I'm not sure why there's so much hate for this film. I try to keep politics and Hollywood separate as it tends to ruin the thing I love most, so going in I had no ill-will towards the film. Is it about female empowerment? Yes, and sometimes I wish they would have just focused on the story instead of making sure we knew that. I felt it was a good film throughout, but the epic finale sold me. This science fiction mystery is enhanced by some beautiful imagery. I loved the 90s setting, and young Fury stole the show at times. Above all, I felt the [sometimes] convoluted story worked, the soundtrack was great, the comedy was on-point and Brie Larson made for a perfect Captain Marvel. This might be in my top 5 MCU films, and that's high praise. Ignore the outside noise and give it a chance.