The Marvels

Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) finds her super powers entangled with Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Now tethered, the unlikely trio will have to learn to function as a team in order to thwart the efforts of Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton), a revolutionary Kree figure set on destroying all things that Captain Marvel cares about– a deadly toll reckoning for Marvel’s previous actions to the Kree’s planet. Setting the universe back in balance, a super hero’s work is never done. Written by Nia DaCosta, Megan McDonnell and Elissa Karasik and Directed by DaCosta, this dip back into the Marvel Universe pivots around an ensemble of strong female leads and offers up a CGI heavy interstellar sequence of battles that all seem to move at a brisk enough pace but with a story that lacks emotional depth and has a hard time hitting the tone between goofy/cute and serious. Largely re-treading material and concepts the “fun” element is here, but so it the “been there” element, end result, a shoulder shrug at best. And, attempts at not overstaying its welcome are lost despite a time bending hour and forty five minute of runtime which feels much longer upon completion, strange. No hearts broken here, meh, The Marvels is rated PG-13.