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The Marvels – Movie Review

What will happen when the most powerful Superhero of the MCU who prefers to work alone is forced to work with a team, face the burden of the past, and also have to live up to the Superhero that she is? The Marvels movie is packed with so much and also is fun to watch at the same time. However, is it enough for us? Did MCU break free from its curse and give us the old MCU movies? Let’s try and unpack, shall we?

Cast: Brie Larson, Teyonah Paris, Iman Vellani, Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-Joon, Lashana Lynch, Samuel L. Jackson and many others.

Crew: Nia DaCosta (Director), Sean Bobbitt (Cinematography), Laura Carpman (Music)

Kree’s New Leader Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton) is in search of a powerful armour that would allow fast travel across Space. While Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is on her way to investigate a Jump point, Captain Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) is investigating another jump point in space. When both of them touch that they switched places along with the High Schooler, Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) gets entangled in this due to her Granny’s anklet. Three of them switch places when they use their powers, how did they resolve it? Did Dar-Benn find the powerful source that she’s after?, and how did her path cross with these three? forms in the rest of the story.

The movie starts off with this interesting idea of three people switching places and then banding together to solve this teleportation issue. These portions are a laugh riot and most of the credit goes to Iman Vellani’s, Kamala Khan. She is just a ball of fun and laughter, be it her reaction to meeting Nick Fury or her idol Captain Marvel she nailed her role, and not just that she had an amazing arc from putting her hero on a pedestal to realizing that she is human and she might not be perfect after all.

While the main plot revolves around these three and Dar-Benn there is a huge backstory behind it from Captain Marvel reeling in her past where her impulsive act doomed a whole civilization, their freedom, and natural resources. On the other hand her promise to little Rambeau and not being able to be the hero that Rambeau admired, the scope for huge drama in this arc but both these were merely mentioned in the movie and missed opportunity.

One more gripe is the villain, even though we understand Darr-Benn’s intentions, we spend little time with her and she ends up being a One-dimensional Villain. Surprisingly, this is one of the movies that could have been much better with another 20-30 minutes run time fleshing out both these arcs.

The Marvels is a solid film from the MCU, which closes a lot of gaps and does not force a huge connected story. Although they tease us with X-Men coming into the MCU (jumps in joy) that’s just a little tease that can be called fan service. Overall The Marvels is an enjoyable film that has its moments and also its flaws. If you’re looking to watch a fun movie over a weekend, then this is the one for you.

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