Jeremy Jahn's gave Captain Marvel a better time if he was drunk, so I will wait and rent.
I don't know what is in the movie, but this is a little background into the current climate and culture war that led up to the increased rhetoric on this particular flick.
Here is some Brie Larson
“I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him! I want to know what it meant to women of color, biracial women, to teen women of color, to teens that are biracial.”
She indicated she wants fewer white men covering her Captain Marvel press tour. “About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male. So, I spoke to Dr Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive. After speaking with you, the film critic Valerie Complex and a few other women of colour, it sounded like across the board they weren’t getting the same opportunities as others. When I talked to the facilities that weren’t providing it, they all had different excuses.”
According to her interview in InStyle magazine, Larson considers the film to her form of social justice activism, by making demands that cast and crew be diverse and pushing feminist messaging:
Part of the reason Larson took on the role of Marvel’s ultimate feminist icon, Captain Marvel, is due to the character’s own sense of humanity. “She didn’t apologize for herself,” Larson explains. “I felt like that was a really valuable trait, because she is incredibly flawed and makes a lot of mistakes … and has to ask to atone for them, and that is super valuable. She’s not ever shrinking herself down.”
It also linked back to her mission of filmmaking with a purpose. “The movie was the biggest and best opportunity I could have ever asked for,” Larson says. “It was, like, my superpower. This could be my form of activism: doing a film that can play all over the world and be in more places than I can be physically.”
InStyle later added…:
And what she can do is make an impact. Much of her drive these days is using her celebrity as a platform to push for social change. She is heavily involved in the Time’s Up movement, was one of the first actors to adopt an inclusion rider in her contract (mandating diversity in casting and production staff), and is a vocal advocate for representation in the media. As she begins her global Captain Marvel press tour, she has pledged to spotlight other women behind the scenes, insisting on gender and racial parity in the press and wearing mostly female designers. “Inclusion has to be a choice; it’s not happening naturally,” Larson says bluntly. “You really have to fight for it.”
Movie Co-Director Anna Boden
“I mean one the things that drew us to the character for sure was the fact that she was a really powerful, really interesting, really unique and independent female character. And we are so excited to be telling this story about somebody who’s not just powerful, but also really complicated and really interesting and really human. It’s not just a feminist movie, it’s also a humanist movie.”
From my digging into today's modern third wave feminism, it has little to do with actual equality of opportunity.
Here is some info on Marvel
In recent years, Marvel comics has led a progressive revolution, changing their superheroes into social justice warriors, and their villains into thinly veiled "conservatives."
One story saw Iron Man as a black teenage girl. Captain America is also a black woman in the Spider Gwen series. In the version in which Cap is still a white male, Marvel made him a Nazi (though they quickly back-peddled). Thor is now a woman as well. Miss Marvel is Muslim. A partially-robotic Donald Trump was made the villain in Spider Gwen Annual #1.
It's not subtle; it's obvious and forced.
My take on it
I am sure the movie industry is great to work in. Netflix has literally made it so that nobody on set can look at anyone else for longer than five seconds, otherwise its equivalent to sexual harassment. You can spend 10 hours lighting a gay sex scene with Jussie Smollett on Empire with dialogue even gays laughed at back in the 80's. Meanwhile above the line, they caught the one guy that had a casting couch in Harvey Weinstein(ya right, in that morally bankrupt cesspool). Personally I hope more light is continued to be shown on the behind the scenes underbelly of Hollywood. In 1998 we had Will and Grace and have progressed in 2018 to Jazz Jennings transitioning on TLC and having the 11 year old trans kid 'Desmond is Amazing' on Good Morning America. Desmond has also danced on stage for money at an adult gay bar in NY as well as appeared on a YouTube show hosted by drag queen Michael Alig, who was recently released from a 17 year prison sentence for killing and dismembering his drug dealer.
I want scripts turned into films because they are good, not because they pass the “Bechdel test” or how many LGBTQ+ roles are within. Today's forced diversity by the Hollywood gatekeeper PC police is not being used as a quality control, but as a tool to make or break writers they want, and to push their "Progressive" neo-Marxist agenda. While not new, this arm of Operation Mockingbird narrative control using the magical wand made of hollywood to shape the minds of the masses how they want them to think instead of for themselves, has become blatantly obvious and movie quality/film making has degraded accordingly. Maybe I have gone too deep down rabbit holes and should pull back.
Basically I want badass characters that have an arc and growth like Sigourney Weaver as Ripley or Linda Hamilton as Sarah Conner that just happen to be female and don't have to announce it and beat me over the head with it. Less political propaganda and more entertaining original content. Why pay to be talked down to off a soapbox? Its not funny, escapism, or enlightening.