Warning! This article contains spoilers for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. With She-Hulk: Attorney in Law’s premiere episode, “A Normal Amount of Rage,” hot from the press, the MCU fan base abounds, and Reddit user reactions abound.
Fans are set to embark on an action comedy adventure with Jennifer Walters, a human lawyer specializing in supernatural court cases who, by the way, can transform into the 6-foot, seven-inch Hulk. Produced by Marvel Studios and released by Disney+, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is the twenty-first TV series in the MCU and the thirteenth contender for Phase Four.
Episode One Rocks and Hurls Rocks
With so many MCU TV series now competing for fans’ attention, it’s important to get some positive feedback for the first episode of a new show, and judging by the initial reactions on Reddit, it looks like She-Hulk: Attorney At Law has won a lot of hearts, especially with Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) as the lead.
“I’m sold!” Shouting out to Redditor Jaybird2point0, referring to the conversation and hilarious fight scenes on the island, “The episode was a great one!” There’s a trick to putting together a story that’s both funny and heartfelt, and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has already found the thread.
Redditors enjoy the Hulk’s occasional immature acts, and Jennifer can get caught up in his tantrums, too. However, their unbridled struggle delivers some great comedy in the episodes.
When his fighting moves damage the Hulk’s bar, he gets a childish fit. User KipHackmanFBI commented, “Ground Punch looked exactly like my 3-year-old was throwing a tantrum when he was.” In Bruce’s defense, it was a really good tiki bar, so he had a right to be upset about it.
Some welcome MCU self-deprecation
From “Teach Me How to Hulk, Please” to rejecting the idea of becoming a superhero, Jennifer’s sharp wit (as it is written) and Maslany’s forceful delivery find a way out of almost every situation.
“It looks like [She-Hulk] is going to have fun with it,” says Redditor Estus, “and the MCU could definitely stand to have some fun on its own.” From “Are You Quoting a Comic Book Right Now?” to How to Avoid “Cheetos Fingers” The show manages to find all kinds of funny without being overly hesitant about it.
Tony And Bruce Bromance Gets A Big Nod
A good portion of “A Normal Amount of Rage” takes place in the Hulk’s tropical hideaway, once more in the underground lab that Tony Stark helped build.
“I’m glad they kicked off Tony and Bruce’s friendship…” comments Reddit user AssGasorGrassroots, noting how the episode lets viewers see how much Tony meant to the big green man. Hulk’s sadness is overcome by his affection for his She-Hulk cousin, and together they explode a feud.
looks like a wild ride
Running out of the gate, “A Normal Amount of Anger” introduces Jennifer and delves into her origin story. It’s not so much how she became She-Hulk, but how she handles it.
Reddit user xcovertsniperx comments, “Okay, crazy fast ep., opened up a lot of plotlines… sounds like [a] wild ride on this show.” While the episode moves fast in terms of plot and the occasional spaceship boom, it still provides plenty of cool and warm moments between Bruce and Jennifer along the way. It’s also a good idea to remember a few facts about She-Hulk before watching the series.
big size fun
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law may have cast a younger actress in the lead role, but she has every intention of using her size to contrast how big everything else on the show can be.
Quite a funny beginning, says Redditor PiBP, “I enjoyed how everything … in human form was a size bigger than Tatiana’s…” If there’s a size joke to be made, don’t think the creators Also, fans think She-Hulk has been slated to pose for other MCU characters.
Law & Order: MCU
While the show appeals to audiences of all genders, it also depicts the perspective of a professional woman in the modern world. Reddit user tenehemia puts the comics version of Jennifer like this: “Single female lawyer, working for her clients, wearing sexy mini skirts and self-sufficient.”
Although Maslani herself calls the show’s softer side “inevitably charming”, she is referring to her character and the fun she has with her friends (per People). But when the Hulk talks about the need to control his anger, his experiences with sexism and patriarchal humiliation have already made him master the slyness of his anger. And audiences may never have seen the new Jennifer Walters, Attorney at Law, the kind of courtroom justice brings with it.
Actress is out of this world
The success or failure of the show immediately rests on the shoulders of any actor who plays the titular lead. Tatiana Maslany presents Jennifer Walters and She-Hulk with the spirited fun and wit of all the best Marvel heroes; It also doesn’t hurt that She-Hulk has a seasoned supporting cast.
Redditor No_Imagination_2490 comments that fans “…are praising Tatiana Maslany’s performance, humor and meta stuff…” Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany is short in stature, but the huge personality she created for the role is perfect for the character. For those who are counting, Maslany has won a Primetime Emmy, two Critics’ Choice Awards, and five Canadian Screen Awards.
Watch out for the amazing scene after the main credits!
The MCU is famous for adding teaser sequences at or after the end of the credits scenes and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is no exception.
Nothing will be revealed here, but the show isn’t plugging another MCU product; Instead, it reveals a juicy tidbit about one of the MCU’s most famous members. “The ending of that scene was actually one of the funniest MCU moments for me,” writes Redditor inbredandpothead. Maslany knocks him out of the park.