We received a complimentary copy of Captain Marvel on Blu-ray™.
Marvel movies are one of the few that I actually see in theater. That said, we missed seeing Captain Marvel when it was in theaters. We finally sat down last week and watched Captain Marvel. You can pick it up June 11 in stores or grab a digital copy.
I’m not one to spoil movies, so I won’t do that here. I will say that we struggled following the story for the first 20 min or so and I was losing interest. I think the problem is that we don’t know any of the people in the beginning and it’s hard to figure out what’s really going on. Once she meets Nick Fury, I settled in and was happy to connect some pieces.
The movie is set in 1995, so there are a ton of 90s references in Captain Marvel. I know that some of the references don’t line up properly in the timeline, but I just ignored the details and appreciated the references (and tried to explain some to our 8 year old).
My Favorite 90s References in Captain Marvel
Blockbuster – We tried explaining to our kids that when you wanted to watch a new movie, you had to go to a store and pay to borrow it.
Radio Shack (and I called that one before I saw it!)
Dial-Up – I heard that little dial-up song we all know and loathe.
Beepers & Pagers – We see some old school beepers and pagers. If you’ve seen Infinity War, you know a few people still use them.
Flannel Shirts – I guess flannel shirts may still be a thing, but wearing them tied around your waist was definitely a 90s thing.
90s Toys – We see a collection of everything from Troll dolls to pinball machines.
Metal Lunchbox – This one has some actual importance, but was funny to see.
Music – Tom and I were singing right along with songs from Nirvana, R.E.M., Garbage, No Doubt, and more!
About Captain Marvel
Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that introduces the MCU’s first stand-alone, female-franchise title character—Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. When we first meet Danvers, she already possesses her superhero powers, having left her earthly life behind and become a member of an intergalactic elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by their enigmatic commander, Yon-Rogg. But after Danvers has trained and worked with the Starforce team, and become a valued member, she finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past. While on Earth she quickly lands on the radar of Nick Fury, and they must work together against a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls—the notorious Marvel bad guys made even more dangerous by their shape-shifting abilities—and their leader, Talos, who is spearheading a Skrull invasion of Earth.
Based on the beloved Marvel comic-book series, first published in 1967, “Captain Marvel” stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Kong: Skull Island”) as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Hateful Eight”) as Nick Fury, Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Mississippi Grind”) as Talos, with Annette Bening (“American Beauty,” “20th Century Women”) as Supreme Intelligence, with Clark Gregg (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) as Agent Coulson and Jude Law (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”) as Yon-Rogg.
Pick up your copy of CAPTAIN MARVEL on Digital now, and on Blu-ray™ June 11 | New on 4K Ultra HD™!