The comic book movie universe has for a long time been specially equipped with a swarm of writers, concept artists, producers, and creative executives who work in tandem to bring their vision of villains and superheroes onto the screen. Often, those visions get muddied in the enormity and scale of the project. MCU’s Captain Marvel suffered a similar fate at the hands of the CBM franchise and the audience was, suffice it to say, more than disappointed in the cinematic rendition of the intergalactic superhero.
Joe Rogan, the “casual” Marvel fanboy has weighed in on the concepts that have rallied the fandom to become divisive on the subject of Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel.
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Joe Rogan Weighs In On Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel in MCU
The side effect of bringing in an overpowered character such as Captain Marvel into a cinematic universe is the lack of opportunities that can sufficiently put to display the character’s powers against a formidable yet generic opponent. It either has to be a last-minute entry to effectively turn the tide of the battle in favor of the Earth’s mightiest, or an intergalactic saga spanning several years in the making, overhauling overpowered villains to the same place and pitting Captain Marvel against gods, aliens, and monsters – because only one would just be too easy for her to vanquish.
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On The Joe Rogan Experience, the podcast host claimed:
“That’s the problem. If [Thor] is a god, then what the f**k is Captain Marvel because that sh*t trumps everything. She comes down and everybody’s gotta sit the f**k down. Mom’s here. She’s the superhero mom! Captain Marvel’s the number 1 superhero. You wanna save the world, you call her.”
The cinematic version of Captain Marvel was not exploited enough in the films, as was evident when she was largely absent from both Infinity War as well as Endgame. The loophole in her arc was tied off in a proper closure with the single plot point that highlighted how Earth had the Avengers to protect it, but the rest of the universe only had her to rely upon.
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Brie Larson’s presence within the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been the shortest stint among actors with such super-powered heroes designated to their roles. Not only did the Marvel actor not fail to do justice by her character’s comic residence but the writers too bore fault for not being able to portray the superhero’s story in an impactful tone in the 2019 film, Captain Marvel.
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Joe Rogan further points out that it is the factor of relevance in films such as these that make the audience love these characters more. Female superhero origin stories like that of DC’s Wonder Woman was made more relatable because of a simple human aspect such as falling in love. Rogan claimed,
“They almost gave her too many powers […] And they can’t figure out how to make a good movie with that? Remember Wonder Woman had a boyfriend. People liked it better.”
However, it also becomes important to note that Wonder Woman holds up because of the good script paired with top-notch cinematography, a perfect hero vs. villain arc, and incredible action sequences, some of which were lacking in Brie Larson’s Marvel solo film.
Captain Marvel is now available for streaming on Disney+.
Source: The Joe Rogan Experience