(contains mild spoilers)
There were comments on one of Joe’s blogs some have not seen this movie yet. Some questionable interviews with the main actress and also people being spoiled on Marvel movies with several superheroes in them, wanting to skip straight to Avengers: Endgame, may be factors. Those factors should not let people keep them from watching a good movie.
This movie is highly recommend for the type of people who try not to judge books by their covers.
Marvel has a track record of having characters of various other-than-human skin colors as integrated, not exoticized, and not defining them in racist ways. Different family members often fall on opposing sides of conflicts and this adds intrigue and a more realistic and complex setting. This movie was no exception and had me wondering who to trust from all factions until the truth was figured out.
Marvel also has a track record for dealing well with how humans would fit into a world where there are more powerful beings or beings with different abilities. They do so in a realistic way that both acknowledges weaknesses and highlights strengths– while putting the strength focus on the main characters, as individuals making character choices, rather than pandering to the general audience. It is the hero who keeps getting up and trying again and again. Heroic traits can be strived for by audience members, but they are not inherent in everyone and they have to keep being made on a continual basis.
This movie gave me MORE of an appreciation for John x Todd fanfics. John, being human, is of weaker physical strength than Todd and has thousands of years less life experience. But, it is John’s strength of character, his perseverance, leadership, negotiation skills, and wit that earns him admiration from in-story characters, such as his team and Todd, and also the story audience. Not every human or Wraith has these qualities. This is something many free fanfic writers understand and many licensed Fandy fanfiction writers don’t understand.
Give this movie a watch. One superhero or ten, they all have the enjoyable awesomeness of the Marvel universe in them.