Review: ‘The Marvels’ brings zippy action and big laughs — but falters with an uneven plot

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DUBAI: The sequel to “Captain Marvel” comes four years after it introduced our eponymous superhero (Brie Larson) to the Marvel Cinematic Universe; but “The Marvels” feels far removed from the emotional core of that 2019 movie — in all the good ways, and, perhaps, some not so good.

The film begins with Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), the plucky Pakistani American teenage superhero who calls herself Ms. Marvel, day-dreaming about teaming up with her dream superhero partner, Larson’s Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers.

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