The M Stands for Hope

With the recent release of the latest Captain Marvel trailer, every new moment revealed made it more and more apparent that Brie Larson, much like Gal Gadott is destined to be a role model for young girls and women all around the world. Captain Marvel is a complete badass. Not only is she able to kick ass with brute force but we also see in the latest trailer that she’s incredibly smart and skilled. She sits in a plane and BOOM she knows how to fly it. She’s like Keanu Reeves from the Matrix but without the Game Genie giving her all of the cheat codes. With Captain Marvel’s release just a couple months away, suddenly the once boys only club known as superhero movies features great actresses like Brie Larson, Gal Gadot, Elizabeth Olson, Letitia Wright, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, Margot Robbie, and the actress that played female Jimmy Olson.

But guess what. I’m not here to talk about any of that. We already know that those people are great. Even if the movies they star in aren’t that amazing, it doesn’t matter because the little kids watching them think they’re a lot of fun and I’d like to think that a character like Captain Marvel is 2019s response to the Disney princesses everyone loved in the 80s and 90s. Back to the point though, the real reason I’m talking about this, the real reason I’m suggesting Brie Larson is bringing hope to a giant nerd like me who just turned 30 and not 6 is because of this moment from the trailer.


For years, my friends and I have begged for a live action Dragon Ball Z movie and yet we get nothing. Meanwhile, Netflix is over here making Death Note, Avatar: The Last Air Bender, and Cowboy Bebop. We always used the excuse that the technology wasn’t there for a successful DBZ movie and that even if they made one it would look terrible, but this picture of Captain Marvel going “Super Saiyan” proves that the technology exists. Give us the live action Dragon Ball movie we’ve all been begging for ever since we were little kids!

On Krypton, Superman’s “S” stands for hope, but on Earth hope starts with an M… well technically it starts with an H, but you get what I’m going for, either way, sit down and be humble Superman because Brie Larson is here to give me hope that my childhood dreams are finally going to come true… by the way could you imagine if they had tried to make a live action Dragon Ball Z movie in the 2000s? That would have been terrible. The effects would have probably been awful and based on how most studios treated intellectual properties back then I bet they would have changed the story up completely. Yep. Really dodged a bullet on that one.

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