The Marvels in theaters Now My No Spoiler Review

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Saturday, November 11, 2023

Earlier this week, my husband and I had the privilege of attending an IMAX press screening of The Marvels, along with other accredited film critics who, like me,  are members of the Music City Film Critics Association. I say this because there is something special about watching a film with others in the audience. It’s fun to be with peers and their plus ones and enjoy this time together. Together is one of the key components of The Marvels, and I can’t wait to share my no-spoiler (hopefully!) thoughts with you. 

The Marvels in Theaters Starting 11-10-23!

The Marvels in Theaters now
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I received complimentary tickets to the press screening of this film as a member of The Music City Film Critics Association. All opinions are my own. I received Marvel Studio press materials included in today's post. Thank you.

 About The Marvels: Higher.Further.Faster.Together:

Marvel Studios./Director: Nia DaCosta · Producer: Kevin Feige/RunTime:1 hrs.45 mins./Genre:lAction, Adventure, Fantasy /Rating PG-13

Nia DaCosta directs with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Mary Livanos Jonathan Schwartz and Matthew Jenkins serve as executive producers. The screenplay is by Nia DaCosta and Megan McDonnell and Elissa Karasik.

Film Synopsis from Marvel Studios:

The Marvels logo
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“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.” 

The Marvels Stars:

Captain Marvel
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1. Brie Larson, as Carol Danvers/ Captain Marvel

Captain Monica Rambeau
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2.Teyonah Parris,as Captain Monica Rambeau

Ms. Marvel
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3. Iman Vellani as Ms.Marvel

  • Zawe Ashton as Kree Dar-Benn
  • Gary Lewis as Skrull Emperor Dro’ge 
  • Seo-Jun Park as Prince Yan of Aladna
  • Zenobia Shroff as Munbeeba Khan- Ms. Marvel’s Mom
  •  Mohan Kapur as Yusaf Khan-Ms.Marvel’s Dad 
  • Saagar Shaikh as Aarmir Khan-Ms. Marvel’s Brother
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, leader of S.A.B.E.R.

Nick Fury
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My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this film! It's fun and entertaining while also being a bit chaotic and messy, just as Nia DaCosta and the crew wanted it to be. Much like families, these three ladies were thrust into each other's lives ( literally) by a weird set of circumstances, when their light-based powers link through quantum entanglement.  

It takes a bit for them to figure out how to stop jumping in and out of each other's lives and settle down to fight the menacing, vendetta wielding Kree warrior Dar-Benn. 

Like all Marvels films, there’s a hero and a villain, and both bring friends to save the day and win the war, which for the Kree means saving their dying planet and people by any means necessary, bonus points if it hurts Captain Marvel in the process, and for The Marvels it means saving our planet and beyond from extinction.

The TakeAway:

There are several touching family moments in this film, several true laugh-out moments brought on mainly by our good buddy, Goose, The Flerkin!

Goose The Flerkin
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This Marvel film isn’t quite as campy as last year's Thor Love and Thunder, but it’s a close second for me. The action scenes, while awesome! weren't as numerous as in past films and that may have been by design since The Marvels is the shortest MCU film to date. 

The rating PG-13 feels right due to some brief language (Nick Fury did not drop F-Bombs like he normally does) and some violence. 

If you are a Marvel fan or a lover of strong female-led films, then you should go see The Marvels in theaters. And yes, you’ll want to stay through those end credits. The Easter Egg is worth it.  The Marvels hits U.S. theaters on November 10. 2023. If you see it, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Comment here on this post, or on socials. 

Please share in comments: Are you a fan of Captain Marvel? Will you go see this film in theaters?

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