If you ask me, I would rather say this is this is the first movie to own a dedicated retro-station
Captain Marvel has really made history for itself, and you can’t completely write a book on Marvel without having it mentioned. While the Movie company is planning to release yet another series of the Sci-Fi action movie, they have taken it upon themselves to create a portal-like website for the next series, which the team believes will be the next biggest Marvel movie.
Unlike other competitive franchise like DC, Marvel’s next big superhero movie, Captain Marvel is set in the 1990’s frame, and according to many sources, the movie will have its own dedicated retro-website that will also have an old-school outlook, in an attempt to make it fit into the time frame of the movie. The web was designed to have a throwback look of the ’90s, and its supper classic for this era. Furthermore, the website taps into the nostalgia for the 1990s that we’ve seen in the film’s trailers, and features a ton of components that were mainstays of the web almost a quarter of a century ago: random animations, zany photo editing, HTML frames, brightly-colored fonts, and of course, a guestbook and hit counter. There’s even a Skrull you can punch when it pops up. However, as perfect as the job may seem, it has something important missing- a front page that you have to click through. It’s a far cry from the bland, modern movie websites.
While there are other undelightful features on the website that was teased to be built with CSS, and a reference in the guestbook to Dancing Baby, both of which came out in 1996, a year after the film is set in 1995; the website still packs a lot of other features to impact your enjoyment on the website. It’s a clever facsimile that replicates the look and feel of what the web looked like, and it’s not too far off from what some of us remember. Well, I don’t think I really do, but checking back in dates, I think it has a perfect touch that is expected. Had Marvel been in any place to release movies in the 1990s, it’s probably a bit what its promotional site might have been like, and that is what the goal should actually be.
If you are as anxious as I am about seeing the new movie, then you would have to wait a little longer for the movie to hit the theatre on the 8th of March.