I was going to talk about the fact that actress Brie Larson clarified her comments made to Marie Claire UK. I won’t go into it, but I will provide a link to the article and the new interview in question with Kevin McCarthy of Fox News 5 below.
You may have noticed that Kevin McCarthy is one of the overwhelmingly white and male journalists that are part of a massive pool of interviewers that are just doing their job asking actors about movies. I won’t go into my thoughts on Ms. Larson or her ridiculous comments because I feel like this is just wasting everyone’s time. I feel like writing an opinion about an actress does nothing but ruffle feathers and get people pissed off at one another when really, we all just want to see good. While I am sure that Captain Marvel will be a fine movie, I think that only because Marvel Studios has arguably not released a bad film yet. I don’t say that because Captain Marvel is a great comic book to base a movie on, I have never read the comic, but I have never read a Thor comic either and that seems to be working out so far.
Honestly, I am tired of all this animosity about this film. I’m not going to go into reviews being taken down from Rotten Tomatoes that weren’t really reviews, just users answering a poll asking if they were interested in seeing Captain Marvel and asking why or why not. I’m tired of people talking about how important this film is for women around the world when no one said it was important for little girls to see Halle Berry in Catwoman back in 2004.
No I am done with the negativity surrounding movies. While I am not burying my head in the sand and waiting for anything to blow over, I will not support the Captain Marvel film or Marvel Studios by seeing this film. I know this doesn’t matter to Marvel Studios or Disney because I am one person and my nine dollar movie ticket isn’t even a drop in the bucket when it comes to the billions of dollars that they make annually. But I will say this, I am not giving Marvel my money for Captain Marvel because of Brie Larson and her sexist comments. Say what you will about me but I am voting with my wallet and skipping this film. I hope the people that see the film enjoy it because I don’t like seeing other people waste their money, but I will not. I started this blog to offer a lighter opinion about geek culture and pop culture news because I am tired of the trolls and Angry Joe’s of the internet who thrive on negativity. But a couple of days ago, when I published my thoughts on what Brie Larson had to say, I heard from a journalist that suggested I go on Ms. Larson’s twitter account to prove that she had a history of saying sexist or racist comments.
I won’t go on the Twitter account of someone I don’t know and raid through their stuff. It’s the same reason why I don’t go on Facebook and look through my friends photos online. Even though they posted it, I feel like it’s not my business. So what I am promising you is this, I won’t stoop down to the level of most online and spew hatred and aggression. So as I’ve said before, if you like what I have to say feel free to read whatever I have here, whenever I can provide it. If you have a problem with what I have to say, there’s like a billion websites out there, go find someone you agree with.
Here’s the interview from Marie Claire UK…right HERE.