At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel revealed that Captain Marvel will be set in the 1990s, with Carol Danvers facing off against the Skrulls.Read More
As I sit here on a Friday afternoon reading an interview about Brie Larson's prep to play the character, the yawning infinity of time stretches out before me. Who knows if Earth will even survive until this film is released? So many calamities could wipe us out before Marvel manages to get its shit together and make a movie with a woman at the forefront.Read More
When Iron Man 3 came out in 2013, I remember the Internet cheering when Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) got in the last punch on bad guy Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). “The girl gets the bad guy in the end!” The Internet heralded this as a semi-feminist great moment in an ultimately disappointing film. But… is it?Read More
Black Widow is a needed shot of estrogen in a male-dominated comics landscape, unique in many ways because she is a woman; she is able to use her her femininity and the stereotypes people expect of women to her advantage, and as a result, is an example of a feminism that can exploit from inside an established, patriarchal system. She plays the game better than anyone, because she has had little to no choice.Read More
The third (well, 6th) Spider-Man film franchise hits theaters in 2017 and is finally casting New York as it really looks. It’s refreshing to see that so many people of color have been cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but that doesn’t mean I’m not nervous. Just because people of color are cast in something doesn’t mean it’s going to be an accurate or inclusive representation of who they are.Read More
Let's stop woobifying bodily and mental violations.
What I find so valuable about the MCU is that its films don’t try to "fix" the traumas of each character; they simply show us the trauma occurring and the consequences of how they choose to deal with their mental state. They are forced to confront not only the international consequences of their actions, but also the personal impact their work has on them, and we as the audience are never truly given resolution.Read More