When I heard that She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was going to be a thing, I was very interested to see what they would do. We heard rumors of the fourth wall breaking and the show being more “comedic” than other MCU projects so it made it sound like Disney/Marvel was going to take a few more risks with this one.
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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law – the Review
Well, that initial trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law dropped and you can add me to the list of people that were very underwhelmed by it. I did not “hate” the first trailer as many other people did. However, the cheesy comedy and the terrible CG on display in that first trailer, made it look very questionable that is for sure!
Thankfully, the end product is so much better than that initial and terribly made trailer we all saw. If you are a fan of the majority of the stuff that makes up the MCU, you are going to have a fun time with this show. A huge part of the reason that the show works is the casting of Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters.
Jen is on the road with her Hulk cousin, Bruce Banner. While on this road trip, Jen and Bruce get into an accident and some of Bruce’s blood ends up inside Jen and that is what turns her into a Hulk. We get a tremendous episode where Bruce is trying to help her get a grip on what is happening with these new powers that she has.
Frustratingly for Bruce, Jen seems to have far better control over her “Hulk” side than he did. Once again, it is impossible not to fall in love with Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk and the show does raise some fascinating questions for the future of The Hulk in the MCU.
The thing with Jen is that she does not want to be a superhero! Jen has worked hard to become a lawyer and she just wants to live her life. Well, during a case, a supervillain bursts into the courtroom and she is forced to go all She-Hulk on him, and thus, the world knows that she is also a Hulk.
This eventually leads to Jen taking a job with a new law firm. The thing is, this law firm is more interested in hiring She-Hulk than they are Jen as they have just opened a new “super persons” division and they want her to lead it. This is a dream job for her, but she is kind of bummed out that they want her because he is the She-Hulk.
Things get complicated as her very first case is none other than Emile Blonsky. Blonsky of course is better known as The Abomination, a man/monster that has a rough history with her cousin Bruce. I think that the various ties to the MCU that She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has are simply awesome and done in typical MCU fashion, it opens up the door for some very cool stuff going forward.
I have to say that the way the show is made is excellent. The fourth wall breaking does not happen as often as the trailer made out, but it can still feel a tad off in some places. The special effects are great and I do not think I will ever not be mind-blown at how much The Hulk actually looks like Mark Ruffalo.
One issue that I do have with She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is the length. We are getting a slightly longer season at nine episodes. However, these episodes (once you take away the time of the very long credits) are clocking in at like 20 to 25 minutes. You are just getting into an episode and then it ends! Still, I guess as I wanted more, that does mean the show is doing something right!
- I really do like Jen as a character, she has a ton of personality and is fun
- It is always a pleasure seeing Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk
- It was awesome seeing other characters such as Abomination. Wong and Daredevil
- The humor is not as forced as the initial trailer made it seem and it actually works very well
- The fourth wall breaking can sometimes feel a tad awkward
- I wish that a few of the episodes were at least five minutes or so longer