Marvel's Latest Film, She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law, Has a Lot of Potential (and Issues)

Marvel's Latest Film, She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law, Has a Lot of Potential (and Issues) ...

Attorneys for Heroes has one of Marvel's finest TV qualities. It's a superhero version of a lawyer show, with the title character getting involved in legal cases concerning people with powers. What happens if a hugely powerful super-villain truly reforms and wants parole? These are the kinds of mundane yet very vital questions that need to be answered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and onShe-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

The entire first episode is dedicated to introducing She-Hulk's alter ego, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), and her supporting cast, and it also lays the foundation for the rest of her status quo; her law firm, her relationship with her superheroic alter ego, and what I assume most typicalShe-Hulks will do next.

Once the program gets to a certain point, it becomes a lot better.She-Hulk becomes a likable and very watchable program in asuper-powered-case-of-the-week vein that Marvel may continue indefinitely. It just has to endure some initial difficulties and endure some special effects that have already received a lot of negative attention.

DoesShe-Hulk: Attorney at Law look that bad? In the episodes I saw, I didnt think so. But it doesnt look great either. Maslany has a bright and expressive face as Jennifer Walters. In isolated moments, you can accept the reality of the situation. However, her gestures and facial expressions don't quite pass the smell test.

Part of that might have to do with the tone of the program, which is broader and more openly comedic than nearly everything else Marvel has done. Sometimes she explains the plot and character; other times she mocks her own show and the company's tendency to rely on big-name guest actors. Jen Walters promises viewers that her show will not be like that.

She-Hulk is never animated or alive enough to work within it; she is such a large, imposing figure at the center of things. Plus,theseriesuses the fourth-wall device so sparingly (at least in the first few episodes), that its easy to forget about it between its infrequent appearances. It certainly needs to be better integrated into the program.

Because so many of the performances on this show are performed by computer-generated characters, Maslany has an effervescent presence, at least when she isn't replaced by green CGI, which is often the case. Tim Roth, as Emil Blonsky, has really brought the character together in the right way.

On the one hand, I do not particularly like theShe-Hulkepisodes I saw. On the other hand, I am interested in the remainder of this season, and I wouldnt be surprised in the slightest if She-Hulk were to become a biggreen hit in a year or two.

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