2023 PG 12, 1 h 45 min, release: Nov 8, 2023
SPOILER-FREE! The sequel to the 2019 movie ‘Captain Marvel’.
In brief: Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But there are unintended consequences – when a Kree revolutionaryan 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.
A whole squad of strong women (on and behind the screen) and cats in a Marvel adventure should be attracting a crowd. Apparently that’s not the case, according to the news about advance ticket sales – which is a shame, because I was thoroughly entertained for almost 2 hours.
However, all those who found Thor: Love and Thunder far too bizarre and were super-disappointed by Antman 2, should rather refrain from buying a movie ticket – perhaps we will then be spared the usual hate outbursts from so-called “fans” afterwards. You can have a great time if you watch it without great expectations and simply let yourself be surprised by the sometimes wonderfully weird ideas. I was actually just curious to see how the storylines of the Captain Marvel movie would finally be linked with the TV/streaming series “Ms. Marvel” and “Wanda Vision” – I didn’t expect that to happen literally, for example. 🙂
Of course, this movie isn’t perfect either – for example, I found the switches between serious (and unfortunately current news) topics and teenage comedy a bit tedious – on the other hand, many of these scenes made me laugh. Some scenes also seemed to have been cut, because for me some storylines were hastily dealt with or were left hanging in the air. Intentionally?
In my opinion, the likeable Team Marvel and the action in fantastic worlds are still worth to be enjoyed on the big screen. What’s more, the mid-credit scene should thrill or even freak out the Marvel fan community…
Nia DaCosta, Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik
Brie Larson – Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
Teyonah Parris – Monica Rambeau
Iman Vellani – Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel
Zawe Ashton – Dar-Benn
Samuel L. Jackson – Nick Fury