I admit I didn’t see Captain Marvel when it first came out in theaters mainly because I was so sick of how culture war nonsense had poisoned the discourse that I didn’t want to contribute to it in any way or risk being attacked when I presented my opinion of the movie, be it positive or negative. Honestly now I have no real desire to see it. I think I’m just getting kind of burned out on the MCU. Based on what you’ve been saying, it sounds like I’m not missing much. Fully agreed that it gets annoying that they try to retroactively eliminate all past examples of female heroes in films whenever a new movie comes out. It’s disingenuous and disrespectful. And yes, there are plenty of real-life female role models that little girls should look up to instead of fictional characters.
I’m kind of indifferent to Brie Larson. I can’t even remember any other movies she’s been in (then again, I chalk that up to my being more interested in voice actors than live action actors). On that note, I would say that if you want to see a really impressive portrayal of Captain Marvel, check out Jennifer Hale’s take in the role from “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”
The MCU reached a natural conclusion with Endgame. There have been two projects since – Spider-Man Far from Home and WandaVision, and while I enjoyed both I feel like the excitement of seeing the next piece in the puzzle is over. Sure, now we can get the official Marvel take on the X-Men and Fantastic Four, but that will just further bloat the franchise. As for Brie Larson, she actually has been in movies I like, like 22 Jump Street and Scott Pilgrim, but I forget she is in those movies till someone points it out to me, which proves my point. She’s an entirely forgettable actress.
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