another ostensibly progressive breakthrough

Max Blumenthal's magazine Grayzone opines on the latest box office junk:

Captain Marvel was marketed as a feminist blockbuster, a rare superhero movie featuring a female lead...
As is so often the case in Hollywood, however, ostensibly progressive breakthroughs in cultural representation were seamlessly blended with US militarist propaganda.

The essay describes how the Defense Dept. participated in making the film and how the script shills for Empire. As long as identity boxes are being checked none of this is supposed to matter. Sounds horrible.