The anti-fandom for Captain Marvel is rapidly becoming more embarrassing than the Disney shills. I found the marketing cynical/embarrassing but people seem to be really invested in this movie outright failing or, at least, succeeding for reasons that somehow invalidate its success.Dude I don't know what the fuck to tell you at this point. This will have been like the 12th or so time you've used the phrase "being obtuse!" to describe me laughing for a bunch of dorks thinking they were actually going to leave enough Rotten Tomatoes reviews to sink the thing and have since combating me "being obtuse!" (seriously is that a filter for something? it's such an odd word to describe the back and forth and you seem compelled to use that specific word...) with literally every theory and counterpoint that doesn't involve "normies don't care about Culture War" and don't have a particularly high bar set for summer blockbusters.
Like even a lot of this thread who claimed they had no interest in it... went and saw it so they could come back and say how mediocre it is. The people who are actively pissed off at the thing went and saw it, weeks out when they could have just read what happened and skipped it knowing nothing of value was in it for Endgame. They saw it, and you can't comprehend that people who aren't pissed off at Larson also went and saw it?
Which is it? It didn't actually do well, it did ok but only because of Endgame, it did undeniably well but because the audiences were idiots who didn't know what they were getting?
Between your repeated insistence I come in and "defend" the billion dollar movie, that weird ass PM you sent before, and your alternating explanations for why this didn't tank, I have no idea how you think you're coming across as anything except bothered by the fact that a film that wouldn't have possibly bombed didn't bomb. I'm flabbergasted at how you think I'm trying to pull one over on you or something, the movie was one in a long line of products that are almost guaranteed money makers and there's no way this wasn't going to do as well.
The fact that people were emotionally gambling on it to in order to prove a point to those Blue Checkmarks is amusing to me. Like what else do you expect me to say?
It looked like another boring Marvel origin story, and the marketing was dumb, so I didn't see it. Audience reactions more-or-less confirmed my initial assumptions, so I still haven't seen it. Apparently the extent of its feminism is a bad cockpit joke and No Doubt's "Just a Girl" blaring over one of the climactic fights. I marvel (lol) at the fact that anyone is having a reaction to its success beyond "man the Marvel brand is strong with normies" and "I can't wait for Endgame to come out so I can stop caring about Marvel movies". Anyone treating Captain Marvel as a super important movie, even within the Avengers universe, whether it's because they love it or hate it, is just using their cheap entertainment as a culture war proxy to keep acting out their online crusade.