Captain Marvel Kicks Ass With Out The Help Of Romance
Chick Flix and The Single Woman
I can watch a chick flick here and there. Mainly back in the days when I was dying for a relationship and couldn't get one.
I would sit there on the couch in my comfy clothes like I had seen so many times on t.v. I'd have a bucket of ice cream and my tissues ready to push some love frustration tears out.
My type of movies were very mushy. They were the type where the guy realized he was wrong all along and then does some huge grand gesture to get the girl back. I would eat and cry and think, "I wish (He Who Must Not Be Named) would do that!"
But as I changed my pov when it came to love and relationships, my thought process when watching chick flicks also changed. "Girl pick your face up and get you a dude who wants you. Stop messing with fuck boys!" You know, the usual things single women scream at their t.v. screens.
Female-Led Movies Get The Shady End Of The Stick
This is Marvel Studios's first female Led film and though Marvel has been kicking names and taking ass with their blockbuster action films I had severe reservations about Captain Marvel.
Look at the history of female-led action movies. (Well, the lack thereof). The movies tend to have weak storylines, actresses that do not truly embody the character, and oh yes, the male lover that makes them want to fight harder to win the battle. (Obviously, she can't just fight harder because it's the right thing to do.)
It wasn't until Wonder Woman, that we saw an amazing female-led action movie that made every woman cry out in unison "We are strong and we will fuck you up!"
Gal Gadot's Grecian beauty fit the role and embodied what we would think a live version Wonder Woman would be. And of course like most female movies she had a love interest who she mourns until this day.
Enter Captain Marvel
On March 8th, Marvel Studios released their first female-led action movie starring Brie Lawson.
I went to see Captain Marvel with an open mind and at the end of the movie, I was very pleased with the action, the acting, and the script! Then I sat back and thought, wait, did she have a boyfriend? Did I miss a romantic scene in someplace?
Maybe Jude Law's character and Captain Marvel had a little something, something going on, but no! She was there handling her business and wasn't worry about love or even entertaining it at the moment. She was focused on doing her job and being the best that she could be.
You may think I have something against men, I don't. I think they are amazing people and great partners. I just do not agree with the notion that I can't be successful in life unless I'm in love, chasing love, or courting love.
In female-led movies, it is as though we are saying that unless a male is involved as a romantic interest, the movie nor its characters cannot be entertaining nor successful in their endeavors.
I also liked how it included the storyline of Maria Rambeau and Carol Danvers friendship which seemed to be very close and a strong support system for them both.
Marvel Studios has taken the temperature of today's climate and recognized that a romance factor does not have to be a necessary component to a successful female-led film. Us single women are here making some major waves and changes in society and Captain Marvel is doing the same.
And although we look forward to the day when we can settle down and become Mrs. married lady and for some, Mrs. moms, we take pride in knowing we can do some big things while we are waiting in the process.
Captain Marvel made it's American debut on March 8th, and is currently the highest grossing film of 2019. (Yay Brie Larson!)