Captain Marvel: Hero of the Moment, Hero of Our Time

A student asked me what made Captain Marvel compelling beyond its “SJW” (social justice warrior*) message, and I was first inclined to try to provide an answer. There is, of course, an implied accusation in that question. I don’t think it was asked in malice, but I do think it reflects an unfortunate double-standard when it comes to films centered around women. I love Captain Marvel precisely for…

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Will Arndt

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Is an English teacher living in Salem, MA. When not grading essays, he can be found strolling with his lovely fiancée and adorable puppy. Life is good.

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