What’s it about?
Carol Danvers gets her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, at a time when the universe needs saving. They need to work together and overcome their emotional baggage. Hi jinx ensue.
What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: Ignore the bad press: THE MARVELS is a fun movie. It’s not without problems as the early pacing is terrible and shows signs of third-party editing/interference; the musical number is flat and the very definition of a wasted opportunity, and; the villain is wasted to the point of almost being unnecessary.
But that a movie can have such technical deficiencies and STILL be entertaining is impressive. The byplay between the characters is heartwarming and – unlike most MCU films – genuine with characters who feel distinct and human even while wielding cosmic power. No cavalcade where every single person is a one-liner machine. Nope, this is a young girl fangirling over her idol, an estranged niece struggling with emotions and abandoned issues, and a super powerful figure who does not play well with others being forced to. Real people who just happen to also have super powers.
A lean runtime of under two hours really adds to the warmth and positive experience of a film that is entertaining rather than heavy on lore.