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Captain Marvel and my little boy

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15.03.2019

By Jason Lim

Last Sunday, weather in Washington, D.C. was still cold and foggy; March, after coming in like a lion, had calmed down somewhat, but was still growling menacingly. Tired of being cooped up, my family decided to brave the weather. So, we drove down to Georgetown, thinking that we'd have a quick breakfast in the city and then stroll along the waterfront.

Then we ran into a movie theater that was showing Captain Marvel. My 7-year-old boy got super excited and wanted to see the movie. Amazingly enough, he stayed still and paid attention throughout the two-hour long movie: this, from a kid who usually resembles a human pinball as he bounces from one toy to the next YouTube video to the screeching game on iPad.

Afterwards, he asked tons of questions about the intricacies of the Marvel Universe, and how he couldn't wait until Captain Marvel kicked Thanos' butt in the next Avenger's movie. Other questions included the differences between plasma vs. lasers, breathing in space, power stones, and all hosts of details that only make sense in the Marvel Universe.

But he didn't ask one thing. He never asked about Captain Marvel being a woman. My little boy didn't realize how unusual it was for a father to take his little boy to the theater to watch a superhero movie........

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