Captain Marvel is a dynamic film packed full of courage, strength, empowerment, and discovery. The genuine friendship between Carol Danvers and Maria Rambeau shines as we watch two best friends go to any length necessary to support each other, even when faced with the fight of their lives.
But beyond the intimate story of these two young women who found friendship and a common bond in the military, Captain Marvel is everything you would expect from the
If you're a Gen Xer like myself, you'll appreciate the abundant 90s throwbacks from the symbolic grunge fashion to the alternative music.
And trust me when I say, you don't want to be late to your showing of Captain Marvel this weekend. Captain Marvel opens with a heartwarming tribute to Stan Lee you don't want to miss.
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Captain Marvel Review – Nine Marvelous '90s Icons, Songs, and Pop Culture References
Set in 1995, Captain Marvel features some amazing '90s pop culture icons, songs, and referneces, showcasing how the 90s were arguably the best decade to grow up in.
- Blockbuster Video Store – Production designer Andy Nicholson also could not have been happier with the choice to film in Los Angeles. “L.A. was the perfect place to film this movie. We managed to find locations that were 1990s locations, and we redressed them
asthat. For the Blockbuster sequence, we found a shopping mall that was built in the ’70s, was very active in the ’80s and ’90s and now was in complete disuse. So that was a natural.”
- Dial-up Internet – Filmmakers decided to set Carol Danvers’ story in the 1990s—a first for the MCU. In this pre-Avengers time period, cell phones were just phones, pagers were in, internet cafes were the rage.
- Grunge Fashion – Carol Danvers dons a NIN shirt to fit in with society, epitomizing 90s grunge fashion. And flannels. There's lots of flannel. (Get you NIN gear here.)
- Barnum’s Animals Crackers – Since 1902, Barnum's Animals have been delighting children of all ages and Maria Rambeau's daughter is no different. She has an affinity for these sweet snacks. (Get them here.)
- Space Invaders Pinball Machine – Bally Midway released this pinball version of the game in 1980.
- 90s Music – Captain Marvel is chock-full of some of the most memorable '90s songs from “Only Happy When It Rains” from Garbage, Salt-N-Pepa’s sassy hit “Whatta Man,” TLC's “Waterfalls,” R.E.M.’s “Man On The Moon,” to one of the most iconic song from my freshman year in high school, “Come as You Are by Nirvana”, which is heavily featured throughout the film.
- Trolls Dolls – “Captain Marvel” is filled with toys reminiscent of the '90s, including a few crazy-haired Troll dolls Mar-Vell has next to one very important lunch box.
- The Fonz Lunchbox – This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1976. The lunch box features the character of Arthur Fonzarelli, the “Fonz” from the television show Happy Days posing by his motorcycle on the front lid.
- and last but not least, a Pager – only this one is MARVEL themed and a very important piece of the MCU.
About Captain Marvel
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher, and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer.