Why watch this film?
Even though Captain Marvel did well at the box office, The Marvels premiered without much excitement. Several reasons explain this: sexism, the lack of enthusiasm from fans towards actress Brie Larson, and disillusionment with the Marvel Studios phase after Avengers: Endgame. However, the fact is that The Marvels is a considerably better film than the franchise's immediately previous installments, such as the terrible Thor: Love and Thunder and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. There are issues in this Nia DaCosta-directed film (from the exceptional Candyman), like the lack of focus, the caricatured and weak villain, and the ongoing need for constant jokes. Nevertheless, The Marvels has flashes of boldness (although fewer than Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), very well-shot action scenes, and, above all, good chemistry between the leads: Captain Marvel (Larson), Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). It's not Marvel's salvation, but it's far from being a disaster. There's some life here and a lot of fun, which is the last thing a fan stuck in the past would want.