Why yes, Virginia, I did enjoy Captain Marvel yesterday.
Now, there’s no need for me to do a full-on review: there’s enough examples of that out in the wilds of the Internet. In case you need them, here’s some recommended links:
- Peter Travers’s review in Rolling Stone
- Owen Gleiberman’s review for Variety
- Alex Abad-Santos’s coverage in Vox about sexist responses to the film, in the larger context of similar buffoonery around Star Wars: The Last Jedi and other genre flicks
Instead, I’m going to focus on one small moment, recounted in as spoiler-free a fashion as I can manage.