The Marvels is here! The latest Marvel Studios release has had a bumpier ride to theaters than usual. Buzz about reshoots and a soft box office have dampened the normal Marvel enthusiasm. At the same time, the film has had a chance to surprise some, just taken as entertainment. I updated my Marvel Cinematic Universe rankings here to reflect how I feel about the movie, but today is about you all. Yes, it’s another Awards Radar Community Question today. Plain and simple…if you’ve seen The Marvels, what do you think about the latest installment in the MCU?
In my review of the film (here), I had this to say:
I consistently enjoy a new outing within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At the same time, the more recent efforts, especially as they navigate the Multiverse and their latest buildup, has been a bit of a bumpy ride. In some ways, I miss the simplicity of the first few phases of the MCU. Well, The Marvels is here to be a bit of a throwback. In terms of how self-contained it mostly is, it’s similar to a middle of the road Phase One or Phase Two release. It ends up being a mid-tier Marvel outing, but that does mean that it’s a substantial amount of fun at its best.
The Marvels is much lighter on its feet than Captain Marvel, leaning into some very overtly comedic elements. One of the shortest MCU outings, it’s definitely a bit thinner than others, only really tying into the broader story with a very big swing of a credits sequence. Other than that, it’s just an adventure, almost like a Star Trek episode (or Star Trek Beyond, which did that pretty well, too). You’re not going to be blown away, but you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised by the good time this offers up.
Now, it’s your turn to chime in. What are your thoughts on The Marvels, now that you’ve had a chance to see it for yourself? Good or bad (as long as it’s respectful, of course), we want to hear it. So, don’t be shy, leave a reaction, and stay tuned to see how the flick does going forward…
What did you think of The Marvels? Let us know!