Opinion: who should I trust about Captain Marvel – the reviews, or an angry man on the Internet who hasn’t seen it?

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On the one hand, reviews of Captain Marvel say it ‘delivers in a more satisfying way than almost any other superhero film in years’ (Empire). On the other, a man on the internet who hasn’t seen it says it is ‘pernicious feminazi propaganda’.

The only difficulty is – who to believe?

Feminazi propaganda is as real and dangerous a problem as your kids getting autism from the measles vaccine, so it’s important to be on the lookout for it.

Whilst film reviewers might have seen thousands of movies in their careers (You’ll believe a woman can fly – Telegraph, 4 stars), user @SiWils88713492 is wearing a fedora tilted just so in his userpic – so it can be hard to know who is the more credible.

In an era when the clamour for attention from seemingly-thoughtful and helpful online contributors can seem overwhelming, it can be difficult to know whether @siWils88713492’s pertinent observations about the cinematic Captain Marvel’s arse not being big enough should be given the same weight as other sources (‘totally awesome!’ – Entertainment Tonight), and whether the fact he hasn’t actually seen it should be taken into consideration.

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SiWils is keen to reassure readers that he does not object to female heroes (Thumbs up! -IGN)  in general, but he thinks the film is ‘unbelieveable’ and Brie Larson was ‘miscast’ – just like, in his opinion, Daisy Ridley, Luputa Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Evangeline Lily, Elizabeth Olsen and Gal Gadot were too.

“One day maybe Hollywood will get it right and then I’ll actually see one of these films,” he posted. “They’re just letting the real fans down by making chick-movies.”

The debate between real fans and losers who don’t get it will run and run; until then it’s hard to know who to trust.

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