This is going to be a quick one.
I didn’t realise it until just now when I typed that name out, but it should be about Phil Sheldon.
The movie is abased on the premise of the three main characters swapping places. They don’t really handle that too well; they’re inconsistent about when it happens, and the reason why these three particular people swap is contrived. They try to give us a reason (light-based powers0, but face it: it’s because in the comics they all have the name ‘Marvel’ (but Monica doesn’t even have it in the movie). There’s a great scene, though, when they train to turn this bug into a feature.
Speaking of things I only just got – Captain Marvel (both Mar-Vell and Shazam) are famous for body-swapping. I’m dumb.
A lot of people are sick of the quippiness / humour in MCU movie. This one dodges that without being too dark or boring, so if you’re sick of that stuff, this might be the movie for you. That said, when it goes to humour, it goes way over the top. That might put you off. You might’ve seen the trailer with what looks like a Bollywood planet.
It’s a Bollywood planet.
More than you think.
There’s also a bit where the villain has a plan that sounds wrong at first – stealing water and air from different planets. (Yes, they took the villain plot from Spaceballs.) I was thinking she could just take them from the same planet – but then they explain it, and it’s a decent explanation.
The post-credits scene is good. Do you remember when you didn’t know Marvel’s entire release schedule years in advance, so when they had a post-credits scene that gives you an idea of what’s coming and gets you excited? This one is more like that.
Overall, it’s a fine movie. It’s not the best movie ever, but it’s far from being the worst MCU movie.
Would I buy it on home media?
Possibly, but Disney have stopped making home media in my country. I’ll have to order it.