A no spoiler look at Captain Marvel

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Higher, further, faster! The Captain Marvel press preview was held in Century City this past weekend and we were on hand to watch the girl power-fueled film! With the DC universe release of Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel had a lot to live up to as the first female-led movie from Marvel Studios. Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

The cast chemistry is amazing and we feel a strong connection to the plot right from scene one. This isn’t like your original origin story. It is an action filled blast from the past set to 90’s hit rock anthems that fit with the storyline perfectly.

One of the standout elements of Captain Marvel ’s was the “de-aging” of Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, seen running through the 1990s during their pre-Avengers-assembling days. To achieve the believable throwback, both 69-year-old Samuel L. Jackson and 56-year-old Clark Gregg were digitally “de-aged” about 20 to 30 years in order to appear as their younger selves. Marvel has been toying around with this technique for years, but only now do the various scenes play like incremental, visual experiments that built towards Captain Marvel’s feature-length use.

About that music… Anyone who was a teen in the 90’s can really appreciate this soundtrack.  Salt-N-Pepa – ‘Whatta Man’, Elastica – ‘Connection’, ‘Only Happy When It Rains’- Garbage, and so much more! Ryan Fleck who co-wrote and co-directed the movie said, “it was…very much a collaboration with Kevin and the whole, the whole team at Marvel, to figure out which songs really worked the best.”

Clark Gregg (Coulson) mentioned in the sane press junket, “It was so incredibly fun to do. And I’ve gotten the thrill of taking my young daughter to a bunch on Marvel movies, but I’m taking a q7 year old young woman to see Captain Marvel next week and I’ve never been more excited to take her to anything ever.” Anna Boden who is also the co-writer and co-director of the film revealed, “The set got very, very quiet and respectful whenever Reggie (the cat who played Goose) came on and actors were like, how come we don’t get this respect?”

Finally, you need to see this girl-power fueled film and take the whole family. You won’t be bored. There is action and an amazing story just like you would expect from any Marvel Universe movie.

Don’t forget to stay for the end credits. There are two end credit scenes that are really worth waiting for. It comes out in the US on March 8th!