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Disney and Marvel Studios have finally released its first female superhero film: "Captain Marvel." The film is definitely worth being considered as the best female-led superhero film. "Captain Marvel" manages to carry on the Marvel Cinematic Universe saga and makes for one great film.

It took 10 years of MCU films, but Marvel Studios has finally released a Marvel film with a female lead. Some fans believe it should have been quicker to release a female-driven film. Now that the film is in theaters, we can forgive Marvel for being so slow.

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'Captain Marvel' released with high expectations

When Disney and Marvel dropped the first trailer, it led to high expectations from fans. "Captain Marvel" was definitely what I wanted and more. DC and Marvel fans are debating over whether "Captain Marvel" is better than DCEU's "Wonder Woman." As a fan, I refuse to compare the two. There are positives for both films. While you can make a strong case for "Wonder Woman" being better, "Captain Marvel" is still fun and exciting.

Some people see "Captain Marvel" as Carol Danvers' (Brie Larson) origin story, but it doesn't have the same feeling as an origin story. Marvel fans are already invested into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so this is just a continuation of a 10-year story that was started with "Iron Man." Regardless, moviegoers still got to meet Carol Danvers and her backstory.

The film was just released in theaters, but some Marvel fans were able to catch early release showings. When the film starts, moviegoers are introduced to Larson's character, Vers, a member of the Kree Starforce military, working on controlling her emotions.

Emotions are a strong part of 'Captain Marvel'

Part of the film's underlying themes are emotions and whether they are a weakness or strength. Vers/Danvers ends up being captured by the Skrulls, led by Talos (Ben Medelsohn). The Skrulls attempt to find something they are after, by going through Danvers' memories.

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Because of this, Danvers begins to experience flashbacks of her past life on Earth, but can't put the pieces together. She eventually escapes and crashlands on Earth.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and S.H.I.E.L.D. newbie Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) respond to the crash. Fury and Captain Marvel join forces, kicking butt and taking names. While "Captain Marvel" starts slow, it picks up when these two stars come together. The duo's interact with 1990s nostalgia, including slow internet speeds and the Blockbuster drop-in.

We are seeing a different side of the Avengers. We've always known Fury to be the strong and serious leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. Moviegoers can't forget the amazing performance by Ben Mendelsohn.

Fury has always been the key to the Avengers, but we've never known him as anything other than just the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. With this film, we see a new side of him and get a better insight into him. Without revealing too much, Ben Mendelsohn delivers another strong performance in a film. We will now see Brie Larson return in "Avengers: Endgame."