The night Captain Marvel was released, my friends and I drove to the Ithaca Mall movie theater in a car, brimming with anticipation. Though I don’t consider myself a die-hard Marvel fan, I was particularly excited to see this film—the CGI effects and female-driven storyline captivated my attention. I’m happy to say that it lived up to its hype (don’t worry, no spoilers here!). Action-packed fight scenes, heartbreaking emotional moments, and gut-busting jokes filled the screen. The film evoked a slew of emotions: fear, elation, dread, anger, pride, hope.