'Captain Marvel' trailer 2: 'I'm not going to fight your war, I am going to end it' may be the worst line in MCU history
The TV spot for 'Captain Marvel' overall has not really left an impact on most MCU fans, especially since it feels like Marvel is trying to sell it as a female superhero-led movie
The much-awaited second trailer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming 'Captain Marvel' is here and it is an unfortunate and bizarre mixture of underwhelming and extra at the same time. The new trailer has a few scenes from the previous one, including Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) having a throwdown with a Skrull disguised as an old lady in the subway and her correcting Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) when he called Kree, a race of noble warriors, and said they are a race of noble warrior heroes.
Beyond this, we also see Fury trying to recruit the superhero into his team, with his signature speech about an impending war and how now more than ever the heroes need to fight on the same side. Carol Danvers, however, does not buy what he is selling, and tells him, "I am not going to fight your war, I am going to end it."
While it was meant to be one of those cool dialogues that ends with an uproar of applause from the audience, it turned out to be something completely different, instead – the line that would give birth to a series of insult parodies. "I'm not gonna help the MCU... I'm gonna end it," said one viewer, confirming what many others feel tickled by the idea of Marvel ending the war without participating in it.
The trailer, overall, has not really left an impact on most MCU fans, especially since it feels like Marvel is trying to sell the whole movie based on the fact that it’s a female superhero-led movie. While it is significant that Marvel is finally on board the diversity boat, first with 'Black Panther' and now 'Captain Marvel', it is not by any means commendable.
After all, it only took DC to prove that a female-led movie such as 'Wonder Woman' to work before Marvel followed suit.
All of the misogynistic men taking back their insults after Captain Marvel sells out in cinemas AND the box office, gets nominated and wins academy awards. pic.twitter.com/C2lilkXNCt— 𝐲𝐚𝐬𝐦𝐢𝐧. 🕊 (@COSMlCLOKI) December 26, 2018
The dialogues, as we discussed earlier, sound tacky and the only selling point – at least as of the TV spot – seems to be that the Oscar winner is portraying a strong female lead. As excited as we are for that, the movie does not inspire the same level of passion that 'Wonder Woman', 'Black Panther' or even 'Aquaman' did. That being said, there are many who are looking forward to the movie and see Larson’s portrayal of 'Captain Marvel' as a feather in the cap of female empowerment.
MCU fans, meanwhile, are excited about 'Avengers: End Game', the trailer for which was released a few weeks prior to this. One way for fans to stay enthusiastic about the movie is to realize that all the events leading up to 'End Game' is important to understand Phase IV, including 'Captain Marvel'. Also, it marks one of the last appearances of creator Stan Lee in one of the Marvel films.
So, whether it is with a smidge of disapproval, lack of interest or even high expectations, all MCU fans should head to the theatres on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019.