Nick Furyâ€™s last course of action before being dusted at the shocking end of Infinity War was to call on Carol Danvers. But before we could witness her join the Avengers in the battle against Thanos, fans were treated to her origin story. Captain Marvel was a $1.1 billion box office success about the titular hero â€¦ and grunge looked good on her!
Now that the movie has made its way to home release, she has her own Honest Trailer and itâ€™s a particularly hilarious episode that targets all the â€˜90s set pieces, just how â€œemotionalâ€� Carol is and Fury and Gooseâ€™s relationship. Take a look:
The trailer starts off just as Captain Marvel does, with that heartbreaking tribute to Stan Lee as â€œEpic Voice Guyâ€� John Bailey gets a bit emotional. Since this movie was the first MCU flick since the comic book legendâ€™s passing, it really turned up our tears by featuring his cameos instead of the heroes as the Marvel logo hit screens. Leeâ€™s actual cameo in the film was also a sweet one that involved Captain Marvel flashing a smile at him before her train fight sequence.
The video moves into making jabs at the confusing distinction as to who the â€œfirst avengerâ€� is. Itâ€™s technically Captain America, but the name â€œAvengerâ€� was Carolâ€™s call sign and Furyâ€™s inspiration to start the team. As the voiceover guy starts to get confused between the generations of heroes before her, he settles on â€œsheâ€™s the â€˜90s oneâ€�! Itâ€™ll get back to that though.
First, the Honest Trailer points out how just about every character tells her to keep her emotions in check when sheâ€™s clearly not much of an emotional type. As they say: â€œshe likes to keep it in neutral.â€� After showing a series of scenes with Carol emoting some flat reponses, the commentary jokingly tells her to calm down.
Maybe itâ€™s because she had amnesia, or because the Kree she was dealing with just werenâ€™t used to dealing with humans in general. They got lucky though, because Carol doesnâ€™t break down or get too angry the whole film.
The video also characterizes Jude Lawâ€™s Yon Rogg as her â€œproblematic Yodaâ€� and Lashana Lynchâ€™s Maria, who is her â€œMarvel issued black friendâ€�. With the exception of Black Panther, just about every MCU movie has one black character in a supporting role, so it’s a solidi call out.
Another jab is at Annette Beningâ€™s character who is a bit muddled as both Dr. Lawson and the Supreme Intelligence. Nick Fury steals the show but the trailer also points out how some scenes canâ€™t quite mask the fact that Sam L. Jackson is 71 years old.
A great segment in the video goes deeply into the â€˜90s references in Captain Marvel, which are a bit forced. The movie includes Blockbuster, Alta Vista, Street Fighter 2, Gameboy, Trolls, Mallrats, Nerf guns, Nine Inch Nails, Radio Shack to name a few.
To close out, Honest Trailers point out how next to other female superhero origin stories made in the past (besides Wonder Woman of course), its Citizen Fucking Kane, poking fun at the trolls who were against the film due to its female protagonist. Theyâ€™ve been keeping track and thereâ€™s still over 50 more films with a male superhero at the center.
As tradition goes, the movie gets its own Honest Trailer title which is â€œBrie Kree Phone Homeâ€�. Anyone else want to just call it that from now on?
Captain Marvel is now available to own on Digital and Blu-Ray.