Captain Marvel is one of my favorite characters from the comic books. She’s a badass. She’s endured every possible plot device and come out swinging. And, she’s a badass. While the movie certainly captures her character, for the most part, it’s interesting they chose two things to pull that weren’t remotely necessary-her amnesia and her convoluted history. The movie does nothing to streamline her origins, trading one mess for another, and saddling the main character with no real character to latch, are two pretty big missteps for a movie that is doing pretty well otherwise. On a scale of say Iron Man to Hulk, this film falls somewhere just below Ant-Man: an endearing lead and solid supporting cast make for an okay movie, that is missing a few of the thrills we’ve come to expect from the MCU.