I worship Uhura. I identify with Dana Scully.
Captain Marvel is nearly upon us and soon fans around the world will get to see for themselves just how powerful the character is and what she might be able to do in the battle against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. Gaslighting, typically perpetrated by men who want to control women under the guise of mental superiority-"She's crazy" is one common refrain-is another tactic with which many women are uncomfortably familiar. Her story somehow involves a cat.
But please think about all of this when your buddy starts trashing Captain Marvel at dinner, looking at the women present as if it's their job to defend the film. I've enjoyed the MCU, but I'm tired of it being such a dude-fest. Jackson's scenes as the sceptical Fury are highlights of the film, adding a touch of playfulness.
Will you be seeing Captain Marvel this weekend? My mother is super excited.
"But I'm not like them!" you'll say, if you leave the theater less than impressed by the film. My sister is in the same ignorance-boat as me. We've never seen him push it before. I'm sure it will make a billion dollars because all Marvel movies do, but also because it's going to mean a lot to a lot of people out there.
I went to see Captain Marvel with my sister and mother.
Can Captain Marvel beat Thanos? And so is Carol Danvers. Brie Larson as the titular character tried her best, but there was no third dimension to her story or her personality. Captain Marvel has a practical supersuit. She also gets right down to business, as Steve, Natasha, Rhodey, and Bruce realize this must be the mysterious figure Fury tried to contact. Times have changed since box office disappointments from female superhero movies like Catwoman ($82 million dollars worldwide gross and $17.89 million dollars under budget) and Elektra ($56 million dollars worldwide gross and barely making a return thanks to foreign sales) are in the rear view mirror, and studios appear ready to try something different. It could be called Top Test Pilot. The audience I watched with was very touched by it.
Sitting at the dinner table with Maria, her daughter Monica (Akira Akbar), Carol, the Skrull leader Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), and his wife at Maria's home in Louisiana, Fury holds an ice pack over his eye, which is visibly swollen and causing his eyelid to droop down and block his vision.
So, the story: when we meet Larson, she's Vers, a Kree warrior working to defend her people against the expansion-minded, shape-shifting Skrulls.
The absence of a love interest is just fine. And even though many scenes in the Avengers: Endgame trailer show a clean-shaven Captain America, in this one he is sporting a beard, as he did in Infinity War, suggesting that only a few days (or a few hours) have passed since Thanos' culling. Heck yeah: more kickies, less smoochies.
As Fury delivers baby-talk to Goose, the cat takes a swipe at his face, leaving several scratch marks across Fury's eyebrow and eyelid.
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