After seeing Captain Marvel in the theater, we decided that it would be the first Marvel movie our girls would get to see (my full review is there). I mean it’s a girl super hero! What more can we ask for, right?
I tried to watch it with a parent’s eye the first time and realized that I missed a couple choice words that I clearly heard the next time, but we decided that was just room for discussion about words we get to use!
As we were watching the movie together, we all realized there was a lot to be learned about life from Captain Marvel. Some of the lessons the girls picked up on right away…B leaned over to me at one point and say “mommy, she just keeps getting up!” I was pretty proud that she recognized that and realized I wanted to put together a list of things I want them to learn (or have reinforced) from watching Captain Marvel.
(These are pretty much spoiler free out of context, so you should be good to read if you still haven’t seen the movie….BUT WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Grab the digital copy now or preorder the discs!)
11 Things I want my daughters to learn from Captain Marvel
1. Always get back up
You can and will fall and fail, if you get “knocked down” and get back up again and again!
2. Women are strong
I mean, of course we know this, but it’s good for them to see it in multiple women in the movie.
3. It’s okay to feel emotions
Emotions are totally a part of life. And it’s okay to react to those emotions, too. If that’s not a conversation you have daily with your kids, consider it. They feel all the things!
4. Things are not always as they appear
Sometimes they are as they appear, but it’s okay to be skeptical.
5. Trust your instincts
I feel like 4 and 5 go together, but trust those instincts. If you are feeling skeptical, it’s probably for good cause.
6. Keep an open mind
While you should be skeptical, don’t be overly so, keep an open mind and be willing to accept new things and ideas.
7. Give people a chance to explain
When you are keeping an open mind, make sure you give people a chance to explain themselves
8. Be a good friend
Sometimes, time doesn’t affect friendships. Always be a good friend. Old friends can be the best of friends
9. Help people in trouble
If you see a person in trouble, help them.
10. Cats are awesome
Because, of course they are!
11. It’s cool to be smart/strong/different
I saved the best one for last. Yes, it is cool to be a strong, smart and different woman. And we can’t let anybody tell us differently.
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.
BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
Blu-ray & Digital:
- Alternate Movie Versions
- Movie with Intro – An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
- Movie with Commentary – Commentary by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
- Becoming a Super Hero – Follow Brie Larson’s journey as she joins the MCU, and see what it takes to be a Marvel Super Hero in every sense of the word.
- Big Hero Moment – Explore how impactful Captain Marvel’s entrance into the MCU is, and how she inspires audiences around the world.
- The Origin of Nick Fury – Witness some of the MCU’s most significant events through Nick Fury’s eyes, and see how his influence helped shape the MCU.
- The Dream Team – Discover why Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck are the perfect pair to direct Marvel Studios’ most powerful hero.
- The Skrulls and the Kree – Take a deeper look into the Skrulls and the Kree, their ongoing conflict, and the importance of shifting perspectives in the film.
- Hiss-sterical Cat-titude – The cast and crew dish on working with Goose and the raw talent it takes to portray such a complex character on-screen.
- Deleted Scenes
- “Who Do You Admire Above All Others?” – Kree Commander Yon-Rogg must answer to the Supreme Intelligence, who questions his leadership ability.
- Starforce Recruits – Yon-Rogg lectures a roomful of students on the Kree’s mission to defend all nations from the scourge of the Skrulls.
- Heading to Torfa – Vers (Danvers) and her fellow Starforce members banter as they prepare for their rescue mission to Torfa.
- “What, No Smile?” – In this alternate version of a scene from the movie, Vers is consulting a map when she receives a dubious offer of assistance.
- Black Box – Keller attempts to track Vers and Fury after their escape in a quadjet from the Joint USAFA Facility.
- Rookie Mistake – Novice S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson helps Director Keller out of an embarrassing situation.
- Gag Reel – The fate of the universe hangs in the balance as the cast battles props, flubs and Flerkens in these outtakes from the set.
- Journey into Visual Effects with Victoria Alonso – Experience how filmmakers’ visions of the MCU come to life on-screen through the skill of the Visual Effects team.
- What Makes a Memory: Inside the “Mind Frack” – What does it take to craft an action-packed sequence for a Marvel Studios film? Nothing short of an epic team effort!
- Concept Art – Explore artwork from “Captain Marvel” and trace the visual development of characters.
- On-Set Images – Uncover a trove of behind-the-scenes and production photography.