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‘The Marvels’ doesn’t live up to expectations

‘The Marvels’ is a bit disappointing
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The newest addition to the Marvel cinematic universe, “The Marvels,” was heavily anticipated by many fans and was finally released on Nov. 10. “The Marvels” is full of suspense, action and surprise. I didn’t have the highest expectations for it pre-release, but I was still excited for the release and many other fans were as well. 

The movie follows Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) during the after effects of her destroying the supreme intelligence, leader of the Kree. Unforeseen consequences arose and Captain Marvel finds her powers entangled with Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), while needing to protect the universe from the Kree. The Kree, wanting to save their planet and get revenge on Captain Marvel after she set the destruction of their planet in motion by destroying the supreme intelligence, puts Captain Marvel, Kamala Khan and Captain Monica Rambeau, now named the “Marvels”, in the position to need to save the universe from the Kree.

I didn’t have high expectations coming into the movie theater because Marvel hasn’t been releasing movies as good as they used to. I sought to use this opportunity to give Marvel another chance and I was excited for it. The movie was casted really well, with all the actors fitting into their parts almost perfectly. I enjoyed seeing Brie Larson, Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris make their characters fit together so seamlessly and it made the movie more immersing. A great example of the dynamic between the actresses is in a scene where they work together to learn how to control the teleporting whenever they use their powers. 

I felt the CGI and editing of the movie was far from being on par with older Marvel movies and there were many parts of the film that CGI was used and it was extremely obvious with many aspects looking very out of place. However, the editing and CGI wasn’t all bad. There were some parts where it was done very well with everything looking realistic and especially when they arrived on the ocean planet, the world looked incredibly realistic and beautiful. 

The plot of the movie started out strong but as the movie progressed, holes in the plot appeared and many were left completely unsolved and unexplained. Plot is important and I felt that during the movie the plot was being sacrificed for more humorous twists in the story and it created an atmosphere of the movie being superficial and without real consequence. 

The costumes and display of the characters was a strong point of the movie, with the costumes accurately conveying the theme and tone of the character. Especially Monica Rambaeu’s costume. It was designed very well and did a great job of representing her powers and her as a character. Even the background characters were in costumes that helped set the theme and tone for the scene or moment. 

The movie was still overall pretty enjoyable with some major aspects, such as the plot and storyline having holes that were left untouched. To me the movie was a bit disappointing but it had many flashes of excellence which made up for some of it and is enough for me to think the movie shouldn’t be considered bad. “The Marvels” didn’t reach expectations but has some highlights that unfortunately don’t make up for the movie’s problems. 

“The Marvels”: ★★★☆☆

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Paxon Myers, Echo Staffer
Hi, My name is Paxon, I’m a junior and this is my first year in Echo. I love sports and I do track for school. Outside of school I enjoy hanging out with friends and I like to travel around the country.

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