When it comes to superhero movies, MCU is the trendsetter, rarely the follower. However, in the case of ‘Captain Marvel’, MCU was hot on the heels of DC to come out with their standalone female superhero movie. Notably, DC’s ‘Wonder Woman‘ had garnered praise for its feminist theme, and Marvel wanted to capitalize on it with ‘Captain Marvel‘.
They also set up the film sequences in such a way that Captain Marvel would be introduced to us in this movie, before appearing in ‘Avengers: Endgame‘, where we all know, she had a pivotal role to play in bringing down Thanos, since she is one of the most powerful Avengers right now.
‘Captain Marvel’ also gave Kevin Feige a chance to expand the MCU and bring in the Kree-Skrull war into the forefront, allowing for more space explorations in the future films as we head into a new phase. Considering all the hype that ‘Captain Marvel’ created, you must be dying to watch the movie if you have not seen it, or you might want to rewatch it, just to watch Carol Danvers killing it as Captain Marvel. Either way, we have got you covered regarding where you can see the movie. However, before that, let us tell you a little bit about the story of ‘Captain Marvel’.
What is Captain Marvel About?
The story of ‘Captain Marvel‘ begins on the alien Kree planet Hala, where we see Vers (Brie Larson) suffering from nightmares about a plane crash involving an older woman. In the meanwhile, we see Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), her trainer, teaching her to control her powers and abilities. The Supreme Intelligence that rules the Kree planet also tells Vers to show restraint and keep her emotions in check.
The Krees, and Vers, soon tangle with the Skrulls, the shape-shifting aliens who the Krees are at war with. They are made out to be the bad guys, and Vers gets captured, and her memories are accessed by the Skrulls. However, she manages to escape and crash lands on Earth, Los Angeles, to be specific. Her landing and the subsequent Skrull activity draws the attention of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) of the SHIELD. However, their interrogations are cut short when the Skrulls attack. There are some fine action sequences where we see what Vers is really capable of. Vers begins to access her extracted memories, which she got from a Skrull, and this leads her to a secret air force base.
Accompanied by Fury, Vers digs deep into Project Pegasus, which was run by Dr. Lawson (Annette Bening), the woman from her nightmares. It also turns out that Vers was a pilot in the program and was reported missing after a crash. This facility is soon attacked by Skrulls, but once again, using a combination of power and ingenuity, Fury and Vers are able to escape. Along with them is Lawson’s pet cat Goose. They head to Louisiana to meet Maria Rambeau, a former pilot who was the last person to see Vers and Lawson alive.
Upon meeting Maria, it turns out that Vers’ name is actually Carol Danvers and she was like family to Maria and her daughter. Talos arrives as well and is unarmed. He explains his position that Skrulls are actually refugees hunted down by Krees, and they were being helped by Lawson, actually Mar-vell, a renegade Kree. He even plays a recording of the crash, prompting Carol to remember that Yon-Rogg killed Mar-vell and Carol destroyed the engine the Krees were trying to recover, thus absorbing its powers, but losing her memory. Sure of her alliances now, Danvers steps forth in her new colors as Captain Marvel, and this woman is ready to take things higher, further, faster.
On Mar-vell’s secret spaceship, orbiting the earth, our group of saviors finds a lot of Skrulls hidden away, and the Tesseract which helped power Mar-vell’s tech. They tangle with Yon-Rogg and his team, and a violent fight breaks out. Our people from earth receive unlikely assistance from Goose, who turns out to be an alien called Flerken, who suppresses many of the Kree warriors. Danvers fights her former teammates as well, and the strongest feminist motif of the film comes when she takes off the restraints that the Krees had always told her to have. With her power unchecked, she truly shines in all her glory. She thwarts an attack on Earth by Ronan the Accuser (the Kree fanatic who we also see in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘) and then goes on to beat Yon-Rogg, and sends him back to warn the Supreme Intelligence.
Danvers literally becomes Earth’s first superhero but she goes off to space since the entire universe needs saving and she has the power to make a change. Fury sets up a communication system with an advanced pager, which we see at the end of ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘. Anyhow, we see Fury begin the Avenger initiative, somewhat, with Danvers on board. In the mid-credit scene, we see Danvers reappear on earth to team up with the remaining Avengers to take down Thanos. In the end credit scene, we see the Flerken regurgitate the Tesseract on Fury’s desk.
‘Captain Marvel’ is thoroughly exciting, with a strong message about feminism, and now let us tell you where to watch the movie.
Is Captain Marvel on Netflix?
Netflix stellar library of Marvel content has been depleting very fast. Thus it would be logical to assume that ‘Captain Marvel’ would not be available to subscribers. Though, there have been some reports that ‘Captain Marvel’ will be the last Marvel movie to come to Netflix before all Marvel content shifts to Disney+, Disney’s streaming platform. Till then, you can watch ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ and ‘Black Panther‘ that are available on the platform.
Is Captain Marvel on Hulu?
Hulu has a fantastic collection which is always growing, so there is something to look forward to on this platform. However, ‘Captain Marvel’ is not on Hulu. If you are in the mood for seeing a superhero movie, check out ‘Iron Man 2‘ to see how Fury goes about setting up the Avengers team with Iron Man, an idea which was started when Fury first crossed paths with Captain Marvel.
Is Captain Marvel on Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime has a stellar library which is almost at par with Netflix. While the streaming platform does not have ‘Captain Marvel’ available for Prime subscribers, they do have the option to purchase or rent the movie. It costs $5.99 to rent and $19.99 to buy the HD version, while it costs $4.99 to rent and $14.99 to buy the SD version. We suggest you rent the HD version unless you are bent on keeping the movie in your library. Watch it here.
Where Can I Watch Captain Marvel Online?
No subscriptions with the major content providers? No problems. You can check out ‘Captain Marvel’ on Vudu, YouTube or FandangoNow. The price listings are the same as Amazon Prime’s except for the fact that Vudu and FandangoNow have an ultra HD option which costs $24.99. Unless you are really into visual richness, we would not recommend this.
Is Captain Marvel on DVD or BluRay?
Yes, ‘Captain Marvel’ released quite some time back and has been available on DVD and BluRay as of June 11, 2019. You can check it out here. Just buy or rent the movie and you are good to go.
Can I Watch Captain Marvel Online For Free?
Unfortunately, you have to wait a while until ‘Captain Marvel’ becomes available on one of the streaming platforms before you can use their trial period to watch the film for free. However, we would urge all our readers to pay for any art that they consume, especially when it fights against stereotypes, like ‘Captain Marvel’.