‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

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I never really understood the appeal of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not intrigued with the new reboot by Nickelodeon Movies coming to theaters on August 8th.

It looks like a film that won’t take itself too seriously and will be something that the whole family can enjoy. However, some are skeptical, including me, of the choice of director: Michael Bay. Sure, Bay can put together big blow-em-up pictures to screen, but he doesn’t appreciate the art of subtlety. He also doesn’t seem to understand what is appropriate for his audiences. Bay has been responsible for the Transformers movies stories, you know, stories based on a TOY. His movies contain scenes and dialogue that is not appropriate for the kids who actually play with Transformers. Hopefully, working with Nickelodeon, will help clean up his act.

Here is the basic synopsis of the film: Darkness has covered the city of New York as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have taken control of the city. Just as the night becomes its darkest, four unlikely heroes emerge…from the sewer. The film stars Megan Fox as reporter April O’Neil, Will Arnett as her cameraman and of course, the fab four, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo who all look alike except for their colored masks.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here is the first trailer:

If you like what you see, vote for your favorite TMNT here. Each vote allows a little more of the poster of that turtle to be revealed. Once all four have been revealed, a new movie trailer will be unlocked. So, you can see that this is a group effort.

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