Who knows you better than your best BUDDY? The ‘Other Cap’ felt like a love letter to your BFF. Which is exactly why I loved and needed Lashana Lynch’s Maria Rambeau as a real life contrast to Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers’ wonderful but very “literal” girl power.
Maria is what I want more of – a strong, single mother that kicks ass, flies planes and does some “simple physics”. Because to paraphrase a book I’m reading, “sometimes men want a sticker just for treating a woman like a human being.” I want to see more diverse women as equal human beings.
In “the other ladies who kick ass” category, Annette Benning and Gemma Chan do a fun job in their supporting roles.
Seeing the origins of Nick Fury, Agent Coulson and other origin Easter Eggs are also fun little nuggets.
But beware; If you troll this film just to bring down the ratings without any legitimate criticism – F**K your fragile ego. We may fall down, and hopefully first weekend numbers prove otherwise, but we will get up again and again.
Besides the slowish start and “dance” fights – this is a solid Marvel origin story and introduction to the ‘Endgame’.