‘The Marvels’: Will it Sink or Swim for Marvel?||
• Marvel’s latest movie, ‘The Marvels’, may not be enough to save its sinking ship.
•Relying heavily on prior knowledge of Disney+ content and featuring a lackluster plot, ‘The Marvels’ lacks memorable characters and emotional depth.
•Captain Marvel is a dull protagonist with no defining characteristics or motivations, while Kamala Khan provides some amusing moments.
•Visuals may dazzle but deliver little lasting impact, leaving ‘The Marvels’ as just another misstep on the studio’s journey toward ruin.
Hold tight because Marvel’s latest film may not save their sinking ship. ‘The Marvels’ (coming to theaters on November 10th) is a sequel to the underwhelming ‘Captain Marvel,’ sadly, it falls victim to the same pitfalls. This adventure relies heavily on prior knowledge of Disney+’s content, leaving casual viewers adrift. With a lackluster plot and forgettable characters, it becomes clear that the Marvel Cinematic Universe needs its iconic heroes to stay afloat.
In ‘The Marvels,’ Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel proves once again to be a superhero without personality. Her journey through outer space feels like a dreary chore, only to remind audiences of better times when Jude Law and Annette Bening were part of the franchise. But things take a turn when she receives a call from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and a mysterious tear in space-time brings together a team of heroes, including Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani).
The cause of this chaos is Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton), a Kree warrior with a powerful artifact. However, the film must properly explain their abilities or motives, making it clear to audiences. And with a frenetic pace and chaotic scenes, it’s clear that ‘The Marvels’ underwent significant post-production tinkering that did little to salvage the final product.
Suppose you must become more familiar with characters from ‘WandaVision’ or ‘Ms. Marvel,’ you’ll find yourself lost in this whirlwind of a movie. The interactions between Captain Marvel, Rambeau, and Khan feel rushed, the action sequences could be more understandable, and the mission is filled with meaningless jargon. It’s a blur of nonsensical battles and missed opportunities for emotional depth.
Despite a few amusing moments from Kamala Khan, ‘The Marvels needs to improve in delivering consistent humor. And while the visuals may dazzle, nothing truly leaves a lasting impact. Captain Marvel remains a dull protagonist, lacking any defining characteristics or motivations. ‘The Marvels’ frantically jumps from one setting to another, searching for inspiration but failing to find it.
Will ‘The Marvels’ be able to save Marvel’s sinking ship? Only time will tell. But for now, this film seems like another misstep in the studio’s journey towards ruin.