Captain Marvel ★★★★

“Space invasion, big car chase... truth be told, I was ready to hang it up. 'Till I met you today.”

i liked it better the second time around weyhey! definitely holds up the excitement upon rewatch, though i still think it is not as inspired as it could’ve been. inspiring it is tho. to see Carol Danvers rid herself of the shackles that men like Yon-Rogg put her in by telling her to control her emotions for so long. the power she is able to unfold once she leaves this cage behind and embraces the very flaws of her humanity that ultimately allow her to “be the best version of herself”. maybe someday i’ll get there too, but for now i’ll let the little girl in me rejoice with a fluttering heart over this strong leading lady that is taking over the world and the mcu by storm. 

O Captain! My Captain! rise up and hear the bells;

also, can we keep the lower-tier star trek aesthetic going for future origin stories like this? fucking love that shit. and the intimate hand-held closeups of Carol, especially in that one scene where she’s standing outside during twilight... my heart. the camerawork really mirrors her emotional state in most sequences.

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