Despite a pathetic campaign by trolls, Captain Marvel is a massive success

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel

William Hughes for The AV Club:

…the MCU’s latest big-budget offering, Captain Marvel, is on track to make more than $150 million at the domestic box office this weekend, making it the most successful 2019 film premiere to date—and by, like, a lot.

All of which would seem to confirm what we all probably assumed, on some level: trolling campaigns and half-hearted boycotts from small groups of disgruntled comic fans apparently can’t do a whole hell of a lot to move the needle in the face of the crushing power of a new MCU blockbuster.

It’s great to see the movie rise above whatever toxic hellstew trolls were trying to build around it. It’s clear now that — as I’ve said before — sexist campaigns made to bring down a female-led movies are an embarrassing waste of time.