I was just as excited as everyone else for this movie but I never thought that it would have the impact that it did on me when I watched it opening weekend. I don’t know if I’m just extra sensitive now that I am a mother to a toddler girl or if it is just really that impactful, but I can’t say that I walked out of that theater the same.
After reading and listening to others’ experiences, I realized that I wasn’t alone. This movie made the ladies feel strong and empowered in a way that other female led films (like Wonder Woman) didn’t (and I loved Wonder Woman). That montage of her falling down her entire life and then getting back up? Something I didn’t even know existed inside me bubbled up emotionally and made its way out violently. I had to really control myself not to outright sob in public.
It really portrayed the female experience and our spirit: how inherently strong we are. How much we are capable of. And how we matter. I am so proud to have Brie Larson as my daughter’s, as my, Captain Marvel showing us all how we get ish done and get it done right.
What did you think of Captain Marvel?
I’m happy to be back to blogging after a short break. Excited to be able to move forward with my more creative endeavors this year!