EntertainmentMarvel's latest production falls flat, fans express disappointment

Marvel's latest production falls flat, fans express disappointment

"Marvels" did not meet the expectations of MCU fans.
"Marvels" did not meet the expectations of MCU fans.
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8:49 AM EST, November 12, 2023

"Marvels", the third film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be released this year, hasn't found its footing with the audience. The latest chapter in the Carol Danvers narrative has been largely met with lackluster reviews, and bleak financial forecasts loom on the horizon.

Now in the fifth phase of the Marvel film series, "Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantomania" marked the start of a new era earlier this year. This was followed by Peter Quill and his cosmic team gracing the silver screen for the third time in "Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3". Come November, "Marvels" was unveiled to fans worldwide.

The fresh installment of Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson), sees her undergo more turmoil after reclaiming her identity and avenging the Supreme Intelligence. In her showdown with Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton), the new Kree leader sworn on revenge, Carol's powers are tangled with those of Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), forcing them to unite against their common foe.

Marvel Studios' The Marvels | Official Trailer

On the back of glowing reviews for "Guardians of the Galaxy", hopes were high for Captain Marvel's sequel. However, a string of poor reviews suggests that the film hasn't lived up to fans' expectations. It holds a score of 6.1 on IMDb, and 61% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film's financial prospects are equally bleak. According to Deadline, “Marvels” is on track for one of the poorest opening weekend grosses of any MCU movies in years, potentially raking in as little as 47-55 million dollars.

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