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‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer Angers Feminist Blogger For Very Odd Reason

There is something to be said about the ease in which people get offended these days. With the political climate today, even the littlest things can trigger a person. This has unfortunately spilled into geek culture, as fans have become divided over the Marvel Cinematic Universe and WB’s DC films. However, the first trailer for the upcoming female helmed Captain Marvel movie was universally loved… Until now…

Melissa McEwan, a feminist blogger, used her Twitter account to attack the trailer, and, quite frankly, for the most asinine reason. Melissa states that she counted the number of words spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, who’s plays Nick Fury, versus the number of words spoken by the film’s star, Brie Larson, who plays the titular character, Captain Marvel.

According to her count, Fury spoke 67 words, while Captain Marvel only had 33. She, of course, counts this as a slight by Marvel, feeling that the studio prefers a ‘man’ speaking over a ‘woman’. She has then taken to attacking anyone who has defended the trailer, calling them ‘deplorable’ and ‘contemptuous’.

So, forget the fact that this is the first in a long line of female led Marvel movies set to come in the future. Forget the fact that Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel will be the most powerful superhero in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE! McEwan feels that Marvel is a male chauvinistic company that, even though has made a female lead character, they prefer the sound of a man’s voice… Or something like that. Quite frankly, her argument makes zero sense and is really, really hard to rationalize.

Reaction to the tweet followed:

Now, let’s break down the real reason why Fury is narrating the trailer. You see, when you are trying to keep most of the plot of a film a secret (so as to give the fans a good twist they don’t see coming), you do your best not to give too much away in the trailer. Especially the very first one released. Now, this short monologue from Fury sets up the trailer perfectly, yet doesn’t give away more of the story than what is already known.

However, it is pretty safe to say that most, if not all, of Captain Marvel’s lines in the film will be not only vastly more important, but also will contain spoilers for the film. So, with that being said, you of course don’t have Brie Larson spouting too many lines in the trailer. However, they did do a fantastic job of giving us a taste of just how badass she is going to be in this film.

Captain Marvel Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson

We can even take it one step further. Nick Fury has been the voice of the MCU since he first appeared in the after credits scene in the first Iron Man flick. He has narrated several trailers for several different MCU films. It’s kind of par for the course for Marvel movies. That’s why real fans weren’t evenly remotely concerned over the ‘word count’ issue that McEwan has run up her “I’m Offended” flagpole.

Maybe one day in the near future we can all get along and not find the littlest things to lose our minds over. Until then, we will just have to weed through the haze of stupidity that comes along with the people who waste obscene amounts of energy trying to find anything to take a ‘stand’ against. Kumbaya, everyone, kumbaya.

What do you think of these tweets? Did you have an issue with the ‘word count’ in the trailer? Let us know in the comments below!

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