Chris Brady wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:21 am
I'm not above being wrong. So far, evidence has said no. But if Captain Marvel does well (and I'm talking Ant-Man level numbers), it may prove that it's time.
We can't use Wonder Woman, simply because it's compared to the rest of the DC movies, and let's face it, that wasn't a high bar to clear.
Either a film makes money for its'studio or it doesn't; WW
made on the order of $250-300 million clear profit BEFORE merchandising, dvd sales, redbox rentals, streaming, and cable rights, so yes, it counts.
The first Lara Croft
movie made bank. Likewise Charlie's Angels, Maleficent
, and Ant-Man and the Wasp
, which was definitely Evangeline Lily's move to carry. On a smaller scale, so did Atomic Blonde, Salt
, and Mad Max: Fury Road
, which was really Charlize Theron's character Furiosa as the main protagonist. Then there are the Aliens, Halloween, Resident Evil
series, all of which feature women as the main heroes.
The biggest weakness I see in the Captain Marvel
movie is Brie Larson. Nothing against her as an actress, but she just seems too aloof and reserved for the role, as well as a bit youngish. But when had Paul Rudd ever done an action movie? Who was Chris Pratt except the overweight goofball fromParks and Rec
? Why did Marvel stake anything on RDJ, a career drug addict/emotional train wreck? So maybe I get proven wrong on this one too.
All my best.