A few years ago, I recommended Captain Marvel as a great addition to the Avengers. She's strong, has energy fields and she can fly. Seemed like a solid character. So why was I so immediately turned off when she came?
I know the feminist answer (because they're ideologues with epic victim complexes). "Grr! You just wanted a Carol Danvers with her ass cheeks hanging out!'
Yes. Yes, I do. That would be the greatest death by snu-snu ever. (But try to be a little less sexist towards men, shall we, and lets dig deeper.)
This is Carol Danvers. See that sense of presence? That sense of ferocity and authority?
Does Brie Larson have that?
That outfit looks great, but...Brie Larson doesn't look great in it. She's not intimidating. Compare her to Scarlet Johanson:
Who looks like they're phoning it in? Scarlet or Brie? Who looks like they could round house kick me into a coma? And don't give me that excuse of, 'Captain Marvel is detached from her emotions, so Brie can't emote as much to stay in character!'. Black Widow is a hardened ex-KGB spy who works for S.H.I.E.L.D. If she shows weakness, any sign of vulnerability unless its calculated to deceive, it could cost her her life and anyone depending on her; and SHE has more investment in her expression! She looks intimidating.
The problem, for me, isn't the costume---the costume is fine---it's the character, or lack thereof being presented to me. I haven't seen anything in any trailer that denotes a distinct and memorable personality from Brie Larson's acting. She's just generically "strong" and "independent". It makes for boring prospects.