Expect more cats.

Larry Kummer writes in Captain Marvel – fun for kids, swill for adults

The cat – “Goose” – is a major character in Captain Marvel. It’s a weird extraneous element in the plot, sloppily written by writers desperate to fill its two hour running time with its sketchy content. I doubt they anticipated the impact it would have.

As the number of unmarried and divorced middle-aged cat ladies increases, they become an attractive market for Hollywood. They love all mentions of cats, as seen in the ecstatic mentions of “Goose” by reviewers. Cats to women desperate for affectionate relationships. It has over 7 million hits on Google.

Expect to see many more cats at in future films, in larger roles.

Indeed.

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33 Responses to Expect more cats.

  1. cshort says:

    Goose, aka Chewie in the comics, is a regular companion of Danvers. Any problem with it being extraneous to the plot is just more of an indication of the script writers lack of ability to adapt the source material. They probably knew fans of the comics would expect the cat to be in the movie and add it in as a thing to be checked off the list without any serious thought.

  2. 8 in the Gate says:

    I squandered my youth and my beauty
    Chasing SIW; Got a feminist tat
    Instead of an infant held close to my breast
    I spend evenings curled up with my cat

  3. The bottom line: instead of “Captain Marvel”, see a better film – “Alita, Battle Angel.” See a review of it here:

    https://fabiusmaximus.com/2019/03/07/review-battle-angel-alita/

  4. Red Pill Latecomer says:

    Just today I saw a sign outside a house that said: Drive slowly. My cat lives here. And beneath those words was a cartoon of a big, purple smiling cat.

    This was no handmade sign. It was store bought. Similar to those signs that say Drive slowly. Children at play.

    I guess these cat signs will become a thing.

  5. Anon says:

    Expect to see many more cats at in future films, in larger roles.

    Meh. The best content in this genre was produced in the 1940s and 50s. Note that this content was produced without the participation of any women whatsoever.

    The bees swarming into his mouth is just a brutally hilarious scene.

  6. AnonS says:

    Battle Angel Alita might have the most positive father figure in a film in decades.

    As a Japanese property, they have more female archetypes to play with then “serious face, perfect wahmen”. So they have caring and cute, high energy punch girl.

  7. Red Pill Latecomer says:

    Don’t forget Felix:

    Curiously, this cartoon opens with proclaiming that Felix is “Gay. Carefree.”

  8. Re: cat cartoons

    Those are made for children, watched by children. What makes the cat in “Captain Marvel” (and, imo, future movies) is that it is a character in a film made for adults.

    You’ll find nothing about Felix and Tom/Jerry that’s like the women film critics gushing about the cat in Captain Marvel.

  9. Anon says:

    Larry Kummer

    You’ll find nothing about Felix and Tom/Jerry that’s like the women film critics gushing about the cat in Captain Marvel.

    Don’t be so sure. Bridging genres has been done before (decades ago, in fact). Female libido can be triggered through almost any Trojan horse.

  10. Word of the day: ailurophilia

    This social justice stuff really works.
    Women are saving the lives of the kitties they love and adore:
    From yesterday, 7 March 2019:
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bill-seeks-end-lawmakers-advocacy-groups-call-taxpayer/story?id=61538826

    Gotta love her cat tat.

  11. Red Pill Latecomer says:

    Cats and Dogs (2010) was at least partially targeted at adults, yet cats were the villains. Dogs were the heroes.

  12. Sharkly says:

    Testing …1…2…3
    Does WordPress not like the word “pus*y”? My previous comment seems to have gotten hung up.
    We are talking about cats here, right?

    [D: That wasn’t WordPress, it was me. I have a very light moderation hand, but the whole point of that comment was to spew profanity. Are you trying to troll this site? ]

  13. feeriker says:

    Word of the day: ailurophilia

    This social justice stuff really works.
    Women are saving the lives of the kitties they love and adore:

    Up next: the interview with the middle-aged hag made barren by her three abortions, but who is loud and proud of the dozens of feral cats she’s saved.

    Also, congratulations to all my fellow spherians who were successful in ignoring “International Women’s Day” today. Thank God that shit is over with for another year.

  14. Frank K says:

    Also, congratulations to all my fellow spherians who were successful in ignoring “International Women’s Day” today.

    What!? You mean I missed it! Dang!

  15. They Call Me Tom says:

    Iwd is just proof that low iq women enjoy being patronized.

  16. Roger says:

    The news programs were full of IWD coverage, celebrating women from all over the globe wallowing in their imagined victimhood, and interviews with feminist leaders. One male anchor apologetically asked: “Do you think women will ever achieve equality?” To which she answered in a supercilious tone after a moment of reflection: “Somehow, I’m not sure about that.” What she was really saying, of course, was: “Probably not. Men are just inherently too evil, and will always work to oppress us.” (cf., Dalrock’s definition of feminism) It was nauseating to watch the male anchor grovel before that hateful hag, who was obviously relishing having (so she thought) succeeded in taking the moral high ground.

  17. In the end, Darwin ALWAYS wins; for some, it may take a few generations or so (instead of one), but it ALWAYS wins.

    “Darwin is out there. It can’t be reasoned with, it can’t be bargained with…it doesn’t feel pity or remorse or fear…and it absolutely will not stop. Ever. Until you are dead.”

  18. Mr.A is Mr.A says:

    The Biggest Loser in this brouhaha might just be Rotten Tomatoes. Their credibility meter is trending to “zero”.
    Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmYcXHbVcY4

  19. Name (required) says:

    International women’s day, March 8 is 3/8. In Chinese, that’s san ba, slang for crazy.

  20. feeriker says:

    International women’s day, March 8 is 3/8. In Chinese, that’s san ba, slang for crazy.

    Hmm … good to know. I can see a meme developing out of that.

  21. rocko says:

    “Those are made for children, watched by children. What makes the cat in “Captain Marvel” (and, imo, future movies) is that it is a character in a film made for adults.”

    Weren’t these also made for adults too? I mean, even old Disney shorts had plenty of adult themed material, to include sexual innuendos.

  22. Frank K says:

    You can buy this at Amazon:

  23. BillyS says:

    Who names a cat “goose”?

    I like and will probably always own cats, but I can’t ever see using that name.

    (I don’t have to walk a cat or make sure it can get out to keep my house from getting the results of not doing that.)

  24. BillyS says:

    Alita, Battle Angel looks just like another “empowered girl/woman” movie. It may be better than other options, but it still has the core flaw that the woman is always the kick ass one in things.

  25. Opus says:

    Apart from not beating up the bad guys what exactly is the difference between Mary Poppins who was so she said practically perfect in every way and likewise Maria in The Sound of Music who ditto and Captain Marvel?

    My peer group contemporaries could not stand Julie Andrews.

    Here is a cat I always liked:

  26. Red Pill Latecomer says:

    Actress Liz Hurley, 53, enlists her teenage son into taking her bikini photos for social media: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/764456/elizabeth-liz-hurley-hugh-grant-instagram-son-dress-swimwear-net-worth-bikini

    At the article’s bottom:

    Elizabeth has previously confessed she often ropes her son Damian into taking photographs of her – including her bikini-clad social media snaps.

    She told the Daily Mail: “Damian [age 16] is a great photographer, and he instinctively knows what younger people want to see.”

    So much to unpack here.

    Apart from being a celebrity, Hurley is a Strong, Independent Single Mom. Wikipedia says that she had her son in 2002, by a man she never married (Steve Bing). She was later briefly married to another man (Arun Nayar) from 2007 to 2011.

    Now the 53-year-old Hurley is posting bikini photos onto “social media snaps.” Photos taken by her teenage son.

    I suppose this is the new normal? Middle-aged moms, having their teenage sons help with their bikini social posts? Hurley must be very insecure to be obsessing over social media, and worrying whether she’s revealing “what younger people want to see.”

    Granted, she looks good for 53 (even with filters). But many delusional women think that they too are, or will be, as good-looking as Hurley at 53. So why marry before age 40?

  27. rocko says:

    @Red Pill.Latecomer:
    Poor kid. He must get many American Pie style MILF jokes his way. And probably at least one of them already hitting on his mom.

  28. Its another regrettable casualty of feminism that cat ownership has become so closely associated with angry, obese feminists living alone. Cats take patience and work for a man. They have their own agenda, and with them its one thing at a time. A man never..never.. declaws his cat. Some really good authors (Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury) were cat owners. Without cats on the watch, mankind would never have been able to fill his granaries at the dawn of the agriculture age. Without grain, there is no beer or bourbon. So the next time you are sitting with your feet up at the end of a successful sales call, enjoying a bourbon, or a burger in its bun with a beer chaser, you can thank the cats. O.K. I’m done.

  29. Novaseeker says:

    I suppose this is the new normal? Middle-aged moms, having their teenage sons help with their bikini social posts? Hurley must be very insecure to be obsessing over social media, and worrying whether she’s revealing “what younger people want to see.”

    She isn’t normal looking for her age, but the desire to have peak-virlity men find oneself sexually attractive (worth mating with) is universal among women. Most women can’t hope for that realistically, so they let it go long before they reach Hurley’s age. Hurley can, because she’s “professionally good looking” and always has been — an outlier since she was young. The women who run into problems are not the ones who are fat and so on at 40, the ones who run into problems are the ones who are kind of pretty and still in shape at in their early to mid 40s, know that they’re ahead of most women at that age just due to not being fat, and then begin to think that they’re kind of like Liz Hurley — which they aren’t. Those are the women who are the main ones who get sucked into that issue.

  30. We watch films to see how our culture is changing, and see the influences on our youth. But we’re usually looking at the wrong place. Our boys are more influenced by video games than the feminist-dominate Hollywood productions. That’s good news.

    In hard times, men always turn to myths to gain strength. Such as Commander Shepard from the “Mass Effect” videogames.

    “But no matter what scars you bear
    Whatever uniform you wear
    You can fight like a Krogan, run like a leopard
    But you’ll never be better than Commander Shepard”

  31. BillyS says:

    Cats take patience and work for a man.

    While my cats can be a pain at times (especially when I am up too late reading in bed, they don’t take too much effort overall. One was my exwife’s cat before she left, but has now become fairly close to me because I am the only one here. She is annoying too, but still quite affectionate overall.

    I would love a Golden Retriever, but I don’t want the effort to train and then take care of it. I just have to remember to change the litterbox every so often now and fill up the food dish and water when it is low. Not bad overall.

    My male definitely acts like one and neither will necessarily come when you call, but the level of care and patience is very low.

  32. Red Pill Latecomer says:

    Without cats on the watch, mankind would never have been able to fill his granaries at the dawn of the agriculture age. Without grain, there is no beer or bourbon.

    Speaking of beer, Budweiser is “reimagining” its vintage advertisements to better reflect today’s empowered women: https://twitter.com/budweiserusa/status/1104018934724931585/photo/1

    This year, in honor of #InternationalWomensDay, we are reimagining our ads of the past to better portray balance and empowerment. Budweiser is proud to partner with @seeher2020, an organization devoted to the accurate portrayal of women in media and advertising.

    Budweiser intends to follow P&G’s example in ruining a trusted brand for the sake of grrrl power.

  33. Opus says:

    @Red Pill Latecomer

    I see you play Liz Hurley age 53. I raise you Greta Scacchi aged 59 who is today on BBC Radio 3’s Private Passions. This is what the blurb concludes with “And Greta gets to speak out about the importance for actors of campaigning for causes they believe in – she’s passionate about the environment and even posed naked with a cod to draw attention to unsustainable fishing” .

    The blurb fails to mention that having brought an action against her neighbour over the shared use of a driveway (where she erected a barrier to prevent access) which action she lost and at considerable expense to herself she perforce left having been shamed out of the charming Sussex County village of Hurstpierpoint. Far too much money; far too little sense.

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