I use a picture of Arnold in this article because he is pretty much the king of 1990’s action. And as for True Lies, why the hell not.
Anyway, we don’t cover leotardism much around here, but there will be an exception today. They’re making a movie titled Captain Marvel. I really don’t even know what the hell that is, but speaking to EW, Kevin Feige says the movie, which will be set in the 90s (and likely contain some kind of explanation as to why a superpowered hero like Carol Danvers sat out all the Earth-threatening events of past MCU movies) will also draw from the 90s when it comes to genre inspiration.
We wanted to explore a period before Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury had any idea about any of the other heroes and crazy stuff going on in the world. You know, we first met Nick when he told Tony, “You’re part of a big universe. You just don’t know yet.” Well, we want to go back to a time when he didn’t know it yet, and really showcase and announce that Carol Danvers was that first hero that Nick came across. That meant she could be the singular hero, but place it within timing of the MCU. It also got us talking about different genres, exploring this notion of sort of the ‘90s action film. We hadn’t necessarily done anything like that before either, so there are definitely homages to our favorite ‘90s action films within Captain Marvel.
When pressed for details, Feige said there were action elements to the genre that fans would recognize:
Well, not necessarily talking about any particulars of the story, but the action elements Terminator 2. That’s about as iconic as you get, looking at kind of those cool street level fights, street level car chases, and fun stuff like that. That being said, much of the movie takes place in outer space, as you might think a Captain Marvel movie would. Like all of our genre inspirations, there are bits and pieces here and there.
You see, this is one of the problems I can’t stand these movies. No street level fights, no street level car chases. But remember those movies were mostly rated R. Speaking of this genre, I do wonder if The Punisher series is worth watching. Burnout is currently stronger than curiosity…