Are you going to see "Captain Marvel"? On the first day of Taiwan's release, the box office overtook "Black Panther", "Captain America" and "Iron Man", but currently evaluates the poles. Many people compare it with the "Superwoman of the Divine", saying that this film is Woman but No Wonder.
However, rather than stressing that he is trying to launch a higher, farther, faster "female hero narrative", we can see the girl's growth story from it, the possibility of being re-complained with a hero story.
(The following involves the spoiler, please read carefully)
"Captain Marvel" (Captain Marvel), released this week, tells of the superhero "Marvel Captain" Carol, played by Briet Rassen (Brie Larson). The process by which Carol Danvers to pursue himself.
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In the 2016, DC pioneered the launch of the first heroine movie, "The Superwoman of the Gods" (Extended reading:"Gender Watch", "Superwoman of the Gods", a feminist who entered the WTO ), about how the ideal feminist left Paradise Island and stepped into the world of war. This year, overwhelming's "Captain Marvel" began to talk about a girl who grew up under a patriarchal system and how to find herself (literally and spiritually).
Perhaps, we have a few heroine stories, still too few templates, expectations are too high, but also become more and more difficult to tell. Shortly after its release, there have been several criticisms. Vox , a review, believes that Carol in the movie. Danfoss has no personality, and Marvel captain deserves a better film. The qualities of the so-called higher, Further, Faster, these Marvel captains, are still monotonous in the film.
Many people compare it to "superwoman the Divine." The Wall Street Journal commented on the response, but the film was just "not an amazing superwoman" (Woman but no Wonder). However, rather than stressing that he is trying to open up a higher, farther, faster "female hero narrative", it is better to say from which we see the story of a girl's growth, the possibility of being re-complained with a heroic narrative.
Before he became Captain Marvel, the girl competed with the boys for the rest of her life.
The protagonist Danfoss was the first female air Force pilot to be trained in the United States in the 90. But even so, as the first female pilots, they were never taken seriously by the military, and a handful of chances to play could help test the plane only when they assisted the military in scientific research. Danfoss, with her female peers, was not happy with such treatment.
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On the one hand, the film lay out her present life, but also from time to time interspersed with her growth memories. In her childhood she fell by bike, but she was scolded by her father. When she joined the U.S. Air Force Academy as a young man, she was scolded by instructors for her poor performance and was always sentimental. Growing up in addition to a small number of female colleagues, and she competed with most of the figure is male.
After enlistment, she was accidentally given superpowers because of a crash. It was then picked up by Yang Rogg (Yon-rogg), Jude Law's Kerry (Kree) commander. Amnesia, led by Yang Rogg, joined the Croat Interstellar Unit (StarForce) to suppress the Border refugee Shi (Skrull). A mission, she went to Earth to hunt down the history of the Crewe, know the director of the Aegis Nick Fury, it is recalled that he was a man on Earth.
It's worth noting that in most of the memory scenes, Danfoss is almost constantly "falling." She wrestled in front of her father, fell grizzled in front of the instructor and was knocked to the ground in front of Yang Rogg in order to save Maywell, played by Annettebanning (Annette Bening).
In fact, this also symbolizes that Danfoss's first half of life, have to constantly adapt to the boy's rules of the game, but also often miserable loss.
It is not hard to find from the story that she has been competing with boys all her life before becoming Captain Marvel. Her personality is a classic of all our imaginations of heroines: innocence, a sense of justice, an emotional abundance, and easy to be tied up by loved one. And these feminine traits, in the plot direction, are constantly repressed by male leaders.
Not only to compete, Danfoss was also led by male leaders, asking her to face the world in a more masculine way, otherwise she would obviously not be enough to join the male-dominated war game
Carol Danfoss: You're flawed, emotional, sometimes weak, but what
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"You are flawed, you are weak, you are very emotional." You still have a sense of humor. "At the beginning of the film, she was constantly reminded by her mentor, Yang Rogg, that these traits were deadly to a warrior:" You have to control your emotions and not let them override you. " 」
That sounds familiar to the word.
Emotional, weak, impulsive, are often used to detract from the negative traits of women (femininity). We also see a familiar plot on the Princess Elsa (Elsa) of the Disney film "Ice and Snow Wonderland" (Frozen). The young princess had a unique ability to manipulate snow and ice, but was asked to be repressed for a long time because her parents were worried that she could not control it. She had to hide her emotions from then on. (You might like it: thepsychological subject of snow Wonderland: Afraid to build a relationship for fear of injury or injury )
But during the Earth mission, she met Nick Fury, who had just taken over as director of the Aegis (yes, he was young at the time and liked to hold cats). As the plot developed, she repeatedly saved fury because of her impulses and meddling. It also led her to find that these "negative traits" were not equal to flaws, as Yang Rogg said.
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In the film, the relationship between Danfoss and Yang Rogg is not discussed carefully. They used to be better teachers. Sometimes she has insomnia, sometimes she needs training, sometimes she has doubts about memory, she will ask Yang Rogg, the other side is like a spiritual tutor to mention her. He also lost his blood to Danfoss in order to keep her alive after the crash accident.
But in the middle of the story, Danfoss further discovered that Yang Rogg, on the one hand, guided her, while constantly suppressing her ability--the instruments that Yang Rogg installed on her body, in fact, were not the weapons of the Croat, but the ability to bind. So she removed it and liberated her original strength. What he was afraid of was actually the power of Danfoss, and he was just trying to keep her under his command.
We've heard a lot about things like this. More often than not, spiritual mentors exist only in their own imaginations. It is more common to keep a position from being threatened by making women "disappear" in the public sphere through alliances and more repressive women.
It was only when we became Captain Marvel that we found that we didn't need to play with men's rules of the game.
The middle and back segments of the climax usher in the typical hero Nailers father (patricide) moment. The protagonist is bound to be against the life tutor Yang Rogg. He was extremely cunning, taking the lead in laying down his weapon and saying, "Now is the time for you to prove your ability to me." Let go of your powers and we'll play a fair matchup. 」
In general male hero movies, the protagonist usually reads old feelings, or wants to break through the ego and often chooses to take on with his bare hands. But unexpectedly, Danfoss completely ignored it and directly shelled him with superpowers.
"I don't need to prove to you who I am at all," she said. "Yes, you are yourself, and when Danfoss learns this, she no longer needs to play with the male-dominated masculine rules." (Even if your mentor is Jude Law.) ）
In this film, we also see that being a Marvel captain does not mean getting the ability to capture the cube of the universe and save the world. It's about realizing that you no longer have to put your value on the expectations of others.