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Monday, February 18, 2019

Everything is falling into place

Now Disney is destroying the Marvel Comic Universe:
I previously wrote how Brie Larson is a huge gamble for Disney and Kevin Feige - especially following the failure of Star Wars: The Last Jedi - and now the Captain Marvel movie looks to be in big, big trouble, unfortunately.

Back in January, following the NCAA trailer, it was reported that Captain Marvel was projected to have a massive $160 million opening weekend with some estimates even offering $180 million.

However, the bad news for Kevin Feige and Captain Marvel is that those projections have now dropped upwards of $80 million (note: article has been updated to reflect million and not percent), as it is reported the flick may only open around $100 million.

The latest projections come from Deadline, with the site offering Captain Marvel will now open in line with other Marvel origin films, but won't come anywhere near Black Panther's $202 million. Interestingly enough, further evidence Captain Marvel is not as highly regarded among fans comes from the fact that Black Panther supporters have not supported the Captain Marvel gofundme to get girls to go see the movie.

There is also a huge problem with Brie Larson who has been spinning Captain Marvel as a feminist movie, essentially isolating the audience, and she even recently came out against white males for some reason. I'm actually surprised and disappointed in Kevin Feige that he is allowing Larson to destroy the MCU audience, and that Disney and CEO Bob Iger haven't learned anything from Star Wars.
It's mildly amusing to observe that the media simply can't grasp that Disney WANTS to destroy Star Wars and Marvel and everything else that appeals to white men. That's why they acquired it in the first place.

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Blogger Silent Draco February 18, 2019 8:10 AM  

" ... and everything else that appeals to white men."

Having spent 30 years destroying white women via Disney Princess Syndrome, they needed to branch out. Then again, the media suffers from a DPS pandemic.

Blogger Servant of the Chief February 18, 2019 8:12 AM  

"Disney WANTS to destroy Star Wars and Marvel and everything else that appeals to white men."

It really is a sad state of affairs when being greedy and wanting to make stupid amounts of money is actually morally superior to the actual motivations behind corporate actions these days.

Blogger basementhomebrewer February 18, 2019 8:15 AM  

Too many people don't believe that evil exists and of those who do believe, too many don't understand it. Evil will destroy itself and it's own interests to strike at it's target.

The SJWs at Disney will gladly sink the company, that is likely part of the goal. Many people have happy and wholesome memories of Disney, despite the poison pills that are in most of the content. It would be devastating to millions of people if they went under. Going under due to acquiring other beloved IP and destroying it is a happy outcome for them.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 18, 2019 8:16 AM  

Cataline is on top of the Brie debacle. Our betters are total azzclowns, so they send out Blondie to bad mouth "white males" and then expect the colored folk to worship the Aryan Princess saves the day for women and minorities shtick. I really hate to tell them but Aryan Princesses are the prize, like the prize after the sack of the city, no self awareness whatsoever.

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums February 18, 2019 8:16 AM  

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Blogger Timmy3 February 18, 2019 8:24 AM  

Oddly, I was sure they bought it as counter programming to their Princess series. They’re losing their boy demographic by trying to add Princess to Star Wars and Marvel.

Blogger Robert What? February 18, 2019 8:26 AM  

In the modern age for multi national corporations like Disney, SJW virtue signalling beats out sound business decisions. Do they really have so much money that they don't give a crap?

Blogger McChuck February 18, 2019 8:32 AM  

"Black Panther supporters have not supported the Captain Marvel gofundme to get girls to go see the movie."

Who actually expects blacks to support white girls they don't know? They don't even do that to the ones they knock up.

Blogger Peaceful Poster February 18, 2019 8:36 AM  

Can someone please explain the appeal of Brie Larson? She's maybe a 7 but movie execs clearly love her. Never understood why.

But I can guess.

Blogger SemiSpook37 February 18, 2019 8:37 AM  

This brings to mind my thoughts on that potential rule #4: SJWs Can't Help Themselves

I see this going about as well as the Hulk film led by Edward Norton. You'll notice that a) he was replaced and b) Hulk doesn't headline anything anymore, even though he's a core Avenger in the MCU.

If they can sideline the Guardians because of James Gunn's antics, they'll do the same for Captain Marvel. The downgrading of the initial estimates, while not surprising, will be more of a concern to Feige than it was for Kennedy after that TLJ debacle. If anything, this may provide an out for the Marvel types and maybe that's by design.

I know, I know, it's wishful thinking, but that's just a possibility. Feige has been in a much better position since this whole thing kicked off 10 years ago (I'd say that's more because he built that entire operation from the ground up), so I'm willing to give him a small benefit of the doubt over a golden boy hand off case in Kathleen Kennedy's leadership over at Lucasfilm.

Blogger McChuck February 18, 2019 8:40 AM  

Captain Marvel is better known as Shazam. The chick in the movie is Miss Marvel.

Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, Mercury. SHAZAM.

Blogger Not Important February 18, 2019 8:51 AM  

>Disney WANTS to destroy Star Wars and Marvel and everything else that appeals to white men
Well, they delayed going woke with the MCU for long enough to make them a nice pile of cash and limited the intersectionality to their comics division, whereas SW was aggressively run into the ground from the get go with almost iconoclastic zeal (completely scrapping the EU and throttling all tie-in media was the first warning sign).
Let's hope the MCU doesn't survive the transition away from their core actors like Hemsworth, RDJ, Pratt et al.

Blogger Damelon Brinn February 18, 2019 8:56 AM  

There are higher laws than "follow the money." Especially when corporations have so much money and power that the people in charge feel like they're working with a bottomless checkbook.

When this movie fails, they'll run another "manbabies and Russian trolls killed our movie because Trump" campaign, and consider it money well spent.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 18, 2019 8:58 AM  

Would someone please reduce the cost of movie making to take it away from these idiots.

Blogger InformationMerchant February 18, 2019 8:59 AM  

The ironic thing about movies and tv shows repelling white men is Disney is pushing white men to read. Judging by Gen Z, white male teens may also be driven to read. I'm all for an experiment where we test the effect of white male teens reading instead of watching TV/movies like the rest. Obviously they might just abandon fiction and go on Youtube, but that's how they become immunized to the media.

Disney loses either way as white men at the moment still watch their movies, there hasn't been a generation that grew up without nostalgia for Star Wars/Marvel/etc that simply won't go to the movie hoping that it's different this time.

It's going to be particularly interesting to see what happens after the second Thanos movie. This'll be the last movie for a bunch of the original Avengers. I'm hoping they lose a bunch of the 25+ crowd. In a few years we'll probably have a new Captain America, Tony Stark, Thor, Hulk, etc. I hope Disney stays true to the comics and we get the transgender lesbian muslims that comic book fans love so much.

Blogger Yordan Yordanov February 18, 2019 9:00 AM  

@1

How did Disney princesses destroyed white women?

Blogger Rhys February 18, 2019 9:12 AM  

It's actually not too surprising. Consider that the current crop of movie execs have likely done very little to earn their position. There is a strong out-of-touch streak that stains their works, and because they've never had to take criticism, they're content with destroying IPs in the interest of never admitting how talentless they are.

Blogger The Cooler February 18, 2019 9:15 AM  

How did Disney princesses destroyed white women?

...not sure if serious.....

Blogger The Observer February 18, 2019 9:19 AM  

@16:

By inflating expectations of men and romance to unrealistic levels, and telling every 5/10 Becky she deserves a 10/10 prince in addition to having it all.

Tales about romance were often cautionary -- Romeo and Juliet was written as a "what not to do", the original version of The Little Mermaid had her, after disobeying her father for some guy she met for minutes and selling her voice, dissolve into foam while the prince continued with his life oblivious of her completely.

In addition to the above, Disney princess movies pushed toxic messages like disobeying your father is great and will have no consequences whatsoever, you totally need to be strong and spunky, that murderous alpha will totally transform into a beta just for you, etc, etc.

Blogger Damelon Brinn February 18, 2019 9:20 AM  

There is also a huge problem with Brie Larson who has been spinning Captain Marvel as a feminist movie

That's like the Ranger Solo writer and actor bragging about how Lando was pansexual. They just can't help themselves. In the past, they'd insert ideological statements into their works and let them have whatever effect they might have. Now that's not good enough; they have to grind it in our faces.

whereas SW was aggressively run into the ground from the get go with almost iconoclastic zeal

Star Wars was more offensive to them than the MCU could ever be. Comic books have always been a mixed bag, with heroes being rebooted for different eras and sensibilities, and they were doing subversions like blackfaced and gender-swapped characters back in the 70s. Comic book fans are used to treating each new revision as its own thing and ignoring the ones they don't like.

Star Wars was pure. There was only one Luke, one Han, one Leia, and one story they shared that everyone knows. The only way to corrupt that was to bring them back as themselves, not in some kind of rebooted alternate universe, and show them to be losers.

the Captain Marvel gofundme to get girls to go see the movie

How does that even work? "Please donate to help us convince more people to buy tickets so our multi-billion-dollar corporation can make hundreds of millions from this movie instead of tens of millions"?

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales February 18, 2019 9:22 AM  

@11

Gotta keep that memory of when Billy was still called Captain Marvel before DC's stupid business decisions and Marvel's adroit business decisions made him have to change his name in order to appease a decent and cool, but mostly B- list hero and his now his once on again, off-again, really hilariously womanish human girlfriend.

Blogger The Observer February 18, 2019 9:24 AM  

How does that even work? "Please donate to help us convince more people to buy tickets so our multi-billion-dollar corporation can make hundreds of millions from this movie instead of tens of millions"?

Modern indulgences and the chance to virtue signal. "I supported a worthy cause!"

Blogger Chief_Tuscaloosa_welcome_white_man February 18, 2019 9:28 AM  

Marketing (via Brie Larson) to potential girl audience: "Come see this movie with this girl who's prettier than you and stronger than you and invulnerable to you stabbing her in the back metaphorically via social media in order to have a better chance at getting Chad on the soccer team to like you."
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Marketing (via Brie Larson)to potential boy audience: "Go screw yourself, white boys, I'm probably into purple crayons so keep your filthy money and see something else."
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Awaiting box office results of this one-two punch! This timeline=best timeline.

Blogger David Ray Milton February 18, 2019 9:29 AM  

@Mr.Mantraman

I agree about the princess being the prize and how the feminist storyline gets the whole mythical plot completely backwards. What kills me is how many guys do not even realize their own conditioning into buying into the new feminist storyline.

I was watching the Super Bowl with some friends who are all successful professionals and masculine fathers in the mid-thirties. I believe a trailer for both Captain Marvel and some other Netflix girl hero show came on when one of them grunted, “Wow, that looks like a good watch” being completely serious, and all the others nodded mindlessly in agreement.

We need to raise men who don’t want to be rescued by a “strong” beautiful woman.

Blogger FUBARwest February 18, 2019 9:29 AM  

"How does that even work? "Please donate to help us convince more people to buy tickets so our multi-billion-dollar corporation can make hundreds of millions from this movie instead of tens of millions"?"

They took a page out of the Black Panther book where people gave money to GoFundMes to get poor black people into buses to go see that movie. You can guess why that wouldn't work for white girls.

Blogger veryfunnyminion February 18, 2019 9:38 AM  

"They took a page out of the Black Panther book where people gave money to GoFundMes to get poor black people into buses to go see that movie."

Not much of a challenge since they already have all that infrastructure in place for voting day.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 18, 2019 9:47 AM  

he NPCs are as absolutely mindless as flatworms if presented with the right stimulus. Their actions are so reliable that they can actually be reliably and predictably measured, then presented in a boardroom meetings.

Take a look at the difference between Black Panther’s marketing campaign in which it was clearly felt there was little need to call critics racist (it happened of course but there was really no driving force behind it). And Captain Marvel’s marketing campaign.

Mickey the Great and Terrible knows he’s got a turkey on his hands. So he needs to do two things. One, squelch all criticism. Critics, on top of being 75% White Male are close to 99% Lefty. They have now been informed by the star of the picture herself that if they say a word against it they will be denounced as sexists. Two, insure that feminists who normally wouldn’t care about a superhero movie turn out to see this one.

Combine that with the hardcore comics nerds who can’t bring themselves to miss a Marvel film (no matter how bad) and Disney should have respectable boxoffice take.

Hey, I said it was gonna suck. I never said anything about it not making money.

Blogger wreckage February 18, 2019 9:48 AM  

Thing is, everyone already knew who Black Panther was. Who the hell is Captain Marvel?

Blogger Silent Draco February 18, 2019 9:50 AM  

@24, What ages were they? They've been conditioned for 30+ years about this being the way the tales are, based on the animated and live dreck dripped into their eyes and ears over that timeframe. About now, a true animated retelling of "The Snow Queen" would be a welcome slap of shock and horror. It might pull the fragments of SJW ice out of their eyes and hearts.

This was obvious by inspection.

Their unintended consequence is that Arkhaven and Dark Legion are waiting in the shadows, quietly calling young men over, and offering real heroes and real stories of courage, sacrifice, and honor. The offers are at a better price and of better quality. I expect and feature movies to be high quality and lower priced, and made using GAAP and conventional cost/audit methods. Consider a quality feature film that makes good money, for tickets priced at $8-10 (example).

This is also obvious by inspection, but SJWs always lie, and lie to themselves first.

Blogger Silent Draco February 18, 2019 9:55 AM  

I should point out, that was any and not "and" feature movies.

This is also my personal view only, about the consequences. I may be quite wrong about the consequences, and will reconsider as events develop.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 18, 2019 10:05 AM  

I wasn't planning on seeing Captain Marvel anyway, but after her comments about white men, I decided to pull a Fairfax on her.

Blogger Станислав Бартошевич February 18, 2019 10:06 AM  

The MCU was built up by Disney from the start. And Marvel as the comics company was pozzed practically from the inception, admittedly different titles to different extent.

That said, it is interesting to see that the specific sort of poz that appears to be too much even for fans of the universe already featuring every sort of pozzed message from multiculturalism and hatred of family to multiple stabs at Christianity and even a literal assertion that if you are a white male and your country if prosperous then destroying it for the sake of the world is your moral duty, is a Strong Female Character.

Blogger Damn the torpedos February 18, 2019 10:08 AM  

“How did Disney princesses destroyed white women?”

By programming them from a young age that 1) there was a perfect man out there 2) that man would almost certainly be from a different class/culture 3) the way to find that man was to rebel against your parents.

I have seen this syndrome in action in middle aged women.

Blogger Vessimede Barstool February 18, 2019 10:19 AM  

What if the LoTR trilogy was made today? It was made less than 20 years ago but that seems like another epoch. All white cast, embracing it's pro western, Christian, source material. Made now? Dindu as Aragon. 100 lb wamin beating down 300 lb Orcs. I'm glad the definitive film version was made at a time when there were at least some actual artists in Hollywood.

As for the Capn Marvel shitfest it is what it is. It'll take 200-250 mil at the American box office. It'll bomb in China but take another 200 mil globally. It only cost 150 million to make so it will turn a small profit for the mouse. Think of it as an alpha test to see how far Disney can push their audience to accept social justice propaganda. Black Panther was a magnificent success, African American retards (the majority) now view that film as part of their historical record. Captain Marvel is designed to do similar for cat ladies and lesbians. Casting a greasy haired SJW in the lead role was not an accident.

Blogger Станислав Бартошевич February 18, 2019 10:22 AM  

@18
"How did Disney princesses destroyed white women?"

-Tingles you felt for a total and absolute stranger are reason enough to run away from your family and accept a deal with a clearly criminal person that promises to get you together. Don't worry, everything will work out in the end.

-When given a choice between a boorish suitor and a downright violently psychotic one with a scary history, choose the latter.

-The only quality that matters for the future husband is the ability to entertain you here and now. Don't be deceived by good looks and wealth, look for an exciting cad!

Do I need to name the animated movies with these messages, or have you already guessed?

Blogger Worlds Edge February 18, 2019 10:24 AM  

I was skeptical about this backlash business until I saw a YouTube video on Grace Randolph's channel where the comments were heavily on the side of taking a pass on this movie. Her audience is either apolitical or left-leaning, and even they didn't care for this.

Honestly, I do think it hits $100 million opening weekend and then nosedives after that. There are enough true believers around to get it up to that figure, but not enough to give it the "legs" to truly turn it into a hit. I think it tanks in Asia, though the Chinese market is so crazy trying to figure out its likes and dislikes is far above my pay grade.

Must admit I would also love to see Shazam blow Captain Marvel out of the water, but sadly I doubt we'll see anything so dramatic. I see maybe two movies a year in the theater, and Shazam is one I'm going to check out.

Blogger Longtime Lurker February 18, 2019 10:25 AM  

SJWs always leave money on the table.

With Disney, it's just a simple matter of scaling up the fiscal damage.

Blogger John Raptis February 18, 2019 10:26 AM  

>What if the LoTR trilogy was made today?

Well, you still had Legolas surfing down a staircase screaming cowabunga and effortlessly shooting orcs with arrows, so it wasn't a total loss.

Blogger FUBARwest February 18, 2019 10:26 AM  

"What if the LoTR trilogy was made today? It was made less than 20 years ago but that seems like another epoch. All white cast, embracing it's pro western, Christian, source material. Made now? Dindu as Aragon. 100 lb wamin beating down 300 lb Orcs. I'm glad the definitive film version was made at a time when there were at least some actual artists in Hollywood."

I rewatched the LotR trilogy a couple weeks ago and was surprised to see they were produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein. The most mainstream Christian movies were produced by Weinstein.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 18, 2019 10:29 AM  

The Weinsteins like money, ergo good LoTR movies.

Blogger Damelon Brinn February 18, 2019 10:31 AM  

it is interesting to see that the specific sort of poz that appears to be too much even for fans [....] is a Strong Female Character.

I think it's the repetition and piling on from multiple studios. After being attacked for disliking Ghostbusterettes, many fanboys honestly liked Wonder Woman, and they thought when they said so it proved they don't hate Strong Female Characters. But then Disney/Lucasfilm claimed they hated The Last Jedi because they hate strong women, and now Disney/Marvel is telling them they won't see this movie because they hate strong women.... The fans are learning.

Blogger Vessimede Barstool February 18, 2019 10:33 AM  

Shazam looks like fun and my boy wants to go see it, though I think they missed a trick not setting it in the eighties. If it's good (it's DC so that's a big if) then it will do very well. Personally I'm sick of CGI crap fests intermixed with gay fight scenes performed by buffed up faggots.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 18, 2019 10:33 AM  

I think what's going on is that Disney/Marvel had a big success when they went political with Black Panther.

The problem is they are thinking if going Lefty political was successful with one movie, it will work with another.

What they missed and in truth are incapable of seeing, is that Black Panther was advertising itself as a Black Nationalist movie when nationalism of every type is on the rise.

The SJWs at Disney can't see the real reason that Black people turned out in droves to see it.

Consequently they are conflating Feminism with Black Nationalism and the two are not the same thing at all.

The end result is that they now have people rooting for this film to fail and I don't recall that ever happening with a Marvel movie before.

Blogger wreckage February 18, 2019 10:34 AM  

@39 it's just as surprising that a mainstream Christian movie was championed and directed by Peter Jackson...

Blogger Vessimede Barstool February 18, 2019 10:43 AM  

Weinstein? If he's had his way Quentin Tarantino would have directed and it would have been one, two hour long movie and not a trilogy. Which is the reason why Jackson told him to get fucked and took it New Line. That greasy Jew wouldn't know art if it pegged him when he was bending over to pick up some loose Shekels.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 18, 2019 10:44 AM  

The otherainsteam Christian movie that should have done well was the Narnia series. Ineptitude on the part of Walden Media did that film series in.

Blogger tublecane February 18, 2019 10:46 AM  

"Black Panther supporters have not supported the Captain Marvel gofundme to get girls to go see the movie"

Say what now? What m earth do those things have to do with eachother? Did Black Panther succeed because Avengers fans bused blacks in to see it?

If hundreds of millions (probably) spent on advertising doesn't get girls interested, I don't think some rinky-dink social justice moviegoing initiative will do the trick.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 18, 2019 10:46 AM  

New Line, the same company that gave you Critters, Freddy, etc. Hilarious.

Blogger tublecane February 18, 2019 10:53 AM  

@13- I forget, did the brats who inherited the 20th Century Motor Company in Atlas Shrugged expect to make a profit, were they intentionally trying to destroy their legacy, or were they unaware that they were trading their legacy for a mess of pottage?

The end result is the same, so I guess it doesn't matter. But I imagine Dizney SJWs expect they can signal their virtue and rely on bottomless pockets and make a profit. Just everything.

Blogger flyingtiger February 18, 2019 11:12 AM  

You guys are giving Disney too much credit. Disney thought that all they had to do was to put Star Wars or Marvel on the title and people would flock to it. They never realized that they had to write a real story.

Blogger Tars Tarkusz February 18, 2019 11:19 AM  

A hundred million dollar opening weekend sounds like a win to me.

We are a society which claims we will send our women to die "protecting us" in a foreign war. We are also a society that sends women to fight the criminal class for us.

Why is anyone surprised that the movies are reflecting our sick society back at us?

Blogger Nate73 February 18, 2019 11:25 AM  

Since this a chance to pile on Disney, I was recently watching Moana and I noticed that in addition to the standard princess-disobeys-her-father-for-love-or-adventure trope, almost all the songs focus on how great tradition and tribes and having strong leaders is. Of course having such a thing for whites would never happen.

https://youtu.be/pLw2EfOmE7Y
https://youtu.be/eLfz9ScpVc0 (turn on subtitles)

Blogger One Deplorable DT February 18, 2019 11:27 AM  

I, for one, will be boycotting Captain Marvel. This was a chance for Disney to make a disabled BBW trans woman of color the most powerful HERo in the Marvel universe. Instead the racist sexists at Disney chose a privileged white princess.

At this point the executives might as well wear MAGA hats! When will the oppression end?!?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 18, 2019 11:31 AM  

Over at Bounding Into Comics they are running an article on ScarJo and Blackwidow, but within it there is a blurb about her doing a movie based on something called "My Aryan Princess" some rag's series about "racists" and white women or some crap like that.

IMO it is the SJW and far right each hooking around themselves so much that they actually meet up and each could actually produce a Captain Marvel movie with hot blonde chicky saves world and gets naked with hawt guy script. And the glorious people of color are just supposed to lap up the SJW version, you betcha.

I hope in the cultural wars the pedestals that White girl 8s, 9s, 10s find or place themselves on quietly gets taken away and the rest of the white girls swear off carbs and tatoos.

Blogger Starboard February 18, 2019 11:38 AM  

9. Peaceful Poster February 18, 2019 8:36 AM
Can someone please explain the appeal of Brie Larson? She's maybe a 7 but movie execs clearly love her. Never understood why.

I'd literally never heard of her.

Brie Larson
Kelly MacDonald
Malin Akerman
Rosamund Pike
Uma Thurman

They all have the crazy eyes. What price did they pay for their pittance of fame?

Blogger R.G. Camara February 18, 2019 11:42 AM  

Just another example about how race is not gender.

Feminazis have long tried to piggy back gender on race, but it fails repeatedly. Gender is not race; a person feels far more loyalty to race than gender, because one race does not need another to exist, but humans need the other gender to procreate. Genders do not found nations; races do.

Black Panther had a boffo box office because it leaned oh-so-hard on race with good marketing. As a result, blacks went in droves to support their color, which only added to the Marvel fanbois who were going anyway. The SJWs thought it was all them, but it was race-based.

And that's before we get to the fact that Black Panther has been a decently popular character in Marvel. Yes, he's a token, but making him a king and non-American and giving some ok adventures have kept him in the limelight. He has his fans.

Meanwhile, Captain Marvel is 100% an SJW-pushed character with no fanbase. (And even her name isn't organic; Marvel just wanted to tweak DC's nose over the REAL Captain Marvel (Billy Batson/Shazam) that DC owns but couldn't put his name (Captain Marvel) on the cover because of trademark/copyright issues since Marvel Comics has the same name.

And Black Panther showed the story of a man leading his people and taking up the mantle of hero and king, despite setbacks. That story crosses all races. Meanwhile, Captain Marvel is going to be a about a tough-grrrl proving how she's EXACTLY LIKE MEN IN ALL WAYS (before she gets her superpowers, natch). Yeah, not universal.

This is the Marcia Clark-OJ trial mistake again. In that case, the in-over-her-head Clark made the decision to put black women on the jury, thinking that they'd be loyal to gender (Nicole Simpson) over race (OJ) because OJ was clearly guilty. Nope; turns out those black women hated dead miss blondie for stealing a black celebrity, and protected a brother.

N.B. David Mamet came out with a play in the last decade called "Race" where part of the plot revolves around a few lawyers arguing about if a black female witness will be loyal on the stand to her race or her gender (IIRC, there's a black male accused of violence against a white woman). In the play, she sides with her race. Mamet likely was inspired the OJ trial.

Anonymous Anonymous February 18, 2019 11:47 AM  

Marvel has momentum still, but 2nd weekend, this thing probably tanks

Blogger R.G. Camara February 18, 2019 11:47 AM  

P.S. This is also partially why, to SJWs, the Hillary loss in 2016 was so mind-blowing. They genuinely think that race problems are equivalent to gender problems; both are "oppressed by white men". Hence, since Obama got elected in 2008, they believed the people would elect Hillary in 2016. Their religious fortunetelling all but guaranteed it, in their minds.

Blogger FUBARwest February 18, 2019 11:49 AM  

"N.B. David Mamet came out with a play in the last decade called "Race" where part of the plot revolves around a few lawyers arguing about if a black female witness will be loyal on the stand to her race or her gender (IIRC, there's a black male accused of violence against a white woman). In the play, she sides with her race. Mamet likely was inspired the OJ trial."

It was a good play, for Mamet's recent works. The situation is even worse. The black female was a new lawyer with an SJW bent that the senior white partner brought on while the senior black partner knew she was trouble and advised against it. The black female lawyer ends up leaking incriminating evidence to the prosecutor/media that condemns the white man alleged to have raped a different black women. Her reasoning is basic SJW talking points when confronted by it. Play came out in 2008 I think.

Blogger R.G. Camara February 18, 2019 11:54 AM  

P.P.S. What's scary for Disney is that the MCU has been giving hints that Captain Marvel is going to be the keystone of Avengers: Endgame.

It's bad for them because the Avengers movies have been so popular because everyone liked the sole-hero MCU movies (Iron Man, Captain America, Dr. Strange, etc.) and wanted to see the team ups, and how the characters would come together to win.

By making Captain Marvel a keystone before her movie comes out, you're betting a bunch on a character whose popularity is unknown. You're risking shafting many more popular characters on screentime to show off someone who might not be that popular when her movie comes out. We'd much rather see Tony Stark and Captain America and Thor win the day on their own than have a deus ex machina character show up. They already have grrrl power in Black Widow, this is unnecessary and a big risk. I myself prefer Scarlet Witch in the movies, she's a believable, non-tough-grrrl character who is a hero nonetheless.

Blogger R.G. Camara February 18, 2019 11:56 AM  

@59 FUBARwest:

Thanks. I knew I was bastardizing the plot; I only remember reading reviews when it came out, and never saw it. I really should be more careful.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener February 18, 2019 12:00 PM  

This movie won't even be worth the 40 cents worth of hard drive space.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 18, 2019 12:05 PM  

Oooh that's savage

Blogger Johnny February 18, 2019 12:17 PM  

Brie Larson

Out of curiosity I watched some movie clips with Brie Larson in the film. As best I can tell:

She is a good looking women, but not good enough to get a lead role based on looks. The Hollywood standards are high.

Her acting talent is nothing special, and maybe not that good.

She turns up in movies that are better liked by critics than audiences.

Her as a superhero is casting against type. And this time it didn't work. She is better at caring, weak. and vulnerable.

To some it up, bad casting. As a superhero babe she is maybe not even a grade B Scarlett Johansson, and shouldn't be in the lead of a Marvel type movie.

Blogger tublecane February 18, 2019 12:20 PM  

@55- I never know what exactly casting directors are looking for anymore, but I think Larson's specialty before becoming mainstream famous was in "indie" movies, where beauty or sex appeal is not the main concern. She may also have been a pop singer, but I don't think a well-known one.

Her big role was the one that got her the Oscar, an adaptation of the book Room. I don't know whether much of anyone saw it. That role required her to look ugly. Or at least not as attractive as she could have been.

Why she was chosen as Mz. Marvel, I have no idea. I guess they wanted someone they thought could act.

Blogger tublecane February 18, 2019 12:24 PM  

@60- That's kinda the inverse of Black Panther, in that they filmed his role in the last Avengers movie before they knew his movie would be a massive hit. Apparently they weren't expecting much, because he was hardly in it and I believe gets vaporized at the end. (Of course, we assume they'll all be brought back to life because time travel or whatever.)

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 18, 2019 12:25 PM  

Lauren Cohan from Walking Dead has more experience with action roles, and would look more like a fighter pilot than Larson.

Blogger Chris Mallory February 18, 2019 12:35 PM  

tublecane wrote:I never know what exactly casting directors are looking for anymore, but I think Larson's specialty before becoming mainstream famous was in "indie" movies, where beauty or sex appeal is not the main concern. She may also have been a pop singer, but I don't think a well-known one.

Of the 59 actor credits she has on IMDB, that have been released. I have seen one.
That was Kong:Skull Island.
I could have told you the 4 top male leads in the movie. But she would have been "cute, little blonde girl". That was as much of an impression she made in the role.

Blogger God Emperor Memes February 18, 2019 12:35 PM  

Am I to understand that White men are inexplicably not flocking to see a movie about a female Captain America, played by a woman who openly derided White men before the film opened?

Blogger Desdichado February 18, 2019 12:46 PM  

Chris Mallory wrote:Of the 59 actor credits she has on IMDB, that have been released. I have seen one.
That was Kong:Skull Island.
I could have told you the 4 top male leads in the movie. But she would have been "cute, little blonde girl". That was as much of an impression she made in the role.

For certain very generous definitions of "cute." And "little". And "blonde."

Even in Kong, she had to be thrust into the part of the brave, self-righteous, hippy activism girl, which is the only impression she made on me—a joyless battle-ax who doesn't know anything at all about what femininity means.

Blogger Cloudbuster February 18, 2019 12:46 PM  

Vessimede Barstool wrote:What if the LoTR trilogy was made today?

There'd be a gay sex scene between Legolas and Gimli. Frodo, Sam, Merri and Pippin would be "reimagined" as strong lesbian women.

Blogger One Deplorable DT February 18, 2019 12:53 PM  

@64 - I only know Brie Larson from the last King Kong movie. I didn't care for her character or acting at all in that movie. Maybe she actually is a talented actress and just didn't work out well in Kong. But I'll never know because I have zero interest in seeing anything with her in it after hearing her preachy, inane political views.

IMHO she's just as flat and boring in the Captain Marvel trailers as she was in Kong. In either case she comes off as a snob who doesn't want to be there. Like she has more important things to do than this 'acting thing', so let's get the scene over with, m'kay? Fine by me, I'll save the cost of the ticket.

Contrast this with Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman. She came off as sweet, caring, and feminine. She also didn't win in the end because she was more super special and powerful than any man GO GRRRRL POWER! Her challenges were the temptations she faced, the strongest of which was to embrace vengeance and a hatred for the human race that was so wicked to her. And as sappy as it sounds, she won the day because she chose to love the race of men rather than hate them. That's what peaked her physical super powers to victory.

And her critical tie to the human race, the relationship that made her realize in the end that humanity was worth saving? The man she loved and lost to war.

Her character was literally written as the anti-feminist female super hero. And she played the character well.

I can only hope that Captain Marvel ranks below Wonder Woman in both opening weekend and total ticket sales. Maybe someone at Marvel will get the message.

Blogger papabear February 18, 2019 12:55 PM  

@34 Just wait until the Amazon Middle-Earth production comes out.

Blogger Skyler the Weird February 18, 2019 1:08 PM  

Marvel has an R Rated Black Widow movie in the works thinking that Scarjo T&A will be as appealing as Ryan Reynolds twenty billion F-Bombs in the two Deadpool movies

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 18, 2019 1:10 PM  

One Deplorable DT wrote:@64 - I only know Brie Larson from the last King Kong movie. I didn't care for her character or acting at all in that movie. Maybe she actually is a talented actress and just didn't work out well in Kong...

She's not that talented. Or to be more accurate she has a very narrow range of talent.

If a director has a strong vision and knows that he can build the scenes he needs around her, like in "The Room," then she will be mistaken for being a powerhouse talent.

She's like Jennifer Lawrence in that regard.

However that is clearly not in play here.

Blogger tublecane February 18, 2019 1:24 PM  

@75- Lawrence has little discernable talent, but at least she was mostly put in the right roles. (Presumably because the right you-know-whats got greased.) Also, despite having the face of a puma, she has what Larson lacks, which is T&A.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 18, 2019 1:38 PM  

.."destroy Star Wars and Marvel and everything else that appeals to white men..."

GOOD.
It's time to put away these childish things.

Blogger VD February 18, 2019 1:43 PM  

It's time to put away these childish things.

And what are the children going to play with, Pharisee?

Blogger Lance E February 18, 2019 1:52 PM  

FUBARwest wrote:They took a page out of the Black Panther book where people gave money to GoFundMes to get poor black people into buses to go see that movie. You can guess why that wouldn't work for white girls.

...because thirsty men are already drowning them with more money than they know how to spend? Still, it doesn't generally tend to stop them from demanding more.

Blogger Nate February 18, 2019 1:52 PM  

"GOOD.
It's time to put away these childish things. "

Abandoning childrens things is how you hand children to the enemy. Abandoning church is how the church was handed over to idiot evil left wing heretics.

good plan.

Blogger Iron Spartan February 18, 2019 2:04 PM  

Darth Mouse used to pimp slap the talent while asking "Bitch, where's my money?" Running your mouth and driving away a single dollar would earn a trip to Mousewhitz for re-education.

Who put Darth Mouse to sleep, and how can he be woken up?

Blogger sammibandit February 18, 2019 2:07 PM  

Don't come between men and their escapism. I saw it irl in my dad's 3-week tirade against Tor when he got a transgender ghost erotic short story in one of his Christmas anthologies. I never saw him as mad except when my best friend brought her 21 year old boyfriend to meet my parents at age 15.

Blogger tkatchev February 18, 2019 2:30 PM  

Brie Larson

Wait, hold on a second, was she really named after a type of cheese??

Blogger OneWingedShark February 18, 2019 2:32 PM  

Servant of the Chief wrote:"Disney WANTS to destroy Star Wars and Marvel and everything else that appeals to white men."

It really is a sad state of affairs when being greedy and wanting to make stupid amounts of money is actually morally superior to the actual motivations behind corporate actions these days.

Ah, but that's because Disney has the entire field — guaranteed, by hook and crook, and armies of lawyers — because of how totally gamed the system is WRT intellectual property.

As an example, I'm involved in tech (programming, specifically) and in the past decade have seen contracts get rather ridiculous WRT intellectual property — to the point where they commonly include clauses to the effect of “anything you ever create is our property” with more ‘generous’/reasonable companies constraining it with “on company time” — and this isn't even for something that depends on writing/storytelling.

Given the vast corporate reach of Disney (and what is it — 4?, 5? — other companies that control %99.999 of US media) and the prevalence of these sorts of contracts I would be unsurprised to see them raiding "surprisingly popular" independent creators given the above.

And what makes this all the more frustrating is that intellectual property, as presented and treated in the legal profession, is NOT what is authorized by Art 1, Sec 8. But that's not surprising because that interpretation would cut a lot of power and influence from the corporations.

Damn the torpedos wrote:“How did Disney princesses destroyed white women?”
By programming them from a young age that 1) there was a perfect man out there 2) that man would almost certainly be from a different class/culture 3) the way to find that man was to rebel against your parents.

4) That such a relationship doesn't require any effort.
5) That once there are disagreements you're perfectly fine leaving, as an expansion of #4. [Perhaps not Disney, but certainly Hollywood & TV.]
6) That it's about the feelings, especially when they first meet, and not about capability or character.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club February 18, 2019 2:48 PM  

Brie Larson is the prototype modern Hollywood Activtress (ht Cataline): pretty but bland, and also not pretty enough to be "intimidating"* nor really outstanding in any particular way, a perfect blank for audience projection. In other words, a featured NPC.

*Things in SJWorld are always "intimidating" because they live in an unending state of terror about "power imbalances".

Blogger sammibandit February 18, 2019 2:54 PM  

Disney is unmatched at taking cautionary tales and making them into tutorials. Snow White in the original is about a skeeze who has sex with 7 dwarves for a magic item. She's a greedy slore. The Little Mermaid as noted above is about a beastiality-obessed fish who sells herself to a witch against her father and sisters' wishes. Beauty and the Beast and The Frog Princess also involve beastality. Frozen is completely perverted and the villain in the original becomes the heroine. Fantasia is creepy as heck as is Donald in Math Magic Land. At least Duck Tales taught kids not to cheat your friends, to save for a rainy day and that little girls cause problems on adventure.

Blogger sammibandit February 18, 2019 2:54 PM  

She's no Jessica Lange that much is clear.

Blogger WillBest February 18, 2019 3:13 PM  

What's scary for Disney is that the MCU has been giving hints that Captain Marvel is going to be the keystone of Avengers: Endgame.

I don't know if that is hype, but Infinity War clearly set up Iron Man as the critical piece of Endgame.

For all we know Brie Larson is just the uber driver to get the rest of the Avengers to Tony and Nebula on Titan so they can go after Thanos.

My inclination is that Disney has a bad movie on their hands and is looking to scapegoat why people didn't go see it. Nobody is going to skip Endgame because Captain Marvel sucks, and they got Spider-man following it up later this year which will at least be a solid film. By the time they need to take a chance on a female lead in a movie again they will have already had crowd pleasers in GotG3 and Black Panther 2.

Its not going to be the awful, barely competent, putrid combination of TFA, Rogue One, TLJ

Blogger Desdichado February 18, 2019 3:20 PM  

WillBest wrote:Its not going to be the awful, barely competent, putrid combination of TFA, Rogue One, TLJ
No, I don't think it will be either. It'll be a mediocre movie with an uncharismatic and unlikable lead character, though—not exactly what you want to build the rest of your hugely profitable franchise on going forward.

Blogger Lovekraft February 18, 2019 3:37 PM  

How hard would it be for Larson to just talk about the underlying story in her new movie and get us thinking?

This is supposed to be an action movie, so what is the conflict based on? Greek tragedy has gotten stale and predictable in comic book movies.

We want something current that throws new light on specters that abound. The first few movies will have to be about escaping and subduing the administrative PC state and all its arms, before it begins to go on the offensive.

Blogger tz February 18, 2019 3:39 PM  

So they are turning Captain Marvel into just another Disney Princess (explains StarWars, the feminist mystake as well).

I'm so glad they didn't do it with the Ancient One in Dr. Strange, but can easily see we dodged a bullet there.

Blogger tz February 18, 2019 3:57 PM  

Not just white men, they are destroying anything that would be appealing to the literate and properly educated. While Civic Nationalism isn't viable, there are many who aren't white men who enjoyed good writing, epic storylines, moral plays.

Disney is becoming the entertainment version of Democrat Party Identity Politics, and are implementing their green new deal.

When societies die, Beauty goes first, and especially the higher versions like literature. Ayn Rand knew this - she was as much if not more about the aesthetic as engineering or law. There is a reason the Catholic church didn't want people going to a sung Latin High Mass. TV from the 1950's and even early 1960's managed to entertain but at a high level.

Today we have dim echoes which are burning the capital of the originals - I haven't watched Hawaii 50's ressurected corpse. Nor Sphagnum PI. Every movie reboot I've seen was more like a bad SNL skit (e.g. Dank Shadows). Or perhaps an ordinary SNL skit as I've not watched them to see if they have decayed farther.

I won't be boycotting Captain Marvel, I just will be ignoring it like the 97% of other movies that aren't worth my time or money.

Somehow expecting something even half good to come out from a city that is having a problem with Typhus is irrational.

Blogger InformationMerchant February 18, 2019 4:15 PM  

@34 You have some of your answer. LOTR made today would be much like the Hobbit.

The last Hobbit movie came out in 2014: https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/dec/12/tolkiens-myths-are-a-political-fantasy

"Tolkien’s myths are profoundly conservative. Both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings turn on the “return of the king” to his rightful throne. In both cases this “victory” means the reassertion of a feudal social structure which had been disrupted by “evil”. Both books are one-sided recollections made the Baggins family, members of the landed gentry, in the Red Book of Westmarch – an unreliable historical source if ever there was one. A balanced telling might well have shown Smaug to be much more of a reforming force in the valley of Dale.

And of course Sauron doesn’t even get to appear on the page in The Lord of the Rings, at least not in any form more substantial than a huge burning eye, exactly the kind of treatment one would expect in a work of propaganda.

We’re left to take on trust from Gandalf, a manipulative spin doctor, and the Elves, immortal elitists who kill humans and hobbits for even entering their territory, when they say that the maker of the one ring is evil. Isn’t it more likely that the orcs, who live in dire poverty, actually support Sauron because he represents the liberal forces of science and industrialisation, in the face of a brutally oppressive conservative social order?

The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings aren’t fantasies because they feature dragons, elves and talking trees. They’re fantasies because they mythologise human history, ignoring the brutality and oppression that were part and parcel of a world ruled by men with swords. But we shouldn’t be surprised that the wish to return to a more conservative society, one where people knew their place is so popular. It’s the same myth that conservative political parties such as Ukip have always played on: the myth of a better world that has been lost, but can be reclaimed by turning back the clock."

Let's compare that to 2018: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/orcs-show-tolkien-was-racist-w3t95nqtp

"Tolkien’s demonisation of the orcs in The Lord of the Rings without seeking to understand their motivation betrays a racist belief that some peoples are inferior to others, according to an American author.

Andy Duncan, a science fiction writer, told the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast: “It’s hard not to miss that repeated notion in Tolkien that some races are just worse than others and some peoples are just worse than others and it seems —"

Paywalled.

Blogger R.G. Camara February 18, 2019 4:58 PM  

@ 88 WillBest:

One of the end-credits scenes of Infinity War made a very, VERY big deal out of Captain Marvel. In the face of mass slaughter, Nick Fury contacts her for help. That's who he's paging---her "symbol" is on the pager screen as he fades out, and the camera does a close up of it.

Keep in mind that Fury never bothered to page her when (1) the Chituri were invading NYC and a nuke was launched on NYC(Avengers 1); (2) When Ultron stole an entire city to drop on us and kill billions (Avengers 2); (3) when Thanos's mega alien army was invading Wakanda (Infinity War); (4) when SHIELD was compromised by HYDRA, tried to assassinate Fury and forced him to fake his own death and HYDRA almost murdered millions to stop all possible opposition (Captain America: The Winter Soldier); or (5) when a literal god falls out of the sky and causes the Avengers project to initiate.

In other words, she's such a heavy that Fury only calls her in when all hope is lost---and its so important that it's literal dying act. And she's so important that literally no one knows about her but Fury--no one mentions calling her for help in any of the above situations.

Now, you're right, Tony is clearly going to be the keystone. He will likely kill Thanos himself (Thanos made subtle reference to knowing that Tony will kill him, because Tony is so important that Thanos is "cursed with knowledge" of who Tony is), and Dr. Strange's sacrifice of the Time Stone for Tony's life is also telling.

But its obvious Captain Marvel will be another without-this-there-is-nothing major player. It's set up that she'll be as major a figure as Dr. Strange or Thor were in Infinity War, likely even more unless they do some rewrites/reshoots pronto. She won't be an Uber driver.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 18, 2019 5:09 PM  

"Without seeking to understand their motivation"

Moron

Blogger tublecane February 18, 2019 5:32 PM  

@95- Hollywood logic says the most important piece of the next Avengers movie will be given to whatever's most popular. Robert Downey Jr. is still the biggest star in that bunch, right? So odds are on him.

ALso, they gave him meaty dramatic material with th fact that he's going to be a father (if I remember correctly) and his mentorship of the vaporized Spider-Man.

Hulk is massively popular, not so much as a character in movies but as a Thing in our culture. I expect he'll have a big moment. I

Because Black Panther was such a success they'll give him a more prominent position, somehow.

Blogger Eli February 18, 2019 5:44 PM  

I know I've mentioned this before but I can't wait for Arkhaven Studios (or whatever it will called) to exist and we can finally have our own films worth celebrating. I'm sure it'll be awhile before we get there, but it will be worth the wait.

Blogger Constantin February 18, 2019 5:59 PM  

When Disney decided to make a Mary Sue "strong female character" the main protagonist and the center around which the story happened, they paved the way for the downfall of Star Wars. Now it seems they are going to repeat the process for MCU.

Not saying the same wouldn't have happened with male characters... but I did notice that both Black Panther and Han Solo, while terrible characters in their own right, were marginally tolerable compared to Rey Sue and (from what I've seen of the trailers and heard) Captain Marvel.

"Strong Female Characters" is a cancer that just refuses to go away.

Blogger Silent Draco February 18, 2019 6:05 PM  

InformationMerchant,

Just a one word answer to the Wormtongues there:

"Akallabeth"

Sauron taken to Numenor, seduced s king to rebellion, and conducted human sacrifice in the temple. Laughed in delight at the rebellion and evil fomented in the First and Third Houses of Men. Only the Faithful remnant were spared. Meanwhile the Guardian lives the life of a vampire or Ungoliant's offspring.

Blogger Daniel February 18, 2019 6:25 PM  

Soon there will be no way to tell apart live action from cgi
So farewell ridiculously payed traitors actors
I guess costos will go down then

Blogger Daniel February 18, 2019 6:31 PM  

Awesome summary

Blogger Daniel February 18, 2019 6:40 PM  

Lol

Blogger WillBest February 18, 2019 7:30 PM  

R.G. Camara wrote

By the end of Infinity War we can reasonably assume that Fury knows Tony and Stranger are gone, the Avengers rallied to Wakanada, and that Thanos is coming. What he witnesses he reasonably concludes as the fall of Wakanada and the Avengers. So while it could be that she is the heaviest of hitters, it also indicates she is a desperation play.

Since none of the original Avengers got dusted its their last hurrah not just Tony's. The Brother's Ruso aren't going to mess with that. And Feige sounds like he speaks SJW as a second language.

There could be all kinds of interesting reasons for why Fury never used the pager until that moment. All of which would require Brie to be less than perfect, and feminists aren't allowed to be portrayed with flaws. So presumably that rules any of those out.

Will she be more than uber? Yeah. But she isn't going to be in that critical moment where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. That is going to be Tony.

The genius of DC was how they did Wonder Woman in that regard. She is flawless but because she was fish out of water, Trevor got to react to her as if she was nuts, without her actually being nuts.

You can only go to that well so many times though.

Blogger Lovekraft February 18, 2019 8:18 PM  

In the 5 issue "World War Hulk", Sentry is brought out as the final weapon against Hulk. He's a blond male neurotic.

Blogger tz February 18, 2019 8:37 PM  

The Ship goes down with its Captain.

Blogger R.G. Camara February 18, 2019 9:34 PM  

103. WillBest:

I guess we shall see what they do with Endgame and Captain Marvel.

On the Wonder Woman front, the reason why that movie was good was two reasons:

1. It was a tragic romance movie disguised as a superhero flick. Girl meets boy from a different world, tries to join his world, and he dies heroically saving it. He's noble, he protects her, and she proves herself to him as well. Its a sappy romance; I saw women in the theater crying when it ended. The director (a female) did a very good job at making it *that* so that women who saw it would like it as a good movie and not merely grrlpower.

2. Wonder Woman as depicted isn't grrrlpower. The movie takes twenty minutes to introduce the fact that she isn't a normal human woman, but literally a superpowered Amazon princess. The movie shows and explains this so we accept her superpowers, instead of laughing them off like in a tough grrll role like Black Widow where she beats up 5 male attackers using her side kicks. It makes us suspend our disbelief.

And then Diana is a real woman at heart---she's young, inexperienced, sheltered, and wants to prove herself and has the hots for this guy she just met. So we both accept her unbelievable abilities and yet identify with her character because its how a real person--especially a woman-- in her position would react.

Blogger Akuma February 18, 2019 9:48 PM  

@98 "When Disney decided to make a Mary Sue "strong female character" the main protagonist and the center around which the story happened, they paved the way for the downfall of Star Wars."

They already had strong female characters. Mara Jade was one of the right hands of the Emperor. SJWs can't even rewrite fictional history properly.

Blogger Damelon Brinn February 18, 2019 11:14 PM  

Mara Jade was one of the right hands of the Emperor.

To SJWs, that just means she was subservient to a man. She might as well be bringing him sammiches. Plus, they didn't get to make her in their own image, like they could a brand new character.

Blogger FUBARwest February 18, 2019 11:26 PM  

"The Ship goes down with its Captain"

RIP RDJ and Marvel then. The series dies after Endgame.

Blogger Captain Barnacles February 19, 2019 12:46 AM  

This film will tank. Their projections have already plummeted. Soon their film will.

What is being done to Mortal Kombat 11 demands action. They are putting the series iconic, sexy female characters in completely covered costumes. If there are no alternative costumes that show the characters as they have been for years, then this game needs to crash, just like this shitty movie.

Anyone who sees Captain Marvel should be openly insulted, and maybe even spit upon.

This film needs to fail.

E.A. is failing. Hard. Time for cinema to feel it as well.

Blogger ash February 19, 2019 2:52 AM  

The Lego Movie 2 is another huge movie that made the "strong female character mistake. Incredibly dumb, since Lego is a franchise primarily aimed at boys.

Blogger CYGNUS FACETIOUS February 19, 2019 5:06 AM  

The Boomer interest overlap with Ghostbusters (Feige) is enough to hamstring opening day returns significantly, at least among the discerning. The Lucas canon is the only one that matters -- we'll always have the EU -- the real tragedy is Lucas Arts becoming another notch on EA's game studio kill count.

Last Jedi: Mark Hamil. Mer-Camel. That quad-uddered amphibious baphomet-thing he drinks green milk (like his lightsaber) from telegraphed his ignominous death from a mile away. These people are sick.

Blogger Captain Barnacles February 19, 2019 5:26 AM  

I admit it’s satisfying watching these people destroyed.
How many will take their sons to this garbage? Some people will, but the loss of even 5% of the expected viewership is enough to wreck them.

I really hope there is a bitter article whining about his “mysoginists” wrecked this film.

Mortal Kombat 11’s convergence has me depressed and ready to set myself on fire in the Netherrealm parking lot j/k, so it’s great to see this.

Blogger xevious2030 February 19, 2019 10:23 AM  

@18 to add vice to @33 and @35

Moana is a boy’s name, about a boy, behaving in a boy way (rebelling parents to make a future and become the new leader), but with Disney puling a weenie switch and changing the character to a girl in looks and voice. There are three male characteristics. One that follows in the footsteps, one that pioneers, and the prodigal son. This is in terms of “meaningful,” not the degenerate that rebels for the purpose of psychopathy and evil. Modern Disney attacks patriarchy, the notion that social status is set by the status of the husband-father, and that the wellbeing of the family is set by the attentiveness of the wife-mother, placing people at odds with their biology (not talking outliers here), and placing men and women in competitive rather than complimentary roles. And it teaches, through engineered presentation, that the best method for dealing with adversity in interpersonal relationships is to be dismissive and to run away. A relationship (all) for women is carried (typically, when unresolved properly, and even then to some degree) for the rest of their lives. Meaning an attitude toward a father ends up being an attitude toward a husband. Big surprise there is a huge divorce rate.

Blogger Mega-Buster Shepard February 19, 2019 3:45 PM  

Hey it worked for me. I mostly just read fiction via Kindle or paperback than watch TV or play video games.

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