Captain Marvel ★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

This is a fine MCU film. The skrulls are creative and entertaining characters, de-aged  Nick Furry is a delight, Captain Marvel herself is a badass when she maintains her cockiness and the use of LA public transportation is fascinating.
While the film is engaging as a prequel to the larger earth based MCU happenings (the Avengers), Carol’s lack of larger back story (besides being best “friends” with Maria Rambeau) doesn’t allow for viewers to really know who she is and feel emotionally invested. This slacking in character development as well as the hot and cold nature of her completely charming and authentic feeling cockiness was disappointing but leaves me feeling hopeful for future Captain Marvel movies. If they can figure Thor out, they can surely sort out Captain Marvel.