The Marvels

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In the film, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as The Marvels. (Walt Disney US)


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English From the first trailer, this light-hearted-looking film with three heroines is very much about the heroines, and it's light-hearted to boot. Oh, yeah. I really liked The Marvels, perhaps because I wasn't expecting a second Civil War, perhaps because I don't mind switching and looking at different movies through different eyes. So I enjoyed not only the interplay of the central trio, but also looking for that interplay, with the most important role played by the perfect Iman Vellani as Kamala. It's hard to imagine a better guide through the Marvels story than an enthusiastic teenage girl who finally made it from a show to a movie and from dreams to their realization. The film is light, fun, colorful, has an understandably driven female villain, an absolutely great score (Laura Karpman, do some Star Wars, please), including a musical passage where Disney kind of pokes fun at itself, imaginative action passages with character flipping, effective humor in scenes like "Nick Fury and Kamala's family", as if cut from an Emmerich flick,... And there are cats and Cats! The most likeable Marvel movie in a long time. ()


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English The Marvels relies on an all-female (super)heroic cast, but this can have its pitfalls. I'll start by saying that I was expecting a more feminist-tinged charge, but The Marvels keeps a pretty low profile in this regard. What couldn't be overlooked, however, was the very blatant targeting of the girl audience in places: we haven't had this many girls (and babes, for which I give a thumbs up though). The BFF-line was too forced, and the post-credit scene only sealed this "blatant targeting". But whatever! Fortunately, The Marvels has an optimal running time and offers clear and brisk action, but it also has a reprehensibly bland villain and a couple of WTF-moments (the Bollywood-tinged visit to Aladna was, ahem, weird). All in all, marginally better than Ant-Man 3. ()



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English Better than Quantumania and I do believe Nia DaCosta is a talented director. The problem is that she said she wanted to make a film that her young daughter would enjoy watching. And that's it. The target audience for this mess is somewhere between the ages of five and early adolescence, and the rest of us are probably going to have a hard time digesting this over-the-top girl-power manifesto, and with a female villain who is the biggest casting blunder in the entire Marvel franchise. Yes, it's got one funny idea (the scene to the music of A.L. Webber), but watching the rest of it is only entertaining in its reassurance of how Marvel is in a downhill and doesn't know which way to go. ()


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English A below-average and obviously mismanaged Marvel film, which impresses with unexpectedly decent action scenes and some chemistry between the central trio. Apart from that, it can only offer a not very interesting story, boring visuals and really very poor attempts to work with the characters and their psychology. And some really really idiotic ideas. It's not a complete blunder like, say, the latest Thor, but it's not a good movie either. ()


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English On paper, it meets the quota. A girly Marvel movie with an unlikeable and downright repulsive villain packed with visual effects. There's no shortage of environmental overtones, even saving the sun at the end. The script connects series characters, but simply to somehow link them to what's happening on the silver screen. The biggest WTF is the Planet of the Songs, which is probably the thing my four-year-old daughter will like best. The secret invasion doesn't make sense after that (I guess it took place in another reality), and the cats save the day. Somehow. Pretty pointless episode defying physics, logic, but it goes by pretty quickly. Zawe Ashton is disgusting. Brie Larson is awfully nice, especially in a sports bra. Too bad she's not getting better scripts. ()

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