Just because a tale is science fiction doesn’t mean that plausibility and cohesion are not required. Yet we can see the narrative strings pulling along the puppet-characters, and in an ugly direction.
Dude thinks calling me ugly somehow negates my review of Captain Marvel.
This film is an especially egregious example of a woman’s personal awesomeness being good for nothing onscreen but making a man feel better about himself. [This post is not behind the paywall.]
How giving a familiar romance a genre spin makes it much, much worse than it would have been without it.
A same-old male-ego-stroking romantic-wish-fulfillment fantasy becomes actually enraging when it adds a sci-fi-horror twist.