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Carol Danvers takes back what used to be hers

Stunning new Marvel comic book film comes to theaters
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Sam Blecha
Released in November of 2023, “The Marvels” was the second installment of the franchise.

Four years after “Captain Marvel” was released, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) returns to theaters to leave the audience more stunned and with even more surprises than last time. 

Released in November of 2023, Marvel’s most recent film follows Carol Danvers as she has to fix problems all around the multiverse that were caused because of her.

(Warning: spoilers ahead)

To start the movie off, Carol Danvers is in her spaceship alone while traveling through space. There is then a little recap of the events  that had previously happened in the first movie, “Captain Marvel.” I personally loved how they started this movie off because since the first movie was four years ago, I’m sure much of the audience forgot what had happened at the end of the last movie. This small recap allowed the audience to remember just how the first movie had ended.

In the first movie, Carol had saved the universe, which then led to the home of the Kree people being destroyed. As the Kree people are mad about this, Danvers has to get through and face the new Kree leader, Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton).

Dar-Benn found a pair of quantum bands on a random planet, and this quantum band could give her the most power in the universe and be able to rip apart “jump points” in space. These jump points allow ships to travel very fast across the universe by jumping between all sorts of different planets. Messing with all of these jump points is what brings the three main characters of the film into contact with each other. 

The three main characters or heroes of the film are Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeu (Teyonahh Parris) and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani). Monica is the daughter of Carol’s best friend Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and she also has superpowers. Also, Kamala is a teen superhero and she is the daughter of a family who own the second quantum band. She has her own TV series which is called “Ms. Marvel.”

Kamala spends most of her free time in her bedroom, drawing comic book pictures of her fighting alongside her idol, Carol Danvers. Along with her obsession with Carol, she is always in trouble with her parents as she never seems to do what they want her to do. One thing this movie did really well was showing how much Carol meant to Kamala and how much she looked up to her. It makes them teaming up just that much cooler considering it is practically Kamala’s dream. While Kamala is working with Carol, she has to try and stay calm and act as if it’s normal she’s working with Carol.

Later on, Monica, Carol and Kamala find themselves popping up at different places all around the entire universe. They end up changing places with each other whenever they use their superpowers, and this is all because of Dar-Benn messing up all of the jump points. 

Shield leader, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is now confused and frustrated as he is tasked to technically be in charge of the three. Now the three superheroes have to work together to use their correlating powers so that they can stop Dar-benn from causing havoc and problems throughout the multiverse.They have all had connections before in the past, but they are going to really have to work together now if they want to save the multiverse.

Overall, I really enjoyed this movie and I think that anyone who is a fan of superheroes and comics should at least give it a shot. The way that the three superheroes all come together to use their superpowers to defeat Dar-Benn is perfect and couldn’t have been done better. There is action all throughout the film and there wasn’t a point in the movie where I was disengaged and uninterested. Walking into the theater, I honestly was expecting way less since the first movie wasn’t one of my favorites, but this movie blew my expectations away and really surprised me.

4.1/5

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Sam Blecha, Staff Reporter
Sam is a senior at Millard West and this is his first year on the CATalyst staff. He likes to spend his time hanging out with friends and family. Things he likes to do with his friends are watching and playing sports, like golf and basketball. A lot of his time is also spent working. He enjoys writing about sports events that have happened all over the world and reviewing new and upcoming movies in the movie industry.

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