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How CAPTAIN MARVEL Pulled Off That Third Act Twist

This article contains full spoilers for Captain Marvel.   There’s a particular trick we see in a lot of Disney or Disney-affiliated movies these days, going back to the early Aughts, when Pixar was becoming the name of the game when it came to mainstream, “all-ages entertainment that is actually good for all ages” films and their playbook began being widely disseminated throughout the movie industry. I’m sure there’s a proper name for this particular trick, but I’ll refer to them here as Trapdoor Villains. A trapdoor villain is a bad guy who is presented to us as a benevolent, upstanding
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