SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Captain Marvel, in theaters now.
It took 10 years and 21 movies, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally has a female-led superhero solo film in the form of Captain Marvel.
The blockbuster is currently Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with an 81 percent critic score and a 31 percent audience score – the latter of which is disproportionately skewed by online trolls. Regardless of ratings, though, few can deny that Captain Marvel has some truly memorable moments, and we here at Epicstream have compiled a list of what we think are the absolute best.
Check out our picks for the seven best moments from Captain Marvel and then let us know which moments you thought were the best in the comments section:
In November 2018, the comic book and entertainment industry lost a legend when longtime Marvel figurehead Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. With Captain Marvel being the first MCU film to hit theaters since his death, Marvel Studios decided to pay tribute to Lee by inserting a special version of its iconic opening sequence ahead of the film. Instead of the superheroes of the MCU, we see various shots of Lee from his countless trademark cameos, followed by a black screen with the words, “Thank you, Stan.”
Shortly after Carol arrives on Earth, she realizes she’s not alone – several Skrulls came with her. The ensuing battle, which we got bits of in the trailer, involves our introduction to the young Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, along with the now iconic shot of Carol punching a kind old lady (aka a Skrull) in the face. As fun as it was to watch this moment in the trailers, it’s even better when you add in the stunned reactions of the bystanders, who gasp in disgust and attempt to restrain Carol, to no avail.