Synopsis: Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.
Main Feature: I was not in any particular rush to see "Captain Marvel." Blame "Wonder Woman" for that. I have such a fondness for the latter that I felt the bar was high--it is under the Gadot-guided superhero film. That is not to diminish "Captain Marvel," though. It's the Marvel version of DC's WW. Lead Brie Larson gets so much flack for this role, but she's charming, bubbly and a fine actress. She does well in the role. The overall outcome is decent. Again, I try to keep the comparisons to a minimum and judge solely on the basis of singular quality. But it doesn't quite measure to the impact and effect WW had on me. The story of "Captain Marvel" is not the strongest, but it still gives female empowerment a good name. If anything, it only adds to what WW started--the baton was passed in the relay until the next heroine comes along for the next leg in progress.
Special Features: This is where the "Captain Marvel" Blu-ray set lacks. Nine bonuses, none longer than 7 minutes. Perhaps it was Marvel Studios and Disney playing it safe: don't rile the basement dwelling males. Or maybe there just wasn't much to go for. This strikes me similar to how they treated "Ant-Man" and its sequel on Blu-ray--it was a lesser character the studio weren't wholly invested in; its not Captain America or Iron Man. The extras are basic--character profiles, gag reel, deleted scenes.
Final Call: "Captain Marvel" may not be a wonder, but is marvelous enough to continue the rise of the female film hero.