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.