It matters to me that Captain Marvel is ‘just another Marvel movie.’ It’s not the best entry to the MCU and it’s not a Susan B Anthony dollar either. Mild spoilers.
You can poke fun at the couple’s foibles, and you can put them in awkward situations, but you can’t make light of love itself. Crazy Rich Asians takes love seriously – that’s why it worked for me.
The reason these two stories work so well together is that they are both about the pursuit of joy through passion.
The film’s treatment of the basic questions that face writers, and especially women writers, is gently provocative.