, it sends the message to those around the world that women are equally as strong as men.

     Junior Yasmine Soria (Div. 027) believes that the movie is empowering.

     “The movie is amazing and a huge step for women because it is inspiring to little girls, who are surrounded by images of male superheros, and want to be superheros themselves,” said Soria.

     The movie has gotten a great deal of  attention and a lot of positive reviews. Are you going to watch it?