THE MARVELS (2023) Review
Directed by Nia DaCosta
You know what they say, the more the merrier!
Marvel Studios’ latest feature film proves that. The Marvels featuring three different Marvel – Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau and Miss Marvel, is a cosmic adventure that will take the audience on an journey Marvel movies know best. The fun, how these super characters have relatable struggles in life and the big action sequences.
I honestly have low expectations with the film especially with what happened to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, it’s hard to ready yourself for something like what Marvel has been doing during their Infinity War Saga. But that’s the best way to see any film, no expectations. And I ended up enjoying The Marvels from start to finish.
It’s not perfect, it’s doesn’t feel as fresh as some of the previous superhero movies but The Marvels has enough surprises, tension and action-packed scenes for the fans to enjoy. And having three characters to follow made the film experience richer. The visuals made the storytelling more vibrant, the locations in the film made me excited on where the story goes next and the chemistry among the three Marvels is well-balanced: one feels like the weight of the universe is on her shoulders, one is the leader-type and one is that youngest sibling that, while she’s helpful in terms of fighting, gives the trio the much needed light.
The emotional baggage between Carol Danvers and Monica Rambeau was not dealt with deeply though. It was only scratched in the surface revealing the tension between the two but I really wished they dove deeply into that to make the final scene more touching.
But the overall experience was fun. And there are scenes that were presented ingeniously because of the choices of the characters and the music.
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
‘The Marvels’ is now showing in Philippine cinemas from Marvel Studios. Also available in IMAX 3D and 3D/4Dx. Rated G by the MTRCB.