• FemmeCritic

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.