The Marvels with Brie Larson

The Marvels

Let me address the elephant in the space. It has been a while and I am not even sure that I am back. I am getting closer to being back though and it is a wonderful feeling. With that being said, is Marvel back? You may feel that Marvel never left the building but I would like to beg to differ. It low-key feels like the adults went out for a holiday, leaving the kids in charge, and with the making of The Marvels a couple of adults decided to trickle back on into the house. Granted, I went to see this movie without expecting to like it. I was not expecting to hate it either. I figured it was going to be like an eh feeling. However, I actually thoroughly enjoyed The Marvels. 

I have not thoroughly enjoyed a Marvel movie in a long time. While I did not hate Love and Thunder, there definitely was no love there. While I enjoyed Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania it was mainly due to Kang portrayed by Jonathan Majors. So imagine my surprise when I left the Marvels a little excited again. It was a cute and sweet movie. If you are not into cute and sweet, it may not be the thing for you. 

Let’s get into my regular rating parameters. The cast was casting. I thought everyone had really great chemistry together. Everyone from Nick Fury to Kamala Khan’s family played nicely against each other. The pacing was well done. I did not find my mind, at any point during the film, wandering off and thinking about what thing I had to do when I got home. The acting was solid as it should be in a Marvel movie at this point. This is a baseline expectation. The cinematography was well done as well done and the capture of the fighting scenes was exciting. Were there some plot issues, yeah but it was not too overbearing that it distracted from the intent of the film. Lastly, the comedic timing was well done. It was not over the top or overbearing. 

I have not watched Ms. Marvel so I feel like my enjoyment of her character and her family dynamics were fresh and genuinely appreciated. She gave a level of realism and brought the other characters down to earth. I liked Brie Larson so much more in The Marvels than I have in other movies. Mind you I always appreciated her as Captain Marvel but she did a good job of humanizing Carol Danvers. 

The Marvels gets a 9/10 for me because I had a lot of fun watching it. My daughter gave it a 6. She is stingy

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