Disney+ have just released the first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
The latest Marvel superhero turned green on Thursday, August 18 and will continue as episodes will be released on Thursdays.
Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered Hulk.
In the first episode Mark Ruffalo returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe playing Bruce Banner/the Hulk.
Jennifer Walters is Bruce Banners cousin, in the first episode we get She-Hulk’s origin story.
It is slightly different from the comic, Jennifer and Bruce are in a car crash and their blood mixes, and she becomes the She-Hulk.
Having Mark Ruffalo return in this to guide and mentor his cousin is amazing as the pair bounce off each other in the increasingly heated exchanges but also allow the show to bring in the everyday sexism and misogyny faced by women.
A theme that seems to be there from the start and runs through the released episodes.
When Hulk and She-Hulk fight it reminds me of a monster movie like Godzilla and King Kong.
The humour in She-Hulk is really good and matches the tone set by the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with some fourth wall breaking.
I am looking forward to getting more scenes in the court room with Jennifer after they manage to keep her as a lawyer.
I am also looking forward to some more actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming into this series such as; Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Tim Roth as The Abomination and Benedict Wong as Wong, the sorcerer supreme.
Yes, if you’re expecting a serious, hardcore superhero show, you’re going to be thrown off but seeing as it hasn’t been marketed as that, I don’t see why that should be an issue.
She Hulk: Attorney at Law is an endearing, light-hearted comedy show, and like many recent and past Marvel Cinematic Universe projects, is concerned more so with the humour than the action or the “natural” development of the leads.
It is however, unlike many other Marvel Cinematic Universe outings, legitimately funny, and still retains a firm hold on the stakes/progression of the plot.
I believe every episode of She-Hulk is going to have a post credit scene so don’t switch episodes off when the credits start rolling.
She-Hulk is the perfect end-of-summer, light hearted show for comic fans, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans, and general viewers alike.
I really enjoyed the first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at law and I am looking forward to Thursdays when the episodes comes out.
My Rating 8/10.