Critics Compare Brie Larson’s ‘The Marvels’ To a Colonoscopy, Predicts Film To Be the Biggest Flop in MCU History

Critics has claimed that the upcoming MCU movie, The Marvels, will be a complete failure

Critics Compare Brie Larson’s ‘The Marvels’ To a Colonoscopy, Predicts Film To Be the Biggest Flop in MCU History

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  • Critics have compared Brie Larson's movie The Marvels to a colonoscopy and have predicted that it would be the biggest box office failure
  • The sequel which will be released in November 2023, will star Larson as Carol Danvers, as its lead
  • Additionally, many claim that the movie will not be able to live up to its prequel which boomed at the box office for more than $1.1 billion
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Critics have compared Brie Larson’s movie The Marvels to a colonoscopy and have predicted that it would be the biggest box office failure in the history of the MCU. The sequel which will be released in November 2023, will star Larson as Carol Danvers, as its lead along with Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau.

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But the 2019 release of the first Captain Marvel film was a hit. It was a global financial and critical triumph, making over $1.1 billion. The film received accolades for its humor, great script, and strong female lead. Being a lighter and more humorous movie than some of the previous MCU films, it was a welcome change of pace, despite having plenty of action and excitement.

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Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in The Marvels
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in The Marvels

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Critics Predicted That The Marvels Will Be the Biggest MCU Failure

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been one of the most successful film franchises of all time, but even it is not immune to criticism. Critics predicted that Brie Larson’s upcoming film The Marvels will be the worst failure in MCU history, drawing a comparison between the movie and a colonoscopy in a recent YouTube video by After Watching. He said,

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“The Marvels, one of  the least anticipated MCU movies of the past several years and the film that’s going to round out a disastrous 2023 for Disney. Honestly, the anticipation for this movie is similar to the excitement you feel when you’re about to get a colonoscopy.

Everyone knows it’s coming, nobody really wants it, and you’re left wondering if there’s a way out. Captain Marvel’s first movie was a big success. The movie made a whopping over $1.1 billion  worldwide, but slowly Marvel’s movies started to taste a bit like eating plain oatmeal when  you were promised a gourmet meal.” 

Many claim that the movie won’t have the action and excitement that fans have come to anticipate from MCU movies and that it will be overly drawn out and complicated. Many also bemoan Larson’s acting, claiming that it is overly stilted and uninteresting. Additionally, many claim that the movie will not be able to live up to its prequel which boomed at the box office for more than $1.1 billion in 2019.

Brie Larson
Brie Larson

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Although it’s too soon to tell if The Marvels will succeed or fail, the critics’ comparison of the film to a colonoscopy is undoubtedly harsh. The critics’ comparison suggests that they believe that the movie will be a similarly unpleasant experience for viewers. However, it’s also possible that they are just attempting to stir things up or maybe that they believe the movie won’t succeed.

MCU’s The Marvels
MCU’s The Marvels

The critics’ opinions should be understood as just that—opinions. Many individuals are excited about The Marvels, even though they might or might not agree with the reviewers’ evaluation of the movie. It’s also possible that the movie will surprise everyone—including the critics—and end up being a box office and critical success. However, only time will tell what the fate of The Marvels will be.

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MCU’s Phase 5 Got off to a Poor Start With Ant-Man

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been one of the most successful film franchises of all time, with a combined worldwide gross of almost $30 billion. However, the MCU has begun to undergo a decline in box office performance in recent years. Since the franchise has been steadily releasing movies for more than a decade, some audiences may have just grown weary of the genre.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Many critics have also contended that the studio’s films have grown formulaic and predictable and that it has become too focused on quantity over quality. While MCU has been able to create several excellent films that have done extremely well at the box office, they have also released some duds. The recent Ant-Man movie, which saw the start of Phase 5 could only earn a measly $463M.

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Marvel Studios

Whatever the cause of the decline, it’s obvious that the MCU is not exempt from the problems that the motion picture business faces overall. Marvel Studios will need to find a way to compete with rival studios making superior movies and win back audiences if it is to continue dominating the industry. However, according to many critics and sources, The Marvels does not seem to be that movie.

Rajdeep Majumder

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder, Content Writer

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