She-Hulk (Episodes 1 & 2) Review
Marvel’s “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” was released for viewing last week to all Disney+ subscribers, and we’re already two episodes into all the fun.
The newest project from Marvel focuses on the story of Jennifer Walters, an attorney who must balance both her normal life and work life, after a near fatal car accident turns her into a “hulk”.
The first episode introduces the character of “She-Hulk” and explains how she comes to gain her powers, rather identical to those of her cousin Dr. Bruce Banner, who also happens to make an appearance in the first two episodes.
After an exposure to gamma radiation and Banner’s blood, she then wakes up with no recollection of what happened, or the new person she had become. Jen now must worry about being a normal person working as a lawyer and being a 6-foot-7-inch hulk.
Early in the first episode before any hulk appears, we see that Jen is working on a very important case, one that she must nail in order to continue her success in her profession.
While watching the backstory of how she became the “She-Hulk” we see her learn to control her powers, her emotion and how to effectively use her “gift” in her job life.
To Jen’s surprise, when she returns to her job and takes on the big case, she is forced to show her “green” side, in order to protect the lives of those present in the courtroom after a super-human influencer poses a threat. The episode closes with She-Hulk catching a bench and landing a huge punch, saving the people in the courtroom.
Episode two is a tad shorter than the pilot episode, and starts off with Jen, or as she enters the bar “She-Hulk” being praised by the people for her life-saving work.
Unfortunately, after a short conversation with her boss she is deemed a liability to the company, and relieved of her duties.
While searching for a job and attending numerous interviews Jen finds no luck landing a new gig and is left with disappointment sitting alone in a bar.
While sitting, she is approached by an older gentleman with a job offer that she cannot decline, due to her recent unemployment struggles. The job, however, is not all that it seems.
On her first day, it’s revealed to Jen that the only reason she was hired was to lead the superhuman law division of this new firm. Another part that she was not filled in on, she was only able to show up to work as the She-Hulk version of herself, not Jen.
Not all the situation is bad however, as she’s introduced to a rather large office with a fully stocked mini fridge, and a beautiful city view right outside her window. Not to mention, she was able to hire her friend as her paralegal.
Jen’s morals are questioned immediately on the first day though, after she is asked by her boss to take on a case that raises a huge conflict of interest. A character that we have seen before returns to action, and who it is just may surprise some viewers.
She visits this potential client in a high security prison to learn more and decide if she wants to take on this controversial case. If she accepts, she might have to represent someone who she may not fully be able to trust.
As the end of the second episode approaches, we see Jen on the phone talking with her boss about accepting the case, before turning on the television to only wish she didn’t. Her client is seen causing some trouble, which she may have to pay for in the next episode.
We will have to wait to see what happens next in “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” as new episodes are to premiere every Thursday on Disney+.
The first two episodes do a phenomenal job of introducing this new character to fans, and opens up new potential for the MCU.
Tatiana Maslany adds elements of excitement and new flavor to this show, and also brings a level of personality we haven’t seen in a long time.
The comedic addition of supporting character Bruce Banner, played by the well-known Mark Ruffalo allows for light-hearted conflict to take place throughout these first two episodes.
The main antagonist in this series is introduced in a very nice manner and allows for the suspense to be built up as much as possible.
With connections to other movies and other characters, it will be interesting to see which direction this show goes, and where it leads to for future projects.
Brendan Conroy is a third-year studying Broadcast Journalism. To contact him email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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