Is there a feminist agenda in the newer MCU films, along with the Star Wars franchise and other films? Sure...
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So, we're in agreement.
I watched CAPTAIN MARVEL, and while it does have a feminist subtext,
So again, you agree that it isn't a baseless opinion that doesn't exist as others have suggested. I appreciate it.
I don't get why so many fans are threatened by the portrayal of strong women in film.
This is a strawman and I gave many examples of why this isn't true. At least for me and from what I've read from others. Just within the Marvel Universe fans are clamoring for a stand alone Black Widow movie, Scarlet Witch movie, She-Hulk movie, etc. I've never heard a complaint about Gamora, Nebula, Shiri, Okoye, Sif or Jane Foster or feelings of being threatened by any of them.
I criticized James Woods and Co. in 1998's Vampires for doing a similar, out of place, take you out of the moment pose shot so if it was just that, it would still deserve criticism IMO. That it compounded things by making it a segregation exercise between women and men makes it all the more cringe-worthy.
I agree that if it was just an isolated, fun moment that it wouldn't mean anything but as you have agreed, there is an undertone of feminism present in modern Disney blockbusters that IMO, takes away from the overall enjoyment to some degree.
Pointing it out doesn't mean that it's a huge deal or that someone is a misogynist or threatened by women either.