Step aside, because I'm about to get my geek on. There won't be a dry seat in the first three rows. Contains spoilers for Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, The Avengers, and Avengers: Infinity War. (Basically, any movie featuring Loki.) PS: Everything in the theories expressed below pertains solely to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, and does not take into account the comic books. Now, let's nerd hard.
Last night I saw Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Now, with one or two complaints I dug the first Kingsman flick. It was bombastic, over the top, beautifully shot and just fun. The second movie is so fucking flawed, and it's sad because one or two tweaks and this movie could have gone from good to great.
I'm a Marvel girl. That's no secret. While there are individual things I enjoy in the DC comics universe, and I found the first two Nolan Batman films to be amazing, I've never connected with DC characters like I have those across all of Marvel's platforms. But, I'm a red-blooded American woman who grew up with Lynda Carter wielding the Golden Lasso, and marveling at the invisible jet on Superfriends. I wore the star-bottomed costume on more than one occasion. As I grew up, I found other characters in whom I could believe. Characters I saw myself in.
But Wonder Woman is special. For many women she was the first.
The 2016 reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise represented a departure from the norm when it comes to films aimed at women. But there's something else amazing about the Ghostbusters reboot. Not only is it a feminist masterpiece and a fun damn movie, it is an allegory for sexual abuse. (CW: rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence, misogyny.)