Carol Danvers, much like Tony Stark in 2008, was a comic book character largely unknown outside of the increasingly insular world of comic book readers, but thanks to her inclusion in the cinematic Marvel Universe, now over $1 billion worth of people know the name worldwide, bringing with it untold fame and riches for its Oscar-winning star, Brie Larson. More importantly, the movie introduces Marvel’s first female headliner and positions the character as potentially the most powerful in the entire franchise. Unfortunately, in today’s sociopolitical climate, the very notion has been met online with the kind of outraged-male bile all too common. I’d have preferred not to put this kind of spin on my reviews, but it’s unavoidable.
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