Brie Larson is such an adorable person. She is so confident, smart, genuinely funny. I remember “Room”, which I watched in Madrid (in English with Spanish subtitles). That performance was astonishing, she received a lot of awards, and was among the youngest recipients ever of many of those awards. That was not unexpected, given her story. (Go and read about her, at least a Wikipedia page).
I am not a big appreciator of comic book films. However, I did like “Captain Marvel” very much. To a great extent, it is a science fiction film. I actually had a lot of associations with “Star Trek”. The 90’s set-up is nostalgic (“Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness”, “Rid of Me” vinyls, or posters, etc.). The “Come as You Are” scene. The soundtrack is great and fits so well. Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson’s chemistry is wonderful (apparently originating from a real-life friendship). There are a lot of good jokes. It is one of the best superhero films I have seen. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s direction in many scenes resembles their independent cinema work, and this is another key for why this film is so good. The film is obviously iconic in featuring a leading female superhero. The other iconic superhero film, but in a different respect, was 2018’s “Black Panther”, which I am yet to watch.
At the moment I am writing this post, the video I shared above has 65k likes (mine including) and 16k dislikes. If you type “Captain Marvel” in Google, you will find that “77% liked this movie” (me included). For comparison, if I type “Captain America”, I see “94% liked this movie”. Why do you think this is? Is it because hardcore comic book nerds did not appreciate the film?
The reason seems to be different. Brie Larson has a strong stand in supporting equality and diversity, in particular in film industry. She even uses something called an “inclusion rider” . Apparently, unhappy white males (or whoever they are) are choking in their hate. Another example that the brain of a considerable part of humans has not evolved that much since prehistoric ages.
For the record, this I am writing as a white male.