Next to me you're all number two!
Indeed.They were, and I loved that part.
Overall tho, Wonder Woman did the political bits better...
But Captain Marvel did the action and comedy better, and was an overall better film.
Not even the first time they've done this. In Black Panther, at the start of the movie, when T'challa becomes king and is weighing options about doing more to help the world (including letting refugees into Wakanda) the guy arguing against it, W'kabi, eventually pulls a heel turn and ends up supporting Killmonger when he takes over, and going along with his plan to turn Wakanda into an imperialist power. Also W'kabi is part of the Border Tribe, which I assume means part of his responsibilities is protecting Wakanda's borders.
So a group dedicated to protecting the border from outsiders gets swayed to the cause of a saber rattling warmonger who "Solves" problems he himself makes to make himself look good (In this case helping Klaw escape just so he can murder him and take him back to Wakanda himself, which is the main thing which puts a rift between T'challa and W'kabi, and the thing that initially sways W'kabi to Killmonger's side.) Talk about things that make you go Hmmmmmm. I mean there's a bit more subtext and reaching in this than in Ms. Marvel where its pretty overt, but enough you can make a connection.
(Of course I wonder how these assholes reacted tot he Sovereign in Guardians 2, who were a pretty blatant poke at Alt Right Twitter trolls like the ones who got James Gunn (temporarily) removed from Disney.)