She-Hulk review: The new Marvel series is a giant explosion of green fun


As the sage Kermit the Frog once observed, being green is not easy. Just ask the protagonist of the new Marvel series She-Hulk: The Lawyer (Disney +, Thursday).

Honestly, when I first heard of that title, my immediate reaction was, “Oh, because empty! Enough is enough. Is someone smiling? “

Actually, yes. Who having a laugh. And that person, to my surprise, was me. Not being a huge fan of superhero overload, the last thing I’d expect is to like the series, let alone love it.

But I laughed like a proverb during the four episodes of She is heavy has been made available for review and I hope most viewers will do the same.

Humor has always been part of Marvel’s formula, going all the way back to the original comics, which in the ’60s and ’70s were seen as a better alternative to the hardline publications of their DC rivals.

That known, the streak of irony is what has given Marvel’s big-screen blockbusters a consistent edge over DC productions, such as the pensive, reflective face. Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, It felt like being hit on the head repeatedly with a bag of wet cement for two and a half hours.

But She is heavy, drawn from a character who first appeared in comic books in 1980, turning the jokes up to 11. This is Marvel’s first time doing full-blown comedy and it’s an absolute tribute.

It’s crammed to burst with smart whip-like dialogue, self-introduction jokes, sexist barbed wire flicks, misdeeds and entertainment, and a host of other Fleabag-Break the fourth wall in style to comment on the action and mock superheroes.

There’s a very funny montage that justifiably impresses the toxic boyish male fanboys, who get their hands on their Spider-Man panties every time a superwoman appears on screen.

If you tune in to find plainclothes characters fighting, there’s a decent amount.

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany is amazing as Jennifer Walters, a shrewd young lawyer working for the DA office who is also the cousin of a Bruce Banner, aka Hulk (Mark Ruffalo, a recurring guest star) .

Bruce has found a way to balance the two sides of his personality to become the Smart Hulk. He can be big, green, and mean whenever he wants, but unlike the old version, he still retains his amazing intelligence.

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When Jennifer and Bruce are involved in a car crash, her blood is accidentally cross-contaminated by him and she instantly finds herself transformed into a green 6ft 7in version of herself.

Bruce is happy to have another Hulk in the family. Jennifer is panicking. With a glittering legal career ahead – and the mountains of student debt making that career still pay off – the last thing she wants is to be a superhero that always turns green at times when she doesn’t like it. match and ruin the perfect clothes.

“The trigger is anger and fear,” warns Bruce.

“Anger and fear? That’s just the basis of any woman out there,” Jennifer countered. “I’m an expert at controlling my anger because I do it infinitely more than you.”

It took Bruce 10 years to control his outbursts. Jennifer found out that she can do it in the first place, which means it should be easy to hide her green side, right?

Wrong. When an evil super-powered social influencer named Titania (Jameela Jamil) bursts into the courtroom to wreak havoc on one of Jennifer’s cases, she has no choice but to launch the Hulky side. themselves to protect bystanders.

Her secret was blown away, she became a celebrity overnight. Unfortunately, she is also fired from her job, but is soon recruited by a law firm that specializes in superhuman cases.

She is heavy there were plenty of cameos in the Marvel universe, including Tim Roth supposedly reforming super-criminal Abomination, Benedict Wong as Sorcerer Supreme Wong and, a few episodes later, Charlie Cox returning as Daredevil.

The whole thing was a delightful blast of fresh air and, well, just a total blast.

Rating: Four stars She-Hulk review: The new Marvel series is a giant explosion of green fun

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