The movie serves as an origin story for 'Vers', a former Air Force pilot who crash-landed on an alien planet and had her memories wiped, her DNA mixed with Kree, and was turned into a superpowered soldier for their army, Starforce. The film charts Danvers' journey through discovering who she really was/is, to finding out that the Skrulls aren't the bad guys she thinks they are, and the Kree aren't the good guys she's always believed them to be.
With strong turns from the likes of Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ben Mendelsohn, a scene-stealing cat/Flerken, and some great visuals, it's a solidly entertaining entry into the MCU. To that end, though, it's also a building block for the future - not just Phase 4, where Captain Marvel will become a leader, but more pressingly Avengers: Endgame.
This is the last pit-stop before we get to the Phase 3-ending fourth Avengers movie, and the film does plenty in its post-credits scene to lay the groundwork for that movie and Captain Marvel's role in it.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.