The latest series from Marvel Studios, the legal superhero comedy She Hulk: Lawyeris final here.
With Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, a talented lawyer imbued with the powers of the Hulk, She Hulk debuted its first episode on Disney+ on Thursday (18 August).
Reactions to the series have been largely positive, with reviewers praising the show’s comedic tone and central performance.
Here’s what the critics say…
Caroline Framke enrolls diversity: “She Hulk is charming enough as it bounces from one hijink to the next, especially in Maslany’s capable hands.
“But between his commitments to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, a far more limited budget than his film peers, and attempts to infuse Jen’s story with dated #girlboss energy, She Hulk also presents an uncertain balancing act that takes more time than he likely has to settle into his own groove.”
The guard‘s Lucy Mangan writes, “It doesn’t have the emotional depth, subtlety, or technical sophistication of WandaVision.
“It doesn’t have the youthful bounce or refreshing spin of the Islamic slant of Mrs Miracle. But, oh, you’ll be thoroughly entertained for at least 28 minutes. And honestly, who dares to ask for more right now?”
In a four star review for radio timeswrites David Craig: “No doubt She-Hulk: Lawyer is very different from all of Marvel’s other Disney Plus forays, so it might take some viewers some time to get used to the format.
“However, the show’s magnetic lead performance and quick fire gags make it a joyful experience to get carried away with, while the minimal stakes are a refreshing change from the apocalyptic scenarios of big-screen excursions (and indeed, our day – today Life). She Hulk just fun.”
Proma Khosla writes for IndieWire: “That She Hulk Team isn’t lacking in comedy writing talent (having graduated from robot chicken, on my block, Santa Clarita Dietand indeed She Hulk comics), but the show is still searching for her voice, bogged down by larger tasks of fitting into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, developing Phase 4, and establishing this character in a world full of superheroes.
“In the four episodes screened for critics, there’s no indication as to where She Hulk is on the way.”
The series is available to stream on Disney+, with new episodes arriving every Thursday.
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