Here’s why Captain Marvel is wearing so much makeup in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

When Captain Marvel appeared in theAvengers: Endgame trailer, some fans were a little perturbed—she’d had an unexpected makeover between movies. While Brie Larson sported a casual makeup-free look inCaptain Marvel, she practically looked like she was going to a party inAvengers: Endgame, wearing smokey eye makeup, dark lipstick, and a strappy black top. Some fans suggested this makeover was a lowkey form of sexism. It wouldn’t be the first time that male filmmakers made clueless choices about hair and makeup, failing to realize that some female characters shouldn’t be glamorous. However, the truth is more complicated than that: In an interview at the recent Avengers press junket, Joe Russo said that Carol Danvers’ new look was a symptom of Marvel’s …

The end of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ makes no sense

This post includes spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. Sci-fi media encourages a high tolerance for nonsensical time-travel hijinks. Most time-travel stories don’t stand up to logical scrutiny, but as long as theyfeel right, you’re golden. This attitude served me well for the first three quarters ofAvengers: Endgame, but once we reached the final act, there was no ignoring it: This movie makes no damn sense. Endgame’s big finale resets the end ofInfinity War. After regaining the Infinity Stones, the Avengers reverse Thanos’ finger-snap and bring back everyone who got dusted. That’s basically what fans predicted, with one key problem: Everyone comes back five years after they “died,” materializing in 2023. This time-jump happens for Tony Stark’s benefit because he doesn’t want …