CAPTAIN MARVEL Comes to Save the Day
Updated: Sep 21, 2018
Brie Larson is a total bad-ass in the first full trailer, and we are totally on board for it.
The Marvel Comics Universe or #MCU has always been much friendlier to women than DC, who's got Wonder Woman and Supergirl... and that's about it.
Just consider MCU's jam-packed roster of female ass-kickers: #JessicaJones, #AgentCarter, #BlackWidow, #ScarletWitch, more than half of the #AgentsofShield, #SquirrelGirl, Luke Cage's #MistyKnight, Guardians of the Galaxy's #Gamora and Black Panther's #DoraMilaje, a whole damn army of awesome women.
But somewhat surprisingly, #CaptainMarvel is the first major MCU feature release to center on a female superhero. And though final credits haven't been released, it's got a female co-director and a ton of female writers (five at last count have taken a turn on the script). It's also got a lead, #BrieLarson, who happens to have won an Oscar (for 2015's "Room.") So far, so good.
Here's what people are talking about from the trailer:
The Blockbuster Video opening is doubly clever. The film is set in the '90s when those stores were in every mini-mall (sorta like the mattress stores are now), and Marvel has a track record of busting box-office records. Their films are also known for their tongue-in-cheek humor, and this seems to carry on that tradition nicely.
We've got the adorable "young" Samuel L. Jackson as #NickFury and fan favorite and audience stand-in Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) present and accounted for.
We've got the requisite amount of action and Captain Marvel doing all kinds of flipping around and shooting bolts out of her arms and such.
We've got this cool graphic where the word "her" turns into "a hero."
And then there's the shocking moment where Captain Marvel slugs an old lady on a bus (what? I'm sure she deserved it.)
She looks enough like me for an awesome role-play too. So color #FemmeCritic cautiously optimistic.